Here we are, on our last day of fall break already. I just cannot believe the way time flies. It seems to always be slipping away from me; the flight of time motivates and challenges me to avoid letting idle moments pass by, to make each moment count for something: to get things done, to spend time with my kids, to teach, to learn, to accomplish, to love.
Anyway, it was a nice break. We made cookies and homemade apple cider, shopped for Daddy's birthday and made him a giant Packer cookie (complete with green and gold frosting!), played games and watched movies, painted fingernails (okay, girls only), and went grocery shopping.
On Friday, we woke up semi-early and made cinnamon rolls and coffee and surprised Randy with his birthday gifts. Then, Hunter and Kaleigh spent the day with their great grandma and grandpa while Randy and I enjoyed a day out and about for Randy's birthday. We had lots of fun just bumming around, and even used up the rest of our Flex-spend dollars (since it's getting near the end of the year, I was afraid we were going to lose some of our money!): Randy got some much needed inserts at the Good Feet store, and I was able to get new glasses, which will be nice since my current pair is over 4 years old. We also enjoyed good coffee and good food and just plain old good time together. I love spending time with my best friend, to whom I am just lucky enough to be married!
Just before supper time, we picked up the kids and took them to Grandma and Grandpa's house, where they spent the night and all day Saturday. Randy and I had a nice dinner Friday night at Olive Garden, then enjoyed a
lazy cozy day snuggling on the couch with movies and yummy snacks. At the end of the day, we joined our children at my mom and dad's for the family birthday celebration. My mom made fried chicken and mashed potatoes and a Bailey's marble cheesecake. There were football, and wine, and a game of Trivial Pursuit; and a good time was had by all.
And so on this, our last day of fall break, we celebrate our happy weekend like this:
Yes, I am a mean Mommy and mean Teacher. I make my children/students choose between schoolwork and house cleaning. Muahahahahaha.
In all seriousness, our weekends have been so packed for the last couple of weeks, that the house has become a bit of a disaster. My dreams of always maintaining a perfectly neat and tidy house have been shattered. They must be restored ASAP!
So today we will do dishes and laundry, vacuum and dust and mop floors, make beds, and put away clutter. We also have a couple of errands to run. Then perhaps there will be time for a bit of relaxation this afternoon, before we jump back into school work tomorrow morning bright and early.