Monday, February 15, 2010

Right back at it...

Working, that is.

This past weekend was supposed to be my weekend off, but with the upcoming trip home, I figured the extra $$'s would come in handy... so I worked both Friday night and then Saturday night as well.

Friday night I had two gorgeous school aged girls... who are an absolute blessing and a joy to have around, and then they left at around 11-ish on Saturday.
An hour later, I got a family of 3 young girls for an overnight stay, and although they're sweethearts most of the time, this time there were constant and never-ending battles, tears, tantrums and little else... until they left 24 hours later.
Plus, the oldest had one of those nasty-arse barky coughs, which cough medicine did nothing for, so I spent the entire night, up and down with her... just so the younger ones could sleep. Which meant that I got no sleep either... so I was glad to see their backsides heading out the door, let me tell you!

As soon as they left, we then headed off for a quick trip to Costco - and a visit with Miz K - which went a looong way to helping to restore my sanity. But then again, spending time with K always does that to me. We're hoping that now that her Mister is back in town (he travels for his work and can be gone for months at a time) we can make plans for a fishing trip together, so fingers crossed that we can work out something. Because quite frankly, I need the break!

When we got home Sunday afternoon, I started the meatballs for the Albondigas, but I didn't really plan on finishing it until yesterday - when I had more time. And since Monday was my one and only 'actual' day off, it was spent finishing the soup, (I have vague recollections of actually eating the soup, but to tell you the truth, it may have just been a dream... I'll have to check the shirt I was wearing yesterday for dribbles of proof) as well as running around hither and yon, trying to make arrangments for our trip home in April, so there wasn't much time to rest then either.

Finalizing tickets, paying for the hotel reservations, insurance, checking money exchange rates and loading the cash passport card (I only did a portion of what I actually want to take, because I'm hoping that the Aussie dollar will go up a bit further, but I kinda wanted to hedge my bets, in case it drops between now and April.) as well as searching for the perfect backpack, so we won't have to worry about luggage.

It will be a fairly quiet day today with only 3 little ones (or is it 2? I have vague recollections about someone cancelling for today, but I guess time will tell)... so cross your fingers that they'll all go down for a nap at the same time... and that I can get some rest.

Lord knows, I need it...


Marjie said...

At least you're getting on with your life! Woo Hoo for Costco saving your sanity with Miz K!

Becky said...

Do yu often meet yurself coming and going? Hope this week is so much better! All you need is clean underwear and a toothbrush, right?? Might wanna throw in deodorant!

Pam said...

Whew! I am exhausted just reading this.

Homestay Mama said...

You are one busy woman! Did your little ones manage to nap at the same time?

Nancy M. said...

Glad you're back at it and making some money for your trip! I hope you were able to get some rest!


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