Where does the weekend go?
Last Thursday was what the kids call a no good, awful, terrible, very bad day. Or however that goes. And so Friday found me in a bad mood, too.
Funny how starting your day with a crying hangover can do that to a person.
So despite signing up for Weight Watchers over my lunch break, I was all for some comfort food when Smitty came over for dinner that night.
I have to say we didn’t do as much damage as we may have possibly done in the past. But I’m not saying it was pretty, either.
I’m not sure if it was the Chinese food (mmmm…crab
And Saturday didn’t hurt, either. While Mark and Annalyn went to my parents’ house to help fix siding and play (guess who got to do what), I spent the day scrapbooking with some friends.
There’s something about those friends – I just love them. Maybe it’s because they read my blog. (Except Kris. Everyone say hello to Kris, who I believe is joining us today.) Or maybe it’s just because they get me. They’re my type of people. I might even be tempted to call them my peeps.
Tempted, I said. Let’s not go crazy.
As usual, we talked about everything under the sun, from husbands to kids to jobs to the scrapbooks we were working on to movies to TV. You know – the important stuff.
Actually, my favorite line of the whole day came from a discussion about the ever-important television and, in particular, my favorite new show, Glee. (By the way, you can see my review of Glee’s first episode at Blissfully Domestic.)
Heather and I were discussing how part of what makes us love the show is our background in high school choirs. And Melanie said: “Wait, what? You mean your school had a singing and dancing group??”
Oh, I laughed. Of course, with those girls, I laughed all day anyway. We had a good time.
Sunday morning brought a bad back for Mark (as you may have guessed, he was at my parents to work, not to play), choir – and spending time with my choir friends – for me, and a fine display of bipolar emotions from Annalyn.
How that girl can go from crying her head off like it’s the end of the world to the best, happiest, cutest mood I’ve ever seen is a mystery.
Because you know she does not get that from me.
(Perhaps I should take this moment to tell you my second favorite line from Saturday. Heather said – and I’m not even sure what brought this on – “Mary, you do have a flair for the dramatic.”)
Who – me?
Anyway. Annalyn also practically licked a bowl of ice cream that she shared with her father and completely peed through the bloomers she wore under her dress. I bought some store brand salsa at Price Chopper that was a huge hit at tonight’s no-study Bible study. Mark helped a friend fix his lawn mower, and now he’s gone to pick up our pizza (for tomorrow I start counting points. For real.).
All in all, a good couple of days. So where did your weekend go?
(And super smart extra credit bonus points to anyone who can tell me what hilarious movie the title of this post is from.)
Oooh, all day scrapbooking! I'm so jealous!
Our weekend was busy — Leo took two of the kiddos up North for the Ohio State game, so it was quieter than usual on the homefront. It was nice.
I started my new job — we had a cookout with friends and watched Ohio State until Molly melted down and we had to vacate during the 4th quarter. That, unfortunately, did not bring my Buckeyes any luck. :(
Sunday was church and a few hours at the new job — which I won't be working normally on Sundays, but something about training and being slow and a good time for me to learn, yadayadayada. Welcome back to the world of being a retail slave!
I ran around last night trying to pick up as it felt like I hadn't done much around the house — I hope this isn't a foreboding of what's to come with me working a job.
And I am a loser — no extra credit points for me. I have no idea….
A MIGHTY WIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow, my useless cache of movies and memorable quotes has finally been put to good use! :) Do I win a cellophane tube of Smarties???
Oh, some one beat me to it… I was gonna say A Mighty Wind too. Such a crazy movie!
Glad you had a good weekend. Mine was crazy busy and involved a conference, a church leadership meeting, a marathon day at church yesterday, and the birth of our new niece last night. Whew! No wonder I'm tired today!
It's "Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day". We use "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" in my writing class to show how everything you write about in an essay or research paper should relate directly back to the thesis and prove it to be true.
Did you like the Season Premiere of Glee? Michelle and I were a little disappointed (and I was involved in multiple choirs in High School). Just seems a little too High School Musical to me (and I hate it when they try to get you to cheer for an extra-marital affair)
I love your random weekend recaps!
Oh no Triple! I was excited about that tv show…now that I know they try to get you to cheer for an affair, I don't think I want to see it :-(. That plot line has ruined so many good movies/tv shows for me!
And Mary…you know, since this is your blog and all… your weekend sounds ideal. I'm jealous!
Oh…and didn't everyone's high school have a show choir??
People! Lemme tell you about show choir. First of all, I sat in a sweaty, heat-filled room for 4 hours yesterday for a choreography session. I maybe played 3 minutes out of the whole 4 hour sweat-a-thon.
I thought every high school had/has show choir too, but then again I'm in Iowa and every high school DOES. It's a regional thing, I think.
And, here's a little inside scoop…although "Push It" would never be done by a show choir (how terrible), I have seen the most degrading and offensive routines done by show choirs. Even more offensive than some of those rated R movies you talk about.
As for my weekend, well…it was busy. We had a 9/11 Concert that I organized, wrote, planned and directed. We had a potluck and concert that my department hosted, which is really just a nice way of saying that I did everything for it. Then I had church, which we were up at 5:30 to get ready for. Full blown choir with brass and piano. Then I had show choir. Today, since my weekend usually ends on Monday and not Sunday, I played organ (which I don't "really" play) for a funeral and then had a two hour long meeting.
Not as enjoyable as yours, but I think I accomplished a lot.
I have to tell you, I gave up Greys Anatomy last year because of the sexual element, as every plot line ended up in a bedroom or macking in the basement of the hospital. It was hard, because it was right as Izzy was starting to get sick. I have no idea what has happened since.
So far, I am ok with Glee. I'm giving the xtra marital relationship credit as a friendship. I'm sure it will get worse as time wears on, but till it does, I'm gleeful as can be.
And I'm with James on the offense meter of today's showchoirs. We got to sing songs like "Down at the Twist and Shout" and the theme from Superman (can you read my mind) and we thought we were the bomb digitty. Now, if they aren't swinging pelvises and shaking cans, they get points taken off at competition for not being "forward thinkers."
Could a homeschool family start their own showchoir? Maybe the Duggars could work on that…"18 kids and Bouncing!"
I just had a long comment, then had to change the "user" and it deleted it…oh well-
basically church on Sunday, Errands and house work. :)
Wha' happened? That guy and that movie are hilarious. Tell me you've seen the other ones…you have seen the other ones, right?
We did a lot of nothing this weekend, and it was delightful.
our weekend was wasted. we didn't get to bed on saturday night/sunday morning because of the freakin flea thing. grrr… and i was so bummed that we didn't get to come to small group. oh well. life could definitely be worse!
hope you're having a good week!