We passed around the viruses through the house such that it wasn’t until last weekend that we really felt up to much more than a couch lounge. SX and I were really excited because our daycare holds occasional date-nights that we so far have been unable to utilize due to travel schedules. So, last Friday we were set to have some alone time for the first time in…?
On my way out the door for our dinner, I foolishly checked my email and found that our landlord is entertaining an offer from a developer which may lead to an eventual sale. So, our date night ended up being a discussion about
- Where should we move?
- Sadness about 14 acres of beautiful wooded animal habitat going away to fit 10 houses
While we did appreciate being Hagan-free to discuss such big topics, it wasn’t exactly the date-night we had in mind.
We then grabbed Hagan and proceeded to enjoy the rest of the weekend…which promptly fell apart and poor Hagan ended up on the couch again with a tummy bug.
We basically made more cookies and got Hagan hooked on puzzles when he was finally up and about.
Everything was back to normal just in time for the Tuesday work slog… ah well…. perhaps next weekend we can drum up some out of the house fun times.
We had a wonderful time in Seattle over the Christmas holiday. We stuffed coffee, sushi and Seattle wanderings throughout the visit- I can barely remember what order it wall went down in…We started of with CB and Mikee who were gracious enough to host a small gathering with my bestie Annie and Patti…of course, Marlene and Roger and Andrea and Charlie crashed the party for dessert! Then, we went near Bellingham overlooking Lumi Island to a rental house where we went all Loopy with family eating amazing foods, cookies, MEAT and wine. After what we decided to call ‘The Fattening’, we went the Treehouse Point Holiday party to party down with the Treehousers… and then finally made it to Vashon Island to hang with the Yunkers for a few days. It was a very relaxing time in the beautiful island setting although we did leave for an afternoon to do lunch with our lovely doula/fairy godmother, Whitney and dinner with the Baxter family. AND THEN we went back to the mainland to spend Christmas with the Barnes family which included park fun, dirty youtube videos and LOTS of cake, cookies, chocolate and laughs. (pix of handmade gifties below) We all celebrated Christmas dinner at Palomino’s with Francis. Finally, we spent the last couple days at Marlene and Rogers house (which included another Loopy celebration with MOAR food and delicious booze) even though we escaped briefly to dine with the Walters family and catch Star Wars with the Barnes Love at the Cinema- quite the holiday! We were ready but sad to go.
We arrived to a quiet house only to have Kris and Tiff arrive days later to celebrate New Years and Kris’s Birthday together. We played legos, walked through parks and generally had a nice, relaxing hang out/catch up. It’s been quite a vacation.
I am kind of, sort of ready to go back to work…