Sunday, September 23, 2007

6 Happy Tidbits from my Weekend.

1. My friend Melissa emailed me and volunteered to watch my children so The Man and I could go on a date. Let me say that again. She VOLUNTEERED to give up her Friday or Saturday night to come and hang out with my kids so we could get away from them, together. I have a teenager, a pre-adolescent girl, a 3 year old boy and a baby. It goes without saying that people are not standing in line to watch them. It's really too bad Melissa's already my BFF because this move would definitely have moved her up in the queue.

2. I went on a date with my husband. I fixed my hair and did my makeup. I squeezed my apple-bottom into a pair of jeans that weren't quite so tight the last time I wore them and a shirt that actually required ironing, Oh and I wore high-heels. The weather was so gorgeous it seemed a sin to stay inside so we hunted down a patio where we had a long dinner which may even have included a martini. Sigh. After which went to a movie. A movie that was so awful I refuse to embarrass myself by disclosing it's name. But we got to laugh about how awful it was the rest of the night, which in itself was kinda fun.

3. I got hit-on, on my date with my husband. Because we were on the patio, it was necessary to walk through the bar to get to the ladies room. And because I have delivered 3 children and now have a bladder the size of a pea, I had to go to the ladies room often. And on one of my trips through the bar someone tried to pick me up. Now I am a slightly overweight, mother of four children who has been married for eleven years. So I am not gonna lie, I was tickled pink. And yes, the man's judgement may have been a bit skewed by the beer-goggles he was wearing, but did I allow that to burst my bubble? Oh no. I practically skipped back to The Man to regale him with the story of his wife's irresistibleness. He assured me this is not news to him. My guy is no fool.

4. I took a two-hour nap and finally finished my book. Need I say more?

5. I won a contest! It was a random drawing hosted by the fabulous BooMama and I won a Shane & Shane CD. I have no idea who Shane & Shane are - beyond the fact that they are Christian artists - but just based on BooMama's gushing review, I cannot wait to receive it. Plus I won something. There is just something about winning something that makes you want to do a little happy dance. Which I did.

6. Allison wrote a story. Well she started to write a story. She's four pages in and hasn't finished it yet. It meanders all over and it's full of over-the-top descriptions and flowery phrases but in the midst of it are little gems like this:
"As morning arrived at the Tuck’s shack, Mae leaped out of bed, and flew outside. For Mae wanted to enjoy this day, for it was another day; and another day always has a chance of being better than the day before."

which, because I am her mother, I find can't help but find perfectly precocious and charming. (And yes, she did just finish reading Tuck Everlasting,) I sure do love that dramatic, dreamy girl of mine.

11 comments:

erin k said...

A date with your husband and getting hit on to boot...sounds like a fabulous weekend.

slouching mom said...

Oh, so many good things to report! I'm glad.

And I liked the excerpt from Allison's story quite a lot, too. Hey -- reading the writing of others is how all writers learn.

painted maypole said...

oh, happy weekend! I hope it is followed by a happy week!

Chrissy said...

Good for you! You deserved some time away. My husband is a big shane & shane fan, so I get to hear them quite a lot. I think you'll enjoy the CD.

Kyla said...

What a great birthday weekend!!!

And I love the quote from Allison. Beautiful.

Beck said...

Our girls would get along BEAUTIFULLY!
And what a fun weekend - it sounds just PERFECT.

Lori said...

Oh... Tuck Everlasting. It makes me dreamy just thinking about it.

That sounds like a perfectly wonderful weekend! Can I have one?

childlife said...

Oh, those are the moments that make it all worthwhile! I love the work of your little budding authoress - I think we will be hearing more from that one in the future! : )

Christine said...

oh how wonderful! i wish someone would hit on me. but i was always clueless to those things. . .

spaz said...

One more happy tidbit. Ben wore pants for me!

Lisa writes... said...

A shirt that required ironing?--you go, girl!