Monday, May 25, 2009

Won't Be Long 'Til Summer Comes

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.


Remiman said...

Yesterday was my only day off this month and I spent it playing in the dirt; totally.
I love daiseys.

Tara said...

I'm glad you got to blow off some steam and have some fun this weekend!

As for cleaning, I took out the trash and vacuumed this weekend, that was the bulk of my cleaning effort.

jenny said...

I'm never as productive as I plan to be on long weekends. I got as far as writing a list of all the things I need to do...

Susan said...

Daisies are my favorite (thus the dog's name).

My weekend was good--my house is a wreck and I'm telling myself I'll clean after work.

I'm glad yours was good!

Pamela said...

Jeez, tell the man to get a car...
Beautiful daisies!!!
It'll only get dirty again. Why clean? ;-)

laura b. said...

Being down to only one non-driver has spoiled me quite a bit...I mean, it has broken the bank for sure, but I do have more unbroken time.

I can't wear Girlie Girl's clothes, for which I'm sure she is eternally grateful :-)

Ananda girl said...

My son, Max looked at me this weekend, when I was having a hissy fit over having to drop what I was doing to run him to the store... and said "I don't see what the big deal is, it's just twenty minutes out of your life!"

Yah, but that twenty plus this hour, plus this ten, etc. eats my life! He does not get it.

I really feel your frustration on this one. I am glad that you had fun and got somethings done. It is so hard to do that and be a single mom, but you do an amazing job!

MrManuel said...

Not seeing the original Halloween is a travesty!

booda baby said...

Oh, what a great weekend you had (well, except for the chauffering part. It's not bad on occasion, but ... regularly? Nooo way.) It's a hard job, being a single parent. We try to help out our friends, but you all deserve a whole lot more.

Churlita said...


I love playing in the dirt. It sounds wonderful.


That was probably just enough, wasn't it?


I'm not a list writer, but I need to start being one.


Sure. I'm sure you'll feel like cleaning later...


First the man needs to get a better job or another job so he can afford to pay his rent on a regular basis. Then he can start working on a car.


yeah, the other side of this is insurance I wouldn't be able to afford. Hey, maybe I'll win the lotto or something.


Exactly and then it's another 20 minutes in an hour when they want a ride home and so on and so on and so on...

Mr MAnuel.

I think so too.

Booda Baby,

Thanks. It could be WAY worse, I know that. I just wish their dad could help with something. Anything.