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If we were having coffee, it would be very late (it’s 11:40 PM) and we would be (or at least I would) having one of my favorite drinks when I am wound up and need to get to bed: Fireball whiskey, and Kahlua (see I told you it would have coffee) over ice. Yum! I also have coffee infused rum if you prefer!

It has been a long, tough week. Mostly, it’s my fault. I over volunteered myself at Anderson’s school. I worked the book fair a total of sixteen hours over four days and then another two hours in Anderson’s classroom. On top of it, Tina was not well at the end of the week so I needed to help her out with the boys so she could rest and get better. Then there is the fact that my knee is not doing well. I’m using a cane more often than not as my left knee is not only painful but weak. It is getting better but I have to baby it so I don’t make it worse! I was absolutely exhausted, falling asleep about five minutes after walking in the door each evening. Whew!

Sunday I will be taking Anderson and a friend to see the new Kung Fu Panda movie and to have lunch at Olive Garden, Anderson’s favorite restaurant. It’s all for his birthday, which is actually on Monday. He’s turning six! On Monday we’re all going out of town for his birthday, to a resort with water slides and all sorts of fun stuff for the kids. Of course it’s cold and wet out but I’m told it is all enclosed and heated. Tina got a Living Social deal so it is costing her less than one night’s normal rate for a two night stay for all of us, along with breakfast and unlimited use of the water park activities. I’m hoping I’ll get to relax a bit. I don’t swim so I won’t be doing any of the water activities but I’ll probably just go in to watch them and maybe stick my feet in the wading pool.

And this week I will have my first Jamberry party online (Facebook). I’m excited and it should be fun but it will also require a bit of work to set up the activities and graphics that I want to use. I know where to go to get everything. It will just take some time. That’s the beauty of doing this online…I can do it from home in my pjs or out at that resort, poolside! I just need an internet connection and my laptop.

Then comes the final planning and prepping for the shower I’m hosting for my daughter-in-law. The shower is on the 19th so we’ll just have about a week to get it all done when we get back from Anderson’s party. Hopefully, the rest of March will go a little less busy. Oh! I forgot to tell you that my youngest daughter will be moving up here next weekend so she’ll be about a twenty minute drive from me. I’m excited about that! It has been a while since she lived near me. She’s my baby so it will be good to have her here!

What is everyone up to? What’s your favorite late night beverage? Have you been to the movies? Any good books you can recommend? Tell, tell!


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