Friday night was ‘interesting’ – I was working at the Mariners Game (usual) but my sister, Monette and mom had joined me this time. Monette said she ‘NEEDED a night out’ (relationship issues) and so they came and picked me up and we rode together to the game. Luckily the weather was decent, a little over cast but it didn’t rain. Mom seemed to have a good time, she sat and watched the game while I ‘worked the room’ (I have to check on the food, drinks, make sure everyone is happy, etc.) while my poor colleague (John) listened to my little sister rant about her personal life situation. He was actually very sweet and gave her some good advice, poor John… LOL. But I do the same with poor Erica…
Saturday, another overcast day, but I knew that I needed to make it out to Little House. I forgot to mention that once again, we had to ‘fix’ the plumbing issue – this time I found a GOOD/reliable/smart group and had them take care of the costly issue ($7,200) that I don’t have (look, its flying monkeys). HA HA
Once again I digress – well I took all my tools (weedeater, shovel, rake, hedge clippers, leaf blower, etc.) and drove over to Little House to finish cleaning up the yard. Ah homeowner life… well, given my own relationship woes and then after listening to my sisters, I used that aggression on the yard. I managed to do quite a good job – hell, I’d hire myself! LOL I wasn’t able to get it all done, overfilled the yard waste bins but damn proud of how it looked!
Sunday, started out interesting as well – we were invited to my Aunt Judy’s 75th surprise birthday party (at one of the local wineries). Sadly I have not spoken to most of these family members because of a ‘rift’ between my older sister and myself. Long story, but she got upset with me over 5 (?) years ago about ‘I couldn’t really tell you why’ but it had to do with her own daughter. I was actually glad to get the invitation/text from my cousin, but to be quite honest, nervous on what to say. I’m not the type to hold a grudge, but at the same time I don’t ever understand what I even did (or didn’t do)… I’m sure all of you at some time have had these family issues? I went (along with Monette and mom) and enjoyed seeing my Aunt cry when her sweet sons took her into the facility. What a sweet moment. I was able to chat with some family, including, at least, make some fun with my older sister, Lisa – who I will say I do miss. But I could feel the tension from others (including her current husband, whom I’ve never even spoken to – EVEN at their wedding where I played being their photographer) so I just avoided him. Hell, that’s like walking up to the dog that you KNOW is going to bite you and putting your hand out! Shit, I’m not stupid. LOL Besides, I amused myself watching all the kids (fun to see my cousin’s with their own older children), it also affirmed MY getting older. And my niece (Lisa’s daughter) also has two beautiful children herself. Her son Jackson is SO damn cute (he’s like a mini version of his daddy) and I loved watching him and Aspen (Monette’s daughter) play. I also enjoyed just getting to make Bronson laugh. Children’s laughter can ease any tension and to hear their little giggles is the best! Should mention that I was glad there was wine (and my favorite – mimosa’s)! That helped!! HEE HEE
Came home, the sun was shining and Archer wanted mommy to let HIM out in the yard to also play. After releasing some tension from my shoulders (from the yard work and the birthday party) I took a little drive (topless – the car’s top down) and enjoyed the wind in my face with a big smile! Made it through the morning.
So as part of my last day (without Michael and Ethan) I also decided to rent a movie – I made myself a turkey salad and watched a cute movie: 5 Flights Up with Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman. It’s out in movies too but I rented it on Comcast. It’s a cute movie, I loved seeing the two of them play an inter-racial couple, married 40 years and I loved that he plays a painter. It seemed fitting for both. Plus, I fell in love with the art that they had – I want some!
Since I also saw an article on a review of Grace and Frankie (on Netflix) I thought (not being too late), I’d order this SHOW as well: OMG, what another funny show – about OLD people! Hmmm, I must be feeling my age? lol Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin (75 & 77 years old) are perfect (again) for those of you old enough – 9 to 5! I highly recommend getting this – the first two episodes alone had me laughing out loud that Archer jumped on the bed to check on me!