Aunt Sharon hasn't seen the kids very much lately and wanted to give us a much needed break after being sick so she picked up the kids Saturday for a sleepover. They all go now, even little Everett! It's SO cute watching him go. This is his second sleepover. The first time I was thinking about him nonstop and missing him a ton! This time I was really mellow probably because I needed the break, but probably because the weaning is in full swing so it makes it easier knowing he's not really expecting me to nurse him. It's so cute when he's in the car with the other kids waving goodbye to me and giving me a kiss. His cute little two year old voice and chubby hand waving. Oh the cute. The little kids are all really cute when they go. I'm always surprised how much they wave and kiss me and say goodbye. At times we can get so burnt out, so tired, so sick of each other, but when we part for a day or two there is such a sense of love and appreciation. After they left I excitedly told Ricky, "They love me, they really showed me that they love me with their kisses and goodbyes." :) Sometimes being a mom is a thankless job, and sometimes it's totally not. :)
Ricky and I relaxed and just
enjoyed the quiet house for a while. I thought about doing some housework
without being disrupted but then thought nahhh. We went out to dinner
in the evening and then walked around the mall for about 20 minutes and bought a new
personalized family Christmas ornament. Malls aren't our scene at all,
but once in a great while we'll stop by one for some reason or another.
We watched tv briefly at home before turning into bed. We slept in this morning until 9:30; waking up to a super quiet
house and warm snugging bodies was so nice. Since I was sick for so long and unable to breathe well or be close to Ricky we are extra-enjoying being close again. Our furnace went out last
night so we were under three heavy blankets and stayed nice and warm and
cozy. Ricky looked at the furnace this morning while I whipped us up an
elegant breakfast for two. It was fancy and super-fantastically
delicious! Chocolate covered strawberries, blackberries, hot cinnamon
rolls, egg and ham croissant sandwich and a side dish of organic
vanilla-banana yogurt! Romantic breakfast for two in heaven!
Unfortunately the furnace issue
is not resolved. I think I want a post breakfast chocolate-strawberry
snack before we re-read the manual and decide if we need to call a real
repair person. A couple years ago we ordered a part and made a repair on
it ourselves, but we can not for life of us remember what we did! I
think we are also off to buy another space heater or two...so far it
looks like it's going to be a cold night or few days...
Update: We have finally located the igniter and somewhat remember replacing it before. We checked and it's not lighting, so we have all the info about it and luckily remembered where we took it for replacement part (not a regular home store an actual manufacturer supply place). Tomorrow I will hopefully be able to pick it up at the same place without a wait! For now we will sleep and heat two rooms like people did in the old days of winter! (Except we are using handy electric heaters instead of wood heaters. :) Tonight's low is the coldest of this season, 20 degrees! Burr!