a lovely weekend

i would put this past weekend in the good time bin. we we're busy, which, being the tweeker that i am, i enjoyed. saturday i went to the SUPER-DUPER O'NIEL MEGA! MEGA SALE!!! in Santa Cruz... with about a billion other people. it wasnt that bad really. it took me about 10minutes to park, then 20minutes to find two armfuls of misc clothing for the hubby, and about 2seconds to realize that i didnt have the 2hours to wait in line for the register since my haircut appointment was in 30munites and it would take 20minutes to get there. so i left my pile in the mostly appoipriate areas and headed back to get my haircut. my hair is very normal and very borning currently, but my scalp needs some heal time before i dye it again, which we all know i will. i didnt take any photos of the new do yet, but i'll wash and style it later for you kid-Os. after my cut it was time for our friend's annual yard party. so i packed up the guacamole, chips, baby, and beer and we headed over to their house. it was an awesome way to spend the afternoon/early evening despite that it was a little on the hot side (as usual). they made some awesome grilled shrimp and beefy bits to be held with in tortillas. the boogerbear loved it! dad got a little tipsy so by the time it was time to head out, i had to drive. well, at least he had a good time.

sunday, i went back to the SUPER-DUPER O'NIEL MEGA! MEGA SALE!!! in Santa Cruz, but this time with no time limit. i got a bunch of great shirts for the hubby and a few sweaters for me (lets not forget that i'm from TX and have a hard time with winter...) after that i called my MIL and we made plans for a little "just us" (meaning her, my FIL, the hubby, boogerbear, the auntie KT, and me... possibly the BIL and a collection of his children. thats it. period.) gathering. so i went to the store, bought some tri-tip to BBQ, fresh sweet corn and smashing potators. POTATORS!!!! prep'd what i could and headed over to the MIL's house in the early evening. all was well until the BIL went on an hour (or more) long "beer run". the joke was that he made the "beer run" to his GF's (yea, nicole, the one we dont particularly care for). haha. HEY! we think its funny!!!! anywho, he gets back. we get beer. (yay!) then he tells us that she's going to stop by (who invited her?!?! it wasnt his place to do that!!!!). my MIL and i both stare blankly into nothingness. dead silence covers the house. one of the children makes a noise. we bother jump to its whim and pretend the BIL said nothing. he leaves the room. we look at each other. i got get us a couple more beers. 4 or 5 or 6 beers later, she shows up. the auntie KT (who is about the only one sober) goes for a beer run. this was mandatory for the night to go on. i'm sober enough to ignore and not look anyone in the eye, but drunk enough not to care. i had my fingers crossed that she would leave within 15minutes. WRONG! she stayed for dinner. um. excuse me?!?!?! WTFFFFF!!!! she wasnt invited. MORE BEER! ok, it wasnt that dramatic, but the little rage gnome in my head was boucing off the walls never the less. the boogerbear was convienently tired after dinner so the hubby motored us home. despite the unwanted/uninvited company, it was a good evening.

i made the hubby labor on labor day! i drug him around to ikea and a handful of other furniture stores looking for a new entertainment center. his AV equipment is oversized and its proving quite difficult to find anything that will accomodate it so we're still using his very nice, existing unit that tyler deems a ladder. but i got some shelves and some brocolli cheese soup out of the day. yay!

i'm tired today. i had big things to do in my head, but no energy to do them. poop. maybe tomorrow.

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