T. got himself up as per usual. His sitter wasn't due until 10:30 and he is pretty self-sufficient these days, getting a yogurt for breakfast and then wandering around amusing himself. A. was a tougher nut to crack, however. R. and I both slept in, and I eventually dragged out at around 8:30 (boy, tomorrow isn't going to be easy) feeling like I had a bit of a sore throat (yep I do). After getting dressed, and finding out A.'s sitter -- who was due at 9:30 -- was going to be a bit late, I was like, yay! I started putting away some of the doll clothes and accessories that never got put away from the previous evening's playdate. Then I started opening up some of the remaining boxes of doll stuff from Presents Day. A. woke up and started participating in the unboxing and organizing activity, so that was a nice, calm start to her day.
R. fed her pancakes for breakfast, and I've finally figured out how to do 2017 in M&M's on a small pancake (hint: sideways! also, I use a single M&M for the 0, saving some space). D. and R. (the aforementioned from the Adventure Club) arrived. Off went the sitter and the two girls. D. and I were going to walk, but I remembered I had a 10 a.m. phone call, so we had coffee for a bit then she went home. I had a lovely long phone call -- but never long enough -- with K. So nice to be getting back in the routine.
D. and her family (minus R.) and I and their two dogs all had a nice walk. Then D. and I went off for lunch at Julie's Place which is open again after their winter break. We had a lovely catchup conversation; amazing that it takes two meals and a longish walk to catch up after a week, but it really does.
We stopped at the hardware store next to Julie's so I could buy some calcium chloride for the driveway (we were basically out and it has been very icy).
I had a nice walk and snack with M. at 2. Then I cleaned the kitchen sink, range top, toaster oven, counters and ran the dishwasher.
I'm having leftovers (squash soup, brussel sprouts with bacon) for dinner.
There's a lot of cleaning to do around the house, but it isn't too bad and at least the laundry is all caught up on.