Monday, January 18, 2010

Who Needs to Think When Your Feet Just Go?

You probably won't notice the difference, but I did some tree trimming work on Saturday. It opens the house up a lot, but mostly accentuates how much the tree is leaning toward my house.

So, it's very late. I went out tonight for the first time since 2009. I'm going to try not to ramble, but I'm not promising anything.

My weekend started out so productively. Friday night was very mellow and I woke up on Saturday rarin' to go on my projects. I worked on the kitchen and did laundry, and cleaned up the ice on my sidewalks and tried to figure out why my garage door won't work (it must be this week's broken thing) and limbed up my favorite tree in the front yard. It had a few issues after the ice storm and it also had some unruly branches growing in the wrong directions, so I did some sawing and some pruning and some dragging of brush to the backyard. I'm one of those freaks who loves yard work, so all of this made me very happy. I celebrated the completion of all the projects with a really nice run. Then Stinky and I made a Menards run to find some new cupboard knobs and hinges.

This was the first thing I saw when I got downtown. I have no idea what was going on. I just snapped this and kept moving.

I got a text from G. a little after midnight saying that they were back from Belize. I was glad to know they were home safely, and I was also happy I got to stay home both Friday and Saturday nights this weekend. I really needed some mellow time.

My friends and I were all wearing jeans. Since we usually wear dresses or skirts, we figured we should document it.

I originally planned on getting as much done on Sunday, but my migraine had other ideas. I spent most of the earlier part of the day resting while I waited for my migraine meds to work. Later in the day, they finally kicked in and I was able to function better.

Stinky and I went to a friend's open house. She and her husband flip houses and they did a really cool job on their most recent house. It was fun to check out, plus she wants Stinky to watch her kids next weekend, so I thought it would be a great chance to meet them. Stinky thought they were adorable and is excited to babysit.

My new friend up to some shenanigans, while G. tries to set him straight.

G. asked me if I would please go out tonight. She said she was having some post-vacation let down and really needed to laugh. I talked with the girls and they had their own stuff going on, so I was up for the challenge.

Consider his chalky hands wiped-off.

The bar was pretty darn slow, except for some of G.'s younger friends. I haven't really had a chance to meet those guys before. We always called them the surly punk rock boys, and I just figured they were those kind of guys in their early twenties, who were too cool for school. After tonight, I have a TOTALLY different opinion.

A guy named S., especially was even dorkier than I am...Okay. At least as dorky as I am anyway. he was dancing around and doing anything he could think of, to distract G. from any shots she tried to make and making me laugh harder than I have all year. In other words, he was tons of fun. I guess that's what I get for stereotyping.

The best thing about tonight, is that I don't have to work tomorrow, so I might be able to make up for the things I wasn't able to get done on Sunday.


Tara said...

I love the photo of the toga/kilt party standing outside and looking casual. :)

Poptart said...

is this a love connection? and where was the pic of you UP in the tree with the saw, Miss Conservation Corps?
Stinky missed a photo op, I think...

Churlita said...

Tara, They were pretty funny. I don't know if it was a bar crawl or what.


You mean with the young boy? Uh, no. He's a funny guy, but he's probably just barely of legal drinking age, and I can't imagine having a love connection with someone who's mom I could have gone to high school with. If I ever do get into another relationship, it would have to be with someone I had a lot in common with...Preferably someone with kids too. But the tree work? Now there's a love connection.

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

They didn't seem to mind that it's January.. Toga style .. Your house is really cute.. what's with the tree?

laura b. said...

You guys look way cute in jeans.

Sounds like you had a great weekend, if we disregard the migraine. Can we disregard the migraine?