This has been the busiest weekend that I have had in a long time. While I have enjoyed it, I am also finding myself missing the relaxation time that I usually get on the weekend. The weekend started off with a Friday night creative writing group meeting. I loved what everyone read, such creativity, such talent in our little group and I am not talking about me!
On Saturday, my "babies" turned seven. We had a small birthday party with a few of their friends. The lovely little ladies had their nails painted and then went for lunch. The evening was a family affair, a restaurant of their choosing which would be Chuck E. Cheese or Charles E. Cheddar for the more sophisticated among us. My mom and I took the kids and met my husband there. After a quick bit of food, I was feeling assaulted by all of the noise, noise, noise. Of course the kids all thought that they had died and gone to heaven. My husband didn't want to be left alone in this crazy venue. Fortunately my neighbor showed up with his kids and saved the evening.
My mom and I came home and watched a fantastic movie called "Frozen River." The movie is about a woman who is down and out on her luck, she can't afford the balloon payment on her double wide trailer. She lives in Northern New York state near a Mohawk reservation. An odd match is stuck between this woman and a young Mohawk woman as they join the business of human smuggling. Quite a terrific film if you are into movies about real life.
This morning bright and early, I shuttled my eldest child off to sing in the children's choir, we went to church, then out the brunch, and then went and saw PNB's performance of "Swan Lake." The performance was spectacular, the ending was enough to give one goose bumps.
Tonight I am off to dine with my wonderful friend Kathy whom I have not seen for many months. Then I will come home and collapse into bed ready to start a new week!