Well Trina and her son did make it to our house on Saturday around 8:30pm. I think we were both just really relieved that she did make it even though a bit later than she would have liked. I'm sure she will post her thoughts of our weekend but figured I would go ahead with my take on our weekend now.
After she arrived we had dinner. It was nice sitting around the table and talking, sharing a meal. This was my first time meeting her son but I felt like I had always known him since we had talked a lot about our children over the past 7 yrs. He is a really nice boy and Nicholas and him seemed to act like old friends from the moment they met. My children just love company anyway and do their best to be good hosts. They just couldn't wait till they had finally arrived. After dinner we just sat around and talked while the kids played xbox.
I knew Trina was tired when she laid on the sofa to read her book and was soon fast asleep. It wasn't early though by then we had talked till after 1am.
On Sunday we got up and after breakfast Trina and I took a walk down my favorite road. We had a really good conversation about a lot of things. I think I really opened up for the first time with her. I tend to keep things bottled up a lot hoping I can sort them out by myself. I think that's what I miss most about my therapist that I did tell him ever thought. I wasn't really surprised that Trina and I are very similar in a lot of ways. I know a lot of it comes from how we were neglected as children. Our stories differ a lot but I think the lack of care by our mothers is the same. After we got back we snuck around back and sat on the porch and talked some more before going in with the family.
After that Mike and I made a trip out so I could buy a dreaded swimsuit. I ended up with a one piece with a skirt in a violet color. Can't say it thrilled me but with the black cover-up I bought it wasn't horrible. When we got back the kids were anxious to get going to the beach. Kevin was off with his girlfriend and I couldn't locate the air pump for the inflatable kayak so sadly we wouldn't be able to do that. But the day was sunny and hot and the beach was very inviting.
Mike elected to stay home and have some him time so it was just Trina, I and the kids. We got to the park and though there were a lot of people we found a nice spot on the beach and the kids headed into the water. They were all so happy to be there and so was I. I went back to the car for a few chairs and Trina and I sat them in the water and sat and talked while the water splashed up on our feet and legs. It was just peaceful and relaxing. We both did eventually venture into the water and it wasn't nearly as cold as I thought it would be.
I actually found myself napping on the blanket at one point. I hadn't had much sleep the night before. It just felt very relaxing to me to be out in the sun. I very much enjoyed our trip to the beach. I kept thinking to myself why don't I do that more often. So I probably will. After about 3 1/2 hours we headed on home. The kids could have probably stayed longer but I could tell they were all pretty tired too.
I had made chicken with mango salsa in the crockpot so all I had to do for dinner was make some brown rice in the rice cooker. I cut up the watermelon I had bought too and we had dinner. It was nice I didn't have to cook.
I can't remember if we cleaned up before or after dinner but then Trina and I went to Wal-mart. I swear it felt like I went to Wal-mart twice a day all weekend lol. I can't even remember what we bought when we went I think we both just wanted to get out.
Then I had the bright (not so bright) idea to go out somewhere, just Mike, Trina and I. So Kevin drove us to a local dive so we would have a designated driver lol. Turned out the bar was closing at 11pm. Can you imagine that for luck? We never go out and the one time we decide to the bar is closing lol. Then Kevin was already peeling wheels out of the parking lot before we could catch him so we had to sit there till he got back home and then came back for us lol.
So then we thought we would just stop at the liquor store and drink at home. But then after that we decided to stop at the bar we should have just went to in the first place lol. It had plenty of people and was hopping with a wedding reception or after party or something. There was a bar full of 21-26 yr olds I would guess and a bride in white and everyone dressed up lol. It was definitely lively that's for sure.
Before I knew it I was ordering shots for Trina and I and the bartender was even doing them with us lol. It was quite comical really lol. You know I had never spent any time in a bar when I was young so maybe I was having a moment of wanting to be crazy and 21 again lol. We played some pool and darn it even ordered a pizza. It was the wedding parties fault since they had stacks of pizza everywhere it seemed. So I did have an evening of excess lol. I definitely need to work on that.
After we got home Mike crashed quick and Trina and I sat up and messed around on our laptops till we were just bone tired. She crashed before me and then I finally carried my butt to bed at like 4am or something crazy like that.
Mike got up in the morning and made us all a nice breakfast. I got up and made 2 batches of protein bars, one for Trina and one for me. Trina and V started packing up. Her car didn't have AC and it was HOT so they ended up staying till about 4:30 or so. Trina and I made another trip to Wal-mart too for some travel food for them. It felt kind of sad having them leave.
I do wish they lived closer for sure. Nicholas had told V that he needed to come visit us one weekend a month and I could tell he really liked that idea because he kept mentioning it. I do hope they will come back before the summer is over so I can take Trina out on the water. I love the idea of doing something with her she's never done.
Anyway, it was a really nice weekend. After they left I told Mike even though we had company it felt really relaxing to me and he agreed. Trina and V definitely fit right in with our family. I very much look forward to them coming again soon. And nope I didn't get any pictures. Trina did take a few though so maybe she will post the ones that don't look to bad lol.
As for food and exercise I think I did ok. The scale showed me at the same I was before the long weekend so I'll take it. I don't think I've said that tomorrow I'm heading up the road to see the plastic surgeon that Amy recommended. I'm super excited about seeing him. He works with a bariatric center so deals with patients that have lost a lot of weight and have big amounts of loose skin issues. So I'm looking forward to hearing what he has to say and also hoping his prices will be cheaper. I just feel like this is something I want for myself and really no matter the cost I am going to do this for myself. I look at it like someone buying a new car, they just do it. I know that might sound selfish and I sure don't want to put my family in the poor house. But I feel like I've really worked hard and I want to reward myself. Not to mention I just want to feel more normal. Well I better get back to work. I've been writing this forever it seems lol. I will post a challenge update tomorrow. Till tomorrow...