Sunday, October 12, 2008

Happy Sunday!

I absolutely love 3-day weekends. They are even better than vacations, in a way, because there is no pressure to have to DO something or GO somewhere. I'm a creature of habit - I have my little "weekend routine" - Friday night I either go out or have someone over (usually my cousin Angela) and we just have a couple of drinks. Or I do "stuff" around the house. Saturday morning I do my errands, every single Saturday morning. They know me by name at the post office - my husband teases me about that. I can think of worse places to be known by name, though, so I tell him to count his freaking blessings. So anyway - Saturday afternoons I usually clean and organize and catch up on laundry, and then at night I like to watch Cops and America's Most Wanted. So Sunday is usually the only day to sleep late, relax, stamp, read, whatever. But it's always a little bit bittersweet, cuz I know that Monday is right around the corner and - BAM! Back to reality! So that's why I love 3-day weekends like this one. It's Sunday night, and I've been in my sweats all day - stamping, reading the paper, and helping Cassidy clean her room and change it around a bit. And I have a smile on my face cuz tomorrow I can sleep late and do this all over again.

So anyway - here's some of what I did today. I made a bunch of cards, I wanted to make my cousin a birthday gift (her b-day is next month) - I'm not going to show you all of them because she reads my blog and I want her to be at least a LITTLE surprised. Some of these are part of her gift, and some are not - I won't tell which ones, Ange, you'll just have to wait and see!
This one I made with an adorable image I received from my friend Shelly. I hope she likes what I've done with her!
OK - this one I made for Angela's adorable daughter, Siiri - she's 2 and she loves frogs and the color blue, so I had to make her this:OK so back to my life - Trevor's 2nd day of school went just as well as his first. I'm remaining hopeful and positive about it all, it's all I can do. I'm hoping that the bus starts Tuesday - my plan is to have him call his grandmother around 8:50 if the bus hasn't come by then. She would come give him a ride, thankfully. But hopefully the bus will come. This is going to make my life a lot easier - no more taking my lunch break to go drive Trev home from school. He's already made a couple of friends, and it certainly sounds like the teachers have more patience and the kids have let their guard down a little. I know for Trevor, it got to the point where he went to school prepared for a fight every day - knowing that someone was going to start something. I don't know about you, but I couldn't handle going to work having to feel that way every day. I imagine most of the kids had situations like that from whatever school they came from, and it must be such a relief to finally be able to go to a school where that crap is simply not allowed to even start, never mind escalate to fist-fights.

I've been reminiscing about the past lately and thinking about old friends and all that. It's weird the things that can bring back memories - certain smells, driving down a certain street or past a place where you hung around when you were younger, songs, etc. I was thinking this morning how much I'd love to be able to be a teenager again for one weekend, just one. I wouldn't want to go back to that time in my life permanently - but to experience ONE weekend, and being able to bring with me everything I've learned since then... oh, I'd have so much fun. To have no responsibilities - to be selfish for a couple of days - to just have fun and enjoy life with no worries about bills, kids, families, jobs, etc. A girl can dream, right?

OK - back to reality. I have laundry to do and a dishwasher to load before I can go watch Desperate Housewives. HA! How fitting! ROFL Tomorrow I plan to take the kids apple picking and hopefully get some good Fall foliage pictures to share of you. After all, I live in New England - I couldn't let a season pass without sharing it's beauty with my friends. Peace!


  1. I am so glad day two went so well. And I'll keep my fingers crossed the bus does start.

    I have been cooking and cleaning and working all weekend. More on the agenda tomorrow (The inlaws are in town) and my #%$#*$*&#&@# computer went on the fritz again and now David can't windows to load at all. UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will have to re do everything again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GRRR and someone is burning wood in the neighborhood and my house is full of smoke and I can't breath - my nose is stuffed up and I need my inhaler too! What happened to my nice weekend?? LOL

    Enjoy your extra day tomorrow!! hugs, me

  2. Jenn,

    Your Lily card is adorable as I knew it would be. Glad to see you taking the time to make cards and explore your creativity.

  3. those cards are freaking adorable - too cute! I love the one about be yourself!