YES ! What bliss. I woke this morning to a silent house. Well, except for the two T.V.s the kids left running. I had planned, and requested, that my husband wake me at 7AM, but my hubby let me sleep in and got the kids off to school himself. I appreciate his morning thoughtfulness, but I really need to be up to get the most from my day. Also, Heather says that she prefers that I be up before she leaves for school, because I chit-chat with her and it helps her to wake up before school. She says that Dad may be up, but he's really not awake. She says he's boring.
Anyway, by the time I got my housework caught up, it was too late to get the dogs out for a walk, and it was a reasonably warm day to do it. Oh well, now that I'm caught up, and Roy has promised to wake me on time tomorrow, I can spend a little extra time out with them tomorrow. In the meantime, I'll just have to put up with their pouting and fidgeting. I guess I've survived worse.
Yesterday, I spent part of my day doing some furniture moving. I hauled my drawing table up from the basement and into the kitchen. I've been wanting to do some drawing, but it's just too chilly and damp in the basement this time of year. Now that I'm caught up on my house work, I'm hoping that tomorrow, I can get some sketches laid out. Also, now that my drawing stuff is in a more centrally located place, I can keep an eye on the kids while I work. Sometimes, it seems that leaving teenagers unattended is almost more dangerous than leaving a couple of toddlers home alone.
Last night at dinner, Roy and I had a little chat with Jake and Heather. We told them that they really need to cut back on the overnight guests. Not only am I starting to feel like I am running a boarding house for teenagers, but Roy and I would like to have some evenings available to go out once in a while. Now all I have to do is figure out how to pry Roy's butt off the couch once in a while, because if we don't actually get up and go, the kids will go right back to their old ways.
Well, I need to get myself off to bed before it gets too late. I was sort of hoping to soak in a nice hot tub tonight. Nick and Jennifer got me a wonderful bath set for Christmas that I haven't had a chance to use yet. Maybe tomorrow . . .