I woke up at 4:45 AM. Horrible. This is the day I could have slept in. Tomorrow I have to get up at 4:30 or so, and the same on Sunday. But today, when my body could have had eight hours or more, it rebelled against me.
I blame the birds.
Jim and Karen's house is on a golf course. The birds didn't wake me up, but once I was awake they conspired to keep me that way. I waited until 5:30 to take my shower. Then thought this would be a good time to catch up on computer "stuff" while my sisters are still asleep.
Yesterday was so enjoyable. I spent way too much money, but got a ton of Christmas presents for my kids...and a few things for me as well. The outlet mall in Aurora isn't a normal one. It's all upscale stores, with huge bargains. We found many places that had items 60% off. I don't enjoy "normal" shopping, but this is like a treasure hunt. Got Hunter's birthday presents--he'll be four on June 25th.
We got to the house around 4 or so. Jim had just had a tooth pulled and was off work early. We sibs sat around and laughed, which is what my family tends to do. Karen got home around 6 and we ordered pizza to be delivered, so we didn't even have to work on dinner. We sat on the patio, drank beer, ate and talked. Oh, and laughed. This time Jan was the target which was a welcome relief for me. It's usually me. I'm the one who doesn't see people as much so when I'm with the family it's like, "Fresh Meat." They are like sharks attracted to the chum. Jan isn't the target much, because she's the "nice one." In fact, that's what we teased her about. Luckily, we're all used to this behavior, so if someone tells an exaggerated story about you (or a blatantly untrue one), you just wait until the laughter begins to die down, and then you tell the truth. Or at least your version of it. Jan was good-natured about it.
Karen's dad Frank didn't make it home while we were awake. Her mom, Katie, is in the hospital again, and he was with her. We'll see him later this morning before we take off for the city.
Guess that's enough for now. Jan and Jane are still asleep I think. So I'll do computer stuff and then read/relax. That will be a nice gift for myself.
Don't know if I will be able to post until I get home Sunday night. If I can, I will. Otherwise, see you after the Avon Breast Cancer Walk.