Maggie Makes Four!

This journal started off documenting the adoption of our youngest daughter. It now follows the twist and turns of our lives as we raise these two amazing little creatures into the best women they can become.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Now, if we could just postpone reality a bit longer

We had a fabulous weekend celebrating our 20th anniversary.  We stayed in a charming hotel in Sonoma.  We ate some great meals.  We went on a scenic hike with spectacular views of the valley. We even did some wine tasting.  (Shocking in Sonoma.)   We came home relaxed and ready for a couple of really crazy weeks.  Here's what happened next:  

*  Realized that the cleaning ladies never showed on Friday.  The problem is tomorrow night is a big meeting here.  This completely rearranges my day tomorrow.  

* Refereed about 37 fights between tired children.  One child cried four times in 2 hours.  Ridiculous.

* Reprogrammed the language setting on the Magster's DS from Chinese and Italian to English.  This took quite a bit of guesswork on my part as I don't read Chinese or Italian and finding the language selection option in Chinese was like searching for easter eggs blindfolded.

*  Settled on allowances when one child was sick and unable to complete her chores and the other child simply checked she finished everything including several chores that she wasn't home to complete.  With my negotiating skills, I could be the next Ambassador to the Vatican.  Do you think Obama will call?  

*  Prepared dinner for two children and one husband.  Children didn't like the meal selection, husband still full from brunch.  Put most of dinner in refrigerator for tomorrow.  

*  Discovered one child asleep on the couch well before 8pm, then managed to get the other kid to bed before she fell asleep.  Did I mention the whole time I put the awake one to bed she grumbled about being left home, alone, with no one?  cry, cry, cry....more ridiculousness. 

Whew!  After five hours home, I need another three days in Sonoma.  


  • At 10:37 AM , Blogger Cindy said...

    I swear, there's a punishment for going away overnight and having a good time, whether it's back at the office or in your case, the office at home...

    I guess the good news is that since no one ate the meal you prepared, you don't have to think about cooking dinner tonight while you clean the house for the big meeting! Ah yes, there's always a silver cloud tee hee

    BTW, happy anniversary. The number of couples that can raise a hand to twenty years is dwindling! Congratulations to you and hubby.


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