Wow, I almost lost a whole day today! It is such a surreal feeling. My absolutely adorable husband recently had his gall bladder taken out. This happened a few weekends ago and it was a very long drawn out, painful and stressfilled situation. I was driving back and forth from home with the four kids to the hospital to be with him as he is absolutely terrified of hospitals and had never had surgery of any kind. It was the first time we had ever left our kids alone all together. They beautifully and amazingly rose to the occasion and while the house looked like a fraternity house whenever I returned to it, the Sparkle Sisters were not at all traumatized by having mommy and daddy gone for the longest time ever. The Big Kids did such a great job of keeping them held and cuddled and busy and loved that they barely even missed us. It was so loving and sweet, I so appreciated it. LOng story to tell you he had promised me some much needed alone time to recharge after all this. The night before, or shall I say early morning Miss Monkey woke us all with a nasty cough. She finally went back to sleep but once I am awakened I am up. It was about 3 am so I finally got up and came out here to my friendly computer to check in with ya'll. Before I could Dh wandered out to see what I was up to and we ended up having a really nice UNINTERRUPTED adult conversation. Well, for about 10 minutes that is until Miss Bugaboo also wandered out. She tends to be a night waker like her daddy adn they often bond in the wee hours with movies and strawberries. He tried taking her back to bed but as often happens, daddy falls fast asleep and the Bugaboo comes bounding back out full of energy telling me she is not sleepy at all but feeling fast! And she informs me it is MORNING, mama! Daddy said it was verrrrrrrrrrry early but its morning so i need to be UP! I think she will settle in with a movie and some chocolate soymilk but alas....she does not. Instead she becomes obssessed with my Trader Joes' carrot cake in the fridge. Sighs* Is nothing sacred???? Needless to say I fell asleep on the couch with her around 6 am but she was still waking me up off and on. Finally about 9 am Miss Monkey and Daddy awaken to this lovely day and we trade shifts...He decides to take the Sisters out to breakfast with him and so begins my lovely day to myself. I luxuriate in all my choices as I snuggle down into my very large king sized bed ALONE...it is a large slice of heaven, ladies and gentlemen! I awaken to a bit of SUN peeking into my room and smile and slowly wake up. The house is quiet and I imagine they are all still out and about after a nice breakfast. I watch a little HGTV and think about having some eggs. THen I hear them all come in. I wander out and sit down to hear about their adventures. As I sit down my son says to me "Good morning sleepy head!" I laugh and say oh yeah, what time is it? He says "ohhh its about 4 15 PM!!!!!!!!!" WHAT?????????? NOOOOOOO I slept all day. Can you believe that??? I cannot get over it. My husband could believe it, he informs me that I am a very sleepy person!!! Now, what the hell does that mean????
I was so disappointed that I spent my whole day off sleeping!!! This is just unacceptable.....And now here it is almost 2 am and my sleep cycles all messed up.
I did make it out to see Walk the Line with Reese and Joaquin. Wow...it was really well done. I grew up listening by force of my parents' odd musical tastes to ALOT of Johnny Cash. It was very cool and reminded me of my early childhood in a good way! I called my Dad to thank him for the gift of music he passed onto me as a kid. Everything about my childhood has a soundtrack and even though at various times in my life I have been mortified to share that I know every single song of JOhn Denvers word for word or Glen Campbell or Johnny Cash, I so now appreciate that it gave me a love and appreciation for all kinds of music. My oldest certainly is letting me know she also has been given that gift and I treasure it. I may not play any instruments but my Daddy did and my kids do. It is such a rich and enduring gift. so Thanks Dad!