"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." ~Lin Yutang

Sunday, February 27, 2011

a wild night and then some

howdy duty.  last night i was able to go out with my sweet and loving mr.  it was fun.  we went to a restaurant and ate and then watched the ufc 127 fights.  they were good fights too.  the last couple times we've gone to watch, they've ended up disappointing.  so, it was fun.  the place we go ends up being PACKED, and usually we end up asking someone if we can sit with them, so this time we invited a couple to sit with us.  it was fun to get to know the new couple too. 
yesterday i took the day off.  i mean, i cleaned the kitchen and did a boat-load of dishes, but i didn't do much else.  i didn't get out of my pajamas until otter pop called and asked if we could have a date!  we watched a movie four times.  i did a wee bit of napping too.
on friday, i got a call at 6 in the morning from a lady who needed a babysitter.  i've watched her young son a few times before (he's just 10 days older than starboy), but she had her two older sons (ages almost 10, and 11) with her too.  i couldn't think of a good excuse not to, so i said i would and she dropped them off about an hour later.  i was kinda afraid that the older boys would be bored stiff because my older girls had school and we don't have THAT many things to keep normal kids occupied.  but they found our box of games and they stayed occupied the whole day.  they did get "bored" when i made them stay quiet for our quiet time, but they did well other than that.  it was a hard day for me though.  i also had told my little boy's mom who i usually babysit that i was free to watch him too.  usually i just watch him monday through wednesday.  by the end of the day (about 6 was when the three boys went home), i was TIRED!  i felt exhausted, actually.  so, now i know what it would feel like to have 9 kids (six boys and three girls)... 






so, there's a little update for you.  now you know why it's been a little quiet in our neck of the woods.  not like you wondered... or missed me...
Try to remember, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

3 comments:

Mandy said...

great pics of your darling ones! that would be exhausting - 9 kids? wow. not a lot of "me" time for a season.. but imagine the love would be as big as the exhaustion. love date night! =)

Sugarcoma said...

Just sayin' hi. Cuz that's a friendly greeting...and I wanted you to know I was here.

Trenicker said...

sounds like it was a lot of fun. Date nights are great. glad you survived your crazy friday.
I meant to call you all day, and now it's dinner time for you, then it will be dinner time for us, so maybe I'll try after that, or actually call you tomorrow!