The conference this past weekend was a great family activity. The kids especially loved seeing their friends and hanging out at the conference hotel until 2AM Saturday night playing games and singing. I do not especially like staying up until 2 in the morning since it makes for a very grumpy mom, so I was in bed by 10:00. Oh the joy of having kids who can drive themselves home.
We heard a lot of great speakers and ate a lot of hamburgers. I got salad with chicken, of course, but the kids ate their weight in burgers. For some reason they didn’t want to go home and eat leftovers when their friends were all going to Fuddrucker’s. I agree really….the fellowship is the best part of these conferences! But I’ve eaten enough Fuddrucker’s to last me a year.
We also had a family staying at our house so that meant people coming and going all day long. I tried to run back and forth between home and hotel so my older kids could just enjoy the weekend. It would have been nice to spend more time at the conference, but laundry waits for no man. We invited different families over for meals during the weekend also, so that really kept things hopping.
On Sunday there was a church service to wrap up the conference and our whole family went, but I wasn’t feeling great so I decided to leave right after the service with the little boys and go on home, letting the rest of the family linger and say their goodbyes.
Here’s where I should tell you that I don’t carry a house key. I really never need one because there’s always either someone at home or a pre-arranged hidden key (don’t bother looking for it….it’s a very complicated hiding process). But I didn’t think about it yesterday so when I got home I realized I was locked out.
This is not the first time it’s happened. And before you tell me how simple it would be for me to just GET A KEY, we have tried that. But every time I go make myself a key something happens to it, someone borrows it, I forget it….the list of keylessness issues goes on and on.
I have thought before of getting one of those keyless entry locks, but two things stop me. 1. They cost like $100 and 2. They are ugly.
I may go back to trying to carry a house key. But I think we can all see how that will go.
I did manage to get into the house. I won’t tell you how, but just know it involved a metal bowl and some gardening shears.
One thing I especially loved about the weekend was that the rains brought cooler weather. It was in the 80s all weekend which pretty much equals heaven in this part of Texas in September. There’s nothing like a 100+ degree drought to make you glad for the teeniest bit of cool moisture.
We are looking forward to a quiet-ish week of normal-ish activity.
What do you have going on?!