Friday was ridiculously busy. I decided I'd do 10 wheelbarrows full of rocks to keep some momentum going on the yard, and on my 9th wheelbarrow the missionaries showed up again! So for 3 hours straight I shoveled rocks, much to my back/arms'/legs' dismay, but the backyard LOVED it, and is nearly finished! In the evening we went to Golden to pick up Joe from his job site - he was taking the kids to Craig straight from work so as not to get an even LATER start on the drive. First, though, he was hungry so we got Burger King together and Patrick ate an entire hamburger and we were VERY impressed. They left at 7:30, giving me time to get to a stamping party back in Thornton, which I had to leave early to get back to my house where my BIL was getting in after a long drive. WHEW! Crazy, crazy, especially when MOST of our days consist simply of playing on the floor/reading books/fighting over the hose/bug hunting in the backyard.
Joe took the kids to his parents' house for a weekend visit, so I had Saturday all to myself! I stayed up 'til 1 a.m., slept until 10 a.m., then scrapbooked and canned in between (pickles and pinto beans). My BIL Brian happened to be in town, so he stayed at the house and it was MUCH less creepy during the nights, since the house wasn't empty! So that was awesome. Plus, he's awesome to chat with, and we chatted a lot while I scrapbooked and canned. Truth be told, I haven't missed the kids, it has been quiet but I know they're coming back soon so there's no reason to get mopey or sentimental. A number of times I've caught myself thinking "shoot, gotta be quiet! You'll wake up the kids!;" it really just seems like they're off napping and will wake up any minute. So they'll be back later and life will be back to normal but for now I'm enjoying my weekend breather. Thanks, Joe!