Monday, November 10, 2008

The Long Run

It was quite a weekend around here!

Friday, my cousin Karol and bf/sister Kathy came to visit with children in tow. We had a really nice get together! Lots of coffee, donuts, and chit chat! Then, the teenaged boys stayed in with McD's, and the rest went to dinner. It was very nice. Especially for my mom, whose birthday was the next day.

Saturday, for the first time in close to 20 odd years, my mom, dad, and I went out to dinner for my mom's birthday! Just the three of us! We went to a posh local Italian restaurant and ate like royalty! Yum!

Hubby was away with the kids on a scout camping trip. Pumpkin was able to go because it was camp tenting. It was her first time, and she had fun! In spite of the rainy weather, they were able to have 2 great campfire cooked meals and S'mores!

I got an upgrade on my cell phone to an iphone as an early birthday present today from Hubby and the kids and I am having fun playing with it!

Sunday was our anniversary. It wasn't Shakespeare and roses, but it was okay. Dinner was out at Houlihan's with the kids and my parents. A combo celebrating Grandma's birthday, which they missed, and our anniversary.

Hubby was the one who screwed up and actually scheduled the camping trip on our anniversary. I was not happy. I figured that knowing that, he would come home and take me to lunch or at least coffee together alone, trying to squeeze in some romance.

Oh no. Instead, he came home overtired, cranky, slept on the couch for most of the day, when not watching football, complained about how his hands hurt, and has been snippy with me on and off since then.

As you can imagine, this sunk the sails on the 'Love Boat' pretty fast. Happy freakin' 17th! Today, he is still the same bundle of overtired sludge and complaining about his poor arthritic hands.

Yeah. Complaining to me. Who lives with that all the time, 24/7. He promptly fell asleep at 9:30pm on the couch because being in pain makes you tired. Really? No foolin'? Imagine that. And, it makes it hard for you to sleep too? Wow. AMAZING. If you didn't tell me I wouldn't know. Okay, enough sarcasm for tonight! lol

So, as you can see, I am not particularly happy with him right now.

I can't wait to go to Atlantic City next week with my mom. It is the biggest treat to get away and have the special time together that we get then. It is a HUGE break for me which is really nice.

I just let the dog out and stood on my back stairs admiring the crisp air and gorgeous clear skies and big bright moon. Just magical.

My hubby may be wallowing in his mire and trying to sink me into it, but I refuse to go there!

I am still wayyyy behind reading journals! Ack! This time of year is so crazy for me, I will do my best! Hopefully, tomorrow will be quiet.

be well...


a corgi said...

happy anniversary (belated)!! and happy belated birthday to your mom too!! so neat you could have dinner with just your parents; that must have been fun!! I bet your hubby will make up for going camping on your anniversary! camping sounds fun and I bet Pumpkin did have a great time; glad she got to go along :)

if I don't talk with you between now and then, do have a great trip with your mom to Atlantic City next week :)


Missie said...

I'm sorry your anniversary was not the greatest! Maybe he'll make it up to you next year.

Traci said...

I'm behind on journals too. Only so much time in the day. Sorry that your hubby was being a butt. I'll just say Anniversary Recognized!

Joann said...

Well, Happy Anniversary... sorry it wasn't really!! So you didn't say WHEN your actual b-day is??


garnett109 said...

I have arthritis through out my whole body and it is very painful

Coco said...

So sorry to hear about non-anniversary plans :( I try to start way ahead of time reminding, throwing little hints and stuff... this way I want get the excuse "oh it snuck up on me" "no time to plan" lol hey it has worked :) hope your day is beautiful!

Louise *Star Dust* said...

Wow sorry about your anniversary! Mine is this coming Saturday.

It is funny men get a headache and they are dying. Makes me sick!

Kath said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your MOM Dawn and Happy belated Anniversary to you and Hubby too.Sorry he was all whine and not Dine he-he.Thats Men for you any day LOL!!I am happy you enjoyed the company even so and I look forward to reading about you and yorur MOMs adventures later.I know you so much enjoy this freedom together.Until Later Have a few coffees for me stay wekk I hope hubby's pain soon subsides .Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Leigh said...

So hubby doesn't like walking in your(pain) shoes! Phfft. Men are such whiners.
You are one busy lady. Enjoy!!!
I'll say Happy Birthday in advance, cuz I've gotten behind on journals, too, and wouldn't want to miss it. I think folks are writing more now.
Hugs, Leigh

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

LOL, Dawn, what do you expect? Hubby is a man. Things like this go right over their heads. And you know a hang nail can send them into a frenzy. I'm sure he's gonna get the picture and make it to you really well. At least you had some good eats....Hugs to you!

Lori said...

Well Happy 17th Anniversary to your and your husband, anyway! lol I'm sorry he had to be away that day but glad you AND the kids AND your parents got to go out to eat. lol And the dinner out with your parents sounds wonderful, not to mention the visit with your cousin and bf/sister! Hope hubby gets to feeling better and does something very special to make it up to you.

Saltydawg said...

Ok, I'm late.
Love to you and your 'cranky' man.
Gaz xxx

ADB said...

You're having a busy time, so don't worry about reading journals. See you when we do.


Tightening the Corset Again said...

Love... exciting and new.... come aboard... we're expecting you...

I know your hubby isn't seeming like a champ right now but... at least he's acting like this after 17 years, not on the first anniversary - which, btw, totally sucked for me!

Sounds like you had some awesome dinners out and a fun weekend. Who needs men? *laugh*


Beth said...

Dawn, happy belated anniversary! I'm sorry it didn't turn out very well, but I hope Hubby will make it up to you, and you can get back to being your normally happy selves. :)

Hugs, Beth

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Hmmm, a little rememberance and affection go a long way. As one of the few men commenting, I say, do not let it fester, tell him your feelings are hurt.

Congrats on 17 years :o)

(Cassie) said...

I am sorry hon, I hope he makes it up to you later.
Happy Belated Anniversary anyhow.

erarein63 said...

Poo, who needs em? Have fun in Atlantic City hon! De ;)

Gillie said...

Sorry to hear the anniversary was a bit of a bust but iPhone!!! Wow!!!

Chrissie said...

Well that's romance for ya. Maybe he'll wake up soon and figure it out. Whoo hoo how exciting on your trip. I would love to just go somewhere with my sisters or my best friend. LOL Kyan asked me to take him to Hawaii so he can play in the pool we were watching Jon&Kate plus 8. I told him IF I ever go he can go too. Made his night. Glad you enjoyed your mom's birthday.
Take care, Chrissie

Ebony said...

I semms thay you really love your pet very much, just like me.

Bill said...

I am sorry to laugh but, I've been in this anniversary situation myself over our 38 years of marriage. Have a really good time in Atlantic City.
Happy Anniversary to both of you.
Regards, Bill.