I have but an hour before starting in on student conferences, which are both interesting yet tedious. I tend to say the same things over and over. I have to see 12 total students today then I have maybe 45 minutes before my doctor’s appointment. It’s going to be a very busy day!
But my weekend was pretty relaxing. Ash and I had Mexican on Friday; I ordered their “live” guacamole (you know, where they make it at your table) and it was pretty darn good. We then saw Terminator: Genisys, which I thought was pretty good, as they go. Nothing can beat T2 so I didn’t have high hopes. But there were a lot of aspects I enjoyed. While Ash went to get the kids, I mowed both the front and the back, which basically kicked my ass. I normally don’t feel worn out after mowing but I normally don’t do both at 4 pm on a very hot day. I think that was all part of it: long grass, push mower, high heat, and having had a few beers at lunch. I felt DONE that night; bad back, just worn out.
On Saturday, my parents were supposed to swing through town on their way back home but they ended up not and it worked out for the best. I took the kids to eat (they know if Dad’s not around, we go to Chik-Fil-A, and he was playing in a card tournament) and then we rested. In fact, it was quite peaceful for a little while, which is what I needed. I felt like it was a very noisy day. When Ash got home later in the evening, I clocked out. I went to my room and read and it was oh-so nice. In the afternoon, we had run errands and it was 98 degrees outside and my kids were hot and cranky and frankly, so was I. I made them a nice meal that they complained about and I was just at my wit’s end.
Sunday was better, though I was still a bit cranky. We went to a friend’s house to buy their kegerator (Ash clearly needed a new project). I had to clear out a space in the garage and then we had to order line cleaning chemicals and soon here, I have to find out prices on half and full sized kegs of beer we’ll both drink. There’s the laughable part. I drink any and all beers above the Bud/Miller level. (I won’t touch that swill) but Ash prefers just a few. So we have to meet in the middle… and plan a party! Still, a fun thing to own. Why not?
We capped off the night by watching episodes of both The Middle and Malcolm in the Middle, both shows that my kids – and we – find enjoyable. My back isn’t as bad today – thankfully – but my to-do list is pretty long and that stresses is weighing me down. Sometimes I do wish summers were laid back and carefree but our life simply isn’t that way.
Freebie week and I have absolutely no idea what to play except stuff I have played before. BUT, AC/DC finally let go and allowed their music to be on streaming services so I have very much enjoyed catching up with them. So, here’s a few.