We proceeded to have one of those wonderful weekends that went by too fast, and we had way too much fun. Grandson spent the day and overnight with us on Saturday/Sunday and he was as charming as ever. I often praise #3 and SIL on how well they are raising him as he is such a good boy. So thoughtful and polite....and very obedient. We went to Guildford and explored the LEGO store and I can tell you right now that it is way more fun to go to the LEGO store with a five year old. Hubby and I had been the week before, but it just wasn't the same!
Came home and played for a bit before we went to McDonald's for dinner....Grandson's choice. He and I met Auntie J at church and before we knew it, it was bedtime. We obviously over scheduled, as we never did watch Planes or bring up the Christmas tree to decorate. We went to the White Spot for breakfast the next morning, before we took him home for hockey practice, and then we went to watch him at the rink. I never was a hockey mom, but I am definitely a hockey grandma!
I went to a bridal shower on Sunday afternoon as one of #3's very good friends is getting married at the end of December. Hubby winterized the yard while I was out, did housework and put up the Christmas tree. I went to yoga that evening and we called it a night. Weekends go by way too fast!
Hubby slept in on Monday morning as our clock flipped itself forward. It has done it before and it is one of those out-of-our-control situations. Luckily, I had gotten up at 5:15 and it was really 6:15 on the kitchen clock, and Hubby wasn't as behind as he could have been as he rushed and was out the door by 7. Usually leaves between 6:30 and 6:40 and he wasn't late for work....just late for him.
Also on Monday morning, Abby threw up in the MyGym parking lot. She was absolutely fine when she went to the elementary school to drop off the boys....she was laughing and running down the sidewalk to catch up with her friends. Then just as I was taking her out of her carseat to go into the gym she told me, "oh, my belly is so full." And as soon as she said it and I put her down, she proceeded to empty her belly. Literally. All over herself, the parking lot and my boots. Thank-you God! Not a speck in the van.....He was sure looking out for me! Seriously though, after she emptied her stomach she claimed that she was "all better now" and wanted to go play. She was very disappointed that I called her Mom to come and get her.....but it was the right call. She was sick all day Monday, Tuesday and part of Wednesday. Her mom and dad got it too....isn't that nice that she knows how to share? Lol. No one here got it and we are very thankful for that!
I ended up going to the Canucks game on Monday night, as Corinna wasn't able to sell her tickets. The two of us always end up with a few sets to sell, just to give other people a chance to see some hockey, and we go to 12 or more games already. It has never been a problem until this year, as they are usually sold out and everyone wants to go. This year, not so much! We may end up going to more games this year. Just sayin'.....as no one seems to want to buy any this year. So far.
And then Tuesday was my sleep-in day. I actually slept, which is rare for me these days.....and Hubby never woke me up. He knows that I start work at 6:30 on Mondays and Tuesdays, but he just let me laze in bed until 6:30. And I was sleeping! I still managed to be be dressed and half washed up before the children arrived, but like most people, I hate rushing! And then when I was going back to turn on the Christmas tree lights that morning and I was obviously not paying attention, I fell into the wall. Hard. I managed to bruise my chin and my cheek, and was more embarrassed than hurt, but I knew it was because I wasn't paying attention. Owie!
My licensing officer made her yearly inspection on Tuesday. I was sort of expecting her but my friend at Music told me that they are really far behind this year, so I sort of relaxed a little, thinking that it would probably be more into December. Wrong! She arrived while #3 was here and I was picking up Alex from pre-school. Which was a no-no because I don't have her on my staffing file. Got written up for that, and she also found some medication from 2004 in my bathroom drawer. And just so you know, that was Hubby's fault. He must have unearthed it when he was looking for hair barrettes for Sweetheart when he was off work a couple of weeks ago. I mean, it was a child-proofed pill bottle with 2 penicillin pills. He has totally cleaned out that drawer since she was here and I actually think that the razors and the razor blades that he found in there were probably more of a hazard. Sheesh! They were hidden under brushes and hair paraphernalia. Again, she didn't see them so they were a non-issue. Anyway, it is over for another year, but she said she would be back next month to make sure that I comply. Yeah.....I always do. I have to make my earthquake emergency kit too, and move some game boxes off of the shelves in one of the bedrooms. I have to admit, retirement is starting to look better and better every time Licensing shows up. I know that I won't for a good many more years, but I sure think about it during inspections!
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday went by without more incidents....they were a little bit slow as I didn't have as many children in care. Probably a good thing! Miracle #1 came by yesterday and we went to watch Grandson play hockey, and she stayed for dinner. She is coming to church with me later.....and I think she is starting to feel a bit better with her medication. She still likes to complain about it, and the ACT team is still making their bi-weekly visits, but as much as she claims that it isn't helping, we who know and love her think otherwise.
Hubby has been moving furniture and sorting through stuff in the back bedroom all day. I went to order my Christmas cards this morning, as I was struggling to do it on our computer last night and it kept freezing. I went to yoga at 11 and then to get my hair done. I have done some laundry and spent more than an hour doing this blogpost on my iPad. Sorry for making it so long, but there seems to be a lot to say today. And the more I think about it, I really think that I need to get a keyboard for my iPad. It would just make blogging so much easier.....just sayin'.
PS. I started this post this morning, stopped for quite a few hours and finished it at 4:55 pm. So the time below is wrong. I needed to clarify that, if anyone actually reads the time on this.