It’s pretty awesome when it’s been a few months since something like this has happened, and then it happens when I least expect it. Let’s just say I love surprises. Matthew called me to say that I had to be ready to go out with him at 5:30 tonight. “Wear work-out clothes, but bring something to change into as well.” Oh boy. That is what happens when you go on dates with a personal trainer. SO, thanks to our amazing friend and pastor, Jon, who watched our kids, Matthew and I took off for an evening of fun. I fought the urge to get grumpy about part A of our date. We went to the cross-fit gym and my nerves stopped fidgeting once I got moving. It was hard not to think about anything other than my shaking legs and the uncomfortably close feeling of about to puke. But, like everyone said, after finishing I felt great. It was also pretty cute seeing Matthew’s beaming face when I was all done. Afterwards we grabbed something to eat and enjoyed some uninterrupted conversation.
That, coupled with another sweet friend bringing us dinner, made up for the especially tiring morning I had. After we finished school, I finally caved and went to the grocery store. It is pretty bad when the kids are eating graham crackers for breakfast… and lunch. Despite low blood-sugar levels, everyone was especially energetic it seemed. We were one of those families today at the store. The boys were ninjas who were hungry for everything they saw and pretended to consume each item on every shelf. Then somewhere between when I was paying attention and when I was reading labels on shampoo bottles, Nadine had been chasing Betty down the aisle and fell and skinned her knee on the linoleum floor. It’s pretty hard to skin your knee on linoleum. She started crying and saying she broke her knee, and the next thing I knew, there were people around us and someone fetched us bandaids. She hobbled her way around the rest of the way, but it just seemed to fit the category of crazy-things-that-rarely-happen-while-you’re-shopping.
We also had to go to the dentist to get some cavities filled, (thank you, Grandma for your help!) which added another dose of real-life excitement to our day. Tucked in there were our everyday messes and tears,
along with sweet moments and smiles.
Tomorrow we head to the shore. Hopefully this time we won’t be plagued with the throw-up bug! I am really looking forward to no agenda but family. I was planning on packing tonight, but since I got whisked away by my lover-boy, it can all wait until tomorrow. Good night.