Part of that is probably due to the fact that I had a lot of Time to Myself this weekend. I am so very rarely alone in the house, so when it happens, it is a pretty big deal.
Friday evening, I got a short break while Kev took Daphne to try out her bike on the W&OD. I spent the entire time collapsed on the couch. It was great.
Saturday, the two of them went to the water park at the local
And last night, Daphne spent the night with G-Ma, G-Pa, and Uncle Jeff, so this morning I went out for a walk and breakfast, and then came home and completely re-organized Daphne's room before it was time to go pick her up. Aaaah.
In addition to all this alone time, I got to have Kev-time, small family time, big family time, and friends-from-afar time.
On Saturday afternoon, my friend from college, Jodi, and her family, made a brief detour to our house on their way from Atlanta to Vermont - a little rest stop. I have not seen Jodi and Steve for many many years, and I had never met their three kids. It was so great to see them...just as if no time had passed at all.
Saturday night, after they left, we had family movie night and watched The Jungle Book. Then Sunday morning, we had a very nice little Father's Day party. Kev's loot is pictured below. Polka music, beer, nuts, pictures, a frame and card from Daphne, and a case of records. Not bad. And the best thing of all was Daphne's very good behavior.
For lunch, we went to Manassas, where we were treated to a delicious Father's Day brisket, baked beans, and homemade mac and cheese. My dad got a new video camera, and Kev got a couple of nice juicy steaks from my family's "meat guy." We left Daphne there, and later that evening, went out for Date Number Two of my six-date Mother's Day gift: dinner and dessert at the Wine Kitchen. It was really good and very relaxing. It's so nice to get a chance to spend time with Kev, eating at a liesurely pace, and having real conversations. Thanks, Grandma, Grandpa, and Uncle Jeff!
Daphne is home now and I'm glad. We miss her when she's gone. She's asleep, and I'm trying to get this blogging done before she wakes up.
I have a lot to say about finishing my library book, and my new groove, and my potential summer plan of action (currently in development), but that will all have to wait. Part of my plan, I will tell you now, is less computer time. So with that, I'm off to participate in the real world for a little while.
Happy Father's Day to the two best dad's I know! You know who you are.