David took off Friday to spend the weekend with some buddies of his, which left the girls and alone at home. I feel fairly confident I handled everything like a pro.
With our May schedule keeping us pretty busy during the week, I decided to stay low-key so we spent most all of Saturday just chilling at home. It took almost the entire morning to wash and dry my latest CSA pickup, so it worked out well and now I’m stocked on fresh leafy greens.
Possibly the fullest my fridge has ever been! The girls and I snacked our way through, trying everything, and I learned egg salad is a new kid favorite around here.
The kale pesto (modified from this recipe– I used walnuts instead of almonds) was pretty tasty too.
Also somehow I killed my Kitchen Aid mixer. I have no idea what happened but when I plugged it in and turned it on— nothing. My heart broke a little bit but now I’ve added call customer service to my to do list. At least my hand-kneading didn’t screw things up too much. Mmm, fresh sourdough!
The girls and I took early baths and cuddled on the couch to watch Home (with the purple alien- cute). They went to bed a little early and I spent 3 hours online finalizing our homeschool curriculum choices for the fall. I’m really excited to get everything in hand and start combing through it. I rewarded my efforts by staying up late and hanging out with Bridget.
I haven’t watch a chick-flick in ages and Bridget Jones’ Baby literally had me laughing out loud several times.
Sunday morning I think the girls’ ate crazy pills for breakfast because the behavior that morning was nothing short of rotten. I felt like I was spending the entire morning sending them to their rooms and correcting behavior. It wore me down to the point that I actually called David, almost in tears, just to ask him what the heck happened to my ability to parent.
Lucky for me, my plans with friends were scheduled for exactly the right moment and when my sitter showed up at 11, I hightailed it out the door.
A dear friend of mine, Jodi, just had a birthday and we all felt 40 was really worth celebrating! We rented a limo and headed for North Carolina wine country. Apparently between Charlotte and Winston Salem there are over 70 wineries?! Who knew.
We hit up Piccione Vineyards first for a tasting. I was surprised by a couple of the wines that were better than I was expecting.
Afterwards we headed to Raffaldini Vineyards, which despite the clouds and drizzle, was breathtakingly gorgeous. Who knew we had this so close by?
We set up shop here, with another tasting and a smorgasbord of snacks.
Tiffany’s salsa was on point!
Conversation flowed, we laughed a lot, and overall it was exactly what I need to let go of the craziness of the morning. Such a great group of ladies.
We headed back towards home in the late afternoon. The rain started coming down harder but we weren’t ready for the fun to end… so it didn’t.
We got back to Jodi’s neighborhood pool and realized it was still open. Someone suggested we take a dip. I believe I uttered the phrase YOLO as we all climbed up on the blocks looking at each other like, are we really going to do this?!
Yup, we really did.
Two jumps in the pool and one water slide later, we felt certain this birthday celebration would stay memorable.
It was such a wonderful afternoon with friends that I’m grateful to have. By the time I got home, David had both girls already in bed (thankyouthankyouthankyou). Now I’m starting Monday with a clean slate, though a slightly woozy head, yet somehow still feeling rejuvenated. Girl time, man; it can not be underrated.
Fingers crossed that the girls stay away from the crazy pills today!
Are your kids crazy lately?!
I think May is going to wear mine out.
Have you watched any good movies lately?