What’s a Weekend, Anyway?

September 12, 2009 at 12:09 pm Leave a comment

7:15, I woke by habit after a very weird and disturbing dream.

Went to restroom.

Back to bed.

Dog starts barking to be fed (can she hear me walking from outside?)  Come on!

Get up to start breakfast for older son, going horseback riding with a friend today at Mammoth Cave.

Prepare grocery list.

My back is locking up.  Take meds, drink chocolate milk.

Clean on a remote part of the house which has piled up while I have a few minutes to burn.

Look up challenge questions answers on the web for youngest son, playing Wii.

Check facebook.

Husband drops off son, fixes toilet at work, runs by store for me, home by 9.

I’m starving.  Turns out I didn’t need the ingredients I sent him for (eggs).

Trying to fix Monkey bread as a treat for other two kids.

Fix Breakfast for hubby, running out the door to set up chairs at church.

I’m starving and the recipe has issues.  I’m looking it up on the web.

Making mental lists for today, tonight, and tomorrow.

I’m thinking weekends just aren’t what they used to be.  I look forward to family time, but not so much to “the weekend”.  Seems like a problem to be remedied.

–I could:  send the family off.  Then I’d miss them all day.  The peril of motherhood.

–I could:  have a simple breakfast, we’d all need to be up by 7.  This is sick and wrong.

–I could:  prepare breakfast the night before, stick it in the oven…would take 30 minutes to cook and half the people wouldn’t eat it.

–I could:  force more “quick breakfasts” we do during the week.  This is boring and doesn’t meet my need to treat the fam on Saturdays with a fun, hot breakfast.

My thoughts:  couples deserve a lazy morning at least once a week before the crazy of Saturday starts.  It’s certainly not happening on Sunday.  {Sigh}

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