We had various things planned for this weekend but we’ve ended up blowing most of them off. Friday afternoon we planned to run to Bloomington to hit one of our favorite antique shops but once we got home from picking the guys up from school we kind of looked at each other and thought "uh, no." The one thing I did follow through with was meeting my dear friend Boo for coffee on Saturday morning. We love each other dearly but only manage to do this a couple of times a year. She had heard the news however and reached out. It did me good. When I got back we had to split up our day. Owen has a very important birthday party to attend so Leo and Ernie took off to do some antiquing (again unsuccessful) and hit Hobbyland...something Leo has been planning for eons. Owen and I went to Toys R Us to buy a birthday present for the party and I of course was weak and bought him a little Indiana Jones Lego kit. I shouldn’t have but I can rationalize for days and basically it was a treat for me to see him so happy. He was beside himself with excitement and we had a nice time waiting impatiently for the party to start. He had really wanted me to stay for the party (because, as he put it, I like parties more than Daddy) but I was feeling exhausted and begged off. I walked back home, crawled into bed, set the alarm and went to sleep for an hour. The party was a big enough hit that he was reluctant to leave but once we got out the door he perked up and reenacted the entire party for me.
We were supposed to go to a friend’s house for dinner. We had already turned down one friend’s kind offer (thank you Kathy!) but then another friend called and wanted us to come over to meet family from out of town. We had wanted to meet them for awhile so I thought ‘o.k., this will good for us’ so we said we’d go. Should have gone with my gut as I did the first time because by Saturday afternoon I just thought to myself ‘I can’t do it….just can’t." Luckily they were very understanding. I also called my mother and told her I couldn’t take Dad to church this Sunday. Someone from the church will come out on Tuesday to give him communion. I think we need this weekend to just hole up a bit and lick our wounds.
We wandered around outside looking for green and then sat around the firepit for awhile and had some good neighbor time. I’ve MISSED my neighbors…I’m glad spring is finally here. Came inside and spent the evening watching a DVD of the Todd Snider show we saw earlier this month. Have I mentioned how much I love Pat and Diane Dailey? It just showed up in my mailbox today. Watching it really made us smile. It was perfect timing. Made grilled cheese, avocado and egg sandwiches on some wonderful whole what sourdough bread from Pekara bakery that Boo had sent home for Ernie. We are so fortunate to have the friends and support we do.
So now Ernie is running groceries and some soup I made over to my folks. We were all going to go but Owen’s whining this morning was evidently fueled by tiredness as he is sound asleep on the floor of the media room. So when Ernie gets back and Owen wakes up maybe we’ll do something but then again maybe not.
Just holing up, licking our wounds.