Sunday, April 4, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up

I have about 4 different posts running through my head, but this week has been way too crazy busy to even log on. I'm afraid I'm woefully behind on catching up on my Reader, but I'm hoping to change that this week.

We had an amazing weekend last weekend at the Esmeralda Renaissance. I took Monday off from work to do my weekend errands, but then the X news kind of put a damper on that, and I spent the rest of the week at work catching up on missing those 8 hours.

On top of that, the girls went crazy when we returned. They were fighting non-stop, testing me constantly, and I almost wished I could be fired as a parent. I know they are struggling with the news about their dad even more than I am, which just makes me dread his inevitable release that much more.

Still, being busy at work was probably the best medicine. This I can do. I know what I have to do, and the only struggle getting it done was having to count on anyone else. Is it any wonder I'm a control freak?

I stayed late on Friday to rescue my desk from the mountain of paperwork. It was such a great feeling to leave work, knowing I accomplished what I needed to and having space cleared for whatever may come on Monday.

The girls and I went to DreamDinners on Saturday. Riley can do more on her own now, and was so excited. She kept saying, "I'm cooking, I'm cooking!" Sylvia is completely independent when we're there, and is planning my brunch and dinner for my birthday next weekend. It was a family moment we really needed.

For the past 18 hours or so, I've been enjoying a nice break. My dad called earlier this week to say he missed the girls and could they spend the night with them Saturday night. I tried not to sound too excited :) I spent a few hours at my parents' house while the girls colored Easter eggs, and then the girls were pushing me out to be with their grandparents without me and I went to the grocery store, and now have my last load of laundry in the dryer. I watched Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, and was outraged. While this scandal is pretty ancient, I wonder how much of that same frame of mind is responsible for the economic troubles of the past couple of years. Especially with the mentions of the likes of Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan.

Otherwise, I've just been reveling in the time by myself. As a single parent, I never cease to be amazed how often I absolutely crave being alone!

We have a family get-together later. Hope everyone is having a Happy Easter!


Tara R. said...

I NEED those days where I can have just 'me time.' If I couldn't get out and away by myself, I'd be checking into a rubber room.

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Easter.

Debbie said...

i am so glad you got some time to yourself...I know how valuable that is and so hard to get.

Danielle said...

It sounds wonderful to have some time for your self. Good for you!

Anonymous said...

Time to ourselves is what makes us better parents methinks. Happy Easter April! :)

Cat said...

I know how you feel... I'm just now catching up on things.

Alone time is better than diamonds for a single mom!