Quote of the Day:
Sometimes, when you least expect it, something wonderful will happen to make your day turn around.
I survived the weekend!
And a rainy one at that. I swear, I haven’t seen so much rain in a very long time. We actually had flooding in areas. Thankfully, not mine.
My bro, sis-in-law, their daughter, and her friend all came knocking on Saturday. After watching the end of the hockey game (Stars won!), we headed to McDonald’s for a quick bite to eat and then off to bowl. Well, I had NO idea bowling lanes were so popular. I mean, I kinda knew, butâ€¦ who knew? If I had known I could have reserved a lane, I would have. So, what I’m getting at here is the bowling alley was SUPER busy Saturday night and it would be an hour and a half wait.
We ditched the place and decided to head out to another one. Same story but it was a bit of a drive so we headed out there. We got there, checked in andâ€¦it was going to be an hour and a half wait! This from the strange little man behind the counter. He was kinda freaky too. So we waited. We let the kids play in the arcade and I think brother must have dropped a small fortune in there. But the kids had fun and that’s all that matters anyway.
FINALLY! Our lane is ready and we get to bowl. Oh man, it was so much fun. Brother went first and I think he got a spare on his first roll. Then my turn. I pick up the ball and hurl it at the little pins on the other end of the lane andâ€¦get a strike! After that, I sucked pretty bad. :hehe: But Sweetie Boy had a BLAST and the girls were so sweet to him and they had so much fun. It didn’t matter who won or not, just the fact we had such a great time was all that mattered.
And, apparently, at 9 pm SHARP the bowling alley turns into a disco bar. The lanes glow in the dark and they turn on the disco balls over the lanes and CRAP there was a lot of people in line to get a lane. All we wanted to do was cash out and get home.
It was pouring when we left and rained all the way home. We smelled like an ashtray when we got home (BLECH) so I threw all of our clothes in the washing and put the baby in the tub and washed his hair. I love the way he smells right out of the bath.
Finally, I got him in bed at 10:30 and I let him wind down and get to sleep before I crashed with him. Instead, I fell asleep on the couch until 1:30.
Forgot to mention another funny thing. While the family was here, Skater Girl and her friend spend a good amount of time raiding my closet. It seems Skater Girl is a Future Shoe Nut – a girl after my own heart. So I showed them all my shoes and there were squeals of delight and gasps of awe. So cute. They were cracking me up. Skater Girl would look at a girl and say, “Mine!” Her taste is strappy high-heeled sandals. And she’s nine! :hehe:
It was cute.
Sidenote: Why the bloody hell is the neighbor STOMPING on the floor above me? I mean, do you REALLY have to walk so hard?? Sheesh.
Anyway, Sunday â€“ more rain. More staying-in-the-house and watching cartoons. I cooked a big breakfast and I don’t think the kid stopped eating all dang day. He must be growing. He was cracking up, though, asking for food every 5 minutes. Or so it seemed. I guess bowling takes a lot out of ya when you’re 4.
I made bookmarks this weekend! And instead of sending them to a printer, I printed them myself. They look pretty snazzy, if I do say so myself. I’m pleased with them. I put up five of my little postcards in the mail room of the apartment complex and when I checked the mail Saturday night â€“ TWO were gone. HOORAY! I hope my advertising works. I’ve even though of printing about 230498234 of them and putting them on EVERY door in the complex. How do you think that’d go? 😉
All in all, it was a great weekend. I’m disappointed it’s Monday already. And look at the month go! We’re starting the last two weeks of the month and today is the first day of Spring! Though it sure doesn’t feel like it around here. A bit soggy and cold for Spring around these parts.
Hope everyone has a golden day!