As I was cleaning my house on Saturday, I had a brilliant idea for a post all about my fabulous life. A fabulous Saturday full of cleaning – the dog, the kitchen, the bathroom, the whole house. As you can tell from my lack of posts recently, the writing of that post did not happen. When I finished cleaning the house, I finally took my shower for the day and at 5 pm; I did the hair and makeup as if I were going out for a fabulous evening on the town. No such evening was planned but I needed the pick me up. I did visit a friend so my efforts were not totally wasted. I almost forgot the "best" part of day - walking into a kitchen chair leg. I think I may have fractured a toe. Ouch!
Where I'll be this weekend!
Last Tuesday my brother called to ask me to watch my nephews this Thursday and Friday when he and his wife go to Las Vegas for the NASCAR race. The next evening my friend called to invite me to go with them to Las Vegas for the NASCAR race. It was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I only felt a twinge of guilt when I called my brother to let him know I wouldn’t be able to help out with the kids.
I leave tomorrow and will not be back until Monday night. My friends are taking their fifth wheel down and we are staying at the track so no cost for a hotel room. We’ve planned all of our meals in advance and will only be eating in a restaurant one night. There are seven of us going – five adults and two teenagers making my portion of the total food cost a mere $27. My youngest brother will be staying at my house with my son which means I don’t need to worry – at least not too much – about my son, the dog, and the house.
I have never been to a race before and can hardly wait for the race on Sunday but I am looking forward to a relaxing vacation just as much. I hate the packing though but I will save that for another post.
******Sometimes it is hard to look at the blessings in life and remember what a blessing children are. My son is the greatest blessing I have in my life. He is an amazing kid. Rarely does he complain – even when I joke about him being my dishwasher. Tonight he fixed dinner and did the dishes – without my asking - so that I could try solving my packing dilemma. He is my biggest cheerleader and when I didn’t want to go to my exercise class last night because of my sore toe, he told me to “Suck it up and go anyway” and practically shoved me out the door. And when I complain that I don’t think all of my hard work in trying to lose weight is paying off, he lies and tells me I look like I am losing weight. When I asked if he was okay with me going on a vacation without him he said, “Mom, you deserve a vacation. Go and have fun.” I hope I do enough to let him know what a wonderful person he is.
Austin goofing off for the camera
I will end my randomness and leave you until next week. Have a great rest of the week and weekend. I’ll take plenty of pictures and share them when I get home.