Sunday, September 06, 2009

It's Lonely at the Bottom, Man, It's Dizzy at the Top

My favorite bartender S. thought it was funny to take this Miss Lonelyhearts photo of me sitting alone at a table.

Finalmente! On Friday I was finally given my perfect nerd girl evening. It was exactly what I needed. My girls were safe and happy at a high school football game and I got my alone time. It was one of those moments I try to recognize for how wonderful they are when they're happening. You know? It's so easy to remember the really horrible times or the dramatically great times, but I'm almost happier with the quieter, less landmark times that aren't quite as exciting, but every single part of it is exactly what I want to happen. That was Friday night for me. Everything transpired even better than I could have hoped.

My favorite bartender S. humoring me by taking his turn posing for a Mr. Drunken Loser pic.

Saturday was pretty damn good too. I can only do so much socializing before I shut-down, but my friend G. can keep going and going and going...So, she calls or emails or makes me go out one night per week and relates all of her incredibly dramatic experiences to me and I can still stay home and read books every other night. It's perfect. And that was pretty much my Saturday night. We went out and I had my couple of beers, and a fun talk with G. and when I started getting tired, G. had found some other friends to play with, so I was able to take a ride home with my friend Rachie who was in town for the weekend.

Today I got to spend some time with the girls. I still can't believe how wonderful the weather has been all week. When the girls were younger, we would have gone hiking or bike riding, but now that they're in high school, it's a lot harder to schedule those things. I did grill burgers and I still tried to keep my Sunday dinner tradition up. During the week, it's hard to schedule dinner all together because of practice schedules and team dinners for whatever sports they're in, but I make sure we get our Sunday dinner together. I know that makes me corny and dorky, but my girls seem to appreciate it too.

The best thing about this weekend, is that we still have another day of it. I'm not sure how we'll fill the time yet, but I totally intend to make the most of it.


Johnny Yen said...

I know what you mean about the schedules. Ours is further complicated by the fact that we share custody of our kids with our respective ex's. Still, I try to make sure we have a meal together somewhere in there. LIke you said, they appreciate it.

laura b. said...

I'm glad you got so many varieties of fun, from your nerd girl evening, to going out with friends, to having time with the girls. Hope your bonus day off has been great as well.

Churlita said...

We have the custody thing too. Which is why Sunday is one of the only nights we can all eat together.


It was a well-rounded weekend. All my bases seemed to have been covered.

Pamela said...

A regular time together over food is a great thing.

thisnewplace said...

I love family time and it is slim sometimes and a random, get it while ya can, sort of thing when being a single mom, as you know. I cherish every moment, knowing that one day my kids won't be wanting mom as much.

Remiman said...

Sounds like a weekend made for Churlita and her girls!
I too value alone time. My party days are few and i'm more apt to depart the festivities early as not.