We had a crazy weekend, and I am barely recovering today. I am happy the kids are in preschool on Mondays now, I need it to recover from the weekends! Today, being St. Patrick's Day, went easier for drop-off, which is making me wonder if I can incorporate some of these lessons every morning. When I told them it was a day to wear all green, they were very excited to pick out their clothes and get dressed, and then they were excited when the other kids at school were all wearing green, too. So, that was nice to not start the day with crying about preschool.
So this weekend we had something like 15 people for dinner on Saturday, which we cooked a fancy 3-course-meal for, and then about the same number of people plus 7 or 8 kids on Sunday for a pool party, which the pool didn't get quite warm enough for. Not that that stopped most of the kids from going in anyway. It was 80 degrees out, so it was nice. At least Sunday was a semi-potluck, and everyone had a great time. And since we started in the afternoon, people left early after dinner and that gave us a chance to get the kids to bed at a reasonable time, too. I was exhausted, and still feel that way today.
I'm beat, and the house is a mess. And I have a ton of work in the next couple weeks, plus a bunch of crafty things that need to start getting done for my sister's wedding in June, my friend's baby (also in June), a birthday party (this weekend!), and just my own stuff. I'm feeling overwhelmed, which is the usual anyway.
In other news, exercise is going well. I'm swimming twice a week, running twice a week, and biking when I can. It's been really windy here lately, which makes biking sort of miserable. I've been working on bringing up my speed at running, to at least get back to where I was pre-kids (which is still jogging, not really running, but feels like sprinting to me). I picked a half-marathon to train for in June, and possibly a triathlon at the end of May. And then we'll probably be in Italy, so I'm hoping I'll be able to keep running at least while I'm there, plus some hiking, too.
Speaking of which - I'm off to the gym now for a 2-mile run and then master's swimming. And spring is right around the corner!