Sunday, August 22, 2010

Don't Wanna Be a Loner

Here is a pic from a couple of weeks ago...Since I don't have any from this weekend.

Sooo, this weekend was good. I'm a little sad that I'm back to working full weekdays again, but I had a nice run of vacation while it lasted.

On Friday, my computer arrived. Stinky and her boyfriend were right on it, putting it together and getting the wireless router going the minute it got here. Yea! for teenagers who have those skillz. I got Stinky fed and finally went out and caught the tail end of girl evening. They all went out right after work, but I couldn't do that. It's kind of better this way, though. I have my two drinks and catch right up to them. My favorite bartender, S. made me a Mojito with some fresh mint and my other friend C. paid him for it. Then C. told me and H. all about his and his wife's trip to Italy. If I ever win the lotto, Italy is so on the list of places I want to visit.

The guys had all gone on their own guy night and came down and were good and saucy and full of shit. I had been ready to go, but I stayed a bit longer because they were making me laugh so hard. I finally decided to take off. I gave R. a ride home, because his wife had left earlier and then I went home and watched the movie Date Night. There were a couple of slower moments in it and others where I laughed out loud, sitting by myself.

Saturday was a crazy productive day for me. I ran and worked in the garden and mowed the lawn and cleaned a lot of my house and did my recycling and hung my laundry out on the line. It's the first time in years that I've done laundry. That was Coadster's chore, and now that she's gone, it fell to me. I REALLY didn't want to go out that night. G. called me and asked if she could come over and hang out. I made a fire and she brought over ice cream cake and we just did some porch sitting and I drank a couple of beers. Just what I needed.

Today I gave myself a little break. I didn't get out to run until the afternoon and it was hot and humid and wiped me out a little. So, when I got done, I let myself hang out on the porch and finish my book. I came back in and did some cleaning and made some food for the week and for dinner tonight. There isn't much better than BLT's with fresh tomatoes and corn on the cob.

Now, I have to get ready for my work week. I'm probably going on a bike ride with some folks after work tomorrow, so I'm glad I got so much done this weekend.


rel said...

Wow, you had a super productive weekend!
Rain X 2 days here.
Report for jury duty today...Nice Vacation!

Tara said...

I'm sorry about the end of your vacation. Those always seem to go too fast.

Yesterday for one brief moment it felt like Fall. The wind whipped up when I walked out to my car and it was a little chilly! Then it got super humid.

KenV said...

You've got to be one of the most 'loner-less' people I've ever had the privilege to read.

My sister took a European trip right out of college and she says that Italy would be the place she would move to if she could. Lemme know when you're going, I'll pack myself in your bag.

It's totally not fair that you get to drink the carbs you do and still have a stomach like that. :)

jeci said...

Have I ever mentioned how envious I am of your porch and fire pit? Awesome.

Ananda girl said...

I'd love a trip to Italy too, but you know, it sounds so good that I would be just as happy sitting on your porch with a fresh tomato BLT, corn on the cob and maybe a good ale.

I had a great great weekend. It has begun to take a chill into the air at evening and in the morning again.
You can feel fall arriving.

Enjoy Churlita... you earned it!

laura b. said...

What a wonderful weekend! You managed going out time, staying in time, kid time, chores and even got your new computer up and running! I'm impressed :-)
I know I am going to be sorry when this vacation is over. Aside from a day off here and there, I probably won't take another real vacation until around the holidays. sigh.

NoRegrets said...

Sounds so nice. So, how fast do you read?? Sounds fast. And now I want a BLT, darn it.

Johnny Yen said...

Laundry? Christ, I can't even get my kids to put the dishes in the dishwasher. I'll have to crack the whip a little.

Churlita said...

Rel, Jury duty sounds like it would be a nice vacation.

Tara, It's supposed to cool off here for a little bit. I hope it heads your way too.

Ken, ha ha. I just run a lot, so I can eat all the carbs I want.Mmmm. Carbs.

Jeci, I love my porch and fire pit. I don't care how rustic they look.

Ananda, Italy would be lovely, but I am pretty happy with my BLT eaten on my porch.

LauraB., I know how you feel. I won't get much vacation time again for a long, long while.

Nor, It all depends on how much time I have. I just gave myself the time this weekend. It was so nice.

Johnny, I let my girls pick their chore, but then they have to do it. They feel like they have a little power, but can't argue, because they chose it.