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Busy weekend September 15, 2008

Filed under: friends,meow! — airingdirtylaundry @ 6:44 pm
Thursday night it was my turn to host our monthly book club, which is more of a let’s-eat-and-drink-and-spread-some-books-around-so-the-husbands-think-it’s-really-a-book-club kind of thing.  I look forward to it each month–it’s a relaxing evening catching up with friends.

Friday, Mike and I had tickets to the musical Wicked , which was PHENOMENAL.  I actually enjoyed the musical adaptation WAY more than the book, which seems like it should be a sin.  Aren’t you always supposed to like the book better?  We didn’t get home until close to midnight, grabbed a quick bite to eat since we didn’t have time for dinner before the show, did some last-minute housecleaning, and went to bed.

We were up early on Saturday.  My friend from high school (who was also a college roommate) came to visit with her husband and their two little boys.  We spent the morning talking and catching up, went out for lunch, went to an indoor recreation place so that the kids could play for awhile since it was raining all day, and then headed back to the house and had dinner delivered.  We were up until the wee hours of the morning and had to force ourselves to go to bed since the kids would be waking up early.  The day went by way too quickly!

Mike with the kids
Lori with the boys
Mike and Lori
Mike and Lori


Paul and I
Paul and I

It was so good to see them again.  The past few years we’ve only seen them at weddings and bridal showers and baby showers, so this was a perfect opportunity to visit with them and not have a scheduled event to go to.  This was also the first time we had seen their youngest son, who just turned 2 earlier this summer.  Amazing how time flies by.  They are the type of friends where months or years can go by without seeing them, but within minutes of being together it feels like we were never apart to begin with.  I just wish we all lived closer so that we could see each other more often!

Sunday afternoon ended up being lazy, which was great.  I took a nap on the couch with Forrest, who was tuckered out from playing with the kids nonstop.  Apparently that’s what we need to calm the kitten down–a 6 year old and a 2 year old! And since we had put Soft Claws on both of the cats a few weeks ago, I didn’t have to worry about either of the kids (or us!) getting scratched while they were playing.

just waking up from his nap
just waking up from his nap

I’m glad I took that nap since the Steeler game was a late one last night–even with the nap it was such a struggle getting up for work this morning.  Tonight we’re going to take it easy and catch up on laundry and all of the mundane household stuff, including looking at paint samples.  Next weekend’s project is painting the bathroom.  I’ve been talking about doing this for 2 years and I’m finally going to get it done!


One Response to “Busy weekend”

  1. Sydney Says:

    I love weekends like that! I love friends like that, too. Good luck with cleaning your bathroom. I opted not to go back home for a bridal shower this coming weekend so we could have a weekend at home with NOTHING. We’ll be looking at cars and hopefully making progress on our bathroom. All that’s left is the trim.

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