Friday, February 26, 2010

It's so quiet here

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.


Unknown said...

Sounds like a good weekend Ash. That's so fun that you're making a sign for E's birthday. Are you going to recycle it year after year like the one Nana had for Christie? I'm excited to see pictures of your new little boy. I hope everything goes perfectly. I will be thinking of you. Love, Jordan

Unknown said...

P.S. I hope you appreciated my use of your and you're in that comment. :)

Lisa & Ella said...

When you get bored and lonely tomorrow just can take Jack!

Olivia said...

It was great to see Eli and Adam. We missed you though. I hope you had both a productive and relaxing weekend. I can't wait for little no-name to arrive. Hang in there. I think about you often and I hope all goes well.

Yesterday Audrey said, "You know who is my favorite uncle?...He lives in California...Adam, because he is fun and he has Ashley and Eli and my new little baby boy cousin."