Monday, February 05, 2007

Thank Goodness This Weekend Is Over!

***WARNING!!! This post is VERY long!!!****

Wow, I swear my weekend went from good, to bad, to worse.

Friday night we piled up and went to dinner at this Italian restaurant that I had always heard good things about. It was a cute little place that gives kids pizza dough to play with while they wait for their food. It started going downhill when I wanted to substitute alfredo sauce for the marinara sauce (I really don’t like red sauces). He said that would be fine, but it would be a $4 charge!!! $4!!! I was expecting maybe $1 or $2 like at Olive Garden, but not $4!! The waiter told me it’s because it’s homemade. I muttered under my breath that I make homemade alfredo sauce and the whole pot costs me just a little more than $4!!!! It wasn’t even that great…I like mine better.

After that we went to Bed, Bath & Beyond to get a present for my college roommate’s bridal shower that was Saturday. We ended up getting this really cool new coffee maker too. Now I don’t drink coffee, but it does heat up water for hot chocolate! It’s one of those that makes a single cup instead of a pot, but it has a thing that lets you use your own coffee instead of having to buy pre-made little thingys. The thing was not cheap, but I secretly didn’t care because our old coffee maker was white, and I have a very dark kitchen, with all black appliances, so it really stuck out like a sore thumb. Anyway, hubby is very excited about it and has used it about 15 times since we got it Friday night.

Saturday hubby had to go into work and I took the kids to Target to get hubby’s Valentine’s present (a box of Bailey’s candies!). So I got that, and two trains, a Curious George puzzle and Dora and Thomas sippy cups. I didn’t realize how long I had been in the store and all of a sudden realized that I had to be ready for the bridal shower in 1 hour, and I still had to drive home, take a shower and curl my hair. So I did all of that and managed to leave only about 15 minutes late.

One of my daughter’s little playmates from down where my parents live was up in Columbus for the day so she was at the house playing with my daughter. We decided to take the girls to Chuck E. Cheese’s while hubby stayed with my son and my dad. We got to Chuck E. Cheese’s and the line was out the door in the freezing cold! We had no intentions of staying and decided to head to the mall and play in the play area. We played for a long time and then took the girls to the food court. During dinner, my daughter said she had to go potty, and as we started walking she said her foot hurt and when she walked she fell down. I didn’t really think anything of it, but I carried her the rest of the way to the bathroom. I carried her back to our seat and then we all walked back to the valet desk to wait for our car. She kept saying her foot hurt, and I assumed it was because she was wearing new shoes. So I told her that once we got home she could take them off. Once we got in the car she was almost in tears, so I pulled her shoes off.

Once we were home hubby gave her a bath and she was screaming the whole time. Her foot was really hurting her…but we couldn’t see anything wrong and there was no “incident” that made us think something happened. She had to be carried everywhere that night, and we had her sleep in our bed with us so that she wouldn’t wake up screaming because of the pain. Our son decided he didn’t want to sleep through the night and at 3:00 woke me up and when I went in his room he told me “pay toys”. He freaking wanted to play and I could barely keep my eyes open! So hubby took him into the guest room and fell asleep with him. When we woke up Sunday morning the power was out. I still had to take a shower because we either were going to church (we were supposed to teach Sunday school) or to Urgent Care. I realized how dependent I am on my hair dryer and flat iron :) My daughter did not understand why we couldn’t watch TV. After her saying she had to go potty and my having to carry her and help her tremendously, I decided we were going to Urgent Care. The problem was that they didn’t open until noon and it was 9:00. So we fed the kids breakfast, got them dressed and then headed out. I ran into the grocery store to buy the food I was going to make for the super bowl party we were going to, and then headed to Urgent Care. We walked in and there were probably 7 people ahead of us…you know why? Because even though the doctors don’t get there until noon, they will still check you in and get you ready before that. I commented to the check-in lady (who was VERY nice) that we had been driving around because we knew they didn’t open until noon. Anyway, we sat our stuff down in the waiting area and two seconds later we were called back. I have no idea why we got to go back so quickly, but I was not complaining! They took x-rays of her ankle and thankfully it’s not broken, just sprained. It had actually swelled up a lot since the night before. They put her in a little splint and sent us on our way.

The kids fell asleep on the way home, so hubby and I decided that we would measure the laundry room and go get our shelves now while the kid were sleeping. See, The Container Store has these awesome shelf systems that we used for our pantry and garage, and I needed a shelf above my washer and dryer, and they were 30% off through today, so we had to go and pick them out yesterday and then I’ll pick the order up today. So we didn’t get back on our way home until 3:30. I had a lemon cake to make, cookies and spinach and artichoke dip to make in, oh, 45 minutes. That didn’t happen. I made the stuff and we ended up getting over there at 6:45 instead of 5:30. But we had a good time at our friends’ house and my daughter actually started walking on her ankle and playing on it, which was good because I had no idea what she was going to do there if she couldn’t get around.

We got home around 10:45 last night and my kitchen is still trashed because I was too tired to clean it up. Thanks for reading through my pages of rambling…I’m sorry if it didn’t make any sense :)

I really hope this week is better than this past weekend.


Kellie said... about busy and things not going as planned. Sorry for all of it...hope your daughter is better.

Michele_3 said...

What a busy weekend!
Well,I'm sure your glad it is over huh?
I hope your daughter gets to feeling much better with her foot too.

Julie said...

I'm exhausted from reading about your weekend! $4 for a sauce change is a bit much - considering I'm sure they had a huge pot of it sitting in the kitchen. Sorry to hear about your daughter's foot - hope it's on the mend.

Amy W said...

Your weekends sound like ours!

Glad to hear your daughter's foot was okay.

Kelly M said...

Oh wow, Guess you were really busy, huh? Glad it's behind you and your daughter is hopefully feeling better??

That Chick Over There said...

Good gracious, what a weekend!

Danielle Meehan said...

Wow. I feel exhausted after just reading that.
Hope your daughter starts feeling better. Carrying her everywhere will start to get old
Hope this week has been better!