Whew, what an exhausting, fun, busy, stressful weekend!
Party prep started Friday night with an intensive house-cleaning. Our house is teeny-tiny, so it actually only took a few hours to get it done. Hubs had to work Saturday morning until about 1:30 p.m., so I was on my own for finishing cleaning the house, buying groceries, and prepping all the food. It wasn't too bad, but it was 93 degrees out and I didn't have time to eat anything, so I may have been a little snippy at certain points! Especially when I couldn't get a hold of my parents who had promised to bring a bunch of chairs... then come to find out they flew out to Arizona for the weekend! It worked out though, as soon as Hubs got off work I sent him over to their house to steal their nicer chairs out of their backyard. :) Two can play at that game! Anyway, the party was really fun, Hubs kept raving about how "we throw great parties," so as long as he enjoyed his birthday celebration, I'm happy.
We were both exhausted Sunday morning and opted to clean up only the smelly stuff and stuff we had to return, and then vegged out until it was time to head off to Hubs' brother's birthday party. My SIL had rented a bounce house/jolly jumper for the party, and I have to admit - I was really excited about it! I kept bugging hubs to go in with me, and finally he agreed. It was sooo much fun. I laughed uncontrollably the whole time we were bouncing around. **WAY TMI AHEAD** I laughed so hard that I thought I peed my pants a little - which I NEVER do (I have a bladder of steel). I went to the restroom afterwards and it wasn't pee, it was a TON of CM. Isn't that strange for right before AF? I usually dry up after O, but maybe I'm all out of whack from the infections and meds this C.
Now it's back to work we go! It's going to be an absolutely crazy week. The other shoe dropped and we had a meeting this morning where our CFO announced the reorganization of the larger dept that my tiny dept is part of. This was the "possibly good" announcement that I mentioned last week. We - both the big dept and my little dept - are now joining another dept, and as of tomorrow I will no longer be reporting to my current boss. Instead, we'll both be reporting directly to the head of the department we are joining forces with (R). R is a man, and to be honest, I am kind of looking forward to the change. He is pretty easy-going and friendly, and not as hard to read as my current (now old) boss. Her mood swings and the way she always changes her mind (but doesn't think she's changing her mind) kept me constantly on edge! So hopefully this change will mean a little less stress in that area.
I've got to get a ton of stuff done this week before Hubs and I leave on our ROAD TRIP! I can't believe we're leaving on Sunday. Man, time just flies by... I'm a little stressed about leaving Atticus for two weeks, I've never been away from him that long. But we're getting a house-sitter, so at least he'll have someone there every night and taking care of him every day. I swear, I feel almost like I'm leaving my child with a babysitter for two weeks though! I'm going to miss him like crazy, but I trust he'll be in good hands. (Can you tell I'm trying to talk myself into that?)
Anyway, I hope everyone has a nice, pleasant, and mellow week! Unless you are finishing out your 2ww, in which case I hope it ends with a very positive bang! :)