Monday morning ramble

A few things.

I was going to watch my friends daughter’s today, but the six year old is sick, so they aren’t coming over. Last night I went to book club and was asked if I was going to go to the Red Park playdate (I sort of started it awhile back and haven’t been in a few weeks). I should have gone to that this morning since I had the opportunity to go. I just couldn’t do it. Both of the girls were crabby, the house is a mess and I wanted to put laundry away, clear dishes and pick up all in the comfort of my house clothes. I guess I just wanted some me time. By that, I have also been letting Morella find ways of entertaining herself, as well as Neeners this morning. They don’t always need me to entertain them. Sometimes Mom is preoccupied, thinking of other things and doing the classic “Uh huh honey….sure.”

Later this afternoon, hopefully after Morella takes a nap, I am going over to a friends house to learn how to do a 1940′s hairstyle. I found the perfect dress for the occasion at Burlington on Saturday (after putting together a suit outfit at Goodwill right before it). All I need now is a facinator or a hat — both of which I can’t seem to find. There are a few more places I can look, maybe I’ll stop by do one this afternoon.

Morella is extremely excited about the wedding in two weeks. It’s all she talks about it and this morning I was awoken by her standing next to my bed showing me the two dresses she is going to wear.

Yesterday we did Ride the Drive with the girls and a couple friend (with kid). It’s when downtown Madison closes off most of the big streets and opens it up to bikes. The June ride attracted over 30K people — I can only guess at how popular this one was because Lance Armstrong was here to ride the drive too. It was fun, but by the time we got home I realized I had gotten a bit heatsick. The temperature was sneaky. We didn’t realize it was going to get so hot. Thankfully I felt better after a couple of hours and some ibuprofen, just in time for my Book Club meeting at the Great Dane in their outside, secret garden. It was wonderful — I had bangers and mash and chatted for good two hours about things that weren’t necessarily kid related.

One thing about the ride is that it got me interested and excited again about getting back to a good fitness level. But gosh darn it, I just don’t know how to go about it. I think I am going to write a separate post on that. For now, it’s something I am thinking about — among the hundred of other things going through my head today.

Last night I had a poor night’s sleep because I woke up several times having … not nightmares, but really sad, depressing dreams about life after zombies. A sure sign that I had played a little too much of Plants VS Zombies. When I woke up at 5 for Neeners’ early morning feed, I remember telling myself, “Think of happy things, like nursing your baby, or cuddling, or playing in the backyard.”

I watched two strange movies this weekend – The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnuss. Both were…well strange. Worth watching, but I don’t know if I need a second viewing of them. I have the Book of Eli left to get too. My own little movie festival.

Okay, I should go and think of something for lunch.

One thought on “Monday morning ramble

  1. Abigail

    I saw The Imaginarium, too, and felt the exact same way. It was intriguing, and kept me still while I did a spa mani-pedi for myself, but I’m not entirely sure I liked it in the way I’d have to to get attached to a film. Definitely worth the rental, though. I suppose I should see Mr. Fox as well. Actually, tonight’s TV is kind of crappy, so…. :)

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