Monday, February 23, 2009

Was I drunk all week, or just busy cleaning?

You know how they say that an activity will fill up as much time as you give it? Yeah, I'm not sure what activity it was exactly, but the days were certainly full this week.

I made it into the garden to plant peas, pull weeds and clean the chicken coop. But mostly it rained. I'm not complaining. After two years of serious drought we desperately need the water.

We spent one day just running errands. Scott needed a new pair of casual pants, and I found some practically-new Gap khakis for $3 at the Goodwill. Woohoo! That was the kind of excitement this week was made of. Like catching up on laundry, and finally sweeping the dust bunnies out of my bedroom. Totally thrilling.

Seriously, after all the partying we've done lately, I needed some time to be home. I just wish I knew where the time had gone so I could tell you all about it.

Oh! I did watch a really funny movie. Have you seen BabyMama yet? Go to Netflix right now and put it on your list. The hardest I have laughed in years. And no, I haven't seen ANY of the Oscar-winners.

Ah, see, now it's coming back to me. I had another party to go to on Saturday. A baby shower. Apparently I drank so much wine I almost forgot...

What a lovely time we had, sitting out on the brick patio of a local Italian restaurant on the one sunny, dry day of the week. The pear trees above were in full bloom, the tables were set with vases of Gerber daisies, and red camellias covered the wall behind us. We gorged ourselves on fresh bread, delicious cheeses, salad and pastas, and watched my friend Brooke unwrap tiny organic baby socks and other luxurious necessities of babyhood.

This is her first baby, and I am so excited for her. I tried not to be too jealous of all the pink. I think a post about the wonderful qualities of boys is in order soon.

9 comments:

Tammy said...

Isn't it funny, how our lives have changed as moms. We once were excited over shopping for a new outfit, or a first date. Now, a new vacuum or a good day of cleaning, just thrills us!! hehe

ChristyACB said...

Time sure does fly and then you're left with yet another sink full of dishes that materialized when you weren't looking.

I so hear you :)

Dawn said...

I loved watching Baby Mama, and no..I haven't seen any of the movies that won Oscars this year either. :)

mandi said...

i thought baby mama was hilarious too! although whenever i tell that to people they roll their eyes...come on! not every movie can be elizabeth!
that baby shower sounds lovely! seems like all the baby showers i go to are filled with guessing which kind of candy bar 'poop' is in the diaper and how many toilet paper sqaures will fit around a mom's belly. i think i'm all wrong, geographically speaking!

daylightrising said...

That sounds like my kind of baby shower. I specifically asked that the baby "poop," "food," and other gross games NOT be played at my shower. I think my mother-in-law was a bit disappointed, but I held firm.

Maureen said...

You are just now planting peas? As a fellow Central Valley gardener, may I ask when they will be harvested? (I have always planted mine in November)

thanks!

ps. we are renting that movie for the weekend...can't wait!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

That baby shower was the highlight of my week. Oops, I did have a lovely visit with my friend from London, didn't I. I guess I drank too much wine at that shower too.
Party on girlfriend.

princessmama said...

Sounds like a lovely baby shower:) And planting peas, it's almost time here, yay!

kathy said...

What a fun baby shower and we also enjoyed Baby Mama - trying to catch up on your blog - been busy remodeling a rental - down to the last part of painting the outside

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