I thought once I finished finals it would be rest and relaxation, maybe a little Christmas shopping here and there...
First, the DAY I finished finals, Hubs came down with strep throat. Over the weekend, Hayden started running high fever...trip to the ER revealed she also had strep throat. Then, two days later, Anna catches it. So I spent most of last week taking care of three sick children. (Note: Hubs is actually 28, but when he's sick, he might as well be a five-year-old. Males.)
A couple of visits to doctors later, Hubs and kids are feeling better.
In between taking the kids to the doctor and babying Hubs I was super-busy at work planning and decorating for our annual Christmas dinner. My boss, the Pastor, is older and apparently has an abundance of free time to come up with these crazy schemes and decoration ideas - this would normally be cool, but since I'm the secretary, that means I'm the one who has to try and make his ideas come to life. These ideas usually take two or three days to complete.
Luckily I'm brilliant and was able to pull everything together, and our dinner on Thursday night was a smashing success. Yay.
Friday I cleaned house, finished Christmas shopping, wrapped presents and started packing for us to spend the weekend at Hub's parent's house in Baton Rouge. All in all a great day, especially when Hubs brought in the mail and I discovered a letter from my school informing me I made the President's List.
I was so excited and moved that I cried. It sort of felt like validation for me - letting myself know that hey, I can actually do this - even with a husband and two children and a home to take care of and a job to keep. Just call me Superwoman.
I rode that high all the way through the weekend, and I'm still feeling pretty giddy about it now. Hubs put the letter on the fridge, which is adorable and lets me know he's super proud of me.
Our "Christmas Weekend" with Hub's family went well. The girls received entirely too many gifts, as usual. We hit the jackpot with cash prizes and some gift cards and pretty awesome gifts. Made it back home this afternoon, had lunch at my grandparent's house, watched the Saints lose to the Ravens (boo) and then went to church for our Christmas Candelight Service.
So, that's what I've been up to - not that y'all really cared. This vacation is turning out to be not so much a vacation as much as more work for Jess. How strange.