Monday, August 16, 2010

At Last!

Finally, FINALLY going to get a little R & R.

Little Guy's summer has just been awful. With Big Kid in and out of the hospital and staying here to recover, the month of July was a total bust. Couldn't invite friends over to swim (especially Hot Cutie) because of the risk of contagion, and all invitations dwindled as well. Mono has a 4-6 week incubation period, and who knew if Little Guy had caught it?

So he spent the time working and earned enough to pay for a plane ticket out to California to spend 2 weeks with his bio dad. Last week he was away at camp, and yesterday he flew on a plane by himself for the very first time. I'm so proud of him!

Tomorrow, the movers are moving Big Kid and Kitty into the mobile home. It's taken about 3 weeks, but the renovations are finally done. We ended up tearing out ALL the carpet and having tile installed in each the rooms. Although the bedroom carpets looked promising, when we pulled them back, they were very nasty underneath. We put in a new air filtration system, a dishwasher and did some cosmetic work, so the place looks pretty spiffy.

The Aspiring Adult is busy working two jobs and has a social life, so we don't see much of him. Hubby and I are going to try to spend some quality time together, and hopefully be able to get away for a few days.


Until then, I'm going to do some of the things I've been dying to do---master the art of making Chinese dumplings and pot stickers from scratch, learn to make the perfect Chili Relleno, have morning coffee in my underwear....

I'll post some pics. Well, not of me in my underwear, of course. You'd all run screaming from the room after your eyesballs exploded, and wouldn't THAT be a big drippy mess? LOL

See you soon!

15 comments:

Katie :o) said...

Oiy! You make me laugh! I love all the names of the characters of your life!!! Poor Little Guy... no Hot Cutie in his pool :o) Glad he has his vacation now! And so good to hear that the move has happened for Big Kid. Enjoy your relaxing! Dunno about that coffee, though???

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

So glad that things are looking up!

You deserve a break....

Jennifer Jayhawk said...

Awesome post! So glad things are coming together. You are hilarious!!! It definitely takes a sense of humor to jump through the "hurdles".

Valerie Marie said...

Dear ATM, dear Hubby! You definitely deserve a big break!!! I'm really impatient to see the pictures. ((LG)) I'm so proud of him too... He's such a levely son and brother. My best wishes for BK and Kitty. ((HUGS AND LOVE))

Rootietoot said...

GOOD FOR YOU! You deserve every single pot sticker *AND* coffee in your underwear, and much more! I am so glad you finally get to breathe!

TechnoBabe said...

This is the most calm in your life I have read about since I started reading your blog. I am so glad that things have calmed down and that you and your husband will have some time for each other.

Big Daddy said...

You got me hungry with all this talk of dumplings, etc. this early in the morning. Good thing we have take out leftovers from last night. Looks like I'm having lo mein for breakfast.

Heather said...

I am so glad that things are going better for you. You have had a rough summer, rough year for that matter.

Would love your recipes. They all sound so good.

Coffee in your underwear....just be careful not to spill. :)

Brenda said...

You deserve a break so have a fun getaway kiddo! And don't forget the pictures!

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Wow....haven't been around in a while and it seems like you are still running as crazy as ever! Hope you get some great rest! :)

Star said...

No one deserves it more than you do. Enjoy!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Yeah for you and hubby! Hope you have a fabulous time and enjoy the peace and quiet.
jj

Chris H said...

I hope you DO get some R & R!
Photos of you in your underwear! OK.. maybe not... lol

Kim Ayres said...

Hope you get and are really able to enjoy that well deserved R&R :)

Stinkypaw said...

WIsh you and Hubby will get to enjoy some real R & R, together - you deserve it and then some!