When us Southern girls us the word "ya'll" as a complete sentence it means that the following sentence or thought is significant.
Ya'll. This has been the best week. Seriously, the best. Do you remember when I was all wadded up in the corner over the fact that my girls didn't want me to come to youth camp? Well, I'm totally over it. Sure, I've missed them. A little tiny bit, but not much. Don't judge. We all need a break. I decided that I would make the most of this week and
I declared it and the rest of the world listened. Okay, only my hubby and son knew about it, but they are my world.
I had a date day with my sweet boy on Monday. Within hours of kissing my girls goodbye my boy and I settled in nicely with the only-child-thing.
I scored mom points when I suggested McD's for lunch. We never eat McD's so this was a special treat. I couldn't bring myself to eat it, but I sure had fun watching him
A few weeks ago I had purchased a Groupon for our favorite Italian restaurant. Little did I know that it would come in handy so soon! DATE NIGHT!!!!
We even ended the evening with drinks:
I have had some much needed work-alone-in-the-house time this week. I caught up on some projects that just never seem to get done in the school year. My mom let me borrow her fantastic sewing machine and so far I've made 7 pillows and a pair of curtains.
Mid-week, my mom and I had a much needed date-day. We shopped and lunched and laughed. We put miles on the car and had a coffee refuel. We even went to the mall. It was a little different than when I played bodyguard for my daughter and her friend. We shopped so long, that we called the boys to let them know that they needed to scrape the bottom of the peanut butter jar and call it dinner, because we were sitting down to California Pizza Kitchen. Oh the shame. My sweet dad spent the day with my only-child-boy doing boy stuff that included golf and swimming.
Another dear friend offered my son a playdate yesterday. Oh the joys of being an only child! Actually, he admitted that he is missing his sisters. From there he went to my in-laws for another sleepover. Wow, his social life should be published in Towne and Country! After dropping him off, I met a bestie for a girls night out. When I have the opportunity for a GNO, I like to try new restaurants that my man wouldn't like. Do you do that? I knew we had hit the jackpot when I read words like quinoa and falafel on the menu. You had me at Baklava.
My week is quickly coming to a close. Tomorrow we pick up the girls from camp, but until then I am enjoying a quiet house, listening to my choice of music in the car, and spoiling our only child.