Sunday, August 29, 2010

Now They Hit You Like an Imaginary Pillow Fight

Here are the switch covers at my daughter's dorm room.

Oh, kids. I went back to my old ways this weekend and got pretty internal. It wasn't bad. I actually needed to just chill out and not socialize so much this weekend.

I got home from work and Coadster was already home. It was great to see her. I had her order a pizza and I went running. When I came back, we ate and started watching Zombieland together. She left halfway through to go see the play her dad directed at the high school. I picked Stinky up from work and hung out with her for a bit before she went to her boyfriend's house.

Saturday, I got up and took Coadster downtown so she could go meet my boss' wife for coffee. I went running and then when I got back, I had to take the girls to the big scary maul. Their contract was up, so they wanted to change out their phones. The woman who helped us was a little TOO friendly. She called me "Mama Bear" and since I was wearing my Wolverine t-shirt, she took out a Thor sticker and told me we should have a battle. "Or you could just do your job, and transfer shit onto the new phones and I could leave the mall before my skin starts burning..." Don't worry. I didn't say that out loud. I guess I do have a filter after all. Who knew?

I didn't go out on Saturday night either. Instead, my friend D. came over to borrow some movies and we sat on my porch for a while and she filled me in on what had been going on in her life the last couple of weeks. It was very nice. Now, that I can see the end of the warm weather, I feel like I need to spend as much time as possible outside while I still can.

Today I woke up and felt kind of drained. I thought it was because I was dehydrated during my run, but even after I got home and drank everything I could find in the fridge, I still felt run down. I decided to listen to my body and paced myself. I cleaned for an hour and read for an hour and alternated on and off most of the day. It worked out pretty well. My house looks pretty good and I'm almost done reading Angelology. Win/win.


rel said...

A restorative weekend; physically and mental.

Tara said...

Sales people at the mall make me nervous, especially the ones that are set up in the middle of the aisles rather than in the shops. They're desperate and pushy.

That made me laugh about your "filter". My friend and I joke about that a lot here at work. There are some stupid things our coworkers do and then we tell each other that we're checking our filters and might need them replaced.

SkylersDad said...

I detest those people in the booths at the mall. Way too pushy for my taste.

Pamela said...

Good for you. I sucked down some books and am saving my 'special' one for my trip to Maine (Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay)

laura b. said...

It must have been nice having Coadster around!
You know, I have a particular dislike for being called any variation of maternal nickname by anyone besides my kids. I might have turned into an actual bear on her.

booda baby said...

Frankly, any Sufi'll tell you internal's the very best place to be and those Sufis ... they know an awful lot.

On the one hand, good for you and your restraint. On the other hand, that Thor gal wants un-restraint. Badly.

3GirlKnight said...

Zombieland is a funny flick.

Sounds like you had a good weekend. May your next weekend be as well.

Churlita said...

Rel, Perfect.

Tara, I think I need a filter check at least every 5 minutes of every day.

Skyler's, I hate to be rude to people just doing their job, but I am to people who get in my face.

Pamela, I can't wait to hear your review of your Maine book.

LauraB., It was nice, but she had a little attitude. I think she came back after a taste of freedom and wanted to make sure I knew that I wasn't the boss of her. I had a little talk with her and things got better. More growing pains. Sigh.

Booda Baby, I definitely need to be internal a lot. I get a little off-kilter when I don't give myself that time.

3GirlKnight. I thought it was funny too. There were a couple of parts that I thought dragged a little, but overall, I thought it was good.