Monday, February 02, 2009

Weekend recap

It is about 40 degrees outside, and it feels like we have all been transported to Aruba...it is amazing how quickly you get beat down by 12 degree days... Being able to walk around without a hat and mittens seems like almost summer!

So, let's see...the weekend...where to begin. How about Friday:-P? First of all, I did get a copy of the email from my boss to the prospective employee, and it was kinda hilarious. The whole thing was really in the vein of a well crafted back-handed...basically "We are sorry to have wasted your time, we really mis-read your resume and we apologize for having you come in for an interview based on our misunderstanding." But it very clearly said "let's be a little more realistic next time."

Munchkin had some friends stay over on Friday...so I only went out for a little bit to have a drink with some friends while the girls were at the movies. Then I met them and brought them back to our place...I hung out with them for a bit, but then I sort of left them alone. The Boy stayed out with our friends, but he was home kinda on the early side, too.

Saturday morning started with making the girls breakfast (of which The Boy ate roughly 60%) and then getting them all off to their various homes. Getting three 13 year old girls packed up, even after one night, is no small task...it is exhausting...

Then Munchkin talked to Pepe L'Amore for a while (how many different nicknames do you think I can come up with for him?) I have to admit that I am at least a little surprised that they have kept this up. At that age, kids tend to have very short attention spans...and this has now gone on for about a month. I guess she really like him:-)

We had a bit of a change of plans on her date with the kinda-dorky boy. His father caught something of a violent flu this weekend, and couldn't go (which is probably a huge bummer...this was kind of a big deal, and I have to feel like he wanted to be there), so his mom asked if I wanted to go at the last minute. I know her a bit through school things and I like her, and Munchkin thought it was a great idea, so I met them for dinner and for the concert. It was actually a pretty good time.

Munchkin was gorgeous, as always, and the boy got her a really pretty corsage thing to pin to her dress. His mom said he was actually kind of excited to pick it out on his own...and despite his obvious social awkwardness, he has a wonderful, understated taste in pinned flowers...lol. I talked with his mom quite a bit, and she gushed about Munchkin even more than I tend to:-D From her perspective, Munchkin has given her son a much needed shot of self esteem, and she feels like the simple gesture of agreeing to go to this thing with him made him immediately more confident and just basically happier. So much so that there may be another girl in the picture...hee hee:-)

Anyway, I don't really spend much time at the Symphony, and I doubt I would enjoy it that much if I did, but it is kind of a treat. The music is fantastic, and while the whole experience is a touch on the snooty side (:-D), it is certainly enjoyable once in a while. I don't quite see myself buying season passes, though...

Took a LONG walk with The Boy on Sunday morning, which was really nice. It was nice to be outside without the cold physically hurting! We stopped for breakfast and just kinda meandered and enjoyed the quiet time. He actually had a lot to talk about, so it was nice to be able to sit and listen for a while.

Then I did some serious de-cluttering of the apartment. Packed some stuff up, threw some stuff out, cleaned and just basically got everything more organized. Desperately needed to do that, and I felt much better when it was done! Finished it all up with a Super Bowl party at a friend's place. Didn't stay until the end, since Munchkin had to get to bed, but I did let her watch the end of it at home. Very exciting finish!

And that, I guess, is about it:-) More snow tomorrow, I am hearing...

3 comments:

Lpeg said...

I am so sick of this snow. And groundhog day? Seriously? They should put groundhog day in April, and see if there is six weeks left of snow then...

On a brighter note :) it sounds like you had a very nice weekend! And I'm glad it warmed up for you down there - it was still in the 20's here, but I'm glad to know that somewhere close it was getting warmer!

Princess Extraordinaire said...

I love that Munchkin had a *date* and even better that she made some little boys self esteem improve - what a great girl!

Rachel H. said...

Sounds like a really great weekend. Mine was hectic and stressful, and I'm so happy that it's over, but I almost live for the weeks, because the weekends are SO hectic.