Friday, January 2, 2009

Reality Bites!

Well, the time has come. The days have flown by and the kids are back in Virginia. Life in both places is getting back to each of our "normal" routines.

After saying good-byes at the airport around 4:00pm yesterday, which I will say again, never gets easier, we dropped by Bryan and Vic's for a little hummm, liquid encouragement. That helped ---- a little! I found this really cool thing at the liquor store this week. Instead of a 4 pack of Smirnoff Ice, they have these BIG single bottles,mmmmm. So I bought 1, just 1. However, when leaving Bryan and Vic's realized the bottle was more than 2/3 gone. How does that happen? Bruce ruined my fun by telling me that that single bottle was probably the equivalant of two if not three regular bottles. Oh, well, I am doing my part with recycling by only having to throw away one bottle now, instead of three. So there!

After getting home, I got the kid's bedroom all put back together. Stripped the sheets, cleaned the floor, made the bed. It's ready for the next set of company, whenever!

I went to work at 10:30 and worked until 4:45. The last hour was quite a struggle, I will say. Came home and went right to bed. No unwinding that night. Bruce and I met in passing to the bathroom, and I told him not to let me sleep past 11:00 AM this morning. Well, I woke up at 11:30 and he was gone. Golfing no less. But it is a beautiful day today, one not to be wasted. So what am I doing inside?

It's been good having all this time off when Alicia was home. We had such fun just hanging out. They are still just so in love and truly look happy. Alicia is soooooo skinny. Wow! I cannot believe it. I have never seen her so thin. We all know how she's getting her exercise!! I just don't think I am up to that level of committment however. Sorry Bruce!

Now that the holidays are done, reality is life. It is time to really get cranking on Get Scrappy. Tonight is craft night at the church. Linda, Sheri and I are going to try to come up with our card project for GS4 tonight and hopefully begin pulling papers together for all the kits. Wish us luck! In a couple of weeks Linda and I will hit the pavement for donations. Hopefully those who have been supportive in the past will be supportive this year. By adding the quilter group, hopefully we will have a great turnout this year.

I have to say, with all the home improvement projects, holiday work schedules and company here, I have not scrapbooked at all and I am SOOO missing it. I am getting the laundry done today, so Sunday is going to be MY DAY TO PLAY! Pages are calling to me!


Sarah :) said...

What, did you not take any PICTURES of your Christmas fun? C'mon you've gotta share them! :)

I am glad you had such a wonderful time...I'm sure it was terribly hard to send them on their way!

Michelle said...

I know it's difficult! I'm in countdown mode right now and am fighting tears off and on throughout the day while telling myself to enjoy the time we still have. I was up early this morning and feeling in a "mood". Mark hadn't left for work yet and asked if he had dome anything and I just said "Last spring.". Everytime I think I've made my peace with it..WHAM..there it is!

Is GS4 March 13&14? I'm thinking I should treat myself to a plane ticket!

a chick named Toni... said...

I feel for ya sista. It must be so difficult to say bye bye for now. But how great that you had the whole time off while they were here.

Wouldn't that be great if Michelle could come back for GS4? Holy Smoly we could have some darn good times!

I've been thinking about you!

Nikki said...

I am sorry that they had to go home. I am glad that you had all that time off while they were here. I am in need of scrapbook time as well. We should get together.