It’s been one of those days. One of those dumb days as Abby likes to call them. A day where there’s lots to do, but no motivation to do them.
I awoke at 7, a mere five and a half hours after I crawled into bed. I could say I’d been out partying, but in truth I was watching people at the hotel live it up. They were having a grand time, and I enjoyed being a spectator. There was a surprise 50th birthday party, a bachelor party, a wedding party, tons of Cardinals fans, and even a few Pittsburgh fans, all mingling in the lobby.
I hopped on the elliptical immediately after waking, and then we hopped on the motorcycles to hit up IHOP for breakfast. The cool temperatures, the rising sun, and the wind in my hair made for an incredible ride. Another 65 miles on the Shadow!
It wasn’t until I sat at the kitchen bar once we arrived home, that I realized how dumb I wanted to be. The more I sat, the dumber I became.
Oh, I managed a few things – like
mow the lawn mow only the really high parts of the lawn, and half-heartedly sweep the dog hairs, and bake a semi-homemade honey bun cake, but ONLY because I felt guilty about sittin’.
I don’t know why I feel guilty. My dumbness is certainly justified. My windows and screens still look fabulous after their yearly bath the other day. And although I’ve been pretty lucky with my off days these past few weeks, the days are split, so I feel like I’m at work all the time. One day off, three or four in a row, another day off…
Some of my lack of motivation may be that we have to say goodbye to ALVin. The results are in, and it’s been determined that monetarily it’s not worth fixing the damage. No one asked me what my heart says. Or what Amp’s heart says. We drove by the final resting place on our way to breakfast, and I felt a flutter of sadness pass over me. How do you say goodbye to such a reliable, trustworthy, hardworking member of the family, who’s time with us was so short lived?
But life goes on. Amp is now driving Hubby’s car with a “BE CAREFUL!” at every send-off. Today’s send-off was to his new GF’s house. Do you remember the old one? The 18 year old? Well, we found out from Chip soon after they began dating that she’d had a baby a while back. We immediately declared an emergency meeting with Amp and strongly voiced our opinions and concerns. Luckily, he agreed with us and it ended soon after.
The new girl just recently transferred to our high school since her parents feel education is important and didn’t think her old high school was standing up to the test. Hubby had the pleasure of meeting her a few weeks ago, and she mentioned how she’s been texting Amp and making sure he’s getting his homework done. I’ve already set their wedding date.
In movie news, (I think this is the first time I’ve had movie news) we watched TWO movies this week! I enjoyed The Great Gatsby, but Argo was outstanding. We’re watching Red Tails tonight. It’s refreshing to finally have decent choices to watch on our satellite TV, but alas, it’s only for a short time. They’re hoping to lure us into buying more stations. Ha. We have too many unwatched stations as it is. If anything, it’ll convince us to finally give up the satellite and rely solely on Netflix for our viewing pleasure.
First we disconnect the phone lines. Then the satellite TV. Dare we get rid of internet too?
Naaah… I’d miss you all too much.