Sunday, April 17, 2005
This weekend has been a flurry of activity, and it's not even Sunday yet.
Yesterday my mom took a day off in honor of her birthday, which is tomorrow. And I just forgot what the hell we did yesterday....
Five minutes elapsed time.
Ok, now I remember. We got up early, did our cardio, and went shopping. We whipped over to Rockwall and went to Target in search of gifts for Aaron's 2nd birthday. We bought him a crapload of the most adorable clothes ever and browsed around through the outdoor section and the books (suprised, anyone?). Mom had a hair appointment at 12:30 so we dashed out of Target and over to the therapist's office.....because aren't all stylists cheap therapists?? I know ours is. I love her. I'd keep her under my bed for those need-to-vent moments if she'd agree. After the cut we jeeped over to The Black-Eyed Pea for some meatloaf and squash casserole. Yay for the casserole, uggg for the meatloaf. I felt like a helium balloon after that foray into the underbelly of the culinary world. From now on I'm stickin' to the turkey and dressing. Came home, fiddled around the house, took a 15 minute power nap (unintentional), and then got dressed for an outing with Rachel. Her mother-in-law is sick with bronchitis, so I got her ticket to a Point of Grace concert. My Christian music listening has been pretty much limited to old faves like Jars of Clay, Watermark, and Destination Known for a longggg time, so it was good to be different. Point of Grace was amazing (oh the voices on those girls), but the real star of the show was Charity Vaughan. Her voice and style are like a cross between Joss Stone and Bonnie Rait. Very refreshing and sultry and fab. I will buy whatever CD she puts out whenever she does. Will be looking for it when I get done rambling here.
Today I woke up early, again, against my better judgement. Mom needed help getting Smidgen and Dash to the vet for their shots. I admit, they are a handful, so it's not like I could protest. Both pups were great....even when faced with an almost-hairless golden retriever with a fungus. Ugliest dog I've ever seen...but somehow charming. Dropped by Ernie's for BBQ on the way home, took an impromptu nap for the second day in a row (call the authorities!), and woke up with 10 minutes to get ready for Aaron's party. I managed....jeans, sandals, blue/green Bill Blass button-up. The party was adorable....Blue's Clues theme....and Aaron was mostly enamored with a foam rubber ball that he brought to the party. Ahhh, childhood. Ate cake and Blue Bell Birthday Cake ice cream (I'd shoot up with it if I could), and took tons of pictures. Came home, did more yard stuff: helped Mom put together a glass/metal dining table for the deck, arranged chairs, watered flowers, etc. Now I'm showered and rested and we had dinner on the deck (so nice), and I've been reading The Secret History. More to come about the book in a future post.
Tomorrow should be just as nutty. Church, Mom's birthday party, grading grading grading, and getting ready for my first library workday on Monday.
I'm going to bed, bitches!
**Note: Surprisingly, when you search Google Images for "biznitch" you get a picture of a great big almond.
TV: Saturday Night Live
CD: Bryan White