December 10, 2012

weekend wrap up

This past weekend started off with a bang. The Divine Miss O's mouth isn't so divine, so her weekly orthodontic visits began. This first process of putting an expander on her chompers takes a few weeks. She was a pro I was told. Maybe watching her big bro suffer through the process first has served her well.
My mom drove up to pick up the kids and take them home with her. I treated her to a manicure as payment. No photos were taken. But, I can tell you when the kids rushed off the bus that afternoon and we loaded them up into Grandma's car, a happy dance coupled with nonrhythmic clapping and several "oh yeahs" came over me.
Mom took the kids for the weekend mostly so Mr. Hawthorne and I could whoop it up at Mr. Hawthorne's work party. And, whoop it up we did. We stayed up way past our bedtime. We enjoyed some spirits. And, took part in a music scene that was completely new to us. Daydream Vacation (above) was one of the many bands and DJs that graced the stage.

Picture ops with life size scary dudes happened too.
On Saturday, we overslept a teeny bit and barely made it out to brunch with out-of-state friends. I was so glad the restaurant we met at is literally just around the corner because I would have been sad to miss seeing my peeps. We spent the rest of the day running errands and organizing our Christmas gift purchases. Aside from my living quarters being a complete wreck, I feel totally on top of the season this year.

Sunday morning I got Mr. Hawthorne out of bed at 5:30am so he could register to run in the Jingle Bell 5k with me. Even though he was getting over a cold, he agreed. I enjoyed some extra time spent with the hubster and I even shaved fourteen minutes off my 3 mile race time. Toot, Toot!

 Afterwards, we loaded the pups up into the car and hit the road to retrieve the kids. Nobody loves road trips more than these two I tell ya. We ate dinner with the parental units and then drove home in the dark, rainy night.

December 3, 2012


You know what I hate more than anything? Going to the dentist. Oh those routine cleanings are ok and my dentist is nice enough. It's the "work" that has to be done that bothers me. The "work" I had been trying to avoid as long as possible. Being the end of the year is near and the flex account money needed to be spent, I had to bite the bullet and go. So, I went. This morning.

I'm now writing this post with half of my face lacking any feeling while comically trying to take sips of a warm beverage. Don't worry, I didn't have any teeth pulled or cavities. I just had some old fillings removed and replaced with fancy new ones. And, with that, this gal should be completely done with any further "work"....forever. Thankyouverymuch!

Also, in case you were wondering, my goal of having the house in tip-top, Christmas shape came and went. It still looks a mess. Piles here. Piles there. Forget about trying to use the dining room table for it's main purpose of eating meals. Nope. It's not a desk, storage and gift wrapping station. Why is it when you try to organize something, you end up making a bigger mess than you started out with?

Bits of the abode have been organized and rearranged but it still feels like a work in progress. The season is sliding in and the unwanted junk and clutter is moving out thankfully. One can actually walk through the garage without hurting oneself. Can't say the same for the hallway upstairs however. The most exciting part of this past weekend was when the ginormous, as big as it was wide, TV from the year 2000 left the building. I swear we gained twenty-five square feet in the living room just by walking that sucker out the door. It was cause for celebration I tell ya.


I step away from the computer for two seconds and then *POOF* the entire day is gone.
And, what do I have to show for it? Nothing really, except for a sore cheek (thank you dr. dentist) and Christmas cards half way stuffed, labeled and stamped.

What's more?! This post is really about nothing. Absolutely nadda. I have no idea where I was going with it when I started and I have no clue how to wrap it up. So I just keep on rambling. Somebody needs to shut me up. Or give me a topic.

More importantly. I can now feel my face again. My tongue isn't bouncing around in my mouth like a swollen, numb noodle anymore. Plus, I was able to eat some very delish bean soup. Look out family!!