Monday, March 22, 2004

Weekend Update

I tried to post yesterday for the weekend, but Blogger, apparently, was hungry and ate the post halfway through. It was a pretty long one, too, so I was not at all happy about it, but I just didn't have the time or the energy to retype all of it. I decided to try again when I had more time. I should know better than to try to compose a post on the Blogspot form, but I guess I don't.

Anyway, this has been a heck of a long, busy week. Actually, I've been going nonstop since about the 10th or so, when I took the day off to go shopping. Between spending time with my family and the time I've spent running around everywhere, I haven't accomplished much of anything productive at all. Friday, I had planned to work, but J was whining that I never want to do anything with him, so I ended up being dragged off (kicking and screaming the whole way, of course) to the LaCruise Casino boat for the evening. John and his girlfriend, Amanda, were going, with a couple of her friends, and they wanted us to go too. I protested..really I did..that I had to work and couldn't possibly go off drinking and gambling, but they insisted. I finally figured out that if I worked most of the day, since we wouldn't have to leave until 6:00, I could go on the boat and we should be home by 1:30 or so, and I could finish work then. Silly, silly me! Of course, that's not AT ALL what happened. I figured I could work til 6:00, but they came in at 3:00 and announced we had to leave by around 4:00 to get there, because we would have to eat before we left and they wanted to eat in the restaurant at the dock with John's GF and her friends. So, we left by 4:00, only to find out by the time we got there that they were running late, and wouldn't be there until close to 7:00 after all. We ate by ourselves, and then waited for an hour for them to arrive. I wasn't too happy with that, but there was nothing I could do about it. We had a great time on the boat, sitting on the deck enjoying the night on the ocean, drinking, gambling, and they even have free massages on the top deck of the boat. Some masseuse guy sits there and rubs people all night for free. I didn't have one, cuz I don't want strangers rubbing me, but they did look very relaxing. At the end of the night, Amanda was so tired she was falling asleep at the table. We had kept her up so late the night before, and she had to work all day, so John suggested that he drive her friends home and then drive her home in her truck, and we follow him out to BFE to drop her off and bring him back to town with us. There went my plans to work after the cruise. I could have stayed home, but J didn't want to drive all that way alone, so we ran home to let the dogs out to pee, and then met up with them and were on our way. On the way home, we stopped at Dunkies for donuts and coffee, and I got a sausage, egg, and cheese croissanwich and a hot chocolate.. it was about 4:30 a.m. when we got home. It was a pretty good night, and I only lost about 36.00 total, between me and J. Mostly it was him losing, or I probably would have been a little ahead.

I figured, since Friday was a wash, I'd work all day on Saturday and Sunday, but that didn't happen either. We pretty much spent both days running around here and there. I had been wanting to go to check out how much stuff was selling for at the flea market, because I'm thinking about going and selling stuff a couple weekends a month I just wanted to go to the flea market, and straight back home, but we ended up driving all over the place, and didn't get much of anything accomplished. On Saturday, we dropped John off at his Granny's and then decided we needed some gas. It's about 15 to 20 cents cheaper per gallon at Sam's Club, so we headed over there, and of course decided to walk around, since we were there. We sat at the cafe and ate polish dogs and relaxed. It was kinda nice doing something just the two of us for once. John is always with us whenever we go anywhere usually. Now that he has Amanda, he's gone more, so it gives us more time alone. It's not even so much that I mind him being with us usually, except he never has any money, so whatever we do I have to pay for him too, or we can't do anything. He did actually give me money this week when he got paid, and that's what I went on the boat with. I bought myself some new sneakers and new pillows ...very, very comfy pillows..and got J some jeans at Sam's, then we headed across town to check out one of the flea markets. It was close to 5:00 when we got home, and I ordered up some Chinese food, so I wouldn't have to cook and could work, and sat down to get some work done. The phone rang, my brother Drew called from Ohio. He was bored, and he wanted to let me know that he would be going to Orlando Sunday and would be heading through here today on his way back, in case we wanted to go meet up with him. Needless to say, I got nothing done on Saturday. Sunday was pretty much the same way, we checked out another flea market, on the Westside, drove out toward the beach to try to get J's cell phone straightened out, and spent some time in Wally World. I did manage to work a little bit on Sunday, but not nearly as much as I needed to.

So that was the weekend in a nutshell. Now, it's back to the regular schedule. Today, I'm working all day, and Jen came for her training, so with any luck I can settle back in and go back to getting work done, and will be able to post more regularly again, and catch up on all my blog reading.. cuz this running around stuff is very, very tiring. I think I need a nap.

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