Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Stop This Crazy Ride -- I Wanna Get Off!

You know how you feel when you come to the end of a loopy roller coaster: body still propelling forward, mind continuing to spin? Well, that's how I feel today. The last of house guests left this morning*, and I find myself hardly functional.

Chelsea keeps asking me if I want to watch a movie we rented a week ago, but I feel like I can do little more than grunt at her and sigh deeply (and blog, because I can always blog). I believe she's tired of my inability to communicate and has wandered off for a midday siesta. I'm tempted to join her.

Though I am exhausted, we've had an amazing time with the family and friends who have passed through over the last several days. We have learned, however, that it's a really bad idea to stack them back-to-back, so next year there will be some staggering. Fortunately, Marcie is like a second sister to me and all her kids are like cousins, so she and her family just make themselves right at home. That's advantageous when you're totally wiped out.

During Marcie's stay, we did little more than cook and eat constantly (because that's how she chills), stopping only to play copious amounts of board and card games. We even played dice at the neighborhood pool while the kids went for a swim! I'm pleased to announce that I did won a number of Nertz games. I know there was some concern, what with all the pre-visit smack talking I did.

For your viewing pleasure:

Get Your Game On

Beating the Heat

* Chelsea is the exception --
she's still here, but I'm pretty sure she's moved in for good.


  • Happy Mommy

    I love having house guests! What a lovely neighborhood pool! We have a 34 mile drive to go swim, so I have pool envy!

  • Elizabeth

    Girl, I love me some nertz. We should get together and play! :-)

  • Randi

    Hope you get some good down time now! You must just be an awesome hostess 'cause people keep coming!

  • Amy

    Finally checking in from BEAUTIFUL Colorado. (I have been away from computers almost totally since last Wed. That has to be some kind of record.)

    Sounds like you've had a fun couple of days... weeks?

    I got your message tonight. I'll try to call you tomorrow.

  • sjh

    Looks like you are having a great summer! Hope you get some restful times soon. I emailed you about the blog thing, so when you have time give me a shout...

  • Jendi

    The water slide looks like great fun.

    We love to get together and play games with friends. A good time without electronics!? LOL.

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