Man, this weekend went fast. It was amazing and fun as usual and I feel like I was actually able to achieve that balance between, spending a lot of great time with my daughters and having fun with grown-ups...Oh, and of course the weather was perfect so I ran every day too.
On Friday night, another friend's band was playing at the new club in town called Industry (for those Iowa City ex-pats, it used to be The Q bar, or if you were here even longer ago, The Copper Dollar). It was a great live music venue. Plus, my friend P. was in town from Seattle and my friend C. was in town from Fort Madison. It was a great night.
Coadster went to the Quad Cities for a DJ'ing gig and Stinky was offered a babysitting job from my friend K.'s boyfriend, A. Stinky had just been saying how I should let my friends know that she would love to watch their kids, so this was perfect.
When the show was over, we came home to this. How Awwww inspiring is that sight? It was such a sweet contrast to all that noise.
During the day on Saturday, both Stinky and I went running on our own and met back home. We got ready and saw a girl movie. Since Coadster was still gone, we got some alone time and I used it to tell Stinky how amazing I thought she was and how lucky I felt that she was my daughter. I know I've told you I do that to people I love and why it's so important for me to express how much I love them. The upside of it, is that my girls can both take a compliment graciously. I still need to work on that myself, but it doesn't make my girls the least bit uncomfortable. So, if nothing else, I've done that right.
Okay. After I dropped Stinky off at her end of the school year party at the rec center, I met my friends at my friend Eggo's house. As you've probably already guessed from the above photo, my girl crush was in town. Yea!
After the deck party, we went down to the Dublin where we discovered it was the eve of my friend H.'s birthday. H. is one of my favorite people and we even got her to stay for one more drink with us.
Even though my girl crush tried to prevent them from leaving and make them stay and dance with us, both H. and her boyfriend eventually had to make their way home.
So, we were left to have our dance party without them. As you can see, we were total little troopers, and soldiered on.
On Sunday Stinky went to hang out with with her friends, so I got to have most of the day with Coadster. We got ice cream coffee drinks and walked around North Linn St area and she told me all about her weekend and her DJ'ing gig. I love it that she'll still make time for me. Especially since I know she'll be gone in two years.