For a vacation. The CCNA has been passed and Travis and I are both feeling a bit burned out. He from working and studying nearly non-stop since February and I from watching the girls and holding down the fort nearly non-stop since February. For my part I can say that I really, truly don’t feel like doing anything. Cooking? Eh. Cleaning? Eh. Making things? Eh. Remodeling? Eh. So we’re heading to Birmingham. It’s not too far to drive and when we hang out with my parents there aren’t tons of people that we have to see and that sort of thing. We really want it to be low-key. I think we might go canoeing and Toy Story 3 is on the agenda as well as shopping for Trav’s Father’s Day gift. He wanted to wait because he really couldn’t decide what he wanted.
Father’s Day was nice. Amanda and Brian came over but Amanda had to work so they didn’t stay long. We rushed home from church with a quick detour to the eye glass shop because Chloe’s glasses broke soon after we got to church. It was our first Sunday teaching the K-5 class. She immediately said she had a headache and stomach ache and her teacher brought her over to be with us. She made a miraculous recovery during play time. She was a bit miffed that we are teaching Halle’s class and not hers. It was a bit of a struggle for me because it was exactly nine months ago that we were supposed to teach Halle’s class and the Friday before, everything fell apart here. It’s amazing how something like that can bring the past right up into your lap again. Sigh. I got through it fine and I actually, really enjoyed myself. The kids were completely fantastic. And some of them were really funny. I think I like kids.
Oh, but we rushed back and Travis helped me straighten things furiously before Amanda and Brian got there. Lunch was so ridiculously simple. Pulled pork bbq sandwiches and baked beans and cherry pie. I guess that’s what happens when you volunteer for a church thing on Father’s Day. Travis says next year we’re having steak and lobster. I told him he’ll have to cook it. I love him but I’m not cleaning a lobster. Unless I decide to fast that day.
The rest of the day was spent resting and playing the Wii. Travis made up for lost time. I didn’t intend to play because I wanted him to have a chance to play whatever he wanted. When he started getting his stuff ready for work, he wanted me to play Mario Kart and see if I could unlock the different cups that hadn’t been unlocked yet. So I played. And unlocked four cups. There was shock and amazement and joy in the Button house. It’s funny how much that meant to Travis and the girls. I had no idea how big of a deal it would be. But they like games. I’m not really a gamer or anything like that and it’s actually fairly easy to win races when it’s just against the computer. I have a much harder time when I’m racing Travis and Chloe. Of course, that could also be because we need a magnifying glass to see where we’re going since our TV isn’t that big.
We stayed up way too late and had so much fun, we felt like we were already on vacation. Except that we’re not and Travis had to go to work today *and* he has to work late. Tomorrow is a half day though and then we’re off. I don’t feel stressed at all which is probably a bad thing. If I felt stressed then I’d be doing the things I need to do to get us going. Soon, really.