Friday Fun! Edition: What I Plan on Doing this Weekend

TGIF everybody!! And may I say, welcome back to my sweet friend, Friday.  In celebration of the weekend’s arrival, I have a short list of “activities” (which I feel are more “slacktivities”) that I’m looking to participate in this weekend.

So here it goes, in no particular order:

  1. Sleep. A lot.  And generally laze around since we have no plans. Hallelujah!
  2. Watch “Entourage”, the movie.  It’s about time. Husband and I plowed through the series earlier this year so that we could go see the movie. Then we missed it. So we’ve now had to wait until it was available to rent on Apple TV. Don’t tell me if it’s disappointing…I just don’t think I can take it.
  3. Build a fire in the fireplace. Because it’s finally getting into the 80’s in South Texas and that combined with minimal humidity equates to a chill in the air.  I might event bust out my furry house shoes. And, Woody (the wood guy–you can’t make this stuff up) is delivering our annual woodpile tomorrow.
  4. Watch “Spy” with Melissa McCarthy. I have no idea why, but it looks entertaining and she makes me laugh.
  5. Sleep in.  I know I mentioned this before, but this is just how serious I am.
  6. Let sweet Pearl girl run her little 20 lb. legs off in the backyard and enjoy not being in her kennel all day. Her zooms are out. of. control. y’all.  She’s just inches from getting nicknamed “Air Bud.”  This will also give Lola some alone time to sleep. Which is being taken rather seriously in our house right now if you haven’t picked up on that.
  7. Maybe….MAYBE….if I’m feeling motivated, I’ll swap my spring/summer clothes out for the fall/winter stuff.  It’s about time, but let’s be honest, this is ambitious. Also, I’m not sure what is going to be worth unpacking in terms of a growing belly. All things elastic and drape-y, feel free to hop into the closet.  Wouldn’t it be AWESOME if our clothes and closets came alive like on Beauty and the Beast and would just swap out for us?  I could keep sleeping if that were the case.

Truthfully, I feel like I might get held to this list now that it’s in writing so I’m going to quit while I’m ahead. This is plenty for me to work on over the weekend, especially with that frivolous #7 getting tossed in there! Hope y’all enjoy it and get some relaxing in, too! Until next week…

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Short Saturday Update and RIP to Two Sites

A-Deadly-Adoption-Trailer-Kristen-Wiig-and-Will-FerrellQuick update: Little Boy’s birthday dinner was a huge success last night.  But really, what celebration isn’t when cake and wine are involved?  You can find us all hydrating today. Except for Little Boy. You can find him sidled up to a blackjack table in about an hour. As Johnny Drama would say, good luck baby bro!! Next question.

Also, I need to request a moment of silence for two blogs that I wrote on that had to go to blog heaven this week. “A Court of Two Sisters” and “Lifetime in Reel Life.”

Back in the day when DWC was created, this blogging phenomenon was taking off and you could say that I maybe got a little ambitious and excited. You could also say that no one else did because I believe the blog hits were just me and my co-writers checking on the page. So, due to that fact and also the fact that the last post on either of them was around November of 2010, I decided to stop paying for the domains and send them off on their way.

For those of you who didn’t read them (I’m looking at all of you), “A Court of Two Sisters” was supposed to be a cute spin on the NOLA restaurant and about the time Poops and I lived together. And one apartment complex away from her now husband, DJ Jeff. We had high hopes of co-contributing to this blog and documenting our “Three’s Company”-esque experience. There were some great times had at the townhouse, but none of them documented. Probably because we were too busy trying to squeeze two Chevy Tahoes into a not so generous two-car garage (mine suffered a bit), spent most of our time climbing up 3 flights of steep stairs (our butts did NOT benefit the way we thought), or were busy dissecting the Bachelor or Bachelorette whilst gaining the perspective of a male on how stupid we knew the show concept already was. So, our apologies to you on missing out on that thrilling experience.

Now, “Lifetime in Reel Life” kinda did have a shot at the beginning. There were several contributors, and I think we all know how much material there is to go around.  The premise of that blog was to watch the Lifetime movies (or current reality tv shows) and analyze them in a comedic fashion. We sort of had a good thing going, and then everyone got busy and one of us up and decided to create this amazing baking company that you should be using called Annie’s Petite Treats and the blog went by the wayside. And I’m a little sad in this exact moment that I didn’t make one last post about the new Will Ferrell and Kristin Wiig Lifetime movie “A Deadly Adoption” because…it was a real Lifetime movie?? Who knew.  Personally, I think Lifetime would have been genius to make that a big ol’ spoof and create their own “Scary Movie” version of an LMN movie with Ferrell and Wiig, but I’m not in charge. (If I had a penny for every time I said that, y’all…)  Anyway, I’m planning on DVR’ing that sister and seeing what all of the awkward fuss is about.  But alas, you will not read anything about it on “Lifetime in Reel Life” because it no longer exists.

Let’s be real here. I think you want my focus to stay on DWC and not on reviewing Lifetime movies. Unless I’m doing them here, which will most likely happen. Also, I don’t live with Poops anymore, so it’s not like we have a lot to contribute in the way of “Three’s Company” but there will be stories aplenty because we’ve only moved about 5 minutes away from each other.

Y’all have a great Saturday and I hope you can all sleep tonight after getting such breaking news from me. If not, have a melatonin and call me in the morning.  🙂

Island Time, Mon

And Happy Cinco de Mayo!! Currently, this is my view:

  
I’m on a little last hurrah beach trip with my parents because, sob, my sabbatical ends Monday. Husband is at home holding down the fort and feeding the dog, bless him. I’m sure he’s ready for my faux summer to end.

Probably all of you are thinking, “hmm, sabbatical is almost over and we’ve gotten about 6 (maybe) blog posts out of it.” To which I see your point since originally that was the purpose of my time off.

I’ll share with you the following things I have also spent my time doing:

  • Organizing all new gift items and finding room for them in our home (which also meant going through every cabinet and drawer to get rid of the old stuff)
  • Writing ALL thank you notes. That’s right, I’m up to date now
  • Re-doing our bedroom (new bedding, art, etc) pics to follow
  • Painting my kitchen chairs AND recovering the seats myself. If you have never used a staple gun you just haven’t lived. 
  • Painting my drawers in our bedroom–this was a daunting task. Mostly because I used a “one coat paint” which ended up needing 4. 
  • Changed my name….on EVERYTHING. I know I’m not the first to do this but good NIGHT you put your name on a lot of things.

So, as you can see I haven’t been slacking, but rather nesting and getting our new life in one home set up. Hopefully no one (read: my employer) can fault me for a slight change of focus during my time off. I’ve been pretty productive, just not online.

I have really enjoyed getting back into the blog and will definitely try to keep my focus and continue posting. (Applause heard round the world.) And I do still hope to possibly write more in the future…and a book is still not out of the question. I’m sure all of you agree and you just can’t get enough of this blog and much like “Entourage” are hoping for a full-length version in the near future. 

On that note, back to the beach and my third cup of coffee at 10am where the hardest decision is what to eat for lunch. I’ll leave with you a pic of the newly painted furniture. Unfortunately I didn’t have the forethought to take a picture before I painted it. Clearly my brain is still on sabbatical…and hopefully it gets the memo on Monday.