Strike and Spare Mattydale,NY
My back yard
Darien Lake amusement park
Turning Stone Resort Verona, NY
July 14-July 2017
Friday evening...Although I had been invited out with some girlfriends for cocktails at a local pub, and I had checked "Yes" I will attend to one of those in house sales parties. I declined both and promptly ate dinner and fell asleep. I awoke several hours later and Ben was here. It was close to midnight. I said my hello's and fell back to sleep again. I must have needed to rest.
Saturday I was up early, imagine that, I completed my work notes. (This is what I apparently do on my days off.)
I have to say... this whole LIVE; (we are suppose to take notes in that moment or close to it.) note taking thing is for the birds...and YES I do manage my time well so that isn't it either. What is real are the PEOPLE I work with...and quite honestly I am more about working with them then making sure I documented what I did. Well it's done anyways... NUFF SAID...
Saturday ended up being one of those...rainy blahh days. The sun poked its head out for bits of it, but it was never really SUNNY!
At the request of Ben we went Bowling.
After bowling at a very hefty price tag. (Just when did bowling become so expensive?) We visited Bubbe (Mark's mom) and had dinner at Tully's (Also at Ben's request.) Not of course that I minded. Nothing says YUM like Tully's Chicken Tenders.
Paper read..coffee consumed...Mark weeded the yard while I vacuumed the pool. We had discussed a BBQ with the kids...and finalized that plan by noon. I invited a few friends as well.
Mark took the week off to spend some extra time with Ben while he is here. I only took off Monday and Tuesday.
Monday we took the boys to Darien Lake Amusement Park.
Up next was the motorcycle roller coaster. I also passed on this one.
Mark and I spent some time by the wave pool. I even took a dip in the water, Before long we had all had our theme park fill.
After the theme park...Mark took us to one of his old hang outs in Rochester. Bathtub Billies.
The food was so Yummy. BUT I couldn't eat it all.
Tuesday, Mark and I headed out for an adult sleep over at turning Stone resort and Casino.
Our next detour took us to the Lodge at Turning Stone.
And the final product.
Then it was time for dunch (Dinner and lunch). We hit up the buffet. It was T-bone Tuesday, As always we ate enough to make up for any of my earlier losses.
By Wednesday...I was beat... Vacation takes a lot out of ya! Back to work and WOW did I come back to a mess of things. 21 voice mails and 5 people hospitalized WOW! I spent all of Wednesday running around taking care of business. When I got home I was pooped. The boys had tickets to the K-rock a thon concert. (this was concert with multiple bands that I am not particularly interested in; Korn, Skillet, Stone Sour, Ded, Yelawolf. Apparently they had an amazing time!)
My daughter had plans with her friends and this left me in a quiet empty house. Except Riley had rolled around in something pretty stinky, He smell DISGUSTING. I did everything I could think to get him in the bath, but he was to smart for me. I finally cornered him with the hose outside and bribed him with pizza. BETTER!
NOW to chill. I think I fell asleep by 7pm. Nice!
Thursday ended up being ONE very busy day. It was so busy I don't really remember what I did...except run around. Boys insisted on pizza for dinner. Just for future reference. No to Domino's. Two large (not so tasty) pizzas cost just about the same as our usual large pizza with toppings, wings, fries and boneless wings from local pizza places.
Friday... I had several appointments out. After dropping off my first client I saw this gal in the yard adjacent to her apartment. She stayed for a while too and did not seem afraid. Wow Wild life right in the city.
Friday evening. Mark took Ben and his mother to dinner at Red Lobster. I stayed home as I am not a fish person.
Saturday we planned a family luncheon. Alexis was busy with other things, but I did manage to catch a picture of the four of the kids together. I can finally update my facebook wall.
After lunch I made my way to Sandy's house for the Hearts a Flutter team meeting. Close to My Heart scraping and Stamping consultant team. I didn't stay long. Just long enough to see the new products, grab a book and say hello to some of my friends. The boys went to Paintball.
They must of had a good time as they were not home til close to 10:30pm. I spent the time alone making scrapbook layouts and enjoying the peace and quiet.
This morning....We said goodbye to Ben. WAHHH!!!
It was a great week! So very glad we had Ben here. We will miss him, but excited that he will soon start his freshmen year at Florida Institute of Technology. Until next time. TTFN