The weekend was very long. I love my elementary friends. Don't get me wrong. It was lovely to see her again after 21 years, however - it completely wore me out.
She did not want to do any of the things I had planned other than shop for Christmas items and decorate. No antique shop, no movie. So, we talked and talked and talked and talked. Her interests are very different from mine. She is extremely opinionated and our opinions are opposite.
She is not intelligent either and has no interest in learning, so it was difficult. I mostly just listened to her. She wants to live in the past and that is just not something I am interested in. However, it was nice to reconnect and talk about childhood a bit. One day would have been good, but she was here for 3. My whole family is just not used to that length. I will do more in the future to curb that.
On to other things, my hormones are going CRAZY! I am in peri-menopause and have been for about 2 years for sure. I am very late and thinking I will skip this monthly visit. We will see - no I am not pregnant. It still feels like I am PMSing though, so that sucks 2 weeks of PMS.
We did mostly set up Christmas decorations though. The big tree needs to go up and I need to organize the Nutcrackers as well as get the outside wreath in shape. The house really looks cozy with the 2 smaller trees, a garland on the mantle and the stockings.
If I have not said before - we have 3 trees. The big one is the family tree with all the ornaments from the kids and our lives over the years. One of the smaller trees has ornaments from all the states we visited as well as the national parks and monuments. The other smaller tree has the White House Historical Society ornaments that come out every year. We have all of them. They are gorgeous!
To recover, I am going to read and nap. Probably nap first.