Happy Easter to everyone! I will give you an overview of what the last 36 hours has entailed for me.
I got off work Friday at 5. I hurried and picked up the monkey and made it home to start preparing the food I needed to make for a joint bridal shower I was attending/helping set-up for. I made a sausage and egg bake that was supposed to serve 6. I doubled the recipe because we were told there would be close to 50 people at the shower. It ended up filling a cake sized pan and an 8x8 pan. Obviously that would serve more than 12. I then had to find room in the fridge for it because it was an overnight bake. Then I proceeded to make 2 loaves of banana bread because I had some over-ripe bananas and who doesn't want to be an overachiever when they have 15 other things that need to get done! :) I finally fell into bed around 10:30 knowing that I would have to start the morning early to finish preparing everything for the shower and packing to go visit the inlaws in Dodge City.
Got a rude awakening about 6 the next morning. My stomach was killing me. Hit the restroom and got out about 6:15. The hubby got up around 6:30 to start getting ready for work. I asked him to not dawdle in the bathroom because I wasn't feeling well (remember, only 1 bathroom). He said ok but my stomach started to hurt the minute he locked the door. I didn't know what to do so I had to make an actual call to nature. I popped a squat in the backyard. Thank goodness it was dark so that way I would see my dignity leaving me and no one else could see me either. I came back inside and of course dear hubby was out of the bathroom. (and if there are family members reading this please do not mention this to me. EVER.) Still mortified I couldn't even face him. I just started going about my business (the cooking, not the business). I got the monkey up and ready so my dad could watch him for the morning so I could finish everything and go to the bridal shower sans terror. After both my boys left I popped the casserole into the oven and I decided I needed to partake in a little exercise. I did the 30-Day shred. What an invigorating middle of my morning (8:30) to jump start the heart! I then finished my laundry, got me and the monkey packed and headed to the shower at 10.
The shower went surprisingly fast for there being 2 women opening so many presents! (jealous!) I ate too many weight watchers points but it was well worth it and since Friday I have earned 7 exercise points and will use all 35 of my bonus points so I should still be in the clear! My aunt makes the most delicious french toast bake and the 13 points on 2 slices was totally awesome! And the fact that I get it once every 2 years makes it ok in my book! Got home by about 1, about the same time as the hubby. He finished getting his stuff together and our little family hit the road about 2. After a long trip of my stomach being upset The. Entire. Way. we got to Dodge about 5:15. Got changed and hit, of course, the local Mexican restaurant about 6. I decided to eat a hamburger instead of the greasy Mexican food and it was delicious! We then headed to the church (at 7:20) to go for our neices baptism. Mass was supposed to start at 8:20. Of course with a 3yo it is difficult to do anything for very long, especially when his bedtime is 8. so by 9 he was acting like a terror. Mass had barely started and we headed for the door. We went back to the inlaws house and I put Leo to bed. I was ready for bed by 10:30 since I had been up all day. At one point I heard the girls screaming so I got up thinking that we had slept the whole night. Nope, it was 1:30. in the morning. I couldn't believe it. I went back to bed only to be woken up again at 2:30 by my hubby when he came to bed. So of course, his family wouldn't be waking up until late the next day so again, we would have to be trying to keep the monkey quiet while they were all sleeping.
Fade to next morning...of course the monkey woke up at 6:30. It is now after 8 and I am trying desperately to keep him quiet. He of course does not want to and I don't blame him. He has already worn out the newness of his Easter basket and the small bedroom that we are in sandwiched between 2 rooms of sleeping people is not boding well for us. I hope everyone else wakes up soon so that we can leave the confines of the bedroom. And I want to not waste my only other day off for the weekend cooped up in a bedroom. Depending on how long they stay asleep I might take him out for a walk.
Sorry for such a lengthy post. Thanks to everyone who finished :) I hope everyone has an awesome Easter weekend!