Happy Saturday! I am sleeping in because yesterday was very very long and very very tiring. I’ll tell you all about it, and then you can talk about your days while I sleep.
I guess I should start with Thursday. Left work, and had to take Dog Hazel straight to the sitter’s which was VERY WORRISOME. But they were a nice young couple who were very happy with her (because she is so cute), so I feel better about leaving her with them. They are dogsitting to raise money for their wedding (like Dog Hazel, they are also very cute). From there, drove back to my place, had dinner, did the last little bit of packing, and went to bed super early. Only to pop awake at 2am, toss and turn for another 2 hours, and finally really get up at 4am.
Cab got to my place at 4:30, we had a nice chat on the ride to the airport. I got to learn all about his exciting marriage life (wife left him for her high school boyfriend so he had to move neighborhoods because the boyfriend was scary. And all of these people were over 50). Got to the airport, security wasn’t that bad for the Friday before Christmas, but the line at Starbucks was enormous. Finally got my Peppermint Mocha and breakfast sandwich got to the gate just in time to finish it before boarding.
On the plane, nap, read, nap, read. Get off the plane, met by my lovely driver guy from the little local car company my sister likes. A middle-aged woman runs it, along with her husband and a couple of friends who help out. Told a little white lie to my driver, that he was dropping me at a mall because my sister was working so there was no point in going to her house, I might as well kill time there. Which is sort of true, in that my sister was working, but of course the real reason for the mall was Zero showtimes. But I didn’t necessarily want to try to explain that whole thing to this nice man.
Got to the theater, very very happy it was a fancy theater with recliner seats. Normally I don’t care, but after cab and flight and car and all for the past 6 hours, it was nice to stretch out. Finished movie, sister picked me up, drove me home, I made myself a chocolate milk and wrote the review. So, if you are trying to figure out if you would like the movie based on my reviews, remember I was writing them on 4 hours of sleep and a breakfast sandwich 10 hours earlier.
Finished reviews, family time! Watched an episode of Columbo with my sister (Edith Head guest stars!!!!!), had chicken pot pie for dinner, hung out with my sister and brother-in-law for a while, and finally went to bed at 10pm EST. Where I am writing this. Awake for 17 hours straight, be very impressed by how lucid this is with the words that I am saying/typing write now on my machine.
Tomorrow/Today (Saturday), I am going to sleep in, and then we are going to go buy a Christmas tree and eggnog! So it feels more Christmassy. And then in the afternoon, we are going to a Christmas themed Pride and Prejudice fanfic musical (my brother-in-law is not invited).
Now, what are you doing this weekend?