Just completed the busiest weekend of the year - perhaps the busiest weekend of my life. Some of it I experienced only vicariously, but I was a participant in most of it.
Friday night: The gals are off to a community theater production of the Nutcracker.
Saturday: 10:00 am - Dude and Dad to Destination ImagiNation, 11:00 - Dude to birthday party with 14 kindergarten age boys and 1 girl.
(In a parallel universe: 10:00 am - M and Mom off to Guthrie for a behind-the-scenes tour of The Christmas Carol, followed by lunch and the performance itself.)
The entire family regroups around 4:00 for a quick dinner before Mom and Dad are off to a holiday party with Mrs. Hobbled's work colleagues.
Side trip - During the birthday party, the Hobbled Runner did a little Christmas shopping. All he can say is that he is very proud of his purchase for Mrs. Hobbled. More than that I cannot add for she sometimes reads this thing.
Another side trip - slipped out for about 45 minutes of X-Country skiing at 4:30 - just as the sun was setting, and the temperatures slipped down into the single digits. Lots of fun, but the hills are kind of boring with M - no one can scream quite like her!
Sunday: M's church choir participates in the lessons in carols deal at both the 9:00 and 11:00 service. Since she had to arrive at church at 8:00 to prep, that meant the Hobbled Runner spent over 4 hours in a place of worship this weekend. That's got to count for something! Oh - - it was a beautiful service.
After lunch, more Christmas shopping for the Hobbled Runner - almost done now.
3:30 - 4:30: M's piano recital - three pieces, much applause.
5:00: Running entrance to the Children's Theater production of Disney's (yes - Disney's) Alladin. The Genie steals the show as he did in the movie - he was quite good - better than Robin Williams.
Monday morning rolls around and everyone out of bed early for carols around the tree before heading off to school and work with a smile on their face and a song in their heart.