I think you can usually tell when my husband’s home because I don’t blog as much. 😉 And when he isn’t home, I’m tempted to blog much more frequently. And most of it is generally mindless ramblings that you could probably care less about. 😉
That being said….(mindless ramblings coming up)
Nate is away again, presumably until Friday, and this should be the last week of travel for him. He told me last week if I had reached my limit to just let him know and he would tell “work” that he couldn’t travel anymore (for the time being anyways.) We are very fortunate and he works for a great, family-friendly company so that is not a problem. I told him I was ok with last week but that this week was probably about my limit. I am starting to get worn out from short weekends, and the many trips I have to make to drop him off at the airport and pick him up, and generally just taking care of the kids -while pregnant – all by myself. I can easily handle 2 or 3 day trips – like last week. But 5 or 6 night trips – that cut into our weekends – like this week – are tough.
So one more week and hopefully that should be it!
We made it to church this morning and it was so nice. I didn’t sleep well last night and I had to drag myself out of bed, but it was well worth the effort. I felt very encouraged – as always.
The kids are healthy (knock on wood, right?), I am feeling good, and there aren’t any major snow storms predicted for this week so hopefully we will actually be able to get out and about! I’m planning on going to Mom-to-Mom at church on Tuesday morning and we’ll hopefully have some friends over as well.
After church, we had to drive directly to the airport to drop off Nate, who had a 1 pm flight. Problem: when we arrived at the airport, Nate realized he didn’t have his laptop and more importantly his work ID badge, which was in the laptop bag at home. Uh-oh. He could have made due without the computer, but he did need that ID. There was no way we could have made the 45 minute drive home and then 45 minutes back in time for him to catch his flight. So Nate went inside the airport to see if he could catch a later flight, while I drove slowly around as we waited for him.
There’s a lot going on at airports and between airport security and shuttle buses and cars zooming around, you have to really be careful. As I was slowly driving through the terminal drop-off section, I managed to earn the finger from a lovely woman who suddenly popped out from behind a giant cement support at a crosswalk just as I was slowly driving by. There was no way I could have seen her before hand and it wasn’t like I was some idiot driver zooming by and almost hitting her. But regardless, she felt the need to express her apparent rage. So nice. I haven’t been gifted the finger in a while – I forgot how pleasant that is.
After my 2nd lap driving around, Nate came out and informed me it was going to be a few minutes. So I went to a nearby parking lot to wait as you can’t drive around the airport terminal drop-off repeatedly without raising suspicion from the many security personnel. After waiting another 10 minutes, I caught up with Nate. The not-very-helpful-or-knowledgeable United Airways lady at the terminal couldn’t do anything for Nate. But travel booking over the phone could and they booked another flight for 2 pm, so we finally left to head home and grab that darn laptop & ID.
About 2.5 hours later, I was finally home – having driven 45 minutes home, then 45 minutes back to the airport (technically Nate drove then), and then 45 minutes home again. That’s a lot of driving for me, I think I’d like to stay home for a few days now. lol. My poor kids were angels though. They were stuck in the car from 10:30 – when we left church – all the way until 2 pm – so 3.5 hours. And not a peep of complaint, except to say that they were hungry as lunchtime drew near. And they happily ate sloppily made PB&honey sandwiches which we rather hastily threw at them at our quick stop home.
I spent the rest of the afternoon picking up the house, vacuuming, and then just enjoying the kids. Emily found a Disney matching game and enjoyed telling me most of the characters’ names. If she didn’t know one of them, she asked and did a pretty good job of remembering everyone. I was impressed at how many she knew. Her favorites are still the Princesses, Ariel being #1.
Nathan went outside and made a cute little snowman. It hit a whopping 47 degrees here today! It felt like summer to us. It’s been in the lower teens – in fact on Saturday morning, it was -8. So to us, 47 was practically a heat wave! Our 3 feet of snow is melting quickly. Nathan is a little concerned (he loves the snow) but I assured him that the warmer weather wouldn’t last for long and the snow wouldn’t melt entirely. I just looked at the weather forecast and with the exception of tomorrow and Tuesday, it’s supposed to be in the lower 40’s the rest of the week, so maybe I’m wrong. I’m not going to complain though! But I’ll have to see more than a week of warm weather to believe spring is truly upon us because this is after all northern New England. We’re going to get more snow – and lots of it – before winter is done with us.
Anyways, I took some pictures of Nathan & his snowman & I’ll try to post those tomorrow…
Now I’m going to go watch something on TV – maybe my tivo-ed ER from Thursday that I still haven’t watched… and go to bed early so I can start my week out well rested..
Good night all! I hope everyone had a nice weekend! Thanks again for checking in on us!