This is it. The darkest day. The blackest hour. Chin up, shoulders back. Let's see what we're made of, you and I.
― The Doctor
Hanging out at home tonight -- just finishing dinner and about to get caught up on some more "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" while I furiously knit my friend a scarf (hopefully) to be done before Christmas.
Tomorrow I'm running with a friend, then a basketball game with my dad, a friend, and her husband. Then probably nothing, though another friend wants me to hold 9:30 pm for her so we can go out. I told her I am too old and it's too cold for that!
Sunday I'm running with another friend and then hopefully picking up my bicycle so I can commute on Monday. When I left my driveway to ride to work this morning, I realized the brakes weren't working! Not sure if it's the cold (it was about 10 degrees F here) but figured a tune-up was in order.
And it will go by way too quickly, and then Monday morning comes again :(
Married: 11 years, no kids
Character is destiny
Oh, and I have to clean and do some yardwork too ... booo
Spending tonight in front of a fire, drinking champagne, and cuddling with my SO.
Sunday I am going to a hockey game in the afternoon and then going to a Straight No Chaser concert in the evening.
And suddenly I see, what I lost ain't no loss.
-Richie Kotzen, "What I Lost"
Tomorrow, I've got to come up with Sunday school lesson plans. Then, we're going to church. After that, I'm gonna try out Just Dance with my bff while SO finds something to do with her hubby.
Sunday, we've got Sunday school to teach. Then, my parents are coming over to pick up the kids and taking them to a party. I'll drop them back off at XH's after they come home.
It's a pretty low-key weekend. I better enjoy it while I can! I have 3 parties next weekend.
3 boys: 8, 10 and 3 weeks
Tomorrow is Zumba and yoga, then...nothing!
Sunday is Victorian Day in downtown Troy; I'm going to try...I hate crowds when I'm alone, so I don't know if I can do it. We'll see...
Tomorrow, laundry and hibernation.
Tomorrow--more cookies, some on-line promo for my art show, a long walk if the weather's acceptable, maybe a movie.
The past few months my weekends have felt like another line of work! This weekend is practically a holiday.
"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks
Now back to hibernation.
Tomorrow I'm going to sleep in, go to brunch with my mom, do a little Christmas shopping and then decorate the tree when the kids come home from XH's house.
Today, grocery shopping, a little more cleaning and painting the bathroom that just got remodeled. I will be dead by tonight.
Had a massage with my best friend on Saturday, followed by shopping. Went to see Catching Fire last night, loved it!
We may not be able to do anything today due to weather (27 degrees here yesterday- last week it was 86!!!) I don't do cold, so this pretty much sucks. Ha!
Have papers to grade and laundry. Going out to lunch heifer heading to the airport to send my best friend back home tonight.
Great weekend so far!!
Had a "family meeting" with my daughter, SIL, and grandson yesterday about financial shit and the family trust (which I administer since my mom is now officially incompetent and living with me).
My daughter & I weren't crossways, but SIL and grandson thought I was doing......hell, I don't know what. Anyway, we met on neutral ground (my parent's house) and I showed them the legal documents that showed my authority to administer the trust as I see fit to take care of my mom and the property. It was a kind of tense thing, but we got shit hammered out and I think they realize what I'm dealing with now.
In the meantime......when we walked into my parent's house, it became apparent that the furnace wasn't working - we could see our breath.
So.....space heaters to keep the water lines from freezing, and I've got to get the furnace people in next week. We haven't had a day above freezing here in over a week. I had left the faucets dripping (thank God) or the water lines would have frozen and broke.
So....today I'm watching football, keeping the woodstove stoked, and having a toddy. The Bear had to work all weekend (crap), but we're gonna cut up the doe he bagged last week on his days off. Fresh venison in the 'hood!
Oh, and it snowed. And froze. And snowed....I'm officially sick of winter already. Blech!
God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to
change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.