The weekend started off pretty casual actually. No real plans so to speak. Which was nice!!
After work Friday, I headed to Gretna, NE to see my sister's brand new (to her) house!!! She's so excited and it's so cute.
I, being the quiet one, was not jumping up and down (on the outside, that is). I'm so excited for her, and so proud.
The minute I walked in the door, the kids wanted to give me the tour. They are sooo cute!!! Bug walked into his room and starting jumping up and down. (actually, they both did) "This is my room!!!!!!!!"
Lauren had to take me into her closet, so she could show me their "secret communication." Their closets share a wall, and they can knock on the walls to each other and such.
She just stared at me with wide eyes when I told her that her mother and I used to do that exact same thing when we were their ages!!! :-)
From the house, we went to Famous Dave's for dinner. Inny and Doug's anniversary (11 years, I think) was the very next day.
(How's that for an anniversary gift....a new house!!!) :-)
Doug's parents, younger sister and my mom were also there. We talked our waiter into bringing out a dessert to celebrate the anniversary. Mainly because people all around us were having bday desserts brought out. With HUGE, FLAMING fireworks shooting sparks!!!!
I was trying to get Doug to look at me, and literally JUST as I hit the button to take the picture, our flame went out. You can tell in this picture Doug thought it funny, and Inny was less than pleased. :-) :-)
(you can see the smoke wafting around the table, but no flame - sigh)
Oh well. :-) :-)
I woke up Saturday morning and found this in the kitchen.
That cat is going to be the death of me. We've started hiding the toilet paper at night...so she found a replacement activity to keep herself entertained at night.
I cleaned up the mess, puttered around the house a little, then headed off to the hair salon.
My hair used to be board straight. And long. (Tuck it into my jeans long.) In college, I cut it off to my shoulders in a friends kitchen. With kitchen shears. (not a good idea)
I then had another friend (with an actual degree in hair styling and such) perm it for me...to look like Julia Roberts hair in some movie she was in. (I can' t remember which one right now).
Anyway, ever since then, I can grow my hair for years and year....have it cut short (like less than 1 inch long short - ugh - that was a mistake I'll not be repeating!!)....anyway....after all of that, it still grows in curly. I went from naturally straight hair, to naturally curly. The perm change the chemical composition of my body...or something. I don't know, I can' t explain it.
Anyway!!! My hair is shoulder blade length again....and with the curl...it's a natural winter parka on my head. HOT, hot hot!!!!!! So, my appt on Saturday was going to straighten it...permanently.
She colored my hair (to hide those pesky stray grays), then washed it.....then, with no conditioner (ouch!) she brushed it all out, blow dried it dry (an hour long process), then proceeded to coat it with the straightening solution. Then, after I was fully coated with the goo....and sat for my 15 minutes....she blow dried it (again - another hour process - but she got help this time..so there were two of them doing it)....then flat ironed it straight.
Did you notice that no where in that process was "wash out the straightening goo?" Yep, that's right folks...it's still on my hair. I can't wash it for 92 friggin hours!!!!
And, I can't tuck it behind my ears or put it in a pony tail...or it will be permanently in the tucked behind ears or ponytail position. No bike helmets...nothing. Can't get it wet, so no kayaking.
I made it one hour without tucking it behind my ears....ONE HOUR!!! :-)
I decided that if it's down, it's tucked behind my ears....so who cares if it's like that permanently?!?! Plus, it' just those two pieces of hair, so if I want them straight "non tucked"...I'll just get out the flat iron for a minute or two.
After I got home from my 4 hours at the salon, Mot and I went out to eat. We decided to try a new place somewhat near our house.
We won't be going again. It's a busy place, so obviously there aren't others that share our opinion. The taco shells were as thick as pancakes (and curiously similar in texture).....the chicken in the taco was lacking of any seasoning....and half a tamale required me to put a second mortgage on the house. But the guacamole was rockin' good! :-)
From there we headed to the grocery store, then Blockbuster, then home.
We don't rent allot of movies.....but it was going to be a lazy weekend (since I couldn't do anything that would get my hair messed up or wet = man, that really stinks!!!!).
I've recently gotten hooked on the TV series Weeds. So I picked up season 3 for $.99 while I was there. And...I STILL can't get the theme song out of my head. I've been humming it all morning today as well. :-)
It's amazing how many artists have covered this song. All the different genres of music...makes me giggle. :-)
Anyway.....we'd been texting with The Boys all afternoon about possibly getting together and playing cards. When we got home, I noticed we'd missed the last texts. They were at Nebraska Furniture Mart loading up furniture into their vehicles....and were going to be a while, because they were going to have to make multiple trips. I grabbed my keys, yelled at Mot to come downstairs, and we headed off to help.
While at their place, this was going on in the green space outside.....
A little nerf SCA action. There were about 6 or 7 of them in total...and I had to be stealthy to get the shot. Apparently the dude with the shield had just taken a shot from the guy with the foam ax, just as I took the pic.
It was all I could do to not go over and ask if I could join in!!!!!!! :-)
After unloading all the furniture and such, we headed to our place to play some cards. Canasta, our new favorite game for the time being. :-)
For the last week, I've been punching holes in my quartet music, to put it all into a new binder. Saturday afternoon, Nala (one of our cats) walked up to the pile of hole punches and started sniffing them. She apparently sniffed to hard, and stuck one to her nose. To get it off....she sneezed. Hole punches everywhere!!!! :-)
As The Boys were walking through the living room on their way out....Danny took it upon himself to "puff" the pile of hole punches (that I'd picked up) all over the living room. For the second time that day. :-)
Sunday was possibly the laziest day EVER!!!! Although, it did start with this......
We apparently forgot to put the roll up and out of sight before going to bed.
Does anyone have an suggestions for stopping this????
(Ideas other than shooting her in the head with a 12 gauge...Mot has already submitted that suggestion.)
After cleaning up the mess....again....I finished watching Weeds Season 3, Bride Wars and we both watched Taken. I also killed numerous amount of brain cells watching Sunday weekend TV.
And, I ended up going to bed early because I was so darned tired. I hate how being lazy makes me more tired, than if I'd actually gotten up off my butt and accomplished something!!! :-)