Sorry that I haven’t posted the last few days. This whole doing homework thingie really messes up my evenings. We’ll blame Dawn.
Do you ever have the feeling that all is right with the world? It’s been like that for me. A great weekend just puts me in a frame of mind that doesn’t happen every day. A couple of good movies, hanging out with friends, and doing some good cleaning around the place means much more fun than doing nasty old homework. Though I do need to finish up a movie review.
Friday night Dawn and I went to see “Prairie Home Companion” and loved it. I’ll post my review here in a few weeks (need to delay until after it’s published). Saturday was another great day. It was baby shower time for a co-worker. Now, hanging out at a baby shower with a bunch of people that you work with may sound boring as hell, but I am lucky. I work with some great people. I enjoy their company and our conversation ranged farther afield than just birth talk.
There was one of those proverbial flies in the ointment though. It was suggested that we bring a dish of something. Now, why is this so hard for me? Geraldine at veggies, yarns, and tails probably never gets her anxiety levels raised when thinking of what to bring to a potluck. For me, it’s hell.
The chips and salsa option was already chosen by someone else (though I never did see chips and salsa at the party). Thus, I tried to figure out what to fix. The thing is, I can’t count on wanting to fix something. It’s guaranteed that the day of an event, I’ll stay in bed or get delayed doing something else and never get around to whipping something up. Sure enough, the Games magazine kept me in bed yesterday. I took too long getting ready and though I did feel like whipping something up, I still didn’t know what. I was thinking in terms of a bread bowl with dip, but couldn’t find anything at the grocery store. On the good side, I did run into somebody there that I hadn’t seen in years and got to catch up with her.
So, I grabbed a big package of strawberries and some whipping cream. I’ve been craving strawberries, so I could feed my cravings and bring something to a summer party. I wish I could say that the whipped cream part worked beautifully, but that would be…well…a big, fat lie. My immersion blender did some funky stuff, whipping cream went everywhere, and I only brought strawberries to the party. Of course, our hostess also had a bowl of strawberries at the table. Okay, that’s why I get fritzed out when having to bring food.
Today was another good day. Got lots done around the place, took some bags of stuff to Goodwill, and bought new curtains for the front window. Had to – I saved a bird from my cat, but not before it pooped all over the curtains. Still, I did save it and it got to fly away, unhurt.
I also had time to catch another movie. “Click” was a surprise. Bring your hankies to this one. Wow.
So, a good weekend with good people and good movies puts me in a great frame of mind. Plus, there’ve been no fires around here lately.
Now, if only I could do something about that pesky homework – ah, then my frame of mind would be at a whole ‘nother level.