Ah, today is my spoiled weekend.
& I am very glad not to be SICK!!!!
(Everyone in this house has been sick. Everyone else; knock on wood).
Dh was sick Thursday and since Grandma was taking the kids for the weekend, I marveled how she always took them when we were sick. Certainly nice to have the help while we are sick, but when was the last time we got to enjoy a healthy weekend at home without the kids???
Maybe this weekend after all. Phew.
Well, the kids left with Grandma yesterday and in the evening dh and I had a date.
We went to try a Thai restaurant nearby with rave reviews. It was packed and we were lucky we got their early. Lucky to get a seat.
The dinner was nice and all but when we left I pretty much said, "Blech." LOL. Dh agreed. He thought it was just his blocked sinuses. We certainly did not see what all the hype was.
But we tried it I guess. & we can cross that one off the list. Kind of a bummer since a night out is such a rare treat.
We spent $35.
After that, we went to a movie. Dh got some free movie tickets in a trade for some video game stuff. We hadn't used them yet because all the movies suck. Just NOTHING we want to even see. Which is kind of sad - my dh is a movie buff. So he tried to talk me into the new Coen Brothers movie - "Burn After Reading." It said it was violent and I was feeling kind of "eh" about the whole thing, and I asked how long it was. "90 minutes," dh says. (I ask because I can not stay awake past 10pm. LOL). "90 minutes? Seriously?" I was so there. I am so sick of these 2.5 hour movies. They just keep getting longer and longer and longer.
& yes, this was the first good movie we have seen in the theaters this year for sure.
It was a CRACK UP! Loved it.
I don't remember the last time I laughed out loud so much at a movie.
Take note movie industry - 90 minutes is a NICE length for a movie. !!
Anyway, yeah, my dh id trying to tell me this is a comedy and it started out so dark. You are just like, where the hell is this going? But, yeah, hilarious pretty quickly. & GREAT acting.
It was rather dark too.
Bizarre maybe, more than anything.
Today - what is on the agenda?
Trying to talk dh into helping me clear the garage a bit. & while in there, maybe I will clean the cars.
I have been uber super lazy. So of course, what will I do while the kids are gone? Clean house. But boy, it NEEDS it.
Garage, cars, hose off the house a bit. Things I have been noticing...
The bathroom needs a scrub. & the kitchen. & so it goes...
I will bug dh to get all of our strollers back on Craigslist. We gave one to a relative who gave it back so we have 3 to sell.
& yeah, dh has a volunteer shift today so I get a chunk of time to myself. I will probably clean house. What else would I do anyway? I am not accustomed to TIME. I think I would be bored if I had nothing to do. Sad but true. (Well, I may take a nap too).
Oh yes, but we are absolutely spoiled! We got $110 cash from dh's family, for our anniversary. I am sure a chunk of that represents gas money since we will drive to San Jose tomorrow. But was completely unexpected and very generous. We decided to go to dinner yesterday and maybe even lunch today ($20 total for a buffet). We want to resize my ring. & there it goes. We mostly blew it.
But it was nice. Sometimes it is nice to just blow unexpected money.
I guess you could say we blew $60 on food and the $50 or so to resize my ring was planned anyway. Now we don't have to pay for it out of our own pockets. That is NICE.
Funny thing is last night was so disappointing I told dh I wanted to go to the Japanese buffet today.
We were probably going to treat my parents' tomorrow for dinner. (As a Thank you for the Denver trip).
So we are a bit spoiled this weekend.
I also feel spoiled because often the only quiet time I get, sans kids, is if dh takes them to San Jose without me. & like clockwork, I am always immediately saddened and bored with all the QUIET. I have always been a very independent/alone type person. But the constant noise and drama of 2 children, well, I guess you get used to it. I always look forward to the quiet, and then immediately hate it.
Today is nice. Dh is here. & yes, I am putting him mostly to work. But it is really nice. It's nice having a peaceful house and someone to share it with too.
I paid all the bills for October (to see if we were in the black or the red) and I told dh that I would be nice and just pay for the extra preschool day, when he was sick last week.
We seemed okay. (In the black).
The extra $110 changes things as well. Might have flipped me if I had decided the other way.
But yeah, we did fine with our spending in September (we pay the cc bill in October - and what I was mostly gauging, how much I had left all the savings and October bills were taken care of; how much left to pay the cc bill).
We did good, but our short-term savings is a little on the low side. So I had life insurance and some car repairs I would have pulled from savings, but will essentially be paid by dh's business ventures instead. PHEW!
I pulled no money from savings then, except for $400 from the medical for BM's fillings.
& that was a relief.
Ah, today is my spoiled weekend.