Thank you so much to the long suffering people I have recently tagged with awards or whatnots.
I have been trying to catch up on blogs the last few days but we have been pretty busy so I will get to everyone in time. Pinky swear!
Saturday was work and then date night, per usual. My husband power washed the front sidewalk, wow, it looks new!
No kids for a change and no drinking with co-workers. Just a nice dinner at the lake with my hubby at our favorite Italian place. I had a lemon drop martini and then switched to dirty Goose martinis. Yes, 2. They were divine. Oh, and chicken parmesan.
We brought dinner home for the kids, stopped at our friends' house to visit for a few minutes and went home to bed.
Sunday was a laundry marathon for me. I don't know how I got so far behind on towels but every towel in the house, except the beach towels were dirty. Most of them were piled in the boys' rooms so when they brought down their laundry, I wanted to cry.
I also started feeling the darkness (depression) creep in and tried to fight it off with loud music and good thoughts. I felt better after my always happy husband got home and asked me what the hell was wrong (is he NEW here?) I sent him to the store for chicken and made his favorite, chicken enchiladas and my guacamole.
We went to see Rock of Ages and although it was a bit silly, I love, love, loved the music. I was in high school in 87 when the movie takes place and got a kick out of the "small town girl" from Tulsa, OK moving to LA. Tulsa is a big city and was in 1987 (maybe it is small compared to LA) as well. Tom Cruise wasn't as gross as I had imagined but the Alec Baldwin/Russell Brand kiss was a bit icky. Great music mash-up though.
Today we took the little one and his friend to the river but they didn't have any interest in swimming. They spent an hour skipping rocks and Mr. F and I waded a bit to cool off (holy hellblazers it was a hot day!!) and I had my first Sonic Rt. 44 cherry limeade of the summer.
We went to a visitation tonight of a good friend of the family who passed away Thursday. He was a wonderful man and had lots of friends in the community so it was a long visitation and we got to see people we hadn't talked to in a while. We made the boys go as well since the guy's 2 daughter have been in band with them through high school.
One of my favorite customers, the dancing man, died last week too but I couldn't make myself go to his service. Too much. He loved to come in and flirt with us and dance. He was in his 90's and had been sick a while but I had just seen him a few days earlier and hadn't been prepared for how much it would bother me.
I saw this old barn today and thought of Deanna!
I am trying to make plans to have people over on the 4th (we close at 2pm on that day) but it has been so terribly dry here, we will pass on a big fireworks show. My husband and his brother like to throw a huge show for all of us but it would be too scary this year. Then my sister-in-law will be here from New Jersey on the 6th so I am making plans for a day trip to the lake with her. She will be here only 3 weeks this tear, usually she comes for the months of July and August to spend time with her mom and family and friends but with their mom gone now, it is hard for her to stay as long.
I am hoping to get some of my family here while she is here so the kids can get together and visit while we hang out.