Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Rambling recap

This morning was dark and stormy. Fortunately, it held off until after we put Matthew on the bus, and seems to have stopped for now, so hopefully, it will be dry when he gets home as well. So kind of a low-key day after a blur of a weekend.

Friday I cleaned like a mad woman all day in preparation for the magician who was staying with us this weekend. Then I headed out to Bunco Friday night. It's always a lot of fun. For those who don't know, it's basically a dice game along the lines of Yahtzee, but way easier and faster paced. We have 3 or 4 tables of 4 people each, and you constantly rotate around and change partners. We each kick in $5 to play and have prizes at the end for most wins, most losses, most Buncos and last Bunco. You get to wear a tiara when you get a Bunco. LOL The evening is only partly about the game – it's really more about a chance to hang out, gab, and eat. The group I play with is beyond laid back, and we always laugh a lot. :D Oh, and I won $11 for most wins this time!

So, I got home from Bunco fairly early - 11:30, I think. But I was still wide awake and wired on caffeine, so I just started surfing some forums I hadn't checked in a while and got sucked into reading a bunch of stuff that seemed terribly important and compelling at the time. Well, as I crawled into bed around 3:30a.m., and especially when I had to get up four hours later, I was thinking, no, not so much. LOL It's been a long time since I've completely wasted that much time (I don't even remember 95% of what I read), and I'm still paying for it, since I didn't get a whole lot of extra sleep the last few nights either, and I've been dead tired the past couple of days.

Saturday I spent all day finishing up some stuff for ScrapDish. I'll have a layout to show you later, but I'm too tired to mess with posting it right now.

The magician this time was a younger guy (20-something), and he brought a friend along and they went out partying Saturday night, so they didn't stay here that night, just met Mark at the lecture on Sunday, then came back here afterwards. They napped (did I mention they'd been out partying? LOL), and then went out with Mark for a late dinner and stayed out talking magic until the restaurant closed.

Mark had to go into work for a meeting Monday morning, so we just let the guys sleep while we went about our morning. I got home from picking up Kaylee from school at about 11:00 to see UPS in front of our house unloading several large boxes, so I quickly parked, and we ran around to the front door. I wasn't sure if the guys would have opened up for them, and I didn’t want the UPS guys to run off. Fortunately, after some self-debate, the magician's friend had let them in. Turns out the delivery was our new bed – a day ahead of schedule. And I think the delivery had actually been what woke the guys up. :-b They headed out not long after that. Although I didn't see much of them, they seemed very nice. LOL

Mark's back was bothering him and he'd left his back belt and pain meds at home, so he came back here to work from home that afternoon. We decided to go ahead and start draining the waterbed so that we could get the new bed set up. We got that started and then Mark went and took a closer look at the boxes. There were four boxes. We knew that we still had another one coming and just figured it was my pillow that was missing, since that was coming separately. Nope. The pillow was there. There are actually two more boxes for the bed that haven't arrived yet! Argh. So we stopped the waterbed draining and put it all back together, and now we wait. Bummer. The pieces are supposed to be here tomorrow, which is fine, but… this Thursday is our semi-annual bulk pickup trash day, and we want to be able to dump our old bed out there then. If they try to deliver on Wednesday when I'm not home, that means we won't get the new bed before the old one is gone. Fun, fun, fun.

Anyway, so that's the exciting highlights of my last few days. I'm actually caught up on all my design stuff right now! I mean, I have a couple of things for RAKScraps that I could get started on, but no pressing deadlines for either there or ScrapDish. Ahhh, I'm so relaxed. LOL I do have to continue prepping mega kit files, as those are due in today, but our new team members all got theirs done way early, as did a few other people, and I've got those checked already, so I should be able to manage the rest no problem.

4 comments:

Melinda said...

I hope the rest of the bed shows up tomorrow! Sounds like a busy weekend. I've never played Bunco- heard lots about it and my sis loves it :)

Francine said...

Don't you just love stormy days?or is that just me and my weird preference for bad weather? :p

Can't wait to see the LO! :)

Priscilla said...

LOL, where's the photo of you in your tiara playing bunco???

Natalie said...

Dude, that's a long post! :) I haven't checked bloglines in so long and I realized...hey, I still need to check on a few of the friends! I'm with Fransie on this one, though - I love a good storm (which is fortunate for where I live just at the moment). And I am SO LOL at Priscilla's comment above - now that, I would love to see!