Tuesday, January 5, 2010
If It's Not Rough, It Isn't Fun
So, here we are moving briskly into this new year. It was hard coming back to work after having ten days off. Getting up early again was the worst. I fully used my vacation time for rest and relaxation. I got to spend some good time with the family and a little too much alone time....that always leads to no good. I would say that I am a person who genuinely craves solitary time. Yet when I get too much of it at once it makes me way too introspective in a non-productive way. You've all seen the products of that here! Oh, lawd, she's whining again over there. Quick, someone go keep her company! Ask her to run an errand or something!
Still, all in all, it was very good. DR and I had a nice weekend together. Our NYE was quiet, but I was so glad to just be with him. We were watching The Dark Knight when the new year officially rolled around. Maybe it will become a tradition...I can think of worse ones :-)
Friday we went to the movies and saw Up in the Air . I really liked it, but felt vaguely dissatisfied with the ending. I couldn't put my finger on what I wanted resolved, but something about it left me feeling a little off. But again, it was a good movie and I love George Clooney more and more the older he gets.
Saturday involved an afternoon at the park with Kick Back Dude and his clan. It was an absolutely gorgeous day. Not at all January-ish, whatever that means. Afterwards, DR and I did a little shopping. He got Girlie Girl a little b-day present and also got the first season of How I Met Your Mother on dvd. I think he has all the other seasons, this one just got left behind in the move, I think. Or maybe all of them did, I don't know. But since I haven't seen but a couple episodes ever, and he really likes it, I am going to make my way through it. There is no reason I don't watch it. Totally my kind of show...just one of those things that never made it into the rotation.
Sunday we had a loud lunch at Applebee's with the KBD's and Girlie Girl. It was kind of a pre-birthday thing for Girlie Girl, but not really. DR and I hit the dollar store for cheap candy (for anyone who'll eat it) and super cheap energy drinks (for him...I find energy drinks pretty universally undrinkable). Then we came home and worked on some Ken Ken puzzles together until it was time for him to head out.
It is a glamorous life, I know, flossy, flossy. Honestly, though, things are good. DR needs to find a job. He is stressed about not working, which I fully understand. Hopefully, soon, for his sake. I know it will probably mean that I will see less of him, possibly substantially less, but that is the price that working folk pay.
In summary, so far, 2010 is off to a fine start. I guess that could have just been my whole post...but then I wouldn't have gotten to do all this muttering to myself, and writing, and linking, and pondering. All stuff I really enjoy, so it was worth it, right? Right? Right.