It's sad when you see people you haven't in a while and they always ask you that dreaded question, "So, what's been going on?" While I am guilty of asking that question as well, I cringe when I respond with, "nothing, we haven't really done anything." Cringing, mainly because I'm sure they don't want to hear about how I try to be in bed at 9:30 pm so I will have plenty of sleep, or the fact that we've been trying to catch up on Castle and visit Sutherland's at 8 pm on a Friday night. See? Bo-ring. I kind of feel asleep while writing that. What I would love to say is, "oh us? Well, it's been kind of nutty lately, we've been taking up painting, learning to write French (cause speaking it is way harder), practicing Tai Chi, baking up a storm to create new and innovative recipes so we can start our own bakery and finally we've been practicing doggy massage on Tyson so we can look into opening our own Dog Massage Company."
Learning to write French? I don't know where that came from. I'm tired...Tyson likes to wake me up at 4:30 am with the weight of his body and stinky snores...yes, they are stinky. Somehow that dog is able to blow is nasty breath on me.
So what have we really been doing? Well, saving money...or trying to save money. That didn't go so well this past week - after brakes were needed on my car, Tony had a nail in his tire and the underneath part of his car came undone, plus we re-tiled our bathroom (and had someone else do it, amazing) and of course bought some new accessories for the house - not fun things like at Crate & Barrel, but more along the lines of Home Depot. Slowly, but surely we are prepping our house to one day put on the market. Hopefully sooner than later...because I'm over this whole budget thing. With all of the new clothes coming out, my shoes having huge holes in them, okay, not huge holes, minor ones that don't go all the way through the shoe, I just have to exaggerate so I feel like I'm making a bigger sacrifice to move out of the ghetto - whoa, tangent - this whole budget thing is not fun.
Now don't feel too bad for us, we still have all of our necessities, including new dress shirts for Tony, and of course Tyson still gets fed, but we're getting better about not spending crazy money, which is why I'm still wearing my holey shoes.
So what else is going on? Nothing really. Dang it - although the highlight of my week is probably having my high school girlfriends over tomorrow. That's right...they are coming all the way over to MISSOURI! It's crazy I tell you - I must have all caught them in great moods after their kids were sleeping or something. Hopefully they will remember to bring their bullet proof vests, tasers, and to 'duck and cover' if they hear what some thing is a "car backfiring."
In my excitement to have them over I'm also going to attempt to make dinner for them. Emphasis on the word, attempt. Trader Joe's might be saving the day later if it turns out not so well. And of course since it is Lent and the girls coming over are all Catholic, McDonald's is right up the street with their Fillet o' Fish - it's a Catholic staple for 40 days and 40 nights.
After re-reading this, I realize I probably could have summed up this whole thing in bullet points. So if you skimmed through all of my rambling, here is the cliff notes:
- We are boring and on a budget.
- Tony got new shirts, I got nothing.
- I go to bed at 9:30 pm every night...and no, I am not a Grandma nor do I have kids.
- My high school girl friends are coming over tomorrow - let's hope they find their way.
- Oh, and I hit the garage with the Tahoe last Saturday.
Random Person: "So what's been going on?"
Me: "Oh nothing much, just scraping the car bumper on the garage at 6:30 in the morning."