Weekend Report

Yes, we’ve had anoth­er busy, but very good, weekend.

Fri­day sam­bear took Katie to Camp Tim­ber Ridge in Mable­ton for a sleep­over and final Girl Scout choir rehearsal with Melin­da Car­roll before the per­for­mances at Six Flags on Sat­ur­day. After they got there, they dis­cov­ered that she did­n’t actu­al­ly have her tick­et to Six Flags with her. So Sam had to dri­ve all the way back home, where we tore up her room look­ing for the tick­et (which was in her sock draw­er, of all places), then back out to Camp Tim­ber Ridge. He had the code to get into the secu­ri­ty gate but quite alarmed the lit­tle girls when he entered the all-female bas­tion to deliv­er said tick­et to Katie.

Since Sam obvi­ous­ly was­n’t going to get home with time to do any gam­ing, mique_mique stayed home and I did some writ­ing. Sat­ur­day morn­ing god­dessin­ga arrived with the pas­sel of kidlets, fol­lowed by greyknight’s father who sweet­ly brought us a dif­fer­ent mat­tress & box springs for Katie’s bed. We vis­it­ed for a bit and he went back home. We got the baby beds set up and Katie’s old bed tak­en down to the garage. greyknight joined us, and lat­er we got a nice vis­it with mique_mique. I do believe greyknight felt very ganged-up on at some points 🙂

god­dessin­ga was not feel­ing so well all week­end, so we engaged in lov­ing bul­ly­ing to make her rest. She is, thank­ful­ly, feel­ing bet­ter now.

Sam fin­ished get­ting din­ner for the crew, then went out and retrieved Katie from Six Flags, chauf­feur­ing her to E’s birth­day par­ty. Yes, the child has a very busy social life—what was that about home­schooled kids being so iso­lat­ed, again? I real­ized today that Katie is now the same age my moth­er was when she met my father. This is not a hap­py real­iza­tion. I think I freaked out rel­a­tive­ly qui­et­ly, at least.

And I have men­tioned late­ly what an incred­i­ble man sam­bear is? How many peo­ple would have done all that dri­ving patient­ly and been such sweet­ies? Not many. (He was dri­ving because I’ve been nau­se­at­ed for most of the week, and it seems to get worse in the car. Okay, there’s also that whole thing about me just not real­ly lik­ing to leave the house if I can avoid it.)

The GA/FL game was tele­vised and, for the first time ever, I think, one of our TVs was actu­al­ly on and tuned to the game through­out the game. This is true love, folks. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, our team lost.

My use­able wardrobe has more than dou­bled thanks to mique_mique’s gen­eros­i­ty! She brought over a bunch of clothes she’s shrunk out of and to my great sur­prise, they fit! I thought I wore a 26/28, but they’re all 22/24s and fit quite nice­ly. Even the jeans. The tru­ly shock­ing thing is that the jeans are all 22/24 petites. Now, I used to wear this same brand, and if I bought the talls I could wear a 22/24, but if I got the reg­u­lar I had to go up to a 26/28. So why can I wear a 22/24 petite now? Okay, they might be a hair short, but just a hair. And I’m about 5′9″! I think I’m get­ting short­er with age. But isn’t that sup­posed to be at a much greater age than almost 36?

Every­one was exceed­ing­ly patient with the impromp­tu fash­ion show while I tried on the clothes. That was fun. The sexy shirts and that flir­ty lit­tle black dress were a real hit, as was the exceed­ing­ly touch­able teal sweater. I even got out The Heels while wear­ing the dress. Yes, I can, in fact, still walk in them (I was­n’t sure).

greyknight, sam­bear and R loaded Katie’s old bed into mique_mique’s vehi­cle so that she could take it home for use in her guest room.

After every­body depart­ed today, Sam and I went to the Try­bal­a­ka prac­tice at tri­adj’s home, which let us meet Joe and Amy for the first time. Mar­velous peo­ple and a beau­ti­ful place! Prac­tice went well, I think. Soon we should have prac­tice tapes, which will be great, as there are MANY songs to learn. I still find it a bit odd that so many of the mem­bers smoke, but they still have incred­i­ble voic­es. I am aller­gic to smoke, so I don’t tag along dur­ing the very social smoke breaks—but then I feel sor­ta left out and wor­ry that I won’t get to know the oth­ers as well as I would oth­er­wise. Damned allergies.

I have to remem­ber to actu­al­ly Dress, like with make-up and every­thing, next week. It should­n’t mat­ter, but I feel more con­fi­dent that way.

Alto­geth­er, despite recent ick­i­ness, life is incred­i­bly good. I am SO blessed. I real­ly want to find more time to spend with all the peo­ple I love. I haven’t seen J or Ron in way too long, or A. We don’t get near­ly enough time with any­one else, either. I’m real­ly look­ing for­ward to Thanks­giv­ing, though, when most all of our fam­i­ly of choice will be together.

Cur­rent Mood: 🙂pleased
Cur­rent Music: Dish­wash­er hum­ming and Sam tap­ping away at the keyboard
Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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