I actually had to go back and look at our Google calendar to remember what happened last week. How pathetic is that?
I had a sewing date with Stephanie because I got a wild hair to make Christmas pillows a couple of months ago. Unfortunately, but the time our sewing date rolled around, I didn’t give a shit about pillows anymore. But Steph did, so she persevered. Love that girl. It was good to have some female bonding time, as well.
On Thursday, my buddy Jenn from Tacoma came up and we went to lunch at, what she calls, The Fun Market. Which is actually Melrose Market on Capitol Hill http://melrosemarketseattle.com/ . It’s a very cute place – sandwich shop, wine bar, gift shop, flower shop. Very cozy. And the lemongrass potato soup was awesome. It was nice to have some social time in the middle of my day. And since Jenn and her husband Scott are moving to Hawaii for a year, due to Scott’s job, it was even more warranted. Much like a trip to Hawaii next year may be.
The Seahawks actually won their game on Thursday night. That’s two or three in a row. I’ve lost track. It’s hard to sit down and watch the games when they’re playing so badly. But Marshawn Lynch is healed and back in, so we’re in a winning streak. I’m not holding my breath that we’ll see a championship this year, though.
Friday was pasta (not pizza) movie night. We watched X-Men First Class (I’ve given up on reviewing every movie. Life is too busy right now) and I fell asleep a few times. Not because of the movie, just because I was wiped out. Guess the busy week caught up with me.
But, by golly, I was up at 9:30am on Saturday and ready to go!! It was party day! Todd and I ran to Costco (quickest Costco trip EVER), then hit Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Pier One, Dress Barn, the liquor store, Marshall’s and QFC.
Back home to clean and prep and shower and beautify. Steve and Steph were the first guests (out of about 40) to show up at 6:15pm and after that, it’s all a blur. Tons of friends, karaoke, Winter Wizards (vodka, peppermint schnapps and Irish cream), cookies, a surprise guest from the past, tacky shirts, pretty green and red fingernails, photo ops, an accidental shot of Jack Daniels (damn you, Raff!), the cutest freakin’ little girl EVER, singing “Sweet Caroline” at the top of our lungs, and finally, at 2:30am – bed.
And then on Sunday, taking a bottle of wine and truffles to our next door neighbors as an apology for being so loud and as a thank you for not calling the police.
At least we don’t do this every weekend, right?
And why don’t we do this every weekend? Because we’re getting’ too old for this shit. My legs still hurt from standing all night and I’m still sleep deprived from going to bed at 2:30am. I am proud to say, however, that I did not get a talking to the next morning, as Rae-rae behaved herself very well, despite inviting almost every single guest over for dinner and her famous Veggie Enchiladas. All for this week.
I wasn’t really hurting on Sunday, but the last thing I wanted to do was leave the house. Alas, it’s what we do for family. We had our annual Christmas lunch with Katherine, Todd’s stepmom, at Bamboo Garden. So yummy. So meat free.
After that, back home to tidy up a bit and snooze on the couch. A lazy Sunday indeed.
And this week is already proving to be a doozie. A fun doozie, but a doozie nonetheless.
A quiet evening tonight, dinner with film peeps tomorrow, KMTT’s Winter Warmth Concert on Thursday, the day off on Friday (WOOHOO!), finish up Christmas shopping and mail mom and dad’s package, Twelfth Night’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Saturday and…..oh. There’s nothing on the calendar for Sunday. Not even a Seahawks game. Huh.
I’m sure something will pop up. I’ve been meaning to clear out the crawl space. That sounds like a good project for a cold December Sunday.
Cause gawd forbid I should sit still for a day. No can do.