29 March 2008

Oh brain, where art thou?

Just got a call from the woman who babysits for me one Saturday night a month asking what time she should come over tonight.

Come over tonight?

Yeah, I totally forgot that tonight was my night off. I remembered that we have a one-year-old birthday party to go to this afternoon, I remembered to make the dip for the party this morning, I remembered to pick up groceries during lunch on Friday, I remembered to do laundry last night, I remembered to do all manner of other mundane and boring things and yet I forgot that I had a night off. I'm so focused on getting through the day to day that anything outside that—even a good thing—throws me for a loop lately.

Not only do I have a night off, but I have plans! I'm going to a friend's surprise 40th birthday party. Good times, and a nice change of pace.

Here's hoping that the Ri-Man goes down OK for the sitter and sleeps like he has been sleeping for the past few nights. We seem to be more or less back on track with the sleeping, and I admit that I'm worried about rocking the boat by throwing the sitter into the mix. The kids do love the sitter, though, so hopefully we'll be OK? Maybe? Please? In any case, I will be talking with adults and drinking beer and that will be great. And the sitter does things like laundry and cooking, so I don't even have to play catch-up on an evening of missed chores. Waaaaa-hooooooooo!

15 comments:

Jared & Becky said...

Laundry AND Cooking? Is she married??? Oh wait I am married and heterosexual, bummer. Ok do you think she could babysit for me? :) Have a great night out!

Lynnette said...

Enjoy your night off! Have a beer for me...BTW, your sitter sounds devine.

Anonymous said...

Love babysitters who help out. I have been helping with daycare for my grandson over the past couple months and I always did housework for my daughter as I remember what it was like to come home at the end of the day, right into dinner and the whole evening routine and then fall exhausted into bed at 10:00. Hope you enjoy your eveing out,

judy said...

yeah goof for you. Have a blast

Anya said...

Sounds like you have an awesome sitter. Hope you have a great time tonight - you deserve it!

tmarie said...

Have fun fun fun fun at your party party party!

winecat said...

Party 'til the cows come home!

Hairline Fracture said...

Have a great time! Hang on to that sitter--she sounds wonderful.

CLC said...

Hope you had a great time at the party. Your sitter sounds too good to be true!

Amy said...

Have a blast, you deserve it! Sounds like you have a keeper for a sitter, she does laundry?? Wow...

Angela said...

I hope you had a great time at the party and the twins did well with the sitter. That's so nice to get a night off, I know how you feel. Fingers crossed that Riley's sleep routine stays good.

Karyn said...

Hope you had a wonderful time! You definitely deserve it--and such a good idea to just have it scheduled in (so you CAN'T forget! hee hee). Thanks so much, too, for your wonderful advice on how I can help my friend. I'm sorry that you know so well how people can help.

buddha_girl said...

Oy vey! Love a great babysitter! You deserve her!

If I didn't love you so much I'd have to hightail it north and see if I could lure her to Virginia!

Hope you had a GREAT night out with your friends!

What A Card said...

Wow, what a great surprise! I hope you had a great night and the sleeping situation went okay.

Julia said...

This is almost like a bonus night out, since you forgot. A surprise of a pleasant variety.
Hope you had fun!