By the time I had even fed the kids dinner on Thursday, it was 7:00, but I decided to take them out anyway to buy Hub a gift. WE went to Target first, despite Bud’s protests that we needed to go to the train store. I scoured the kitchen section because I could remember him saying that he really wanted something but for the life of me, I could not remember what. We ended up buying him 2 pillows (because he always steals mine) (and also, Shauna I totally thought of you because they are the generic $3.50 Target brand pillows, but we love them!!) and I let each kid pick out their own card for him. Bud went with Spongebob and Lucy picked a singing Dora card, which is probably the most annoying piece of paraphernalia I have ever encountered, but whatever makes Lucy happy makes all of us happy if you know what I’m saying. From Target we went to the hobby shop to buy Hub some train crap, which really was Bud’s way of saying he wanted to go there to watch the massive train displays and make them go……but Lucy picked out some scenery and Bud picked out a nice passenger station—after I talked him out of a $40 lighthouse.
The next morning, which was Hub’s actual birthday, I took the kids to school and went over to Bed Bath and Beyond to see if anything struck me. I’m not sure why I was having such a block as to what I wanted to get him (I’d decided to put off the major expensive gift until Father’s Day to avoid using credit) but after perusing the store for a good hour, I finally found it--- a stove-top grill pan, the kind that fits over 2 burners. The first one I saw was $80!! I’m not sure how that is even possible, but I found a nice one for $35. Once home, we lazed around until it was time to go to lunch at the Casino Buffet. I ate so much shrimp and cornbread and….well, you name it! It was so good, and they have some of the best coffee around. After we got the kids, MIL came over for cake and gifts. I think that Hub had a really good day.
And as a bonus, I got a fancy breakfast a la the new grill pan on Saturday morning. I did laundry for the majority of the day, while Hub worked in the kitchen. I finally washed all of the baby clothes and organized them in to categories and sizes and I feel a lot better knowing what we have and what we need (mostly sleepers and onesies) I caught up on our laundry as well since Hub seemed to think it was important for those of us who are already here to have clean clothes. Pfft. Whatever.
And yesterday, we saw Avenue Q with my Brother and SIL. It was…ok. I had already heard the majority of the music and there wasn’t much more. It was enjoyable, but I felt like the cursing was thrown in more for shock factor than to enhance the plot. There was also a very uncomfortable puppet love scene……I guess it was an experience. And all I could picture the whole time was the guy from Johnny and the Sprites (with his large, straight very white teeth) who was the original of one of the characters. The biggest mistake was wearing heels downtown---I could barely walk last night.
I suppose that is it, in a nutshell. I’ll be glad to take it easy next weekend. Today has already been decent; I bought this:
And I am on my way out to Target and Payless to get some comfy shoes. A Monday with lunch break shopping = B O N U S!!