Monday, September 6, 2010

What a weekend.

There must be something in the water, because my kids were monsters this weekend. I started out Friday ecstatic for some family time, especially after heading back to work that Monday. By Saturday evening, I was ready to forfeit my holiday.

Saturday we did our big grocery shopping trip, and treated ourselves to both lunch and dinner out. Sunday I did lots of baking-- oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, sparkling jello, and my first ever attempt at Cake Pops. If you don't know what those are, they're simple in theory: crumble a baked 13x9 inch cake and mix with 1 tub of frosting. Roll the mixture into small balls, insert a lollipop stick, freeze for 15 minutes, then dip into melted chocolate. I, personally, found them to be a bit sweet, but my family liked them. Since I used Funfetti cake mix and vanilla frosting, I might try them again sometime with a more subdued flavor combo: probably yellow cake and cream cheese frosting.

Today we opted for a family activity, but with the promise of rain we knew we had to stay indoors. We agreed on Glo Golf, and sans a few meldowns, it was pretty fun. I also scored a few baskets made out of recycled magazines at Marshalls for $5 each, and treated myself to a Cheese on a Stick and frozen lemonade from Hot Dog on a Stick-- a favorite treat.

I finished off this weekend with a long, warm shower, and my best attempt at a positive attitude. This was in lieu of dinner, which I let everyone else enjoy without me (lucky them... I mean me). Tomorrow is my first day "off" and my daughter and I will be going out to lunch after she gets out of Kindergarten, and I finish helping at the preschool my mom works at. Should be a better day. Let's hope.


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