Surprisingly, I managed to mostly stay awake last night for our movies in the lounge!
I know, that’s shocking; but then I also didn’t do much of anything beyond cuddling with Michael while we watched our shows and talked with Rowen, Tim, and our four junior movie-watching buddies. Ethan, Ehlana, Naomi, and Aiden ended up watching both movies with us – or most of them; since Naomi did fall asleep while cuddling with Ethan and Ehlana and Aiden both fell asleep not long after the second movie started. Mom and Dad timed their bedtime with the end of that second show, and had help with getting the kids down to the second floor; but I wasn’t one of those helpers. Tim and Rowen did that; headed on out after doing that; and left Michael and me alone so that we could say goodnight to each other before he went home too. We did that in a mostly non-verbal sort of way, but he didn’t stay much longer, and when he wouldn’t let me walk him out; I snuggled under the blanket we’d been sharing and went to sleep on the sofa instead of taking the time to move next door to my bed.
Michael wasn’t back for Tai Chi in the morning because he was working the breakfast shift at the Inn again; and our workout was indoors because it was too cold out first thing this morning to exercise by the river. We then had a quick breakfast; got together with the gang we were going to the Maple Valley Winter Festival with; and hit the road for our adventure. I’m not going to write a lot about the festival, since it really doesn’t change much from year-to-year; but I will say that it was a lot more fun to go there today when the temperature climbed into the seventies by this afternoon! Okay, that’s not very wintry for a winter festival, but we were there for the maple syrup, the other maple treats, and the shows and games. Getting to do that while wearing t-shirts and leaving the coats in the car made our time in Maple Valley one of the best for me so far! Keep up the good work, Mother Nature – though let’s not have it quite this warm when we go to Colorado for our March Break ski trip. Having all of the snow there melt before we get there would defeat the purpose of the trip – which contrary to some opinions around our school is not a party week getaway from the parents.
That’s just an added bonus to go along with the snowboarding! ;^)
Just kidding, Mom!
Moving along, we watched all of the shows; enjoyed a pancakes and syrup lunch; picked up lots of treats to bring home with us; and generally had an awesome day. I got to spend a lot of time with Mom, Dad, the twins, my aunts, uncles, cousins, and quite a few of our friends; and getting to do that play time together was what really made our day trip so great. We didn’t get home again until dinnertime; Mom and I put together an easy meal; we ate in the sunroom; and then I had another free evening to take it easy – though I did a bit of studying and family business work while waiting for Michael to come over once he was set free from the Inn for the night.
We got to mostly be on our own in the lounge after that; had a moderately hot make-out session while Mom, Dad, and the twins were doing their own thing in the living room; and then Michael went home at eleven o’clock because we were both tired out by then. I pretty much went straight to bed after seeing him out; took care of one more bit of family business work; and will be sleeping before midnight – and probably within minutes of wrapping up this report.
Since I really am ready to nap now, consider that done; and, until next time...
...May the Magi Force be with you!