Monday, May 9, 2011

This weekend; a comprehensive review

Mother's day is my new favorite holiday.  Yes, it is a tribute to me for having done dirty deeds without proper protection, and having complete disregard for over-population concerns as well as the environmental impacts of breeding. But I LOVE being a mom, and I LOVE being honored for it, so bring it on Hallmark, this is my day! This weekend, like any day was filled with the good, the bad, and the meh.  Here they are listed for you.

  • Tom and I reaffirmed that we have VERY few similar interests. (But he sucked it up and did "me-things" for Mother's day - Thanks!)
  • I collided with one of our cats, and got a bad stinging scratch on the bottom of my 'walkin foot. How does that happen, you ask?  I have no idea, but when your person to cat ratio is like it is in our house, it's bound to happen sooner or later.
  •  I got to see some of the Philly v. Texas bout, and it was awesome, re-igniting my lust for rolller derby, and making me really listless to get my stupid ankle/leg healed. (good + bad = a wash or "a meh")
  • I watched Lady Gaga's Monsterball HBO special, and couldn't, for the life of me, look away.  That lady is smokin. Tom hated it, but also noticeably couldn't look away for a short period of time. 

  • Calvin was the most perfect amazing awesome company on the planet.  He's almost walking, and is very proud of himself.  He also likes to yell babbles into his play phone while watching himself in the mirror- adorable.  
  • I slept in till 9:27 on Sunday. This is the latest I've slept since last year. 
  • I got to go to only store I really love other than ethnic grocery stores and pony stores: Home Depot.I bought a million dollars worth of plants, seeds and other fun stuff because I accidentally killed all of my organic DIY seedlings.  Now- my garden is a wonderland of dreams, and a genocide for weeds. 
  • I made the most delicious drink I have ever ingested.  It is incredibly simple: water, ice, and watermelon, blended until perfect.  
  • We picked over West Philly for all of my favorite vegan treats- YUM!
  • Park with the dogs- poor bastards never get to do fun stuff anymore, so this was awesome for them.  Interestingly, when looking at Clark Park as an outsider, it appears much dirtier than the green haven it appeared to be when I lived there. Perspective can be a bitch.
  • Dyed my hair into a rainbow.  Eek! It's so great, I can't tear myself away from the mirror.  All my favorite colors ON MY VERY OWN HEAD!  I want to dye the rest of my body now.
  • My mom said I'm a really "terrific" mom -not that she knows what she's talking about.
  • I set up the kiddie pool (Thanks Michele!), stripped the boy down, and tried to coax him in.  He didn't want to swim, but he was fascinated as he watched himself pee on the lawn.  His father was proud.
 Conclusions and follow-up work:
The good far outweighed the bad and meh, so I'll grade this weekend an B+.  Always room for improvement though, we could have been doing all of this in sunny Costa Rica, and we could have been doing it all whilst sipping on exotic alcoholic beverages.  Maybe next year.

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