Random thought #1: Oh yeah! True Blood is back, baby! I'm always sad when a show I love ends for the season, but True Blood last night went a loooong way to help me cope with the end of Game of Thrones.
That hour went so incredibly fast! Added bonus, Mad Men is winding down, but still on, so two hours of perfect TV viewing last night. It's the little things sometimes....
So the weekend went good. Weird, but good. Friday I left work early to go get my birth certificate for my passport, and ended up just poking around in Janesville. Scored some cute shorts at Old Navy for $10 and love that I have turned into a person who feels OK wearing shorts. I think I went 7-8 YEARS without owning a pair. Then I decided to paint my girls room since DH took them out of town. Yeah, party animal me stayed up til 2 a.m. Saturday morning painting! Oy. It was kind of bittersweet: While the room DEFINITELY needed it, gone are the pale yellow walls, gauzy pink curtains, huge butterflies adorning the walls, and pastel color-block area rug. My girls are growing up, and no longer suited to a babyish room.
It's just another visual reminder that time is marching on, and they ARE growing up so incredibly fast. I ended up going with "Glazed Raspberry" for the walls, and added in silver glitter for some fun sparkle. Picked up some gray sparkly curtains as well, and two smaller throw rugs. Haven't decided what to decorate the walls with, but I think I'll pick up random frames to display their artwork in.
Because I was so busy, I had to remind myself to EAT that night, and really Saturday too. It was one of those days where I'd look at the clock and see that an hour had passed when it felt like only 20 minutes should have. Yesterday was not the same story.....I didn't eat much until last night, but hoo boy, it all came catching up to me and did I eat!
Spent a lot of time with my BFF, learned some new toning routines, cleaned our studio at the church, hung out. On the home front, I have to say it: I could totally live alone. I am a solitary creature by nature I think. It does not worry or stress me to be alone. It just happened to work out that I spent a good deal of time with my friend this weekend, but I LOVED LOVED LOVED not cleaning up after anyone. Not having to tend to anyone's needs. It is SO incredibly refreshing to walk into your house and have it be JUST HOW YOU LEFT IT (clean!!). *sigh* I love having order in my house. Always have; it's just that with working full time and now teaching zumba on top of that, there is just no way to have order, or I spend so much time harping on the family to put their crap away that it TOTALLY RUINS my mood.
So it was a good weekend really, I didn't have anyone to get frustrated with, and i was able to come and go as I pleased without worrying about it, or having to answer to anyone. It's just funny how somewhere along the line, when you have a family, you LOSE a part of yourself, because you have to give so much of yourself to them. It felt good to reclaim a little of ME this weekend. I took a good look around the house before i left for work today, because lord knows when I get home it will look like a cyclone hit, or in other words, back to life as normal.
I think mostly, it this weekend just helped me realize i'm not crazy....but my family sometimes tries to drive me there. I HATE feeling out of control, and I often feel that way when I look around our house. Having a family is apparently at odds with my Type A personality.
I hope this all makes sense to some other moms out there.....
Outside of that, well, it's Monday. Girls will be surprised to see their newly painted room! (Now if only they'd keep it clean.....