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May 26, 2015

So Drained

I am so drained.

Don't they look great?
This weekend was such a whirlwind of activity! I'm still not quite sure how we managed to pull it off. I told you already about pouring the hardwood and going to the parade and the festival and decorating graves. This is the part I didn't tell you.

Because the floors smell so ridiculously bad, we had to leave town for 4 days. We packed 2 vehicles full of sleeping bags, air mattresses, and food, and then Drama Queen and I took the kids to Classic Fun Centers where they bounced around in the bounce houses for an hour and then we took them to Menchies for frozen yogurt and then we went back to the house and sat in the car on the driveway for another half hour before it was finally time to leave.

The 2-hour drive to my dad's house was exhausting! My sweetie did the driving and I read a book to everyone, but we were all near the edge and by the time we finally arrived, we still had to set up sleeping areas, etc.

Even though my dad has plenty of beds, when we stay at his house, the kids prefer to have one big camp out in the living room, that's why we take all the air mattresses and sleeping bags. Besides, my dad doesn't need all the extra laundry because we used his bedding.

Me and Baby Doll feel the same way.
We basically lived out of the coolers, surviving on sandwiches and Pop-tarts and lots of other junk food (which was evident when I stepped on the scale this morning!). We joined my sweetie's mom on Sunday for 3 hours of church and then we had a nice hot meal and a good visit with her.

Monday was great except for the nearly constant drizzle. Not enough rain to keep us from stopping at all the cemeteries, just enough to make it uncomfortable. But I'm not complaining. Utah is so dry this year, the rain has been welcome! In fact, I'm praying for more rain today. I have the Raingutter Regatta for Pack Meeting (oh, I forgot to tell you about embroidering 12 hats, making certificates and fliers, and gathering all the stuff like the raingutters was also part of last week) and 2 ballgames tonight. I just can't be in 3 places at the same time.

We got back home on Monday about 4:30. I was so tired, I went to my bedroom, opened the windows, closed the door, and collapsed on my bed for a couple of hours. That nap gave me the energy I needed to help unload the vehicles and feel like a real person again.

Now to face a new week...


Natalie Ockey said...

They look amazing! I hope you get some rest this week.

LeAnn said...

Oh my gosh; I can see why you feel drained. You are one amazing woman and I admire all you do. I am so happy you got a nap; because I love those too. I was thinking that I need to take one right now after reading this one.
Hugs just for you!


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