Wow, we’ve had a crazy busy week. One of my best friends is arriving at our house this afternoon with her two kids (ages 2 and 2 months) to stay until Thursday while her husband is out of town. I’m excited to see her, but I haven’t been to the grocery store yet, I have no idea what I’m making them for dinner, the house is less than clean, and I have to work at the library from 12:30 until 5pm (they will be getting here around 4, so they’ll be here when I get home from work).
I wanted to take an extra day off from the library while they’re here, but I’m trying to conserve as much paid vacation time as possible, so that I’ll have it when the baby is born. So instead of taking a vaca day, I traded with another employee; I worked her shift last Wednesday and I’ll work her short shift today, in trade for her working for me this coming Tuesday. So I’ve basically worked at my part time job 43 hours in the last week in order to only work 24 hours this week. It’s worth it to get the day off while my friend is here, but I feel like I haven’t gotten anything else done lately. Plus, we had my husband’s cousin’s wedding this weekend. Up until last Monday, we thought that all we had to do was show up at the church at 2pm yesterday and enjoy the day. But since my husband ended up being in the wedding party, we had the rehearsal dinner on Friday, and then we left the house at 8:15 yesterday morning in order for my husband to meet the rest of the wedding party for pictures and all the stuff they had to do before the wedding. I went along and hung out with my parents for a while, since they live near where the wedding was held. By the time we got home last night, it was after midnight, so it was a very long day. But we had a great time, and the wedding was beautiful – if that’s your kind of thing. We tend to think that all the hoopla is a bit silly, but everyone had a good time, so it went well.
It was a pretty expensive weekend, with the tux rental and the wedding gift, and gas money for driving back and forth from the rehearsal and wedding, but we don’t have weddings all that often – it looks like the next one will be in August – so I can’t complain. And it was really nice to see all of my husband’s family yesterday.