Here are the daisies I planted the first Summer I lived here.
I wasn't nearly as productive as I would like to have been this weekend. Sure, I got some stuff done. Stinky helped me shovel out about a ton of recycling and crap for Goodwill on Saturday and my kitchen is kind of clean, but the rest of my place needs another week of me trying to whip it into shape. I know everyone is sick to death of hearing me whine about this, but having to get up and pick up or drop off my girls every half hour or so, really cramps my cleaning style. I'll start something, get a call, go do some chauffering, come back and either take forever to get back to it, or not get back to it at all. I found myself silently shaking my fist in the air at my ex for not being able to contribute the one thing he's ever done for us... Taking some of the driving load off of me.
Here are the neighbors' irises.
Other than that, the rest of the weekend was really nice. I got some good running in, I went to a cookout at my friend K.'s boyfriend, A.'s house on Saturday and then, as you've already read, got some badly needed blowing off steam time that same night.
Sunday was more driving, and grocery shopping, and in the evening I was supposed to go to another cookout at my friend Eggo's house. Stinky was planning on going to a friend's house, but that fell through, and we both found ourselves exhausted and decided we'd stay home and watch a movie together. Stinky likes horror flicks. If they're more suspenseful, I'm into them too, but I'm not so into the slasher ones that don't have a plot. She talked me into watching the Rob Zombie version of Halloween. Eh, it was okay. Stinky had never seen the original, and I assured her that the remake didn't touch its greatness. We've also tentatively scheduled a viewing of it in the next few weeks.
Here is another photo of the daisies. This time, looking them right in the face.
Today was pretty mellow. I had originally heard it was going to rain much later in the day, so I was going to wait until noon to run. Of course, the clouds rolled in and it started pouring not too long after that, so my running and bike riding plans were put on hold. It would look like it was clearing up and I'd get ready to run a couple of times today, and then it would start raining again the minute I stepped out the door. I took it as a sign that I needed to take a break. I ran 6 days last week, so I couldn't even feel too guilty about not wussing out today.
The girls and I took a little trip to the mall today. I was looking for a cute dress to wear to my friend Gomez's wedding this coming Friday, but didn't find anything I liked well enough to spend money on. I have a couple of other options. I may even raid my daughters' closet and try on Coadster's Homecoming dress.
Anyway, I hope you all had nice relaxing weekends and didn't have to break up your days driving teenagers all over hell.