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Beautiful weekend

On Friday, the weather was so beautiful so I drug my usually sedentary ass out with the hedge trimmer to back off the mega-growth bushes in front of the house. I got all of them trimmed back to a somewhat roundish shape, gathered all of the fallen branches and leaves, and swept up the front walkway. I got good and sweaty, and work up this morning with sore muscles in my arms and sides.

It was my morning up with the boys, so we got up to have breakfast. We saw it was a beautiful day outside, so I wanted to make sure the backyard was picked up and fire ant free (it wasn't). While out there, I heard cars and looked through our ratty-ass fence to see that a neighbor was having a garage sale. Since Michael is such a garage sale hound, we threw on some clothes to go see what they had - turned out to be nothing, but it got us out of the house and walking around the neighborhood. We came back in, I finished cleaning up the backyard and sat out on the patio while the boys blew bubbles for the dogs. I have video, but since my laptop is dead I don't have the means to pull it off to post yet. Maybe later.

We did all of this before 10 am.

Michael and Matthew have been in need of a haircut for some time, so when they got bored with bubbles I brought them in to get one. They're still young, and VERY good for haircuts with the promise of a lollipop at the end, so I still cut their hair. I'm amazed at how well it turns out, but would never cut anyone else's hair. I'm sure in a year or two, they won't even let me cut it anymore. I went somewhat short this time with Matthew's (Michael doesn't have much hair to begin with, so it's just evening it out for him). Matthew's hair now brushes sort of forward and you can spike just the front of it into this little shelf/duck thing. I'm sure those of you with small boys know the haircut I'm talking about. The only thing spiked is the bang area, but all in a row? Anyway, it looks ADORABLE on him so I'll have to take pictures tomorrow. Should have taken them today. Michael's hair...looks like Michael. I spent all of this time in the bathroom gelling and spiking it, even hairsprayed it, and he ran off to play. 10 minutes later when I came into the room, his hair looked EXACTLY the same as it always does. Spiking gone. I give up.

All four of us showered, then ran some errands. Went to Fry's, CompUSA, the Sugar-Free store (yes, we have a store that is nothing but sugar-free and low-carb stuff and PERFECT for a shrinking husband on Atkins) and then the grocery store. At the store, we picked up a bunch of stuff to grill out. It was nice for a change to have the boys running around outside, while Scott and I sat and watched them. We mixed up a pitcher of SUGAR FREE!!!! Margaritas to drink while we were out there. Pretty dang yummy for sugar free. Around 8, we put the kids down and kept drinking. They were so bushed they fell right to sleep. Scott broke out one of his cigars from the Cigar Factory in New Orleans, and we just sat around under the gazebo and drank. We felt close to what life was like years ago, before kids, before life got so stressful.

What a wonderful night!!!!


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Oct. 2nd, 2005 12:19 pm (UTC)
That does sound like a great day. We had a similar day here with yardwork and a new fire ant mound discovery.

How do you handle the hangovers the next day? I find myself just not wanting to drink much because of handling Mason and being grumpy.
Oct. 2nd, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC)
Remember the post about quirks and oddities? One that I should have put in there is that I don't really have hangovers. The only exception is too much wine, and we think that is because of the tanins in them. My body seems to protect me to a point. If I've had TOO much, I might get sick once to get it out of my body, but I feel fine the next day. If I didn't drink enough to get sick, I know I'm fine.
Oct. 3rd, 2005 02:11 am (UTC)

I used to be able to handle my liquor really well. Once my thyroid tanked, all bets were off. Now, I have an extreme delayed reaction to alcohol. I don't know I'm drunk when I am, and once the reaction hits, it is waaay too late to get off the bus.

I was reading in another friend's journal about alcohol. She has a better reaction when she is exercising and less weight. I wonder if I might be as lucky as that.
Oct. 2nd, 2005 12:20 pm (UTC)
I think you said in one of your posts that you are 6'2"? You are one of the few women taller than me. I'm 5'11"!
Oct. 2nd, 2005 02:44 pm (UTC)
6'2" was the 'height' of my height. Due to things such as my degenerative disk disease and arthritis, I've lost an inch, possibly more now, but am still over 6 feet. I love being tall now, but growing up I didn't. I remember when I finally hit 6 feet, I said I was 5 feet 12 inches for the longest time. 6'1" was 5 feet 13 inches until people caught on and I got more comfortable with the six foot designation.

My mom is 5'9", but my dad was 6'5". Scott is 6'2", so our boys are probably going to be quite tall. They already are with both being in the 95% percentile and being the height of many 6 year olds. There was a little boy on the playground last weekend Michael was playing with and they came over to talk to me. The boy was saying he was 6 now, but would turn 7 in November, and asked how old Michael was. He seemed a bit bummed when Michael proudly said FOUR!
Oct. 2nd, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC)
Hit send too soon. The reason the boy on the playground didn't realize Michael was so much younger was because they were the same height. Michael was way skinnier, but in height right there with him. I noticed a major difference in the maturity of the language though. Maybe the other kid just thought Michael was 'slow'? :)
Oct. 3rd, 2005 02:17 am (UTC)
I knew were you were going with that one. I'm 5"11" and Ben is 6'2". His father was 6'5" and my dad was 6'3". Mason has been at 90% for height and 95% for head circumference. We are nearing his 2nd birthday where you can kind of guess their height from here. I think he is around 35 inches tall right now. Basically it just puts him on target to be about 6 feet tall. No real suprise there.
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