September 26, 2008 7:02 am
Miraculously, this week ended on a high note. Graham is finally getting some sleep (with minimal acorn interruptions), Elliot’s ears are doing better and Jamie and I have rejoined the land of the living. To help lighten the load, we even hired a cleaning lady. Rock on. I found her on Craigslist and was pretty confident that she was going to murder us when she got here but things turned out alright. She did a great job but it wasn’t cheap so it was probably just a one time thing. It was also hard to work around the kid’s schedules with some stranger vacuuming outside of their rooms at naptime. Oh, and there’s also the fact that I felt like a lazy ass for sitting here and watching her clean because I couldn’t leave the house.
On a cheesy note, I’d like to sincerely thank everyone that listened to my pity party and gave words of encouragement. It helped knowing that people actually cared and could sympathize.
As you read this (well depending when you actually read it), I will be en route to Biloxi, Mississippi for a kid-free weekend of drinking, gambling and fornication. Actually, we’ll probably check into the hotel, promptly fall asleep on the bed and hopefully wake up in time for our flight home on Sunday. Either way, it’s a kid free weekend to relax and have some fun and I can’t wait. This is officially our first kid free weekend since we became parents. My parents have kept Graham overnight here and there but not for TWO WHOLE NIGHTS while the we fly off to an entirely different state. I’m both terrified and exhilarated to be leaving the kids. It almost didn’t happen with all of the ear infections going around but everyone is stable again and we’re getting the hell out of dodge before my parents change their minds.
In the interest of geekiness, I am bringing my laptop with me on this trip. Whether I’ll be able to get online at the hotel or not is another story. I have already written my weekend posts so don’t forget to check back and keep reading. Yes, I know… what kind of loser writes posts to cover her vacation? Me, that’s who, the loser who suffers for her blog.
Peace out, my homies.
Pics from our last gambling junket, Vegas 2005
This is our standard self-portrait. We have about ten thousand of them, all with the same cheesy grins on our faces.
Jamie with some dude. Made out of cement.
See? Durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, smile.
Notice anything different in these photos? Ahh yes, we had no children. This was about three weeks before we got married, Jamie’s company flew him out to Vegas for a conference and I tagged along to enjoy the free accomodations. No wonder we’re smiling, we weren’t suffering from sleep deprivation.