Yuck - I have been struggling with a cold for the past few days. That combined with a jam packed weekend has kept me far from the blogosphere lately. But before I was down for the count, we had a weekend with back to back Supper Club and Cocktail Club. Staying out (relatively) late two nights in a row is getting harder and harder as I get older but it was well worth catching up with friends.
The Supper Club theme was Julia Child recipes and it was darn good. Molly's beef bourguignon and Ann's chocolate mousse were the stand outs but as per usual, everything was awesome.
Friday afternoon at swim practice I found out there was a Saturday morning Marlin only meet - a biathlon of sorts in a team building effort. The kids (from 4-18) were divided into two teams and they ran 50 and 100 yard dashes and swam several events.
Maggie had a great time finishing 2nd in her running heats and first in her swimming heats.
And like ying to yang, Morrigan finished dead last in all her events.
The poor thing has aged up and all the events are 50M and above and she is the youngest in the group. I have to convince her not to compete or it will be one long arse year.
Happily for me, all was forgotten when the picnic lunch was served complete with cupcakes and cookies galore. We were supposed to take Maggie to a birthday party but she said her stomach hurt too much to go (see ample treats at lunch) so we skipped that and headed to fencing for Morrigan.
By the time we were done there, I was plenty ready to drop E off at his birthday party and head home for a nap.
But it was not to be as the sweet hostess invited the whole crew to stay. Goodbye nap! Thankfully, there were more treats. My children were well on their way to becoming cupcakes.
By Sunday morning my throat tickle was a full blown cold so harsh it derailed my workout when I got too dizzy to lift. But on the plus side, for the first time in about 9 years, I was able to lay in bed all day and nurse my sickness. I told the kids to have their way with the tv and I was going to nap. And they did, and I did, all afternoon. It was lovely and unexpected. To top it off, it poured rain all day long so I didn't even have to look out at a sunny day and feel guilty about my kids (and me) being inside all day. Not to mention, when the week's activities started full steam on Monday, I was really glad for that day of rest.