Let’s rewind all the way back to Friday morning because Friday was kind of a big deal around here. We finally got someone to come in and do some landscaping in our front yard. We had plans to do that after the addition last year but it just never happened. We had our front yard done a few years back and some if it had died, some of it was just too unruly for us and it just didn’t flow with the new addition. Here’s the house as of late last week:
So, this time, we went for a very simple, traditional, easy-to-maintain grown-up look. I’d show you an after picture but that will have to wait until all the sod is put down and I’ll do a separate post.
Friday afternoon I was never so happy to have Scott back home after a week at training. Happy, happy, happy. The week went well as far as maintaining the house. I stayed right on top of laundry, dishes, clutter and dinner but my goodness, I was about up to HERE with the dog and kids. The dog kept eating things and the kids kept disobeying and breaking things and I just needed someone else to back me up for a little while. I mean, honestly, the teenager at Chickfila Thursday night basically told me I ought to buy my kids dessert to bribe them to act better. Seriously! It reminds me of the time the teenager at Harris Teeter covered his nose while he checked my groceries out and told me how bad Lexi’s diaper stunk. Mom of the year right here!
Friday night the kids ended up at sleepovers so Scott and I got to go out to Beef and Bottle with a LivingSocial deal I’d gotten. I think I’d forgotten just how good the steak was. Seriously, it’s a close your eyes and moan sort of first bite. I chose the creamed spinach as a side this time and that was so good too. After that, we were ready to completely veg out and forget the week.
Saturday morning we slept in and then got some things done around the house. Scott cut the grass, I planted some plants and watered the garden and such (PS, it’s doing so well!). Saturday afternoon we spent some time at a local Earth day celebration. It was hot and we didn’t stay long but stopping to get some fresh strawberry ice cream was the perfect closer.
(Lexi on the right and surprise! Scott and Tucker are there under the tree)
The family was finally all back together Saturday evening so we just enjoyed some time outside.
Sunday was the norm…church, grocery store, lunch, naps, pizza for dinner. Scott had to leave out for his last week of training so the girls and I finished off the night by watching Dr. Quinn. The DVR happened to have caught the Pilot episode and I really don’t remember ever seeing that and wow, it was SO GOOD. Just like a little mini movie. The best part is the girls are in love with it too. Maybe they can learn some old-fashioned manners so I don’t look like a complete incompetent parent all around town.
So I’m taking another deep breath and trying to get through another single parenthood week. They’re having Girls Night Out at Chickfila tonight. I’m planning to threaten the girls with no TV for at least 10 years if they don’t behave. Wish me luck!
Hope you had a great weekend and your week goes well!