With the storm canceling a bunch, we had a week of postponed things...like PTSA board meeting and general meeting and the open house for middle school. There were a few days where I looked at my phone and took a deep breath and said, yeah, that's going to be a hard one. Amazing how much can be packed in one day. I don't know how to step back. I'm just in it. I did a few classes at the gym to keep my zen. I got to sub into the B team and we won after a bit of a fight. We had our kickoff MOPS meeting...where I spent most of the time taking crying kids outside to watch the geese. I tagged my parents as they left adoration and I arrived, then met my friend, Kasey for lunch. I loved finishing Beartown on my drive! Phil went to Palm Coast for a guys tennis weekend. A much needed break for him. Abby had her first bon bon rehearsal for Nutcracker. I did a quick Walmart run while she was in there. We had taquitos for dinner and I found myself home alone on a Friday night. Abby and Voss had a sleepover next door. Marly was across the street. Ellie was babysitting. I was lonely for about 5 minutes. Then, I read The Secret Garden on 81st Street, my graphic novel for the book challenge. Saturday, I took Ellie to babysit another family. Voss and Abby to a neighbor's Birthday party then Abby went to be on Papa duty while Voss and I went to rehearsal. Ellie got picked up for her rehearsal. Marly's doesn't start until week. I spent a lot of time this weekend coordinating the google spreadsheets for these carpools. Phil, Voss and I are on one side of town the same time that Ellie and Marly are on the other side of town (not back to back). My sister is saving me taking my turns with the carpools. Yeah, it's a lot. That evening we went to the pool for dinner. Rachael and Tracy came to meet us and we closed the Grove down. It was a nice catch up sesh with a perfect night. This morning we went to 8:30 mass. The kids all brought up the gifts. Ellie subbed in Phil's CCD class. I've got a great 5th and 6th grade combo class. Phil came home and we went to the Engaged Encounter pool party. Well, Marly stayed home as a punishment because two nights in a row of sleeping out means epic disaster when she gets home. It was nice to catch up with the CEE crew and have Publix fried chicken! Here are the photos of the week.