Well, the title doesn't actually say Random Friday anymore. And who cares, anyway? You know I don't stick to schedules very well. You can really tell, if you come over to my house, and see the chronic disaster area that exists. Hazmat came, took one look, and said screw this and left. It's THAT bad. I'm sure it might have something to do with the fact that it's freaking summer, and I'm on entertainment committee burnout. I'm freaking tired of going to Lagoon, and riding Puff over and over again. I don't mind going to the pool, but I'm good after about an hour. Besides, some dumb-A broke it yesterday (that's what you get for swimming on Sunday people!), and now it's closed.
I'm just glad my kids aren't total losers and they have friends to play with. Kids going to friends house to play= very happy Mommy.
I did discover this morning, that my kids are much more obedient and responsive to cleaning assignments first thing in the morning, BEFORE the TV gets turned on. Before 11 today, all three of my kids cleaned their rooms, made their beds, and emptied the dishwasher, before going out to play. I'm so proud!
Well, I had a whole bunch of stuff going around in my brain last week, but the weekend was pretty busy, and I didn't sit down to write it down, and it's gone. Things don't usually stay in there for very long. My thoughts only have about a 24 hour shelf life before they just disintegrate.
I do remember thinking about writing something about my dad's unusual use of common ordinary household words in place of expletives. This is pretty funny, and if I stubbed my toe, and yelled out "GARBAGE TRUCK!" you'd all probably think I was crazy. But, my siblings and I are so used to hearing my dad's zany outbursts, we don't even think twice. That's usually what my dad says, if he's frustrated about something.
I did find it pretty hilarious though, when after taking an advanced Spanish class in college, and dating (and eventually marrying) someone who spoke Spanish fluently, I learned a few, uh, Spanish swear words. And discovering that one line that my dad said often for years, while we were growing up, that apparently he picked up from some of his bilingual coworkers, was something along the lines of f-ing bi*** goat with Tabasco thrown in somewhere.
Imagine his astonishment, and embarrassment, when I finally told him what it meant, and that he'd been saying that in front of his kids all these years.
I love my Dad. It's fun to see my brothers talk just like he did when we were little.
We took the kids to the drive-in on Friday night. I love the drive-in. I just love being outside. It's like an adventure. The feature we picked was G-force for the kids, followed by the Proposal. I was excited to see Ryan....I mean the movie again. During the first movie, since it was Pioneer day, there was this awesome fireworks show going on in the distance right next to the movie screen. It was fun to watch. Unfortunately, it started raining right at the beginning of the proposal, and we would've just gotten in the truck to watch, but we didn't want our new giant LoveSac to get all wet, so we left, and saw a seriously amazing lightening storm on the way home. I wish I'd had my camera.
Saturday night I had the pleasure of playing for the Miss Roy pageant. Anyone who knows my knows I'm not big on beauty pageants, but it's a gig and I had fun. Plus I sold some CD's, and got some exposure. And I bought a fancy new dress and some seriously sexy hooker heels to go with it. I should've had C take a picture of me, because I was smokin'! Not to brag or anything, but it's fun to play dress up sometimes.
I going out of chronological order, since this post is turning out to be a this is what we did this weekend post, but whatever. I'm going in order of what I thought of first.
Thursday night, we went the the Bees game. I took some pics with my new camera of the fireworks show afterward.
I'm in mourning today.
Because I jacked up my knee a couple of weeks ago, and I kept running on it. And I went out to do my long run on Friday morning, and was walking within 2 miles. Then, my pride got the best of me, and I cruised down a big hill for about 2 miles, then I bonked. And my knee hurts so bad, I'm limping even when I walk.
So, I'm mourning, but I'm probably not going to be able to run this week. And I'll probably turn into the crazy Bi*** because of it. I need my run to be happy. I just do.
So, this is probably my last post for the week. We have a family reunion this weekend at Crystal Hot Springs. We get to camp AND swim! I'm excited!
Alright, I downloaded some new stuff this week. But not much:
1. 42 - Coldplay
2. Nothing in Common - Thompson Twins
3. Runnin' Down a Dream - Tom Petty
4. Private Life - Oingo Boingo
5. Solitude - Sherrie Shepherd
6. Prelude - George Winston
7. Like Whoa- Aly & AJ
8. Vulture - John Mayer
9. Hamburg Song - Keane
10. Waiting for Yesterday - David Archuleta
bonus: Dancing Through Life - Wicked