Yeah, I did my Monday post and none others, which is crazy! Well, this week I shall rectify that. It was partly due to the mid-week holiday; partly because I was busy at work. But I am trying to be on the ball a bit more this week.
ANYway, let’s get to the recap. Briefly, let’s hit on last Wednesday, July 4th. We really used our time wisely: big breakfast, cleaning in the house and yard. Ash fixed the gate that had pulled out of its nails (who uses nails??) and wasn’t closing correctly. I think I had way too much to eat and drink all last week. With the day off, I also made tacos and Ash and I went out to hibachi for a friend’s birthday. When we got home, we had some more beer and took the kids up the road to another friend’s house for fireworks.
Let’s see, last Friday my poor food choices caught up to me and my stomach was distraught. But I left work around 11 and met Ash and friends at Texas Roadhouse for beer, burgers, and soccer. We watched soccer all afternoon then had a pretty low-key evening. On Saturday, I decided to run – I had not in, oh, probably 2.5 months. Elliot and I did a two miler on the trails and it felt good. I felt good – strong even. I then went right into lawn mowing and did half the front before turning it over to Elliot. Ash ran and the other kids did some cleaning in the house before we went to Sonny’s. We were pretty lax in the afternoon because around 4 we headed out to Monticello for a cook-out and fireworks at another friend’s house. Sure it was past the 4th but they planned it so a lot of people would be able to attend. It was pretty fun and were home by, oh, 10:30.
We were productive again yesterday: lots of cleaning, house stuff, swimming laps, and errands. But the afternoon was nice and relaxing; took a nap, ate very little, and watched some TV. And of course, this relaxing led to me definitely NOT wanting to be here at all today! I was in a particularly bad mood when I saw an old friend of mine from grad school dropping off her kid at camp. I don’t know for certain she saw me but if she did, she ignored me entirely. This kind of stuff drives me crazy because I never did anything to her, we never had an actual falling out. But after the election, she seemed to go super liberal. We used to go to lunch every now and then and suddenly, she started making excuses and eventually, just stopped replying when I’d ask. I’m sorry that the media and all the frenzy has led to people abandoning friends. I’m not trying to be self-righteous but I didn’t drop anyone based on politics, I tell you that much.
OK, freebie week – let’s um, try something different than what I normally play. This will be difficult because I just really like metal. LOL. Right now, SiriusXM is playing their Yacht Rock station and it’s indeed the perfect summer listening. Here are a few they play a lot that I love.