Sunday, April 06, 2008

It's Almost Monday :-(

It's been a very busy and short weekend. Never seems to be enough hours in the day, lately. But it was a good weekend and a lot of fun.

Friday night George and I went out for our weekly pizza and beer at a local pizza joint. Fremont Pizzaria has the best pizza in town. It is a small family run business but they don't just serve pizza and beer. They serve subs and sandwiches, and also have a nice array of Italian food, served in huge portions and a bit 'gourmet'. The lasagna looked especially fabulous Friday night so I might give that a try some other time.

Saturday morning I slept in and then ran my errands. I hit the bank and the grocery store and filled my gas tank. After I got the food put away, I was off to Manchester for "Therapy" with my friends Elaine and Heidi. This month we went to Shorty's Mexican Restaurant and lunch was terrific! We caught up for a couple of hours and solved most of the problems of the world. There were a few too many and not enough time to get to them all so we will take care of the leftovers next month. :-)

Saturday night George and I went out with my friends Cyndie and Bob to a local watering hole. We had a couple of drinks and some appetizers, and watched some crazy people do Karaoke. Some of the people singing actually did a great job. Others were not so great...but we had a few good laughs and a great time. One of the guys who got up to sing sounded so familiar and since I had my back to the stage I just had to turn around and take a look. It was Paul (you remember him with the daughter who hated me)? He has a great voice and was singing a Frank Sinatra song, and doing a really good job with it too. I waited until he was back in his seat and then went over to say hello and tell him what a great job he did. He was surprised to see me and gave me a big hug. I hadn't seen him since sometime after Christmas although we have talked on the phone a few times since then. His date looked annoyed when he invited me to sit down so I didn't hang around but it was good to see him. He was going to go up to sing again but he wasn't sure when and we didn't hang around to find out. It was already after 11 and we left around 11:45.

This morning I made a huge breakfast and then George and I got busy clearing the furniture out of my living room. He brought his carpet cleaner over and we cleaned the whole carpet. I couldn't believe how nasty the water was when we finished and all I can say is wow!! What a lot of dog hair!! I can't remember the last time this carpet was cleaned this thoroughly, but we definitely have to do it more often.

George then got busy knocking things off the 'honey do' list I made up. He fixed my faucet in the kitchen and then tackled the washing machine. He also pulled my floor mats out of my car and cleaned them before he put the carpet cleaner away. While he was busy doing that, I baked a chocolate cake and put a pork roast in the oven. The weather didn't turn out to be as nice as they said it would be so it actually turned out to be the perfect day to do domestic things. I've got a couple of small projects for him to help me with in the coming weeks and it wasn't my was his. He likes keeping busy and fortunately for me, he is very handy. And believe me, there is a LOT to be taken care of here since I've not had a man around the house for several years.
After supper, we cleaned up the dishes and George headed home. I sent half the cake with him so he can share it with Patrick.

It looks like a good time to jump in the shower and get ready for tomorrow. I still have a load of laundry to get done too.

Hope you all had a good weekend and have a wonderful work week.

Oh and BTW...Thank you Kerry, once again for the lovely L angel. She is precious!


LadyStyx said...

Amazing how filthy carpets can get. That's the one thing I couldnt get over in this townhouse. They said they'd spent money on a professional cleaning, yet when I took my own cleaner over the rugs the water was atrocious!

Sounds like you had a wonderful time in "therapy".

AliceKay said...

Sounds like a great time was had by all. George seems like such a nice guy, Lainie. Always good to have a handy-man around the house. :)

Kerry said...

*giggles* chocolate cake and "honey-do list"...... sounds like you are in love!

Intense Guy said...

Ahhh, the married life suits ya Lainie. :)

ChicagoLady said...

Well, everyone's already made the comments I was going to make, about the domesticity of it all, blah blah blah. Does George travel with his carpet cleaner? 'Cause mine need cleaining too, LOL.

I hope you didn't hurt yourself when you hit the bank and grocery store. All the ones around here are made of brick, so that gets hard on the hands after awhile.

Lainie said...

LOL I will put your carpet on my list Denise. I am sure he would love to clean your carpet too. (After he checks off all the things on my list.)
My hands are healing quite nicely from hitting the bank and grocery store. Next week I might try hitting the post office and the dollar store too!

Punkn said...

Errr... would George like to take a trip to Missouri? We need to clone this man!