went to portland for a long weekend with the kids. for a minute there, i thought about not taking them because they were making me so freaking crazy, but that felt like a dick move, even to me. we ended up having an awesome time; we did a lot of lazing about, reading, playing video games, and eating delicious things. then, surprise surprise, when anne and aaron brought up the idea of the kids staying a bit longer, they went for it. so i came home alone! i thought the kids would want to come home, see their friends, all that jazz, but they really (really) like anne and aaron and the boys, and were having too much fun to leave. D and i would use this as a little honeymoon, but we both have to work this week. so we'll be using this week kid-free to have some date nights and (cross your fingers) get some stuff around the house done. i picked up some awesome things from Ikea, so i want to finish painting my nook and then get my stuff settled in there.
right now, though, i want to take a nice shower. the weather got hot and muggy all at once, and i feel like i'm coated in a thin layer of gross.