After what seemed like the longest week in history I was looking forward to a quiet relaxing weekend. Umm, not so much quiet, nor relaxing for my taste.
I left work early in the hopes of running my a friend’s house to check on the cat and dog and getting to the hospital to see Rachel’s latest baby. I did make good time since I took the back roads. All the kiddos were there visiting their mommy and their daddy? Well, he used the time to pick on me and get several death glares from Rachel. That’s the nice thing about having good friends, while one is picking on you the other one comes to your defense!
James did make the mistake of asking the kids if they wanted to go home with me, which got them all riled up, ready to take off with me. We really do need to plan a day where I take them and hangout since it has been quite some time since I have spent quality time with them. Will was the little love bug, as usual and Jake, well, that little man is quite a riot. Such a big boy but full of energy! Little Miss was as cute as ever and I think we finally bonded. She let me hold her and take her to the nursery while her brothers went to the bathroom. We looked at the babies, I pulled out her paci and had thought about asking if she would let me borrow it! But I wouldn’t have won that argument, she loves that thing, just as I did when I was little.
The newest little one is a doll, I love babies just out of the oven, they are just so tiny and sweet. I got to spend a lot of time holding him, taking pictures of him and of course talking to Rachel. I think this was the longest time I have gotten to spend with one of the babies when they are still in the hospital. It was a perfect evening and I didn’t have to hand him off to someone else too often. His big brothers loved kissing on him and I had a lot of fun just taking pictures of all of them. This family is beautiful and they make such pretty babies. Of course when I suggested having another, I got the death glare from Rach. Oops! I couldn’t help but ask. She is a pro at this now!
As she was ordering her dinner, I held little Eli while everyone else had left and then he decided to do what several of my friends’ babies have tried before. . .rooting around for food. Umm, yeah, not really gonna work but hey you gave it your best shot and I got you to your mama before you realized that it would have never worked out!
After that I finally got around to hitting Michael’s to pick up a bunch of stuff for Stacey’s shower. Can I just complain for a moment? I have always loved little girls and until I actually started keeping little boys, did I finally get that having a boy was such a joy. But really? Can’t the stores come up with cute stuff for a boy? Is it that difficult to put together adorable stuff for a boy, decorations, ribbon and whatnot? I was not the happiest camper and after more trips to various stores to pick up this and that for the shower, my point was proven time and time again. I am making the best of it but since it seems that all of my friends produce boys, it would be so nice if the stores would at least be nice enough to produce some cute stuff boy related.
I also saw the death of my not even six month old laptop, again for the second time. It is a Dell, bought from Best Buy. They replaced the hard drive in it last month (yes, I just said last month) and it did the same thing yesterday, so off I went to Best Buy, saying, umm yeah, you fixed this last month and it doesn’t work. . .again. Same issues!!! Can you get this fixed ASAP since I need it? It won’t be ready until next Monday and since it took them over two weeks last time, I have a feeling that it will take them just as long. Thanks Best Buy, thanks Dell. The crappy part? My parents have two identical laptops as well. Do theirs appear to be working, no problems? Yep, no problems, I got the lemon. And I am the one that uses the stupid thing the most.
After cutting my arm off to pay for the blue and brown M&Ms for the shower, after having the visit to Best Buy (aka hell) I decided to hit Five Guys as a pick me up late lunch, early dinner. As I stopped at the four way stop at the Hills Center, getting ready to park, I started to go, because it was my turn. Then this rude guy drives through his stop sign, kind of does this wave thing and I guess thinks that his car doesn’t have to obey traffic laws I get parked, fuming and decide, things can’t get any worse.
And it is already Monday. So not a weekend. I am tired. And next weekend will not be relaxing either. Heading home on Sunday to see the parents before my short drive to Knoxville for a meeting. Gah!!!! Calgon take me away! And if that won’t work, just send the men in the white jackets over, maybe a padded room will help me relax.