A bonus Saturday blog for no one in particular
I don’t usually post on Saturdays but after an amazing day and evening ending crappily, I have to get it out. I had an amazing Friday, even sans donuts. Apparently our donut gal moved and doesn’t pass this amazing donut place anymore so no more donuts for our office. And is it donuts or doughnuts? Doesn’t matter. Anyway, after 11.5 hours of sleep, 1.5 of those freezing because my electric blanket thinks I shouldn’t be in bed for more than 10 hours, I had to get up and blog.
Friday was apparently Employee Appreciation day at my work and they brought in breakfast burritos and bagels. I had a bite of a breakfast burrito, which was NOT mild as promised and my mouth was on fire! Then my boss took me and my coworker to lunch at Red Robin Yum! for “million-dollar hamburgers” as the monkey used to call them. And they were deee-lightful. I was swamped with work so the day flew by.
Friday night was Volunteer Appreciation night at church. The girls and I work in the toddler room one Saturday night a month so I can get my baby fix and the girls can see how hard it is to keep track of toddlers even for just an hour and 10 minutes a month. I’m doing a pretty good job of making parenting look like a nightmare though because all three of them have said they don’t want kids. Success!! And I hope they do have kids so I can spoil some grand-kids (eventually), but I want them to be in a secure relationship and not rush it because that never works. Don’t ask me how I know.
Anyway, back to me. They were appreciating the volunteers with about 45 minutes of appetizers and mingling (AAAGH!), I’m only good at one of those things. And then they put on a show and had a raffle. I don’t know who I needed to pray to in order to win one of those cool prizes, but it didn’t work for me and I came away an appreciated loser. However, the mingling was good because I took my cousin Cindi, who thinks I have an unnatural relationship with my electric blanket and doesn’t have a code name, with me for the mingling because she volunteers too. The appetizers I could have done on my own.
I picked up Moonshine who was babysitting the cutest twins ever and we went home to see Sunshine, who was not living up to her name. She had a long day of school and rehearsal, but had over two hours to decompress before I came in with a couple of questions. And I know she’s probably from Mars and I’m from Venus or some crap like that, but after six in a row one-syllable answers, I took my leave and went to bed. Because as appreciated as I felt on Friday, guess who also had a long week? It was me.
And it was in that moment that I realized what Friday wasn’t. It was not Parent Appreciation day and/or night. It was, “I’m an angsty teen in the suburbs that refuses to have a conversation with a parental” day and night. I know it’s wordy, I’ll work on it.