Saturday is my one day off a week. I have an adjusted work schedule so I can be home more with the kids in the afternoons. But that means I work 6 days a week. Because we’re a retail store, we don’t close for a lot of holidays. I mean, holidays are when “regular” people have an extra day to shop! However, in the last few years we’ve changed that a bit. Holidays like Labor Day and Memorial Day have proven to be low sales days, so it hadn’t been cost effective to stay open. Which means that we were closed today. That makes a second day off this week. Oh Glory Be!!
I slept in! And then I watched a Dance Moms marathon on Lifetime until noon. The kids and I made a big batch of nachos and played Life. That would be all the kids that still live at home, including my two teenage sons. Tad ended up with so many kids, he needed a second car. For whatever reason, we all found that hysterically funny. (FYI, I totally won!) Afterwards, we watched Judge Judy and made s’mores in the microwave. Sean got in some bike riding.
The kids are putting away some laundry now. Tomorrow is school pictures and I do like them to look a little spiffy at least one day out of the year! Soon it will be baths, books and bed. Skye did get a little snuggle time in with Runner. He still is the world’s cutest, tamest and oddest hamster. I think he believes himself to be a small dog. A couple of weeks ago, the kids put him on my bed next to me while I was reading. He curled up and went to sleep. He also likes to take food out of your hand and eat it (rather than storing it in his cheeks for later) and he will just sit in your hand and hang out. He never bites or tries to get away. His cage door has been accidentally left open on more than one occasion and he’ll just be sitting in there looking at us like “will someone close this thing for me? I wasn’t raised in a barn!”
You might notice a slight redness at the inner corner of Skye’s eye. The muscles that were surgically shortened a couple of weeks ago are in the final healing stages. She’s self-conscious of it, but its only really noticeable when she is looking hard to either side. The doctor said her eyes are healing up incredibly fast and the surgery went better than he could have hoped. He believes this will be the last corrective surgery she will ever need (knock on wood, fingers crossed, salt over shoulder, whatever other superstitious rituals will help!) She has strabismus, in her case her eyes turn outward. Thank goodness her vision is 20/20 regardless!
Tomorrow its back to our regularly scheduled programming of work, school, work, stress. But it’s a short week and Saturday will be back again before we know it. Yay!!