Monday, July 29, 2013

Weekend Recap

Had a super fun weekend.  Got to hang out with some long time friends (note I did not call them OLD FRIENDS).

Went riding (which I have not done in at least 20 years and my arse is paying for it today, but it was totally worth it):

We are piglet sitting our second runt, and we have seriously bonded with this little guy "Bean the Wonder Pig" which is a bummer because he has to go home on Wednesday.  For some reason I cannot upload his photo here, which is irritating, because he is super cute.  Later.

Went to see a movie (yes, like, in a theatre, which I haven't done in aeons), Girl Most Likely.

I LOVED this movie.  I would actually go see it again.  I like Kristen Wiig.  I never saw her on SNL, so my first introduction to her was in Bridesmaids.  This has a similar feel, though the humor is less ...I don't know....low brow.... and there's a more developed family story that is very poignant.  I give it two thumbs up.

Seriously, it was kind of a perfect weekend since it contained almost all of the crucial "good weekend elements"  -- a run, nice drive, friends, nap, movie, dinner, margaritas, sleeping in, outdoor activities, catching up, much laughter, and then home to a meal I did not have to prepare myself! The only possible element missing was saltwater, but still, I give it a 10!  YAY!

I leave Sunday for vacation.  I have not had a real vacation (ie, one that was not just a long weekend tacked on to the end of work travel) since last Fall (Paris!) so I am very much looking forward to the break.

I need more vacations.  Must give this some thought.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

I'm not dead

Really, I'm not.  I'm just consumed with work and life stuff, and everytime I start to write a blog post they all start the same way....



WTH is WRONG with people?

And then I stop, because that is just so completely uninspired that I cannot bring myself to continue.

My son (16 1/2 now) rode to work with me this morning.  "I don't feel well" he said to me.  "Really, what's wrong?" I asked, hoping I wasn't going to have to turn around and immediately take him back home.  "Oh, I don't know.  Just a general sort of malaise." 

Only my kid doesn't feel well and labels it "malaise."

I will try to overcome my own malaise ASAP, I promise.