Monday, July 28, 2008

Weekend at laura b.'s

This was one of those weekends where I have ended up more tired on Monday morning than I was at the end of last week.

Friday was my day off and payday, so it was also a day to pay bills, do some grocery shopping and make other random purchases that seemed necessary. I felt like I spent all afternoon just running around on these little errands. The day did have a nice ending though. Girlie Girl and I went to the movies with Kick Back Dude and Princess Diva. WTG's mom had asked to have their girls over, so they were excited to have a free evening. We ended up seeing Step Brothers. I knew what to expect with this and wasn't looking for high art. I thought it was very funny, with many actual laugh out loud moments. Just what I needed :-) After the movie, I took Girlie Girl to a friend's house and the rest of us went for Chinese food. I am still eating leftovers.

Saturday I worked. It was kind of quiet in the morning, but very busy in the afternoon. We had a performer come and he had a bunch of animals for the kids to handle. It was a great adventure, although a bit chaotic, as this guy hands things over to the children and lets them be the ones to take the creatures around for everyone else to touch. The cutest thing was his wallaby, Matilda, who had free fun of the room. She was so friendly and sweet.
While I was working the rest of my family was attending a memorial service for WTG's dad, who died, what...about a month ago? I heard later that there was a big fuss between WTG and his two brothers, but that otherwise everything went fine.
WTG and one his brothers ended up going out drinking later, so Handsome Lad came to spend the night with me. WTG has been a recovering alcoholic for about six years now, but lately I have been hearing of these bar outings with friends. I wouldn't worry, it is his business, except for the fact that Handsome Lad lives with him. When he is drinking, he is, well, you know...a drunk. I guess if I hear that things are getting bad I will step in, but otherwise will try not to assume the worst. I am uneasy though.

This brings us to Sunday, which was another of those running around days. In the morning a bunch of us went out for an early lunch to celebrate my sister's birthday. That was fun, but after that I felt like all I did was drive Handsome Lad here and there, or worse, sit in the passenger seat while Girlie Girl drove herself here and there. Later that evening there was yet another meal out. I hadn't had much chance to sit down with Secret Agent Man and Social Animal for awhile, so I took them out for a little dinner. Handsome Lad was there too. They seem to be getting themselves together and doing what they should be. Handsome Lad decided to go home with them and Girlie Girl was off spending the night with a friend, so I anticipated a nice quiet night. However, around 10:30, Handsome Lad called to tell me that he was alone (although actually Secret Agent Man was there, but shut up in his room), he wasn't sure where his dad was, he wasn't answering his phone, and could he come stay with me. Of course I went and got him. He was at my place for about an hour or so before WTG called him to say he'd "be home soon" that he was "out with an old friend". Handsome Lad told him he was at my place and I guess that's all that was said.

Anyway, this was a long post about not too much. Just my weekend, which as I said, has somehow left me more tired than before. I hope that WTG is not actually sliding down a slippery slope here, but it certainly sounds as though he is, and I certainly am not looking forward to dealing with the fall out.

6 comments:

evil-e said...

I will not comment on the Friday movie....

Wallabies are really cool little animals. That would be fun, as a kid, (or a big kid) to play with one. I know Renee would fall in love with it...

Sounds like you ran yourself ragged, tore yourself asunder, and down right pooped yourself out. I hate when Monday comes and I am not refreshed.

Tara said...

Happy Birthday to your sister!

So this wallaby Matilda..was she waltzing around the room?

Maybe...and I've got some high hopes...maybe WTG stayed on the wagon and was just hanging out with his friends at the bar for...social support? Eh..Not likely, but ya never know. I hope things resolve soon with that.

laura b. said...

Evil-E: haha! You and the Aliens dislike for my buddy Will Ferrell is understood.
You get special bonus points for use of the word "pooped" in your comment. Excellent job!

Tara: That song kept going through my head all afternoon!

I am trying to place things in that sort of light too, but am having a bit of trouble with it...I suppose it will all become clear at some point. sigh.

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

Will Ferrell..Not a big fan.. Anyways I hope you don't have to deal with the fall out.. you shouldn't have to.. but because of the kids , its hard not worry...

MrManuel said...

Movie looks fairly interesting...I'll reent it.

Alcoholism is scary. I hope it is not getting worse.

laura b. said...

Mrs.: Ah, you are with the EvilAlien brothers on this one!
Yes, I wouldn't care what he does except for how it affects the kids...

MrManuel: When you need a laugh, definitely rent it.
Yes, alcoholism is very scary. I don't think anyone in the family is up for going through all that again.