The husband left for northern New Brunswick early-early Saturday morning. I should see him in a month...For a few days before he flys to Toronto for a course and then in a couple of weeks after that...For a few days before he goes back up north for an unguessable amount of time.
Catherine's party at the local wildlife park happened Saturday. It went well. We were right behind the guy feeding the animals and so we got to see most of the animals up close. The bobcats were fighting and we were all awed by their fierceness. The moose was right up next to the fence and we were all awed by his size. The bunnies were mating and we were all...Giggling.
Saturday night the kids and I bummed around at my sister's house until her Saturday night Texas Hold Em game started. Though I'm a committed 45's player I joined in and bumbled around until almost 1 am. The kids ran around and watched movies on the HUGE plasma TV in the basement until they fell asleep. Excellent night. Lots of dirty jokes and swearing. We're doing it again next weekend.
Sunday I went back to my sister's to collect my children where I left them the night before. Had coffee and leftover birthday cake for breakfast and had a great gossip session with my sister and her roomates.
Monday? We're all beat. It was go-go-go most of the weekend and junkfood at nearly every meal. The stress of Daddy leaving finally kicked in the bickering was on. I summoned the Terrible Mommy Voice (that deep rumbling one that the neighbours a mile down the road can hear, you know that one) to stop the bickering and the fighting dissolved into tears. Then we all glowered at each other for half an hour. Then we smiled a bit. Then we had carrot sticks and cheese and read together and now, balance seems to be coming back to the house.