Monday, June 16, 2008

Back to the Grindstone.....so to speak.....Long weekend post ahead.....


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Wow....here it is, another Monday, another week to get through. Although, this Monday has started off better than last Monday...surprisingly, I am in pretty good spirits. The work week looks great, My new manager is on vacation....so, I should be able to finish some projects I need to get done, in relative peace....it should be a nice quiet week...if I can get past the roofers that are on top of our building, putting on a new roof...pounding and pounding away. Good thing I'm not hung over or that would suck!

The drive into work this morning was nice...at least there was no rain and the sun was shining....my spirits were up, I'm zooming along the highway, singing along with Natasha Beddingfield..."I gotta pocket, got a pocket full of sunshine, I got a love and I know that's it's all mine"....you get the picture...when WHAM!!!!! Out of nowhere, a freaking big ass bird flew right into my windshield...I just about crapped my pants....There was bird feathers and blood smattered all over my window. I had to stop at the gas station when I got into town to use the window washy thing at the gas pumps to get the ooze of its remains off! Talk about a way to put a cloud over my pocket full of sunshine! I should have felt bad, but really...I didn't....damn bird should have been watching where it was going...I was just minding my own business...not my fault it decided to commit suicide on my car.

Moving on....let's see..what should I talk about next....Ummmm...the weekend was busy. As usual...Friday night, after work, I drove down to the meeting point (40 miles away) to meet up with Ex Numero Uno...to retrieve my son Justin for the weekend. Hubby decided to stay home with the two little ones, so the drive down was peaceful...I had my Ipod plugged in....after a stressful week, it was nice to enjoy the ride by myself. On the way home, Justin and I were hungry, hubby told me to take him out to eat, he would take care of dinner for himself and the two little rugrats...so, Justin and I stopped at BW 3's....(Buffalo Wild Wings)....it was extremely crowded....but, we only had a 10 minute wait...it was nice, to have that time to sit and have dinner with the 14 year old, catch up on the important things in his life..which right now, it seems consists of football, football and more football. This entire summer he has to be at practice at 7 a.m. every morning. What a way to spend the summer....but, football is his dream. He wants to play for the Colts, possibly start out by attending Purdue University here in Lafayette, play for the Boilermakers...I sure hope that it works out for him. Worse case scenario...I see him being a high school gym teacher or football coach....which is perfectly fine if you ask me..but, he is dreaming big....NFL...I sure hope that his dreams come true for him.
After we got home, hubby was sleeping, he had to work Friday night, so I left the two little charges in Justins care and went for my 3 mile walk. I have been doing that for about three weeks now....I have it down to about 45 minutes....I haul ass...it was hot out, one point, I thought I was going to pass out. It is getting a little easier....I am starting to throw a little running in with it....when I say little, I mean little...Like, I will walk for 15 minutes at a real fast pace, then I will take off into a jog for about 1/8 of mile, then I walk again for like 10-15 minutes. I hate exercise...but, to maintain my weight loss, I know that it is necessary....now I just need to throw in a little abdominal exercises.....by the end of summer, maybe my tummy will be taught and firm again....I will never have a six pack....but, after four kids...I need to work on that area a little more.

Let's see...Saturday was a busy, busy day...Hubby and I had some errands to run, so we rousted all the kids up, corraled them out with us....we paid some bills at the bank, then went over to the mall for a couple hours. I wanted to get Hubby something for Fathers Day...but, he was more interested in buying some sexy stuff for me....He is impossible! For Fathers Day, he wanted to dress me up and take me out that night. He said that gives him more pleasure than anything else, that is what he wanted...so, he bought me a new short white skirt, hot pink top and these awesome hot pink and white heels....I should have took a picture of them....very sexy, very cute....
We bought 14 year old some shorts...got 8 year old a hair cut, then left the mall to go grab a bite to eat...we went here....


