Weekend Review

Riveting name for a blog post, I know.  Please, try to contain your excitement.

And, if you are still here, Bless Your Heart.

I kicked off the weekend by killing The Largest Fly I have ever had the displeasure of meeting in an area enclosed by walls.  I informed my Facebook friends that I almost felt the need to deliver a eulogy for the dad-gum thing.  I didn’t , of course, because then you’d have bigger concerns than what else I was going to write in my weekend review.  Concerns that centered around thoughts like “Why am I reading this blog again?”.  Followed closely, I can only imagine, by thoughts like “Does her husband realize the extent of The Crazy rattling around in there?”. He does. Oh, how he does.


Things took a decidedly more upbeat turn when Sweetman and I headed out for date night. Finally.

My man and I love Star Trek. Okay, I have to back that train right up.  So, here’s how this really breaks down. Sweetman is a Trekkie.  And my father, Captain Ahab, loved him some Star Trek, too.  I have fond and vivid memories of watching Jim (I really can’t call him James – he’s far too wild for that!) Tiberius Kirk fight for civilizations that knew nothing of the final frontier of space.  I also decided early on that the Tribbles were awfully cute.  But, I digress.

When Sweetman and I were dating, he re-introduced me to the love of all things Star Trek.  I really hope you get where this is going, because I fear I’m going to end up being flagged as one of those wack-a-doodle Star Trek fanatics if I have to continue on with all the ‘splainin.

We went to see the “new” Star Trek movie. And I got to grab that husband of mine’s arm a few times, and practically jump into his lap.  I consider that a WIN for date night, don’t you? Plus, HELLO, popcorn for dinner.  Total. Win.

We also, just so you know how NORMAL we really are, went out for an appetizer and a drink afterwards.  Now, we were pretty deep in the middle of our Discussin’ when the entire restaurant exploded in an uproar of clapping and hootin’ and hollerin’.  It turns out that the Boston Bruins won game four, in the Hockey Playoffs.  We live in the midst of Bruins Country, people. However, we were simply too in love and in the moment to notice the TV screens.

No, no.  Actually, we were deeply in love with the taste of these illegally good “Sirloin Spring Rolls” we were eating.  That’s the way we roll.  I just wanted to keep it real for ya.

Sweetgirl and I rounded out our weekend with something that I unexpectedly enjoyed.

My sweet five-year old was invited to go to a “Fashion Party”. At Claire’s.  In the mall.  On Sunday morning.  For a five-year old.


I’d like to be able to say that I was able to keep up My Indignation until we walked back into the house two hours later.

Alas, I cannot.

Did you know, DID YOU KNOW, that they have leg warmers and shredded foot-less tights and finger-less gloves (way cuter than I remember them from back in the 80’s) there?  And, AND, they had so many different kinds of sunglasses, that at one point, one of the other moms suggested I go ahead and put down my purse and join in the dressing up.  I was this many shades of tempted to do just that.  But, I held my inner Madonna in check and just watched with glee as my daughter tried on about every sparkly necklace that she could get her hands on.  And she picked a mighty fine tutu, purse, and fairy wings to “model”, might I add.


We returned home with far too many a few hair bows, and an unplanned stuffed animal.

And, just so that we’re all clear, I may not have stepped foot into a Claire’s since 1988, but y’all, I am SO going back.

Oh. Yes. I. Am!

We closed out our riveting weekend by stopping by Starbuck’s drive-thru to get daddy a coffee.  I was trying desperately to text Sweetman to make sure he hadn’t already made his Starbuck’s run.  This is what ensued:


Happy Monday my sweet friends!

12 thoughts on “Weekend Review

  1. My husband and I got a date night, too, and went to see StarTrek. I loved it! But I didn’t like the shows or the movies as a kid. In fact, my cousin’s grandma owned a summer camp, and one year I went with her to camp on an off week. We had the whole camp to ourselves with counselors to help us on anything. But what did we do? We stayed in a little trailer ALL day ALL week, watching the Star Trek movies, because she was addicted! I think I mostly slept! 🙂 Anyway, I loved your husband’s text message about the coffee. Super funny.

  2. I always claim to go into Claire’s for my nieces… but yes, I have come out a victim of owning at least 5 headbands with HUGE flowers on them 🙂 What? I can pull off flowers in my hair… I have big hair 🙂

    You now have me needing to snag a child up & make an excuse to go back & live in the greatest era ever – the 80’s 🙂

  3. ROFLMBO!!!! Happy Monday to you, too!!!

    Hubby and I would watch original Star Trek reruns when we were first married, and we’d watch “Next Generation” when our kids were little. We’re not diehard Trekkies either, never having dressed up or attended a Star Trek convention. I personally prefer Star Wars–when my son was 15, he took me to the midnight showing for my Mother’s Day gift. That’s how we roll here!! 😀

    • Pat – yet ANOTHER thing in common – Sweetman and I would watch Next Generation AND Babylon 5! 😉 We’ve never gotten to the Tekkie level of dressing up or going to conventions, but we do love the franchise! Love that that’s the way your roll.

  4. Love sweetman’s response to the coffee run! laughed right out loud at my desk! My lovely daughter and I went to see Star Trek too on Friday night… it was awesome! Glad you guys had a great time! thanks for the morning chuckle!

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