We ended up having a really great weekend, though there were times in the midst of it when I felt the opposite. Jerry was grumpy on Saturday night and that led to my feeling annoyed on top of the stress/anxiety I was feeling after spending most of the day researching/writing for my class. But the rest of the weekend more than made up for that:
Fish Fry on Friday night - G is SOOOO his father's son, very friendly & flirty with all of the strangers within his scope of vision. He even stretched his body out around to catch glimpses of extra people he could smile at. It felt like he singlehandedly entertained the whole place! The servers know us well by now and this week our server brought oyster crackers in little plastic cups to help keep the boys entertained. It was just a really fun time, especially after having been sick last week.
Saturday morning we got to go over to Ethan's house to visit. The boys played very well and for the most part stayed out of trouble and were happy to explore "safe" things.
Sunday morning I was up early @ 5:30, so I decided to just get up and do more research/writing. Then after the boys woke up and we all had breakfast together and I folded some laundry, I went to go study @ Target's Starbucks and then @ Barnes and Noble once they opened. And something clicked - I finally found my groove and wrote up my answer to our discussion question and posted it. And an immediate weight was lifted. Called up Jerry and came home to spend time together. He told me the boys had fallen asleep together on the living room floor while playing - a first for them! He even took video to capture the moment. When I got home, they were awake so we played and did more laundry, cleaned up the kitchen, convinced Jerry it was time to let me cut his hair, organized the boys' room and organized the office. Amazing what the release of stress can do for my motivation!!!
The four of us plus Grandma & Grandpa went to visit a family friend at hospice later on, thinking the boys are at a good age to give her encouragement. It ended up going fine, despite my hesitation. In fact, the boys had an awesome time exploring/running in the hallway after our visit. They're not used to having such a large area to run around in. There was precious laughing/giggling/chasing with each other going on. Priceless.
To top it off, Jerry and I got to go on a little date, using a gift card to have dinner @ Buffalo Wild Wings and then shopping @ Walmart. Whoo hoo!