hello my lovies. and how are you? i'm feeling a bit better. so, what's happened since we last talked?
well, at work i missed a manager's mtg thursday while i was home w/ the boy. our new big boss teleconference called and i guess the low down is he's a bigger fan of online publishing than print; he doesn't really understand the separation of church and state as it pertains to publishing (ie journalistic integrity) and he doesn't really understand why each magazine has an editor and a publisher; but he really likes the idea of events (ie conferences) and he'll be down at the end of february for us all to tell him about our publications and basically justify our jobs. ok then. and, in further cost cutting measures the only staff members going to my conference are me, the queen of evil (haven't mentioned her in a LONG time) and ditto (my publisher). yeah. i'm gonna have fun. NOT.
enough work talk.
the hubs and i had date night last night. we dropped the kids off at my parents (my nephew gameboy stayed as well), grabbed a bite to eat and then came home and.....well, never you mind what we did after that. but we had a good evening : ) there might have been mary jane and brownies and sex and movies (fargo) and laughing and dot dot dot (bonus points if you can say what movie that came from) : ) honestly? it doesn't even matter what we do on date night, just that from time to time we have a night, to ourselves, where we can be a couple, act silly or crazy or whatever and not be mommy and daddy. it makes a huge difference in ones attitude.
we got up at 8:30 (i KNOW early for me on a weekend. it sucks), went to my folks house and the hubs took the boy to his guitar lessons while the girl and i hung out w/ my mom. i made the mistake last night when we dropped them off and mentioned that we're thinking about going to DC for the kids' spring break. my mom invited herself to go w/. uh. fuck. no. today the hubs said i had a decision to make about that--my mom could come w/ or we could continue to enjoy a happy marriage. (but i know if i really WANTED her to come, he'd give in). this morning it slipped out that my sister is even more irresponsible than i thought.
i've told you she's expecting (3rd baby, 3rd baby daddy); possibly could get laid off (though i guess she doesn't think so any more) and her plan for the future if that happens is medicaid. so, she's living in a two bedroom apartment now, plans to move into a house before the baby comes and lives pay check to pay check w/ help from the government by way of free health care for the kids and reduced lunches and reduced daycare. so, her husband of 5 months gets his tax rebate this week and what did they do? put it in savings (you know, cos they're having a 3rd kid and all)? nooooooo. they bought a 52" flat screen w/ stand, blue ray dvd player and a Wii and got cable and internet access. are.you.fucking.kidding.me????? i'm just freaking stunned. how can you be so irresponsible w/ money like that? i mean the hubs and i have made bad purchases through the years and splurged, etc. but not to that extent. and the hubs has been chomping at the bit to get a big flat screen and blue ray. oy vey.
after the boy's guitar lesson we went to my friend donut's house and picked up a grill she didn't want (have room for) and gave to us. we visited w/ her baby munchkin. this is the first time my kids have seen her and she's 7 months old.
we took the grill home and then went to cracker barrel. omg. i'm sure i've been to cracker barrel before, like maybe once a million years ago, but oh.my.god. it was so freaking yummy. the green beans tasted EXACTLY like the green beans my grandma used to make. it's all comfort food there and it all tastes homemade. we came home and took a nap afterwards : )