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A very productive weekend

Friday was a decent day. Annamarie ended up being out the whole day because she's exhausted from being pregnant and working full time (duh). We had our weekly meeting via phone at the end of the day. At lunchtime I headed over to Marshall's to exchange my little table, then I went to Ross to look for pants but couldn't find anything I liked. On the way home Jason called and told me he was going to try to get Natalie's job back, and later Michael Nguyen called to see what I was up to but I wanted to stay home and get some work done - and boy did I get some work done! I finished my laundry, set up shelves in my closet, and even went through a box of ironing and my closet and have three trash bags full of old clothes to get rid of - w00t! Hooray for spring cleaning! All this while the boys were out at a show and Daniel was out with Tri at his father's retirement party.

Saturday I got up later than I wanted, but it's all good. Yudi called and asked if I wanted to go to Sycuan to play bingo, but I knew I wanted to stay home and keep cleaning. I spent the entire afternoon continuing to stain the shelves I bought for my bedroom, and I learned a very important lesson - If you are not a "do it yourself"er, don't do it yourself! (You'd think that would be obvious, but I'm a slow learner.) I tried to stop in time to head to coffee but couldn't finish in time, so I called Mark to see if they'd decided where they'd be going for dinner. By the time I showed up at around 6:10 they still hadn't decided. Mark wasn't taking charge, so I had to, and we finally decided to go to Chef Lau's which was pretty good (must try their beef noodle soup next time). On the way home I stopped off to get Krispy Kremes and stopped in TJ Maxx to look for pants there (I got socks instead). Had a goofy chat with Quincy, who was in a good mood. I went through even more clothes, and washed some clothes I found in my ironing box that I wanted to keep. Very productive.

Edited 5/26 9:45 AM to add: Forgot to mention that Mom called from Knoebels Park, an amusement park in central Pennsylvania near Bloomsburg, where she and Lynda and the kids went for the weekend. Sounded like she was having fun, although she started crying when she said she was sitting waiting for all of them on a roller coaster and was thinking how Dad used to keep her company. The little things like that are so hard on us. Bleh. Still, it sounded like they were having fun, and it's good that she got out and spent time with the kids. (Did I also mention David is GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL and GOING TO COLLEGE [Shippensburg?]?!?! Gads I'm old...)

Sunday I again got up a little later, but with no plans it was no biggie. I finished staining the supports for the shelves, so now I just have to do a few of the actual shelves, then put the finishing on them and they're done. By the time I was done my thighs were aching from crouching while doing the staining, so I soaked in the tub for a while, got dressed, and Daniel, Myke, John and I went to Black Angus for dinner - hooray for beef!

So nothing on the agenda for tonight, so I may do a little more staining, or I may stop and get new tires after work (since I got in on time today I can actually leave on time for a change). Daniel said he and Tri may be heading off to Viejas some night this week, and I may go with them (I haven't been to any of the casinos yet). Otherwise, tomorrow is gaming, and then SDQSF is gaming on Thursday night, and then I'm off to Maryland on Friday morning - yay! Can't wait to see my Quincy!


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May. 24th, 2004 10:42 am (UTC)
I've noticed a theme in your weekend updates, to wit, "Saturday I got up later than I wanted." Look back through your weekend posts and you'll see it in almost every one. If you're forever getting up later than you wanted, perhaps you need to change something, whether it's your sleep pattern or your expectations.

May. 24th, 2004 11:06 am (UTC)
Well I always want to get up early and get a jump on the day, but unless I have to, I let my body decide for me. If I need to sleep, I sleep. I do believe I slept through my alarm on Saturday (it did wake me up Sunday, but I decided to sleep a while longer, which turned into longer than I'd expected).

My mother used to have it in her head that I would actually wake up at the time I usually got up for work, but then I would intentionally stay in bed - wide awake - just to spite her or something. Like I'd rub my hands gleefully together all morning long thinking how much it bugged her that I slept in. The truth is that I sleep until I get up. As you know, very little can wake me up in the mornings, and that's because I'm dead to the world. (Speaking of, remember to wake me up if we have an earthquake, as I may sleep through it. Thanks!)

Truly, it's not any kind of problem at all. I'm sure once I move in with Quincy I'll start waking up naturally earlier. :D And I got most everything I wanted to accomplished anyway, so I didn't have some lofty expectations of what I'd get done over the weekend and am now hopelessly crushed that I didn't get it all done. I know myself well enough to know that, in all likelihood, I'll be sleeping until after noon on the weekends.

So there it is.
May. 24th, 2004 11:44 am (UTC)
Just to be clear, as a housemate, I have absolutely no problems with you sleeping in as long as you want, since as you stated, you are a very sound sleeper. I was just remarking that you seem to always say you slept longer than you wanted to. My personality would cause me to either simply admit I'm not going to be getting up as early as I want and adjust my expectations (i.e., no longer comment that I was getting up later than I want), or act on my wants to make sure I get up when I want. But that's me, and as we are both well aware, we are very much different people.

And I doubt that I'd be able to wake you in time to experience an earthquake. And I don't want to experience the kind of earthquake that would last that long anyway.

May. 24th, 2004 12:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, I fully admit that what I want usually doesn't match what actually happens. It's more of a "strive for" thing. Writing about it in my LJ is just being honest about it.
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