Phew - this weekend flew by - more so than most, but the best part is that I got A LOT done.
On Saturday, I made 2 separate pet-sitting stops (2 dogs each house) and then had to be at SB by 12noon. I got out of SB at 5:45pm and made 2 pet-sitting stops again. I got home around 8pm...I was tired. I stayed up only 'til 10:30pm and crashed out.
I was off Sunday - hooray - a whole day to do what I wish. O and I were up early thanks to the built in alarm clocks that I "own"...they are named Hula and Milo. They so kindly reminded us it was 7:30am and time to get up...not sure why though - they had food. Anyway, we went to IHOP for breakfast and then to one house for pet sitting (2 dogs again). From there we ventured to Lowe's for weed-wacker wire (say that 3 times fast).
Oh wait, we detoured to JoAnn Fabrics before Lowe's where I had a 40% off coupon burning a hole in my pocket. In my defense, I went there to purchase the EK Curvy Circle cutter (supposedly everyone's favorite - at least on 2Peas)...well, they didn't have any, so instead I gave in to my impulses and splurged for the Cuttlebug I'd been wanting. Hooray! I picked up 2 embossing plates too. A new toy for me!!
From there it was on to Kroger for a few groceries. We had invited my mom over for burgers on the grill tonight and needed to pick up meat, buns etc. Earlier this morning we saw the neighbor -the one that is on TV- and invited her to join us as well. While talking to the neighbor, I mentioned our Homeowners Association Meeting today and how I was interested in going. She said she'd go w/me and so @ 2pm, off we went. It was actually quite interesting...but I'll spare you the details.
After Kroger, O and I had gone home, but then had to run back out quickly to Walmart. I picked up a movie and an itunes card as a gift for a gal @ work. This gal is 22 yrs old and just found out 2 wks ago that she has Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She spends 7.5 hrs every other Monday in a chair getting chemo. She said she knits and watches movies on her ipod, hence the itunes card. Her family also had to completely redo her room - get rid of carpet etc, to make it hypo-allergenic (sp?). She said that she's worn down for 3 days after her treatments and so I imagine she'll be watching a lot of tv - hence the movie. (It's one I know she'd want, as we've discussed it a lot at work).
The burgers were a success and we had tons of laughs at dinner. Mom and I are also walking in the Komen race here on 10/20 and it's my TV neighbor that invited us to join her team, so it was nice to hang out with her for a while - she's a riot. Don't tell anyone, but I wish I met her when I was single...she's 37 and tons of fun...dangit!
After dinner, I still had 1 last pet visit to make - the last one of the weekend, but it's an hour long visit. Off I went and since it's near my mom's house, she went with me to keep me company. Upon leaving, I stopped at the pet-sitter's house to drop off the key as she returned from her trip, we ended up talking for about 45 minutes (we could talk all night, she's great) and I didn't leave her house 'til 9:35pm...oops. O was calling and calling since I was expected back around 9pm. Oh well!
I'm home now and FINALLY able to just sit down and RELAX. I should just go to bed!