Monday, November 28, 2005

Back to Life

Oh LORD! Did everyone else have as difficult a time getting out of bed this morning as I? After such a wonderful break from work, it was incredibly awful getting up and going back to the real world this morning after listening to the morning news (my alarm) telling me how awful the weather was. Well room was dark and cold. It had just finished storming. How's that for a slap in the face?

I wanted to thank all of you for your birthday wishes and uplifting notes. My Wednesday/Birthday turned out lovely after all...I was just cranky, I guess. When PC and SmallBoy arrived at my office on Wed., they brought me, in lieu of a pumpkin pie, a pumpkin pie milkshake from the dairy across the street from my office. Imagine my happiness when two of my favorite guys walk in and bring me ICE CREAM that tastes like PIE!!!! The best part was that even though we weren't going to a movie, I left work at 3:00 anyway! Got to spend some time alone with just my two guys, then Largeboy came home and it was me and my three guys!

Later, after Girl got home (and finished RAVING about) Harry Potter, we fixed them some dinner and headed out to our favorite Mexican restaurant. I was still so full from my shake that I could only manage two tortillas full of queso fundido (we affectionately call it fun with cheese), and one of my three tacos. I was very appreciative that PC did not surprise me with anyone clapping and ringing out Feliz Cumpleanos. I did, however, go home with a big plate of leftovers. We stopped in by my in-laws for a bit, as they had invited us over to a pre-turkey day gathering. Well - we walked in to a house full of their friends singing karaoke and having a blast! Meem & FIL were singing up a storm - so much so, that PC and I were actually able to enjoy a beverage without getting the drinking lecture (for pete's sakes - I'm 36 years old!!!). Anyway, we had a ball.

Thursday we gorged ourselves silly, played the most hilarious game - Apples to Apples - and just generally had a ball. Girl held court with the adults while the boys and Princess hung out downstairs playing pool and having fun.

I chose not to do the early morning shop on Friday morning, but opted for sleep instead. We hung out and rested up for our gig that night (sorry, I don't have pics yet). We had a really great show and were surrounded by some great fans - and made some new ones, too. The only downside of the night was when PC's glasses broke - fortunately, though, after the gig was over and we were finally settling down....which leads to our Saturday.

Spent the whole day getting PC new specs, but we were busy having fun. Ran over to the mall while we were waiting for the appointment, acted like goofballs, listened to him whine all day about how he didn't want new glasses - all in fun, of course. The frames are great, almost identical to his old ones. Sadly, though, it meant an extra unexpected expense at a time when money is beyond tight. But, it was a necessary expense. Saturday night we had family over for some relaxation and giving the dog a pedicure - oh yeah, THAT's fun! Sunday, we rested and well, here we are back at that, too, it's Monday night and I'm finally settling in.

The kids are all settled, and there's a really cute guy on my sofa looking all lost and forlorn. I'm gonna go keep him company! Hope you all had a great weekend too!!!!


Laura said...

I was wondering where you had gone to! Glad you had a good Turkey Day!

Moi ;) said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I didn't know it was your B'day last week!

Stay inside, keep away from the snowww....

Kristina Chew said...

Sounds like it was fun with the funnest! We have madcap weekends like that too (including broken/lost glasses) and I know I'll always cherish them.

Lora said...

I'm so glad that you had a great birthday, fun with your family and a great gig. That is so exciting that you are in a band, I need to look at your old posts so that I can learn more about it, I did take a peek at the "Code West" blog though. What instrument do you play? Is that you at the mike? That is just waaay too cool!

Lora :)

mommyguilt said...

Lora - Yeah, I'm the singer. every once in a while I get a cowbell, a maraca or a tambourine. My hubby is trying to teach me to play guitar, but I can never seem to keep my nails short enough...mainly cuz I don't have any nail files and end up with ingrowns....LOL I'm going to have to find a way to do a Flicker thing or something so that I can keep photos on there. I don't think I have any others on there except the ones you've seen. Thanks for peeking, though!!!