Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Where To Begin...

The long Labor Day weekend kicked my ass. In a good way, but, still. We spent all day Saturday at the gym in Hooterville, watching The Teenager play volleyball. She did really well and her team ended up taking third in the tournament. The Teenager had some great moments and some not-so-great moments but I think she felt pretty good about her performance, overall.

In between games, Hugh, the Man-Cub and I ran errands which helped to alleviate the bleacher butt and to save me from complete misery due to the fact that my rib appears to be out again. We also accomplished a lot during those errands which took some of the pressure to get ready for the rest of the weekend off my shoulders and enabled me to feel like my carefully-crafted check-list was well in hand.

Yes, I am just that anal.

Except for when I'm not.

I'm a complicated creature.

Anyway, Sunday morning and afternoon were spent doing the usual tedious household tasks; grocery shopping, gardening, laundry and house cleaning, but, the evening was spent at the baseball field in Neighboring City, watching the local minor league team woop up on the competition.

We attended the game with Oscar and Emily as well as Not-the-Boyfriend, who is attending college in Neighboring City; bringing our total party to seven or, as I liked to think of it, as me plus six other bodies capable of protecting me from foul balls.

The game was followed by a fireworks show which was awesome and that totally made up for missing out on fireworks on the fourth of July (thanks, drought!).

The fireworks show did, however, make for a late night. So, rising early on Monday morning was tough. Luckily, we weren't getting up for work or anything like that (thanks, Labor Day!), but, to make a two hour drive to Granny's cabin in the woods where we spent the day with Jana and Co., fishing, playing horseshoes, hiking and enjoying the company of good friends.

We had a great time and came home relaxed and ready to get back to the grind.  And, to celebrate Hugh and my nineteenth anniversary, which is today.

A long weekend with friends and family, two gorgeous and talented kids, jobs that provide a decent living for us and healthy bodies; we are certainly blessed.

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