It came time to sit down and write today’s post. Late Sunday night, I collapsed tired but happy. I exhausted any amount of insight or profundity last week so today you get my weekend report.
1. My younger brother came to town.
My hubby was out-of-town, so my mom and my brother stayed at our house with me and the kids this weekend. My parents divorced when I was 12 and my brother was 8 which meant it was just us three musketeers for a really long time (I didn’t marry until I was in my 30s and he’s still single). So it was such fun to have the three of us under one roof again.
We kind of felt like we were on a mini vacation. Mom and I wore shorts and not a stitch of makeup. We ate Mexican food (poor boy lives in Oklahoma where you just can’t get the Tex-Mex he was raised on). We lived in the pool and met several rescue dogs.
Which takes me to the #2 on my weekend recap.
2. We adopted a dog.
Yes, we did that. Don’t tell me we’re crazy. It’s done. The kids love animals, no one more than little bit. She loves all animals big and small and they’ve all been begging for a dog for well over a year. So we started investigating rescues. Different groups and different breeds and all this crazy stuff I never did before I had kids and just took whatever rescue mutt needed it. After all that, we ended up with the very first dog we meet weekend before last. The kids loved her so much, and kept talking about her even after we met other sweet dogs.
No, I don’t have any pictures because she’s being fixed today and we can pick her up tonight. She’ll probably be my Wordless Wednesday. And no, we don’t have a name. Her shelter name is Sapphire. That sounds like a stripper to me so I think she needs a new name. The eldest selected Boots (or Freckles) which completely suit her. I’m fully on board. However, the other two want to stick with Sapphire. Except for the possibility Little Bit has of Dandelion which feels a little complicated to me. We’ll see. This may be the only blog post you get out of me this week.
3. We laughed a lot.
We just laughed. And laughed. And laughed. We had a play date with a school best friend and the kids laughed so hard I thought they’d fall over.
The kids adore my brother so much that they just laughed at everything he did and followed him around like puppies. His shoulder will never be the same. We laughed at all the dogs that visited and the funny things they did. We laughed about silly names and we laughed when we all tickled each other and we laughed at our funny homework assignment.
I loved all the laughing.
Hope you all had a weekend full of family and dogs and laughter too.