My sweetie seems to relax the minute he walks in the door, the prospect of extra time with Ms Abby is exciting and--amazingly enough--I have planned nothing for the whole weekend! Including the extra day! :)
Last night Mom made dinner--yah!--and we had it over at her house so when we got home, there were no dishes to be washed and barely anything to tidy up. Oh--and as always, after a day with Gma Cathie, Ms Abby was POOPED! She didn't even fight the bed--felt like she was barely tolerating her bath just so she could go to bed--and fell asleep before I even left the room.
This would have been the perfect time to go for a walk. The sun was almost down, the house was quiet, J had sat down for his nightly review of the world and what was happening...but I have to admit, I did not walk. I sat down in the big chair and read my book (Firefly Lane, 5 Ladies and a Baby book club) for...wait for it...three hours! So fail on the walking but here's the success: I did not snack. The entire time. I was tempted but when I really thought about what I wanted, or if I was really hungry, it was never enough to get up. Yah Katie :)
Darn Summer Ginger and that darn book though. When I finally went to bed, I couldn't fall asleep because I kept thinking about the book so I stayed up and read more until my eyes were crossing. And then I got up this morning--after J got up with Ms Abby and let me sleep in--and finished it! :)
OK...one last surprise. After playing with Ms Abby for a while, and drinking a cup of coffee, I decided to get my walk on. And when I went to tell J, he wanted to go too. Yah! So we went on a family walk, J tried out the backpack (and LOVED it) and all got a little sweaty. Ms Abby was almost falling asleep so she was ready for her nap--no fight--when we go home. Nice conversation, almost too hot but not quite, and we all got a little sweaty--in a good way! :)
Now it's a day of WHATEVER THE HECK I/WE WANT! Sounds like we're going to the library (I have a book ready to be picked up) and to the Guad for some food and fun. Yah!
Happy 4th of July weekend!