Monday, February 19, 2007

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity-Jig

My trip home from Portland went well. Luck was with me and I managed to avoid the bad weather that has plagued DIA these past few months. I even managed to make my connecting flight with just a minute to spare and my luggage made it as well which surprised me.

Another surprise was the condition of my house upon my arrival. It was clean, people. And, I don’t just mean that the clutter was shoved under beds and into closets where I might miss it upon first inspection. No, there simply was no clutter. And, the floors had been mopped and vacuumed. And, there were hand-made Valentines posted on the doors for me to find as I wandered the house. Hugh’s valentine was a heartfelt thank you to me for everything that I do both for him and for the kids. He expressed genuine appreciation for how hard it is to run the household smoothly while keeping the kids on schedule with their homework and extra-curricular activities while working a full-time job outside of the home. He said he is so grateful for having me that he can totally over-look the credit card bill.

Ok, maybe I made that part up but, still;. I think it might have been the best Valentine I have ever received.

Can I just say how proud I am of both the kids and Hugh?

Yes, yes I can because this is my blog and I'll brag if I want to.

But, they really came through for me while I was gone. The kids got up and got ready for school every morning without complaint. The Girl set out the toothbrushes and reminded her brother to take his vitamin. Hugh managed to keep up with the house and to help the kids with their homework. He read every night with the Cub and he handled the pick-up and delivery of the $300 worth of pizza kits that The Girl had sold for her school field trip fundraiser. He was like Mr. Mom which I happen to find extremely sexy. Especially since it meant fewer chores for me to do this week.

This week is going to be busy; I start back to work tomorrow and, even though I went into my office on Saturday to sort through my mail and messages, I am anticipating a chaotic first couple of days back. Also, the Man-Cub started wrestling while I was away so we have either team practice or mini-camp every night this week. Plus, Hugh’s brother, sister-in-law and their three boys are coming into town from Maine so we would like to make some time to see them. Not to mention that The Girl turns eleven on Friday so, there are cupcakes to be made and a slumber party to throw that evening. Luckily, a couple of my Board members have graciously offered to host the party at their hotel so I will have a minimum of clean-up to do on Saturday which is super fabulous considering that the Cub has him first tournament that day.


I am so glad I had those two days in Portland with my sister; I needed the rest to get through the remainder of this busy month. Also, the Wonder Woman boots might come in handy when I get overwhelmed.

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