Saturday, June 13, 2009

Vacation. Or Not.

I've been on vacation for the last 2 weeks.
Vacation you say? You must be so well-rested.
Ha! Who decided that vacations are for resting!? They must have been nuts. I'm exhausted from 2 weeks of "resting." I really do think that vacations are just a mental break from the norm because I got absolutely no rest these last 2 weeks.
This is what I accomplished on "vacation."
  • Cut off 6 inches of my hair.
  • Shopped for some summer clothing for Erin with my friend Michelle.
  • Met Shari, Myke & Chianna for lunch.
  • Went to the movies to see "Up!" with friends & all the kids. Michelle, Lisa & I sat in one row while we let Madi, Dante & Erin sit in front of us. It was a great experience for all of us. That is until Lisa & Michelle had to help me out of the chair because my hip locked up. Thanks gals!
  • Scrap dates with Lisa. I got a lot done - 5 pages in 2 days. We tried to figure out how to use my new Cricut Create with no success. (More on that later.) It's always a good day when I'm with my gal Lisa! Scrapping, coffee, coke, shopping, chatting & trying to hide from the kids.
  • Spent a day with Michelle & her daughter Lauren. Shopping, food & doctor appointment. Then the girls got to play at Lauren's house while Michelle & I chatted.
  • Lunch & play date at Chick Fil-A (Their new peach milkshake is delish!) with Candy & Rachel, Minouche & Yasmin and Shari, Myke & Chianna (I'm still waiting for blog updates!). The mommies had a nice relaxing time chatting while Myke exhausted himself playing with the children. Watching the children play together is so heartwarming. Rachel & Yasmin hung together playing with Myke. In the meantime, Erin & Chianna were side by side.
  • Drove up to my friend Jolene's house for a mommy scrap date & so that our girls could have a play date. We got there an hour early because I had forgotten that the last time I went there, I drove up during rush hour. Jolene laughed at me knowing that I'm driving challenged. Her hubby Freeman just took it in stride. I can't thank Jolene enough for a wonderful day! She showed me what I was doing incorrectly with my Cricut & totally wowed me with the capabilities it has!
  • I signed Erin up for another 2 years of karate. Starting next month, Erin will also go into the school's leadership program. I can't thank Sifu Halana, Sifu Neil & their staff enough. Erin has really come far in their program. This normally shy girl has gained a measure of self-confidence that David & I only hoped she would gain. Erin goes 2-3 days a week & really looks forward to her time there. And I get to do more gabbing with new friends.

So now my vacation is coming to an end. What's on the plate for the weekend as I get ready to return to real life? More.

  • Karate class
  • Attend the grand opening of Monkey Joe's with some of my FCC friends.
  • Laundry
  • Shopping for the house
  • Napping. Finally!

Life is busy! And exhausting!


Magi said...

It sounds like you had a lot of fun even if it was exhausting. On Monday, you can go back to work and relax. ;o)

Super Mommy said...

You should know if you don't actually leave your city - it's not really a vacation - just time off. You needed to go to the beach or something.

Sounds like you were productive!

Candy said...

Everybody needs a vacation from a vacation.

Enjoy the weekend.

Back to normal too quickly.

Vivian M said...

Glad you had a busy stay-cation! Hope you make some time for yourself next weekend, so you can rest up for my visit on the following weekend!

fricke92 said...

I agree with Super Mommy...surely you can find a beach somewhere closeby? It's not like you are stuck in somewhere, say like, Illinois, and our sorry excuse for a beach! :)

It sounds like you got a ton done. I've always wondered why my weekends were often more exhausting than the work week, but I think we're alike in that we cram in as much as we can.

Hopefully tomorrow at work won't wear you out! :)

Tammie said...

I know that most people enjoy a beach vacation, but that would not work for me. I haven't been to the beach since college - other than Erin's conversion. I don't enjoy the 1st & 2nd degree burns that I always get. On top of that, I don't do sand well at all. I really prefer sightseeing & pools with a bar.

Dawn said...

IF you are all caught up on your scrapping I am now officially 12 months behind on mine...gasp!
Vacations take to long to arrive and end to quickly but yours sounded like fun.

Lisa said...

Caught up?? Ha~! That'll never happen, not for me anyway. Tam, I'm always so happy to be a part of your vacations! It's a treat for me to spend time with an adult friend in the daytime. :-) And hiding from the kids, boy have you got that right, lol. Can't wait to play with the bug again, maybe this time won't be so damn frustrating. You sure did have a very productive time off, you can't say that it was wasted time!