The last four days were nonstop! I couldn’t even get to answering Friday’s blog comments until Sunday. So here’s my roundup:
Friday: We woke up to ants. That ended up being an all day chore but I think we battled them back for a while. I was REALLY mad at the stupid ants as I had plans with Biker Witch. But I called her and asked if she’d mind switching her birthday lunch to Sunday, and she was so gracious about it. That made me feel better. Finally, I was able to make Special K’s red velvet cupcakes Friday night. My oven has a convection bake, and it seemed to work great! I didn’t eat the cupcakes, but my official taste testers — Wizard and Turbo — assured me they were fine. By 9pm I was one aching zombie.
Saturday: I had to run to the store, make cream cheese frosting (easy) and ice the cupcakes. Then CPA Boy, Special K and Turbo arrived! Turbo liked the house, but mentioned that he likes stairs and pools. I reminded him that Uncle Youngest has a pool, and then I showed him all the dirt in the backyard. Turbo and Grandpa when spent an hour digging for dinosaur bones and he forgot about stairs and pools Later in the day, I took Turbo and his parents on a hike up a dirt road into the hills. Turbo was convinced we would find a crashed monster truck (he loves monster trucks!). We climbed a long way looking! He loved it, and it was cool for me and Maggie as we got to show off some of the places we like to walk or hike. By the time we got home, CPA boy turned to me and said “You walk like this everyday?” I loved that comment. But I don’t do that specific hike everyday as their are coyotes and critters. Early in the morning, I stay on the streets where it’s safer. I say those hikes for mid day in the cooler months. Still, it was nice that he noticed I try to stay as health as I can. I have to give props to CPA Boy, though, he carried Turbo on his shoulders for part of that hike!
And I think Special K had a good birthday. I’d like to have done more but the second half of this last week was a non-stop bullet train that we couldn’t seem to slow down. And Special is so understanding.
Youngest son and his amazing wife came by too.
Sunday, Biker Witch and I went to lunch. It was great! She’s really going through a home repair challenge and I was just tired from the whirlwind, so it was nice for both of us to get out. I ignored the diet for that one meal and had some chocolate cake too.
Today I have to battle through hellacious traffic to get to a 7:30 appointment for a abdominal ultra sound. But scheduling it early means getting out of the way first thing and have the rest of the day to do other stuff. Struggling through 25 or 30 miles of stop-move 7 inches-and stop again morning commuter traffic is worth that! And then it’s off to the closer coffee dealer to get my fix of morning joy!
How was your weekend?