Sunday, February 07, 2010

Or If I Ever Need a Reason to Smile

Me, G and K. I think K.'s t-shirt has the perfect anti-Valentine's Day sentiment.

My, but the weekend goes by quickly, doesn't it? It did actually turn out to be pretty lovely. Saturday I got a lot of cleaning and kitchen prepping done. I also had a really great run. It was one of those nice, slow ones, where I just got way into my head and felt like I could run forever. It's been a while since I've felt like that. It's hard in the Winter to just relax and run and not worry about falling on the ice or how cold my feet or hands are.

B. and his friend from high school and D. and G. stalking in the background. My friend Jen sent me a FB message that was a copied entry from the Urban Dictionary. Apparently, that kind of stalking is called a photobomb.

The girls I was supposed to have dinner with on Saturday night, were unable to make it, so I texted K. to see if she wanted to go on a little girl dinner date. She was into it. So, we ate greasy food at the Hilltop which is right by where K. lives and then picked G. up on our way downtown.

The Dublin was really fun at first. Then many of my friends left me to go to a show. I couldn't go, because I told Eggo that I would give her and her husband a ride home and I wanted to be available for that. Of course, my friend B. left this guy he went to high school with alone and so I was stuck talking to him for a while. He was a nice guy...Just a little odd. He and his baby mama aren't married, which is pretty common and not that big of a deal, but they're together as a couple and don't even live in the same house. I know everyone is different and maybe that works for them, but he says his daughters are 3 and 5 and live at his girlfriend's house and he visits them there. I can't imagine not wanting to live with my family. That was one of the hardest things about getting divorced for me - I only got to see my girls part-time. Like my friend Eggo said when we talked about it on the way home, it's like they're preparing for an imminent divorce.

Today I spent more time on my kitchen. I think the reason it's taking me so long, is because we use that room so much. So, it's really hard to have it torn apart and I also feel like I have to wash the dishes and stuff before I work on the cupboards and it seems like dirty dishes are a chronic condition in a house with two teenagers. Sigh. I am chipping away at it and getting further along...Just not as quickly as I'd like.

I did a cameo at a Superbowl party tonight. It was with all my rocker guy friends who I used to watch Steelers games with. Because I was so busy obtaining a house and then I was so house poor after having obtained said house, I only made it to one game this season. So, I felt like I should at least show up for a bit. K. was there with her guy and we all had a good time and there was tons of food and most importantly, the Saints won. Wooo hooo!


rel said...

It was a good weekend for partying! We went to a '20s party Saturday night. Everyone was decked out in Twenties garb and it was a great time. Having to travel 2 hrs. back to my notel, I was relegated to the treadmill but hey better than couch potatoing.
I watched the first half of the superbowl before turning back the sheets, but was delighted to read that the Saints pulled it out in the end.
A good weekend and now ready to tackle the work week! ;)

Tara said...

That is a cute anti-Valentine's T-shirt!

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

We were invited to a couple of places but in the end decided to stay cooped up in the warmth and watched the game.. It was freakin' awesome.. I'm really glad that the Saints won.. They really need this right now with all the stuff that has happened since Katrina..

I have the same problem here with keeping up with the kitchen.. And as much as I don't like a dirty kitchen.. I do end up cleaning it..every 5 minutes.. and that's with no

SkylersDad said...

You should check out They have some great stuff for valentines, including as election of those candies that are a mockery of the Be Mine things...

Ananda girl said...

Sounds like another great weekend for you! Yes, the game was a good one wasn't it? We rooted for the Saints too. My party had only two... but I'm grinning, not complaining. Ha.

booda baby said...

That was just a good weekend. When you fill up every hour with what you want to do, and not what you should do or what you THINK you should do, then it's good. So, your weekend was GREAT for me! :):)

NoRegrets said...

I know someone who has been with a guy for around 15-20 years and they live in separate houses 5-10 miles from each other. Odd, but they make it work.

Churlita said...

Rel, That party sounds like so much fun. Go Saints!

Tara, Isn't it though?

Mrs., Those damn dishes never seem to end, do they?

Skyler's, What a great name for a website. Now I wish I had named my blog that. ha ha.


I have a feeling your party was way better than mine. (wink, wink. Nudge, nudge)

Booda Baby,

My weekend was great for me too.


I have a friend who has lived in a house across the street from her husband for 10 years now and they both are really happy. But I think that would be way harder to do when you have young kids. It's just hard to be away from them on a regular basis when they're that young. Once they're teenagers, it's a whole different story....

laura b. said...

I'm glad you had a good weekend. You have such great friends :-) I always enjoy your pictures and hearing what you all get up to.