We kicked off Labor Day weekend with the 6th grade dance after school on Friday. Z begged me to come chaperone, and after much hemming and hawing, I agreed. I find chaperoning anything with young kids extremely tiring, noisy and headache-inducing. This, of course, was no different, but Z was thrilled that I agreed to come.
It was held in the school cafeteria - a lovely light and airy place, much different from the cafeteria we had when I was there. The moms set up the tables with decorations, blew up balloons and laid out snacks. The SGA sponsor turned on the music, and cranked it up LOUD. The Guidance Councellor waited until SGA left the board, then surrepticiously turned it back down to a lower level. This went back and forth a few times. When the kids were in there and holding their hands over their ears because it was too loud, SGA finally relented and let the music be turned down a little. It was still loud, though!
It didn't take long for me to figure out that I was ZBoy's safety net. If there was no one there to hang out with that he knew, he could hang with me. Which he did for most of the dance. He mostly stood around, but with about fifteen minutes left to go, he suddenly cut loose and was dancing up a storm. It was kind of funny to watch. He's a bit awkward and unsure of himself, but he worked up a sweat jumping and spinning and waving his arms around. It was great!
Saturday was busy. I finally cleaned up the bedroom and moved the bed back upstairs (by myself!). Decluttering and cleaning and building a new computer desk took pretty much all day. I was quite pleased with the results though, and have a lovely space to retreat to now.
Sunday morning found me waking to my cell phone going off. My friend Kelly had spotted a pair of chairs and an ottoman on the side of the road during her morning walk. Said they were just the kind of thing I'd love. So I grabbed Z and Darling Man's truck and we went to look. She was right! So we loaded them onto the truck and headed for home.
On the way, we stopped for breakfast at Bagel Bagel. We ordered breakfast to go, including breakfast for Darling Man.
Kelly came over later for coffee and was thrilled to see them set up and looking good. Quite chuffed that she thought to call me too!
Dinner was at the inlaw's place. My mother-in-law cooked a leg of lamb because she remembered that I love lamb. It was delicious! We visited a bit, then went home. It was a very full "normal" weekend - but luckily, I had one more day and I could just relax!
So that's kind of what I did on Monday. I spent some time working on our second computer (very old, very slow - it's doing much better now), went grocery shopping and cleaned the pool. Not a terribly busy day, but I felt like I accomplished something.
And if you know anything about me by now, you know that my favorite days are when I actually accomplish some task that's been waiting to be done!
Back to school (and work) tomorrow!