Youngest got trounced in basketball today...82 - 19. OUCH. The other team was WAY better, though the ref sucked too...honestly, that boy was blind. Actually he was a little lazy and was always behind the play...he just hung around center court.
It was a full 1 hour drive each way...chatting in Catalan with a parent. You remember those truly hellish tiny children's birthday parties where you have to STAY cause the kids are really too little to be left alone, but you neither know, nor care to know any of the other moms, but you are stuck making small talk for freaking HOURS! GAWD how I hated that. Now try it in Catalan, on the highway with a man with a weird accent, I understood about 6 words in 10 and had to piece the rest together. Eventually I got tired of it and started going on a bit on my own. At least I understood what I was saying.
Then....get a load of this....then I had a three hour nap!!! SWEET!!!!!
Eldest woke me up saying that both of the girls wanted to go and walk in the hills with the dog (and a bag of candy)...hello....I must still be dreaming!
My freaking halo is glowing too as I finally kicked my to do list IN. THE. BUTT!!!!!
(OK, there is still some more on it, but let me pretend things are much better, m'kay?)
There is a great Catalan saying that we tend to build houses from the roof down...which means we do the stupid little things that have immediate deadlines and never have time for the big things. I had a wicked freaking backlog of e-mails, and and and and....plowing through it all....and that is good.
Tomorrow, kill off the rest of the list, maybe a nap, walk the dog...and maybe take Eldest to the Dr. She can get herself the weirdest ailments, now that little flap of skin that attaches your upper lip to your gums seems to be infected. Every heard of that before? Me neither. Plus Chuck's ear is bugging him. Given the number of ticks I have picked off the beast I am wondering if one has taken up residence in there.
Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to the vets we go!
One more person got laid off at the man's work this week, but so far we're still standing.
I suspect this is going to be one of those times when you don't realise that you are actually wickedly stressed out, but when you look back on it all, you realise that you were strung up tight as a drum....
Here's to long naps and sunny days! Maybe I'll go to the beach tomorrow. That might just be the plan.
cheers, and hug the one you love!
Pau i amor