So it’s been a good week so far apart for some stupidity (not by me this time!!), which has since been blocked.
Tuesday night Miss EV and i went out for a drink at Piola (so gooooood!!) after work. You can’t beat $3 Peroni’s
Afterwards I headed over to Wee-b’s house for some Pikmin2 action with littleb until it was his bedtime. I haven’t actually played P2 before, but i fell in love with the original Pikmin and i must admit (from what little i did play) a lot of the same feeling and energy went into building P2. You can’t help but love the pikmin..and now that i am addicted i will apparently have to pick up a copy of the game for myself. Mine is a tough life to live, i know.
After the kid went to bed Wee-b and i watched a movie that he had told me about a week or so prior, called Martin.
I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect. I got the feeling that Wee-b and i have similar tastes in movies, so i knew if it was one of his more liked movies that i would probably enjoy it. I must admit…for a late 70′s horror/vampire flick it was totally awesome. The story line actually carried through the entire movie and while it may not have been the scariest movie i have ever seen…for one of George Romero’s earlier films it was fantastic. I think i was mainly drawn to the grittiness of the film…not only in the way it was filmed, but also in the dialogue.
This is not easy. I’m not sure why i had myself convinced that it would be. For seven years i was a part of someone elses life and now I’m a big part of my own. Which I guess is how it should be….but I really enjoy sharing my life with someone else. And the honest truth is, I miss that. A whole lot. Not really enough to just head out and settle for what comes along first. I realize that right now…this thing that I’m trying to accomplish, it is the BEST thing for me as a person. It has also given me a lot of time to think about things and know where I want to stand in my next partnership.
What I do know right now, is that while I’m comfortable not necessarily being #2…I definitely do NOT want to be #5+. If there is no room for me in your life, I don’t need to be making room for you in mine. Simple as that.
Had a fun, mostly quiet weekend. I had originally thought there was going to be some garden monster killing…but i never heard back about that, so instead i went into DC to enjoy the pride parade So. Much. Fun. Got to hang out with some of my favourite people and after the parade was said and done, we headed over to Cafe Saint-Ex for some food and beers. We managed to get caught in a teeny tiny bit of rain towards the end of our meal…but instead of being mildly annoying, it was actually kind of relaxing. Good food, great company and as we were able to sit outside we got to see all of the stragglers leaving the parade. Men running around in tutu’s is vaguely amusing
Sunday morning i woke up and had coffee with Charlie and the puppies, on the front steps and then headed out to the carwash with Mozart to have a look-see at the broken network and try and work my fixing-magic on the whole thing. In exchange for a free carwash (shiny!) i think i managed to find the problem and left instructions with my adopted father on how to fix things once the day was over and hardware could be safely restarted.
Woke up this morning to an extremely grumpy puppy. I have no idea what his problem is…but how can he be cute even when he’s in the grumps? Maybe it’s just the bottom lip that never stops sticking out. Apparently i had this issue as a child as well…
In the long run not only are you hurting yourself…but you’re also hurting the person you’re saying yes to as well. Suck it up. Say no. It’s better to sting someone briefly than to hurt them in the long run.
Ugh. Sometimes i realize that i am truly not the sharpest knife in the drawer…i make really stupid decisions. But, i have always known that they are my decisions to make and as long as i have no serious regrets (and i truly only have 1 so far…in 30+ years that’s pretty damn good) and i learn something i am not too worried about being dumb.
While this past week has not been a shining example of my brilliant handle on life, it has been one thing…a HELL of a lot of fun. While i also realize that i may not be doing the right thing for everyone involved (and by that i guess i’m referring to those on the outer edges) i’m not sure that i really care enough anymore to be worried about everyone else. Shouldn’t i be happy too? I feel like i’ve spent so much of my time worrying about making sure that everyone around me is happy and taken care of, that my happiness falls by the wayside. And what i know now, is that this is no longer a-ok.
In the past 3 years i have made so many changes to my life, all in the attempt to make myself more happy, to make sure that i can get as much out of life as i can…and now i realize that i’m falling back into bad habits? Bad mac!
2009 is my year of yes and i’m going to make it work.
On Sunday, Miss M (after the houdini fiasco) asked me if i wanted to head up to the tire shop with her as she had a leak in her car tire that she wanted to have patched. We headed up, dropped the car off and decided to head over to Target to waste a little time while we were waiting.
While we were there I remembered that I wanted to have a look and see if they were still selling their cafeteria trays as i had an idea to get a bunch of them and use them for Family Dinner on Sunday nights. We searched around the aisles a bit and finally managed to find the section where they were meant to be…and scored two trays. That was only about eight trays not enough So then the plan became, how many Targets can we get to in this area to try and get a set of ten trays for family dinner?
Five targets later (all within 15-20 minutes of the house) and we managed to find five red and five black trays. Apparenly they were a hit at family dinner this week…so i’m excited to be home next weekend to try it out.
At 6:18am this morning i stumbled into Miss M’s room and woke her up to say “Hey! It’s 6:18…wanna hear about my morning so far?”
I got woken up just before 6 by two little puppies whining in my ear, so i got up and took them both outside…in my pj’s (no shoes..) and while i was sitting out there The Giz decided that he was going to try and sneak around the side of Miss M’s car. I looked at him and gave him a stern warning…so what did he do? He basically stuck his tongue out at me and kept walking…then running…down the street.
I threw the gate open and started running after him. Little snot…every time i got close to him he would turn around and look at me and start running faster away from me. Fun game! Not. We ran all the way up to the top of the hill (opposite way that he ran away from you Poppy Jack) and down the other side, heading for the main road. Lord…i wasn’t sure that i was actually going to be able to catch him. Being 6am on a Sunday there wasn’t a single soul outside that i could get to help me. When he was far enough ahead of me he would stop and let me get fairly close and then go running off again – *&^#!!! After running for about 5 minutes i finally managed to get close enough to him to try and offer him a treat at which point he stopped and let me grab him.
I’m sure that all the cars driving by on my long walk back home were amused at the sight of the shoe-less girl in her pj’s carrying a very naughty puppy home.
America and i went out for a beer last night after i finished work and he was done playing with his phone. We ended up at Murphys where America pulled out a gift card for the movie theatre…so one beer turned into three beers and a free movie!
I know…goes without saying, right? But i have a good feeling about this weekend. I’m getting started a tad early by heading out for a beer after work with America. Just one…then i’ll head home with the puppies to get some much needed rest before i head back to work in the morning.
This is actually the first weekend in a while where i have nothing solid planned for either Saturday night or Sunday…and i’m kind of happy about that. It’s been a few weeks since i’ve been able to just relax at home for a day, i’m looking forward to that. I do have plans for Sunday night…but i’m kind of happy about that too
So lets sum this up…I think what it all boils down to is that i’m happy. I feel it in myself..i look in the mirror and i see a happy person. Life is just…good.