It was a full weekend for us and a three day weekend for Wesley…
Needless to say, there was Balloon Fiesta and we all (me, Wesley, Terra, and Matt) had an amazing time. You can see a few vids of that here. That was Sunday. After balloon fiesta (very little sleep, then five or six hours on our feet at the park, in the cold), we made a day of sitting on the couch in our jammies, watching Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes and drinking a pot of siphon coffee so we could stay awake until dinner and a normal bed time. It’s probably been months since we’ve done anything that lazy :) Meanwhile, Wesley took a nap. We haven’t had him do that in a very long time but he went to bed at around ten and was up with Matt at three – Matt was obviously eager to get out the door and on our way. After his nap, he got to watch a movie in his room. It’s a rare pleasure but it’s Halloween month and he did get a new tv a few days ago (my old but nice 27″ EDTV) and we wanted the time to ourselves. So it was just win win. Later that night, we watched Apartment 143 on Netflix streaming in HD. I thought it was good despite it being confusing.
Matt spent the night before, rather than get up and come over at 5am. That’s the way he and I did it when I lived here before. So, that was Saturday night he came over. He and Wesley even stayed up an hour after Terra and I went to bed and had they had fun. Before he came over, we went to three thrift stores and came home with some much-needed clothes. Then Terra and Wesley watched The Monster Squad on blu-ray. He and I had watched it on Friday night.
Friday, Wesley had a day off from school. His day included a lot of Halloween Simpsons episodes while I did some housework.
Terra’s schedule really does seem to be leveling off now and we are starting (sorta’) to get used to this schedule. We’re at least mostly falling into step with it, figuring out a routine. But, we’re still tweaking things. What we’re trying this week is me going to bed rather than wait up for her on alternating nights. That way, she gets “me time” – something she has been missing out on because of this new schedule. Oh, and she has been getting home earlier, now that she’s more used to the job. Very few midnight nights lately. And no more favors of odd additional shifts.
As I’ve been typing this, Wesley is playing Ghostbusters – Sanctum of Slime on the PS3. It’s on sale on the PlayStation Store for $2.50 and fits our Halloween vibe. He seems to be thoroughly enjoying it.