A Day In The Life: Brain Surgery, CrossFit, Crafting with Kids & Books

by Jennifer on June 3, 2012

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“The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public”

Why did I share a brain quote you ask? well, you may recall that I mentioned on Friday, that my mother in law was undergoing brain surgery Friday. To keep my nervous self busy, I decided to work on some messy tasks around the house to surprise my husband when he came home. He is not one who can enjoy being around clutter and we have some cabinets, closets and rooms that just end up getting all out of control because of, well, Life.

After taking the kids to school, my breakfast was a bagel with almond butter. Then I worked online a bit before I began to organize.

Before I picked the kids up from school, I went to the gym and then we changed up, snacked and headed to an afternoon of play with some dear friends.

The kids played like crazy and before we knew it, we had stayed for dinner and played until past bedtime. That is fine with me as I consider it preparation for Summer break. I most enjoyed watching the kids join some of the dads during their CrossFit workout

Saturday morning began with me thinking I could get a head start if I arose early but the second I came downstairs, an 8 year old appeared behind me. Within minutes both kids were clamoring for breakfast and ready to burn some energy. Their breakfast of choice was a toasted bagel with almond butter. Not a bad choice.

While they were creating imaginary adventures, I busied my worried self with more organization. I attacked the kitchen sideboard before moving onto some other cabinets.

After cleaning up, we went to the transfer station aka dump (in the pouring rain I may add), visited the animal shelter and then went to two tag sales.

By the way, don’t you think if someone advertises a tag sale to be ‘rain or shine’, that they should not cancel it and put up a sign that says ‘Cancelled due to rain’? It made me laugh. Did I end up scoring anything from the second tag sale you wonder? Yes, I took home ‘The Wedding’ by Nicholas Spark.

Once home, the kids were looking for a different activity so we flipped through the box of birthday gifts and chose the window mosaic craft. They must have spent two hours preparing the parts. Once in a while they would go off to play a bit but then came back to the task. Lunchtime came and went before they finished the craft and researched the best window for display.

I found myself needing a break after a few hours so we heading back out into the rain to visit the library and then use a gift card at the Other Tiger were Isabel chose ‘Where the Sidewalk Ends’ by Shel Silverstein.

Next up was a family effort to clean the playroom and box up items for donation before we washed up and watched a Veggie Tales movie and munches on popcorn. We then spent an hour reading while we waited for Daddy to come home. 48 hours without him is too dang long.

We are happy to say that my Mother-in-law is home and so is my husband!

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Jen June 3, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I am glad your mother in law is home.

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