I'm so wiped out right now I can barely stay conscious, so it's likely that I won't, for long. Suffice it to say that today was MUCH better than yesterday.
I left the house at 10 AM. I didn't get BACK until 9 PM!
I went to a meeting for the local writer's conference I'm a board member on. That meeting too way longer than I'd hoped; it went two solid hours. After that, me and the girls went straight to the Ocmulgee Indian Festival. It was really great; it's always a treat. They got to play with clay, watch a stickball game, eat roasted corn (their favorite), and see some real indian ponies.
We also walked out to the Temple Mound; it's an amazing structure, about half a mile from the main festival grounds, and from the top you can see for miles.
This is the Temple Mound from about half a mile away.
Here's the girls at the top! What a view!
Because the conference meeting ran long, we couldn't stay as long as I wanted, so we had to rush home and skip sno cones. :( I still feel bad about that. The line was just SO long, and I had a deadline!
I made it back home in time drop the girls off with the babysitter, then get to the hospital in time to see my husband during visitation. Though I am annoyed it took them 15 minutes to bring the first patient out to meet their visitors, so we only got 45 minutes with him instead of the hour we were supposed to.
The good news is, he's coming home! They've FINALLY given him a date. It'll be Monday. So I'll see him tomorrow. And for those concerned about me leaving him all weekend without visitors, don't be. I'm there every moment they'll let me, which is exactly one hour, twice on the weekend (or less, if they dawdle and don't get the patients out in time) and 1 and a half hours on Wednesday. He's also allowed ONE five minute phone call a day.
No, this is not a freakin' prison, though it sounds like it. (And often the patients are treated as such.)
After that, I went home, got the girls, and we met a friend of mine for cheap buffet pizza. Had a coupon, so it only cost is $6.41!
Went and played with the friend's dog.
Finally, headed home, had to stop and get my oldest some shoes. (Her current pair has a hole in them.)
My animals have missed me a lot, and are all arranged around me at the moment.
I'm very tired, now, and tomorrow promises to be another busy day (church, picnic with the girls at the part, visitation again, LOTS of cleaning to get my clean-room surprise ready for my husband.)
I'm also painfully broke. S'alright, it was worth it. Although I may change my mind tomorrow when I'm fetching cap-eraser-tipped arrows all over the park with the kids!