I'm worn out.
Thanksgiving has come and gone and with it, all my oompf has gone with it. Between the cooking, and the cooking, and the cooking some more, and the house being full 24/7 with boys and their friends, and having to spend time worrying about the easy child who decided to not be so easy, and the broken washing machine and the two (not one...but TWO) broken down cars, and the lack of exercising and taking care of myself...well, I'm just plum tired.
But at the same time, I'm happy...so go figure.
Women are allowed to be complicated.
So much is going through my head and it's not even worth trying to spell it all out here...and really, I just think I'm tired and feeling a bit like God is preparing me for something. I'm not sure that even makes sense, but I'm feeling unsettled and I'm not sure why.
My normal course of action is to lace up my shoes and hike my trail and talk it out with my heavenly father, but today He sent rain...much needed rain for the ground but not for my mental state. And so I did what most everyone else in America is doing this weekend....weeped my way through the four new Gilmore Girls movies.
A hike would have probably been better but it felt good to be lazy today too.
Our Thanksgiving was really nice and thanks to the fact that almost the whole meal can be made in advance, the weather was close to 80 which meant we could eat in the garden and that every person who walked through our door could be put in the 'easy' category...it was just a super fun day.
The cousins spent hours playing corn hole and football, we ate around 3:30pm, hung out for a few hours outside because it was so beautiful and then the annual family viewing of the movie Elf...and half way through the movie everyone tackled, and demolished, the leftovers.
No one went hungry.
The night before Thanksgiving we celebrated Kenan's birthday...he and Alex have been best friends since kindergarten. They're all grown up now and have the best group of friends....I'm not sure if they have more fun or if the parents do.
Thanksgiving night and early into the morning, grown up cousins sat around the table playing board games. Big kids are just fun...super fun.
Fun, yes...but not always easy. Lots of lecturing and frustration go along with the fun parts and I finally retreated one afternoon to my bed to watch the hallmark channel for a bit with my sweet, never talks back, kitty.
Sometimes moms just need to hide.
That guy that I like so much spent hours on the roof hanging Christmas lights but inside we are still firmly planted in Fall. I guess I'll get to decorating the inside this week at some point but in all honesty, I was just too tired to even think about it today.
It'll get done at some point.
In happy news, our boy in the middle is working as an electrical apprentice and saved us a ton of money by diagnosing our electrical issue...and then fixing it. I now need one son to become a plumber and another to become a mechanic and we'll be all set.
The Bronco's are playing tonight, supper will be pasta amatriciana, and I'm thinking it'll be a quiet night. Brian is settled back in his dorm room and Matthew's been down for the weekend but is heading home soon. I do like having them all home, sleeping under our little roof on our little street...they're a loud crew but I like them all a whole lot. But tomorrow is back to school and work for all of us and I guess I'm ready for the routine to start again too. And I"m praying for a small window of time to hike...I'm really needing that time.
Oh...and I did the majority of my christmas shopping online and it feels super good to be ahead of the game. Poor, but done!