My people just left for two days in the "bus house." My inlaws came down for the past few days in their motorhome, played non-stop with my son, took us out to dinner AND are giving me two and a half days of solitude. I like them. I like the quiet. Here is what I am going to do this weekend:
-Finish the birthday sign I started for Eli--since that is pretty much all I will probably do by way of celebration
-Return some baby stuff/get the last few things I need WITHOUT Eli's help
-Print and pickup pictures for photo albums
-Start man cub's baby book
-Get a pedicure for my disgusting, calloused, chipped-paint toes that I can no longer reach
-Go get a new toilet bowl lid for the one I clumsily broke while trying to clean it
-Take a nap
-Prepare the lesson for the Gospel Essentials class that I am scared to death to teach on Sunday...this is the only drawback of Adam leaving with my son for two days; I have to teach his class which we have both agreed ONLY a returned missionary should teach. Hmmmm.
I know, with the exception of the pedicure, that this doesn't look like a particularly exciting list of things to do. But I can't tell you how thrilled I am to run errands without Eli. I adore the kid, you all know I do. But he is not the easiest of errand pals...and at 37 weeks pregnant, it is really all I can do to carry myself around much less a hyperactive, uncooperative two year old.
So I am so glad that my boys are riding in the bus house, spending time with family and having a great time; I said goodbye to all of them fifteen minutes ago, realizing that the next time I see my brother in law, who is leaving for a mission to Argentina in two weeks, I will have a different two year old than the one I have now! A little bit surreal. And hopefully I will look a little bit different too. I am proud of Matt and wish I could be there to hear him speak. But I already told you I was excited to be by myself this weekend. It was nice to get to spend time with Matt before he leaves and I am glad that Adam and Eli get to be there to support him this weekend.
All right. Myself and I have things to do. I love the quiet. I am sure it will get lonely and boring by tomorrow, but twenty minutes into it, I love it.