That was the first time I had ever been in that particular establishment, I must say, it was the worst food I have ever ever eaten. Hubby ordered fish and chips and it looked like he had been served Gordman's fish sticks.....terrible!
At this point, Hubby was pissed, tired, irritable, so we paid our bill, grudgingly, headed home. Hubby went to bed and I made a batch of brownies, took the kids to the park across the street from our house, then came home to get ready for a night out with my hubby and a new girlfriend of mine. We hired a babysitter to sit with the little guys....I dressed up in my new outfit for hubby....and we picked up my new friend T...who is going through a divorce right now..bless her heart...she needed a night out...we started out a martini bar...then ended up at the Neon Cactus...they have this fab piano bar, where a guy named Bruce Barker plays just about any song you can think of..plus, not only is he an excellent piano player...but the dude is seriously funny, he gets the crowd involved....its a lot of fun...I only had a couple drinks....I had the kiddos to go back home to..so, I was watching my alcohol consumption, but my friend T...not so much....she was throwing back Long Islands (after having 2 strong martinis at the martini bar mind you)....after about an hour, hour and a half, she wanted to go outside and smoke (West Lafayette is a non smoking city~so to smoke at any establishment, you have to smoke outside)...that is when our night came to an abrupt end....one moment, chickie was standing up talking, the next...she was laying on the sidewalk puking....Wow~hubby went and got the car, she passed out, with stop on the way home to throw up again...hubby was screaming, not in the car..thankfully, he got the car pulled over in time...we finally got her home, and put her in bed...then we got home....paid the sitter, went to bed ourselves...but, not before I gave hubby his real fathers day present...HHrruummmpphhh!

Sunday Morning came a little to early for me....after only four hours sleep, Max woke me up, demanding I cook pancakes and bacon....so, after cooking, cleaning, showering and dressing (everyone) we had a late lunch/early dinner at a local pizza place..then headed down to hubbys parents lake house to meet the Ex Numero Uno to drop Justin off and also so that hubby could visit with his dad for Fathers Day...we hadn't bought his Dad anything...so, we stopped by the store to get him a card...hubby had ordered his dad some fishing lures from Bass Pro online, hadn't got them yet, so in the meantime hubby bought his dad these...



Seriously..he did. His dad has a John Deere runabout that he uses down at the lake, hubby thought it would be funny to get him the dice to hang from his rearview mirror....I didn't see where his dad would find the humor in them..but hubby assured me he would. I was embarrassed..but, what are you going to do? He knows his dad better than anyone else. Everyone got a good laugh out of it.

Here in the Mid West, as I am sure you all know, we have gotten a ton of rain....a lot of areas have flooded...I didn't realize how badly, until we were down at the lake. My in-laws built a house on their property a couple years ago....right on the lake front....the water has now risen to within eight feet of their lower deck...the highest it has ever been...there dock is under water, the swing/shed down by the water is under water....unreal...scary if it doesn't recede soon, especially if we get more rain...

Here are some photos I took...





Needless to say...when we left, we had another huge storm roll through, with more rain....I worry about the pressure on the dam for that lake...it would be terrible for the in-laws if they were to be flooded out...I sure hope the water level recedes soon.

We got home around 9 p.m., gave the kiddos baths, put them to bed....hubby went to work and mama here wound down with a glass of wine and a novel....

I am already anticipating this next weekend....all the kiddos will be gone, it will just be hubby and myself....this week may not be too tough after all.

Have a great Monday everyone!

5 comments:

Toni said...

Whew- what a weekend! Enjoy your free time this coming weekend...

the planet of janet said...

wow! i'm exhausted just reading about this!!

(and i'm not surprised about your Hooters experience... seriously)

Daddy Forever said...

Wow, that was a long weekend. I guess I won't go to Hooters for their food. I've never actually been there before.

Sicilian said...

Dix. . . I love that your hubby buys you sexy stuff to wear. . . . I guess he's not a jealous guy or he'd really not want to show ya off.
Ciao

DIXIECHICK said...

Toni....Yes, this weekend should be a little more relaxing.

Janet...yes, it was exhausting. Yes, Hooters sucked and we will never ever go back. If I want wings, etc...BW3's does it for me.

Daddio...can't say they are all bad, just the one we were at...if you do go, don't order the fish..seriously.

Sicilian...no, my hubby is not jealous at all...he is proud of me, he likes it when other guys look at me...because he knows I am his, I am not going anywhere.