happily ever after: A Day Off

Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Day Off

Or rather, four days off. I love it when Sweetie doesn't have to work. Yesterday, we slept in. We did absolutely NO CHORES. Even the dishes were left till today. After breakfast we went on a drive, walk around downtown with our coffees, went to lunch at our favorite italian eatery, played frisbee golf and some football, drooled over the plasma TV's at HH Gregg, had frozen custard at our favorite yummy place, came home to a dinner of leftovers and a Christmas movie. What a perfect day.

Today will be more of the same except more work. :o) Since Sweetie wanted waffles and sausage for breakfast, it meant I had to find the sink amongst all the dirty dishes. ugh. The boys brought down all the Christmas boxes from the attic and boxed up all the Thanksgiving stuff. I think they want to turn the corner into Christmas-hood. I'll work on that today.

It's really cold today, and it's suppose to start raining at some point. So the guys are outside getting as much energy out as they can. And Jay is trying to keep up with them.

Sweetie will take me on a date tonight, which we're REALLY excited about. We haven't been on a date since before he left on his last CA trip. For two people that are used to weekly date nights, that's a long time.

I realized that our little family has a tradition that we started years ago when the boys were MUCH smaller. On Thanksgiving morning we always make out a thankful list. Each person has to write down as many things they can think of that they are thankful for. Then we share. This year, we actually didn't get to it till last night. Calvin came up with 104. Dave had a little less than that. I'd list them here if I didn't think that it would get boring after a while for all my readers. Let me just say, it makes us parents proud that we have boys that know in their hearts what's important. Nevermind that Calvin listed me as number 31 and Indiana Jones as number 11. Dave had adoption as number 4 (isn't that cute?). They both had God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as number 1. I had my mother-in-law as number 9, right after my parents. We won't say what number my parents were on Sweetie's list.

So I hope on this long weekend. You're getting just that, a long weekend. But also that you're spending time seeing what's important and what you're thankful for. And most of all, to whom you should be thankful to. I send you all warm hugs and yummy coffee in your mugs.