Monday, October 13, 2008

My Weekend

Well, my weekend was not what I expected, but it sure was fun! I was supposed to go camping with my entire in-law family, but I got a cold at the beginning of last week, and so opted to not go, even though I was feeling just fine by the weekend. I didn't want to tempt fate! John decided to take the kids and go without me, so I was then faced with a whole weekend to myself? What's a girl to do...?
Well, I'll tell you. The fam left at four o'clock on Friday afternoon. And first let me tell you that I called everyone I could think of to hang out, and everyone was busy. So, Friday I went and test drove cars. Do you know, that was a lot of fun? I'm mainly doing research for when our car finally throws in the towel, so I don't have to scramble and do everything last minute. There was this one sweet little Jeep Grand Cherokee...but I won't go into details. It was painful enough to leave it at the dealership. :)
I was then going to eat dinner and go shopping, but after eating dinner, I decided I was too tired. So instead I rented a few movies, watched one, and went to bed early. Oh! I also talked to my best friend, Mary, for a bit before the movie. I just don't get to talk to her near enough these days. (Love you!)
On Saturday, after a blissful night's sleep, (no husband stealing my covers, no daughter getting me up at 2 am to tell me her bed is "messed up", ect ect), I woke, had breakfast, and decided to go shopping. I was having dinner at a friend's later that evening, and so decided to call and tell her I wouldn't call right before I left like I had planned, and wasn't sure when I would make it out to her place. Well, lo and behold, her plans for the day got cancelled, (or rather, her husband's did, and he was gracious enough to take the kids off her hands so she could come out and play), so I got a shopping buddy! Before I went over to her place, I had lunch at my favorite fast food place; Lion's Choice. I did it because I'm the only one that likes that place, ergo, I never get to eat there. Mmmm, it was soooooo good. There were some major fall sales going on when we go to the mall too, so we totally cleaned up. I don't have to go shopping for a long time now. Woohoo! We then went back to her house, ordered pizza, watched chic flix (much to her husband's dismay...sorry Erik! I didn't know when I rented them you would be watching them too!), and ate some cheesecake I purchased from our little grocery around the corner. The one with the pies to die for. Their cheesecake is very much on par with the pies. (and I am sure I gained 10 lbs in just that one evening)
Sunday was just lazy, waiting for the fam to get home. All in all though, a really good, stress relieving few days. I missed my kids and my hubby, but it was nice to have some time to myself too. To not have to be somebody's mama, somebody's wife, cook, maid, ect ect ect. To just be a girl for awhile was exceedingly nice. ;)
The Almighty Liz
ps everybody had a great time at the campout too. John took some pics on our camera phone that I would love to post, but I have no idea how to get them from the phone to the computer. Any suggestions?


craftyashley said...

I'm jealous of your kid-free weekend. And yes, Jeep Cherokees are where it's at. Just not the Liberty- horrible gas mileage!

lizS said...

oh man, you shoulda seen this one too! totally loaded; heated leather seats, heated side mirrors, on board computer, power driver seat with two memory settings (which would be sooo nice as john is so much taller than me!), dimmer make-up mirrors, i'm talking all the bells and whistles. it was a 2002 with really good mileage, so it was under $10,000!!! it was seriously physically painful to just leave it there. i had to keep chanting "two mortgages, liz, two mortgages..."
and you should make that brother of mine watch the kids for at least a night! girls' nights are a mom's only line on sanity!

Dana Cheryl said...

Sounds like a great weekend! My roommate and I rented a movie & eat ice cream a couple of weeks ago when FHE was some dreaded team sport event. There's nothing quite like it!!

Being alone is nice too. I'm addicted to alone time. A tv dinner & a movie is a nice treat.

About the pix...

Send them to your email just like sending a picture message only type in your email addy instead of a phone number. Then you can save them to your computer and upload them to blogger.

timpani76 said...

Hey lady! Glad you had fun on Saturday. I had tons of fun too! I usually only get to go shopping with actual GIRLS like once a year, so it was a rare treat for me!

Just so you know, Vance and I came down with a MILD stomach flu late Saturday. He only puked once, and I did not puke at all, I just stayed in bed all day eating crackers and drinking Ginger Ale and now it's just cramps & diarrhea. Sorry if we gave it to you!

lizS said...

no sign of sickness yet! hopefully i'll just get passed over. bacteria doesn't have much time to develope in me these days. i have my fake immune system to help!
and thanks for the advice dana. i'll try that. i dunno if i have internet service set up on our cell, and i'm not sure how to do it if we don't. hopefully it's one of those things that you don't have to do yourself, it just comes that way. (i'm not very technically savvy. ;))

Renae said...

Glad you had a good weekend. We missed you, but it was one of the best weekends I've known for a long time.

Bruce said...

it was the greates vacation ever. we stayed in the camp ground and did a hole lot of not much. the kids ran and played all weekend and did not miss the TV once.

Dana Cheryl said...

Liz if you don't have internet on your cell just call customer service and they can provision for you. If you can send or receive picture messages then you should be fine cause that's what you're really doing just sending a picture message. :) Or if you want just picture message them to me and I can send 'em back to you via email. :)