Sunday, August 27, 2006

What I did this weekend

Well, I can't remember what we did Friday night and unfortunately, no alcohol or drugs were ingested to cause this lack of memory. We probably didn't do anything worth remembering.

But things started to pick up a bit on Saturday. As some of you know, I had an eye appointment this Saturday and it was great. You might not think this is such a big deal, but trust me . . . any time I might get to change my glasses and get some sort of a new look, well, I'm really excited about it and while I won't have new glasses for another week or so, you can bet that it'll be glorious. GLORIOUS!!

But the day got even better. We threw caution to the wind and took the girls to the movie theater Saturday afternoon. This is a risky proposition, because in our experience, the kids get pretty overwhelmed by the theater experience and if you aren't careful, you'll spend money that essentially gets thrown away. We were willing to risk it because we were going to use some gift certificates that I have been carrying around for quite a while. So, if things went south, we wouldn't be out a bagful of money.

Well, it started out as I feared. Once the lights went down and the previews started to roll, Sarah started getting fidgety and complaining that the theater was too loud (and to be honest, it was, but we adults have convinced ourselves that it is okay). So, I took Sarah out of the theater, talked to the people at the guest services desk and asked them to turn the sound down. They did and Sarah was able to make it through the movie.

The movie, by the way, was Cars. Yeah, we finally got around to seeing it. And if you heard the sounds of weeping around 5:25 pm, it was probably me realizing that yet another medium and group of people were doing great work with my Dissertation topic. I tried to console myself with the idea that it could have been a LOT worse if I had written the whole thing and then everyone around me getting rich off of it. So, at least that isn't happening.

Today we spent lots of time at church getting ready for Sunday School in a few weeks. Lynda and I are coordinating the start up and structure of the classes and today we had a meeting with some of the teachers.

After that we came home and I went to the grocery store with the kids. And when I came home these videos prove that I cooked dinner while Grace played and Sarah made her own dinner.

What I didn't do:
1. Work . . . again! I brought stuff home, but I simply can't force myself to do any of it on Friday night and I can always put it off another day on Saturday night . . . and then comes Sunday night and I'm usually tired and not in the mood to sit down and do boring work that I'll just have to keep on doing on Monday. Heck, that what they build office buildings for isn't it? So people can get uncomfortable, sit around others and try to do the work that they weren't about to do on the weekend? I'll pay for it someday soon, but until there is a gun to my head, I might just keep this up.

2. Live blog the Emmy Awards. Sorry . . . but I'm leaving that up to the professionals tonight.

3. Working on my newest Internet project that hasn't advanced much in recent weeks. But I'm gonna throw in a mention of it just to tease ya'll a bit.

2 comments:

Sven Golly said...

I guess I'll never know what I'm missing, but now I REALLY wanna see you cook dinner, since my browser told me Your INTERNET request to access this site was BLOCKED

media.putfile.com
Adult/Mature Content

Or else I'll have to become more Acult/Mature

Burb said...

Sorry Sven. If you want, watch me cook Swiss Steak on the stovetop at home or at your local library (if you don't have a computer at home?).

It's nothing exciting. It certainly isn't racy!