Doc was getting over a head cold and I was fighting it off, so it was a low-key weekend. There was even a nap, which was just fine with Toby (that’s his “mama, we’re having a nap together!” face).
The biggest excitement? My nephew turned six (how?!) and we went out for the family party and that astonishing Saturn 5/Skyler 6 cake that my dad engineered for him. What a delightful little person he’s turned out to be–happy birthday, Skyler!
1. Doc and I took my nephew for dinner and a playground outing last night, which was lots of fun for everyone except Toby, who threw up in protest.
2. With the new car payment, I’ve been on more of a budget–but I still think I could be saving more for short-term and long-term things. And I still think about money a lot. So I both related to a lot of this and simultaneously felt slightly better about myself: Many Middle-Class Americans Can’t Come Up with $400 In an Emergency.
3. Related, when I’m having trouble staying on my budget (aka looking at J. Crew), I remember this fantastic SNL skit from a while back:
Camping! Doc and I headed up to the Uinta mountains Thursday night after work to try to catch some of the Perseid meteor shower–and to take my nephew camping for the first time.
The pictures get a little scarce after my brother’s family showed up Friday afternoon (and if I thought I was “adulting” poorly, I feel much better about my skills after keeping a 4.5 year old safe in a riverfront campsite…) but this one about sums it up:
Whew! Kids are tiring (newsflash) but I’m glad I got to be there for Skyler’s first camping trip. Thanks to Doc for going along with my plan and helping to wrangle him–he had a great time.
The last 48 hours were full of Things That Make A Really Good Weekend.
Not pictured: Re-reading the first two The Dark Is Rising books, going to yoga, dinner with my best friend, and planning a sewing project. Com again soon, weekend!