Monday, March 29, 2010

Bears and Other Animals

My two most recent Sebastien wear acquisitions...The Rescue and Circus Bear.  Bringing joy to the kids of APL one bear at a time...

Happy Monday!  Is that one of them there oxymoronic phrases?  Perhaps.  But I'm going to go with it, as I am feeling saucy today.  I had a really good weekend and am looking forward, with my usual wacky optimism, to a good week.

DR came over Friday evening and stayed until he had to go to work Sunday morning, so that was excellent.  We just hung out watching tv and periodically discussing what to eat.  What do you want?  I don't care, you pick.  I don't care either, you pick.  Endless fun.  haha!  We did venture out for lunch on Saturday with Girlie Girl, Kick Back Dude and Little Prince.  Pad Thai, yum.   

When I checked the mail on Saturday, I was surprised to find a refund check for my state taxes.  I guess I have paid off what I owe and am now actually entitled to money back was rather exciting.  Mostly I am thinking how I will be able to pay my auto insurance this time around without the usual handwringing and sacrifices.  

On Sunday, Girlie Girl and I went to the mall (I like Churlita's spelling...maul!)  Girlie Girl loves to shop, I don't.  She really does not ask me for much though, so off we went.  She was able to find these capris she needed and we rewarded ourselves with those soft, crispy, but doughy pretzels.  For someone like me, that pretty much made my outting.   

The only dark spot on the weekend was a midnight phone call from WTG on Saturday night.  He'd had some sort of argument with Secret Agent Man (who still lives at home, but at 23 should probably really  consider the benefits of a couple of roommates and his own place).  Anyway, whenever WTG has some problem with one of the kids, he likes to make sure and call me so that I can be included in the fun and receive my share of the blame for whatever issue is being covered.  It never grows old.  (Liar!  It is totally old, but what can I do?)  I take the calls, try to be reasonable, and try not to internalize the criticisms. 

But let me not end on that damp note.  It didn't do much for me, but all in all it was a pleasant weekend, with great weather and wonderful company.  I hope you all had a good weekend as well and are moving into April with a "spring" in your step.  har har har...  I slay me, really. 



Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

You had some doughy goodness.. Always a treat!.. Spring right around the corner.. I can feel it.. The birds always chirp louder when this happens.. Glad you had a pretty decent weekend..

AlienCG said...

Thanks to my brother, I found out that there is a good Thai place here. I had the Pad Thai, it was good.

Unexpected money is always a good thing. It's nice to know that you don't have to worry about how to pay that PitA insurance bill.

I haven't cruised the mall since last summer with a friend of mine. It was cool.

Besides the one dark spot, it sounds like a great weekend. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Happy Monday.

Churlita said...

Exes can really bum your high, but I'm glad you didn't give him too much of your energy and that you have DR to show you that not all guys are like your ex.

Pamela said...

Glad you had an overall good starchy weekend... :-)

FW said...

The good bits of your weekend sound like really nice bits. Glad your're feeling saucy! That has a slightly different connotation over here though ;-)

Ananda girl said...

First off... I really want to know what "saucy" means "over there" FW.

Now then... I agree 100% with Churlita that exes can be brain burners and good for you for not allowing him to singe your wellbeing cells. (Yay to DR for being the right kind of man!)

Glad you are feeling good today and that you had an othewise lovely weekend.

I want a pretzel!

laura b. said...

Mrs: I love all kinds of bread-y things, so I was happy :-)

AlienCG: Pad Thai is one of my favorite foods. I'm glad you got to discover it.
The mall is NOT cool! You can go in my place next time. Really, I don't mind at all :-)

Churlita: WTG seems to me to be singularly odd in some ways, so I don't assign most men that blame. DR is an exceptionally superb man, though.

NoRegrets: Every weekend could be made better with a little (or a lot) of starch involved :-)

FW: Well, now I need to know what saucy means there! I was just feeling, like, naughty and spunky, sort of.

Ananda: He has to tell us now, doesn't he?
It is a lot easier to laugh off WTG's rants when DR is next to me, for sure.
And you fully deserve a nice won't hurt, will it?

FW said...

I think it means, kind of, playfully sexy over here!

Sebastien Millon said...

yaaaaaaay!!! you got your bears!!!! woohoo!!! so happy :)

laura b. said...

FW: Yes, yes! That's me! haha :-)

Sebastien: I did and I love them. Thanks for the steady supply of fun fashions!

secret agent woman said...

Mmm. Pad Thai.

Except for various plagues, I had a very good weekend.