May 31, 2004
Weekend recap, in which your hostess proves exceedingly lame
I was simultaneously busy and lame this weekend.
The busy: Saturday morning was spent running errands. I had the brakes on my car checked. The bad news: it'll cost about $350 to get them fixed. The good news: I may be able to take that $350 and instead use it to invest in a new(er) car. Jury's still out on that one. While I was waiting to hear how damaged the car was, I wandered over to Borders, where I fully christened my new employee discount with DVDs and a book (more on the book in a minute). Then there was an oil change, grocery shopping, and so on.
I was insanely proud of my productivity, but I ruined it in a fit of utter lameness. See, I was supposed to go to the movies on Saturday night with a bunch of folks, to see The Day After Tomorrow. In fact, the trip to see it was my idea. We were going to the 10:25 pm show. I was yawning and sleepy by 8:00 pm, but I got ready to go anyway, planning to leave about 9:30. Somewhere between 9:00 and 9:30, I dozed off in the living room, and since my mom had already gone to bed, there I stayed until about 2:00, when I crawled into bed and slept the rest of the night. Yes. I fell asleep at 9:00 on a Saturday. Just hand me my walker and ear trumpet now and get it over with.
Sunday was NASCAR and window-shopping for furniture. See, the house is finished. Completely built. It just needs to be trucked from Indiana to here. Ain't manufactured housing a hoot? Anyway, house-fever is running strong around here, and we did some more furniture shopping today as well. No more packing, but it's still early yet. The good news: I now know exactly how I want to decorate my new bedroom. The bad news: I won't be able to afford to do it for a bit.
Now, as to the main reason I accomplished so little after Saturday. All I can say is that it's all Julie and Mer's fault. They've been recommending that I read Diana Gabaldon's Outlander for as long as I've known them. I finally picked it up on Saturday, and I haven't been able to put it down for more than the time it takes for sleep, food, and basic human civility. I've got about 150 pages left--I may be up late tonight finishing it.
If, of course, I can manage to stay awake past 9.