My Busy Weekend w/Guests
The storm has passed and I can now try to get back to normal life, if anything in my life IS normal. DD#2 - Shea came on Friday night and brought her best friend/co-worker - Wendy - and DD#1 - Suzie - came for the day on Sat. Shea/Wendy just left and I'm worn to an absolute frazzle. I had cleaned house ALL day Friday, and just about 4:30 it was time for me to shower and fall apart on the sofa to wait for Shea's arrival at about 7:30, she called to say she was on her way and although we had planned to go country dancing on Sat. night, she wondered if I'd be up to going out that evening to get a head start on the weekend. I could have just died, cuz I knew they wouldn't go alone, so what choice did I have, pray tell? I forced it, made a pitcher of 'ritas, had a few and planted a big smile on my face when they arrived. I barely got myself dressed in the cowgirl regalia, made up etc. when they roared in. We left the house at 8:30ish and danced the evening away, ending up at a "joint" for snacks on the way home, and we all fell into bed around 2:00 am. Talk about TIRED??? I had passed tired at noon the day before during the dusting/mopping/vacumming, cleaning the patio fountain, etc. Since I was expecting my handyman and his helper at 8:00 am on Sat. morn. for breakfast and to finish what I started in demolshing my bathroom counter and putting in a temporary situation until I can get it all mosaiced (this is a whole 'nuther story - it started w/a leaky faucet I wanted him to repair), I needed a few hrs. of good sleep. I opened one eye at 4:30 am, and thought - oh, two more hrs. Next thing I knew it was 7:50 and I leaped out of bed, hoping he would be late, and started the coffee and making biscuits, eggs, sausage, fruit salad. GOOD GRIEF! And away the day flew cuz right after everyone had breakfast, the guys started to work and I started cooking lasagne and trimmings for lunch for everyone. Then, after lunch was finished at 4:00, we had to go to Cavendar's to shop for MORE country boots/clothing. Finished in time for MORE margaritas before the Sat. night dancing would begin. Arriving at 9:00 pm at the Electric Cowboy, we danced away another evening to good ole country music, closing the place down at 2:00 am. Needless to say I was too tired to sleep, but was up by 8:45, making muffins, bacon, eggs etc. As they were packing to leave, I'm cleaning the kitchen etc. Just said good-bye and I'm wiped out. My handyman is due to come back to hook up the sink temporarily in my bathroom cuz he didn't want to have the water off while I have company. If he weren't coming, I think I'd entertain the thought of hoping back into bed. Just can't do that, so w/try to stay awake and to keep busy I'll grout a couple pieces and clean off the worktable cuz TOMORROW w/find me in the garden for the next week or two or three getting it ready for annual plantings. Need I say I'm TIRED?