Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving Hungover

Not going to lie, I am still recovering.
I wanted to leave Virginia at 8am but I woke up about 7:30 so that wasn't happening. By the time I ran, packed up, ate, packed the car and got into the car it was more like almost 11am.
FFffffftttt!! We had a good 12 hour drive ahead of us. The good part was now it was daylight and we could see what we sped past in the middle of the night when we drove up.
On the way down we took the map directions because we didn't know any better so we drove through Washington DC. Olivia was awake and it was like 5am so we saw the Capital Building and talked about all the awesome places in our Capital. That was pretty cool as I have been wanting to take a trip there to see them myself.
On the way back Dennis gave us some advice to avoid the city traffic which would be not so cute in the middle of the day. Phew!
The traffic sucked in NYC and CT. The 4 miles to the GW Bridge sign that stated 44 minutes wasn't a great read but we survived and made it home around Midnight.
 Delaware Memorial Bridge.

Sunday the kids had a Baptism to go to and I napped and did a quick walk with my buddy. I only wish I had more time.
Once the kids came home it was straight to laundry, unpacking and cooking. We had life to get back to in the morning. Ava decided she needed to make her own cookie bars like Andrea had made for us. Um, Okay sure let's bake now.
Now if this post doesn't make you exhausted than I am not sure what will.
Let me remind you this was what I jammed into my weekend.
Monday was the girls first day back after Thanksgiving break and all the kids told the story about their Elf returning. I was hit with a very emotional kid asking where Smurfette was and how she was never coming now that I had thrown the box that she came in out. She lived there Mom!
My only suggestion was to write her a letter and ask her to return.

Can you feel my heart break a little?
So as soon as they went to bed this elf got to work. I slowly and quietly started bringing up Christmas decorations. I took down all the pumpkins, leaves and regular stuff on the mantle and replaced it with Christmas stuff.
I finally made a Sorry banner, a letter from Smurfette and Smurfette herself appeared.
As it turns out she was late because she was home sick in bed with the elf flu. THAT EXPLAINS IT!

It is now Tuesday and I am still hungover. Clearly you see why.
Tonight I am trying to attend a class on Stress, Anxiety and Depression in Teens. I need all the tools I can get for myself and my very grown up 11 year old.
Add dinner, help with homework, and a run and my day will be complete.
I would say that I need a mental health day but really my mental health is pretty damn good right now. Now I just need a nap.

1 comment:

lilytaylor said...

I am still debating about the elf...but it sure was a cute way to keep the kiddos smiling!

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40
5/20/18 YPD Run to Remember 37.37 12:08