Yes, alone, but not completely. Tonight is Steve’s first night away, ever. He’s gone deer hunting with the rest of the guys down at my Grandpa’s. He will be gone tonight and probably tomorrow night, too. Unless he gets a deer early though, then he may come home and set it up for cleaning & etc at his Grandma’s. What I’m wondering though is where he will have room for a deer in his truck, seemed like it was full of things.
So today I packed all of Steve’s clothes and I was supposed to go to the store for him – there was all this food he wanted, etc. But I didn’t get there until he got home thanks to crabby baby today. So I went then and when I got back, he left.
Then tonight Erin came down for a little bit. She wasn’t able to stay long, because her roomate/cousin locked herself out of their apartment. But she came down and we drove out to my in-law’s and left Elijah with Sheila. Then we headed out to Farmington and went to Spokes. Spokes is pretty cool – I had the chicken strips again – it comes with two side dishes and a salad. We also had an appetizer. So needless to say, I was nowhere near eating all that. I brought home 4 of the 5 strips! I’ll prolly eat some in a minute though. :-) But after we ate, we basically came straight back and got Elijah and came back to my house where she got her car. I gave Sheila $15 for watching Elijah, which isn’t bad for only 2 hours, but it sucks considering she’s watched him for free at least two other times. I wish I could give her more! But she says don’t give her anything, but I don’t like to do that all the time – she helps me out so much.
Tomorrow, I will be going to my mom’s and leaving Elijah with them. I sound like a wonderful mother, don’t I? I mean, leaving my kid everywhere with everyone! :-) I’m really not that bad, I don’t do this too often. It’s just this weekend is crazy for me, and since Steve’s not home, he’s not watching him. Plus everyone always wants to watch him anyway. So I will be going downtown with Carrie again – this time we are going to go to the Hard Rock Cafe and Union Station (since HRC is in US, I suspect we’ll end up there anyway). It’s really funny – I mean, I’ve been to HRC in Memphis and Indianapolis, but never in St. Louis – and I’ve lived in this area all my life. I wanna get a HRC tee-shirt, but I don’t know if I will or not. Maybe I’ll just wait until I can get one that proves I’ve actually been out of Missouri, hehehehe.
Sunday, I had thought about asking mom to pick up Elijah from his nursery class after services, so that I could stay and watch them edit the sermon for tv. But now that I think about it, I don’t think that’s a good idea this week. Maybe a week when I haven’t been having Elijah being babysat so much. I don’t like to get big-headed, but I know he misses me, and so he cries. So I really don’t want to be away from him too much. Plus, by that time, I will have been going pretty much non-stop since Wednesday, I’ll probably be beat.
Well, last night was the concert with the youth group. It was Relient K (headliner) and three other guy bands that I’d never heard of before. I thought the first one was okay, the second one sucked and played way too long, and the third one was okay. Relient K was definitly the best. But I want to know one thing – what is it with these shirtless drummers? I mean, 3 out of 4, c’mon! That’s so not cool. But they all sounded alike – well, I mean the first three bands. At least Relient K has origionality – prolly why I liked them best. But the first three were almost like MXPX rip-offs and wanna-bes. Oh well lol. I still had fun with the kids. I ended up sitting back with the other two adults the whole time though (Paul, youth leader & Jason, drove us up) so the kids probably don’t think I’m cool anymore lol. But at first, I was needing to sit after standing outside in the cold for 45 minutes + before we could get in. Then I started getting sick again (it has been happening to me a lot lately, I wonder if I have some low blood sugar issue or something, I’ve been getting sick when I get pretty hungry, and last night it was the worst) like I had at 5. So at 5pm we’d gotten some McD’s before we left for the concert. At 7, I was feeling it again, but I ignored it. At 9, I couldn’t stand it anymore and by 9:30 I had gotten some food from the cafeteria-like foodplace in there (it was really wierd though, because this place was like, a club or something). It sucked. I had to pay $6 for a plate of food – main course, two side dishes – that wasn’t really good or fresh, and $2 for a stinkin’ bottle of water! Arg. I so wanted to wait until after the concert, but at this time we were only half done, and I just couldn’t take it anymore. So I ate most of the food, but after a while, I had to stop ’cause it was just kinda gross. We left the concert at 11, and I was feeling it again!!! We stopped at a gas station to drop one kid off and we all went inside – I got a donut and a Mountain Dew and that was nice. (I’ve started drinking Mountain Dew occasionally again, up until this month, I had not had any since April when we were in Hannibal because of the horrible heartburn it gave me during pregnancy.) So then I got home around 1am and Steve was sleeping on the couch. He musta slept good though, cause he woke up and did not go right to bed for a while. Instead, he kept me up – making me write a list for today of the stuff he wanted. Finally, I said I am going to bed and it was about 1:30. By 1:40 or 1:45 – Elijah was up. Steve said he went to bed sometime between 8 and 9 – which is early for him. So I fed him and was trying to get him to go to sleep and he just kept smiling at me! It was so cute and everything, but I was getting frustrated because I was so tired. Finally, he started to get crabby and conked out around 3:30. Of course, then he made me get up and get him around 7:15. Then we finally got up for good about 8:45. So I am stupidly sitting here past midnight when I was so tired this morning. Oh well…
Oh yeah – so yesterday before the concert, I met with Pam at the church to talk about the website. Looks like I am now a co-webmaster. Well, she kinda acts like she wants it off her shoulders totally, and I don’t mind doing it, you all know I love it, lol. I don’t want her to think I’m trying to take her job though, but like I said, it seems like she’s tired of it. I know she has a ton of other things to do, being head/pastor’s secretary and all. So today during the times when Elijah was being fed, I worked on it a little bit. Haven’t published anything yet though. I’m coming up with tons of ideas though, it’s totally cool. But the host they are using now, it’s all good and stuff, but they’re being ripped off. It translates to 15megs for $16.66 a month, they pay yearly. And the domain is costing them $15 a year. So I told her where I am, at CP and their contract is up in January – so we will probably be moving them somewhere at least. But they’re going to need a lot more space, if we get to do some of the things we have in mind. Pl has ideas for lotsa stuff for the youth…. Plus, I don’t think their host now supports PHP, and I wanna use it! :-)
Well anyways – gotta go and do something productive, either that or go to bed. But I at least have to go up there and change the channel – I hate Elimidate. Arg.