Monday, January 26, 2009

Fabulous Weekend

Fabulous because we had no where to travel to and nothing in particular to do. I love lazy weekends like this.
Friday: Hubby and I had a hot date. My mom came by to stay with the kids and we spent the evening together. We don't do this nearly enough during these winter months because of the busy gymnastics schedule. We had a lovely dinner and then walked down the street to a bar for a couple drinks. We then walked over to the comedy club where a group of middle aged house wives (celebrating a 40th birthday dontchaknow) tried desperately to ruin the show by making a point to let the rest of the audience know that they were surely having a far better time than the rest of us because they were wild, obnoxious, and loud housewives who never get out of the house. They got kicked out after rendering the 2nd comedian speechless. He couldn't get a word in edgewise and didn't stand a chance next to these fine ladies. This sparked a whole conversation with comedian #3 who then proceeded to let the audience know that in his experience it's always the middle aged housewives that cause the problems. I'm guessing that's because many of us feel the need to prove to the world that we're just as young at heart and just as wild & crazy as we once were? Just a guess. It turned out to be a good show once we got past the disruption.

And, yes, we smoked. UGH. Broke the 18 day smoke free streak we had going. But we're back on and starting the count all over again. Once again. So here we are back at day 3 of "Breathing Free." We will forever be quitters. I said I wouldn't bore you with the redundant smoking updates. But you know what? This is my blog. And nicotine addiction is part of me.

Saturday: I spent most of the day doing laundry, cleaning house, and planning and filling out invitations for Dreamy's upcoming birthday party. After the boys returned from gym practice we took the kids to DQ for their report card reward (All "As" dontcha know). We went to the movie store and picked out Hancock. Not the most appropriate language for kids (it's PG-13 for a reason) but a good movie. Smurfette ended the day with 102 degree fever and "tummy ache."

Sunday: Smurfette was still spiking 102 degree fevers so we didn't do much. I spent the day hemming drapes. My Dad, a man with skillz, built us a custom made bench seat with storage for under our bay window in our office. It's not 100% complete yet. The moldings still need to be put up. This picture doesn't do it justice. Really. I wish I had a before and after photo to show what a difference it makes in the room. But I don't.

This required me to chop off a foot and a half from the drapes. And now he's gonna build us a custom made built in floor to ceiling cabinet to replace this book shelf. It's gonna be perty!

I'm trying to talk Papa Smurf into joining the gym with me. I had hoped to bring him with me to the gym for a work out while the boys were at gym practice but Smurfette's fever didn't allow that. So I went solo and got a run in. And that's it. Our weekend in a nutshell.

And now I leave you with some gymnastics bloopers photos from the last meet in Chicago.
Thou shalt not separate legs on pommel:

Thou shalt not bend body in half, flex the feet, or fall off (3 times) when on pommel:

Thou shalt not fall off Parallel Bars:

Thou shalt not fall out of hand stand (twice) on floor routine:

Thou shalt not take steps on landings:

Thou shalt THIS....EVER~!

Can't win'em all boys.


Marni's Organized Mess said...

Wow, I am impressed. NOT with the smoking, though, God do I unfortunately understand. Please blog more. I'll be doing it too. Then again, talking about mine makes it worse. Yuck.

I AM SOO impressed with those photos though... WOW. Freaking awesome.

Glad to see you had a good lazy weekend like myself and OMG so funny about the middle aged ladies. Have to remember that story when I get there.... and I am sure I will. lol.

Ashley said...

You know - those boys look pretty good to me. But all athletes have good and bad days. When I played tennis my grandparents would always tell me "Anyone can be beaten on any given day." For hard matches, they would tell me this to motivate me to do better. For easy matches, they would tell me this as a warning to play my best. Great advice, really. They'll do better next time I'm sure.

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

Yay for lazy weekends! Glad you had a good time on your date. And way to renew your efforts on Breathing Free! If it were easy to quit, everyone'd do it. Hang in there.

Mama Zen said...

That bench is gorgeous! I want that so bad!

Leslie said...

Glad you had a relaxing weekend, you guys deserve it!

You are so right, it is your blog, and your place to vent about your triumphs and struggles, so talk about whatever you want ;)

Sorry Smurfette isn't feeling well, hope she's feeling better soon!

Love the tumbling photos, so cool!

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Its been good to catch up with you!

I think the blogging thing ebbs and flows. Hopefully you'll come back soon!

I tagged you for a fun & crazy meme. I wanna see inside your medicine cabinet! My friend is the host and she's giving away a Sephora gift card - come over and check it out!

LittlePaintedPolkaDots said...

I'm glad that you had a good weekend. Those boys look fantastic even when they are breaking some commandments!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Sounds like a pretty good weekend to me, except for the fever, and the obnoxious middle-aged women celebrating the 40th b'day, which sadly, I am preparing for in a few short months... Ugh ... 2-1/2 months... SHITOLA!

Thanks for the follow on Twitter!

April said...

I have to say, even though we could be loud in our laughter at times on our cruise adventure, we managed to not disrupt the entertainment (except for once). It's possible to have fun without being a nuisance!
I can't even imagine trying to quit smoking right now. Maybe someday...
This weekend will be nice and quiet. I'm looking forward to it!

Dana said...

your boys are soooo talented!! i always love those pictures you post!! keep em coming!

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

I think we older than we were moms cut loose because there is hardly ever any time given for us to just BE. We're always playing roles to others & when we actually get to be ourselves, we revert, because it's the only time we weren't married or parents.