Monday, January 19, 2009

Who else wants some snow? We have extras...

Another Monday, another snowstorm, another day closer to retirement! Pretty nice, relaxing weekend...I slept a LOT, by my standards. Friday was brutally cold, and Munchkin wanted to have a couple of friends sleep over, which made for a great excuse to stay in. The Boy went out with some friends, so I spent the night in my pajamas, eating pizza, watching movies and hearing seventh grade boy gossip from the girls. Actually kinda fun...apparently I am cool enough to hang out with them. So I have that going for me...

Saturday was just as cold, I think...see, I wouldn't know, because I didn't leave the house until 6:30 pm:-D. The Boy was nursing a bit of a hangover, and Munchkin had a whole bunch of school stuff to do, so we didn't really feel the need to venture outside at all. She also had her scheduled phone date with Little Annie the French Boy. Again she spent about an hour on the phone, much of it giggling and twirling her hair mindlessly, which says to me that it went well;-). But true to her promise, she said that she wasn't sure about next Saturday, and that they could figure out another time to talk via email. Then she told me that she wants to start taking French next year...ahem...

Saturday night was Smoking Hot Roommate's birthday dinner, and also happened to be the one year anniversary of this, which was sorta nice. We had a really nice dinner (all the girls and their non-French boys, Papa Bear and two of SHR's cousins and their spouses) and then SHR, Big Sis and I, along with the three boys went out to meet some friends for another kinda birthday party. Really it was more of a night at the bar that Big Sis picked up the tab for...lol. Parties come in all shapes and sizes;-)

Unfortunately, it was too late for Munchkin to come with us (she is usually good in bars until about 10:00, but after that they start to get a little stricter about...um...being of age and all) so Papa Bear walked her home and got her into the apartment safely. This gets me to kind of an odd subject...she may be getting too old to hang out in bars with us. When she looked 12, it was always OK...it's not like she was gonna try and get served, so if it was early enough and there was a group of us, they generally don't have a problem with letting her come in and sit off to the side with us. (Also, led to her being likely one of the youngest people to ever get tossed from a bar...)

But, now she is getting to the age (or, more importantly, LOOKING like the age) where kids try to sneak into bars. And that, I think, will make the door folks a little bit more sensitive about letting her in. I certainly hope not...but I have a feeling it might. 12 year olds are non-threatening...18 year olds are trouble! I guess I could, you know, stop taking her to bars...but really, that is no fun at all!

Anyway, we had a really good time, danced and drank a lot and got home pretty late. That led to sleeping until about 11:00 on Sunday, which was heaven! Since it was snowing like crazy, I decided that it was best to not leave the house again. I was, however, talked into going over to Smoking Hot Roommate's to watch the football games and get Chinese food for dinner...

And I guess that was it for the weekend...pretty good one, I'd say:-)

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Inauguration tomorrow...very exciting event, and it is hard to ignore the historical importance of it all. I have had maybe a little too much of the Abraham Lincoln references (seriously, he hasn't taken office yet, and we are going to constantly compare him to one of the handful of great leaders in the history of the Western world? How about some more reasonable expectations...)

3 comments:

Ys said...

I'm surprised you're able to get Munchkin into bars. Pubs round here are okay with it but bars are a definite no-no. I'd be watching her like a hawk. But that's cos I don't trust sleazy desperado men who will have a go at any one who looks like they might not be able to defend themselves.

I'm excited about tomorrow too! It's a massive historical date. I don't think he should be compared to other presidents just yet - best let him do the job for a while first ;)

Lisa said...

Sounds like a busy weekend...

and how great that your cool with grown ups and the seventh grade set - could be that you let them go to bars :)!

Seroiusly thought, my sister and I grew up in pool halls and bars during the day.

Lpeg said...

Wow, I can't believe it's been a year since you got engaged! It seems like yesterday!

ps. I love snowy Sundays :)