This has been a strange week. It started off pretty normal. Got up, took showers, drank coffee, feed the kids, washed the kids, made sure they get off to school and the sitters, worked, drank more coffee and somewhere in there took care of the Husband (ha!), the house (ha, ha!) and came up with something witty to write. Repeated the next day and the next day... pretty standard.
All was actually going along smoothly... Goofy was complaining about a sore throat and a headache but we chalked it up to not wanting to go to school... even after the Husband picked him up from school early on Monday morning because he said he was not feeling well. He was fine by the afternoon and was dropped off to my office, to stay on the safe side, so he won't infect the kids at after care (the Husband goes to work in the afternoon).
Fast forward to Thursday afternoon and the Husband calls - He has both kids at the pediatricians office!?! I leave work early and since Goofy was technically sent home from school with a fever, he could not return till Monday and providing said fever broke. Talked to boss man and he let me have Friday and I could go home to help take care of my babies (when they are sick they are my babies).
Unbenounced to me, the Husband made an appointment with the pediatrician because he thought Jamba Mama had an ear infection. The only appointment he could get was for 3:00 pm. School ends at 3:05 - the Husband called the school so he could get Goofy early and when he got him... he was waiting in the clinic because he has a fever. I digress...
This was in no way an insult on my writing (at least it better not be as they never read it) as it was an observation that it is a 'mommy blog' and they don't have kids. I can understand this, heck, even my best friend will only read entries that have nothing to do with breastfeeding because it makes him uncomfortable - why I will never know, but any mention of the tits and he moves on... I don't think he even tries to read this anymore...
Boring. Yeah, boring to anyone but me (and you if you are still reading) so I wondered what I would be writing about if this was 10 years ago. Would it be boring?
Ten Years Ago...
|photo credit: Kristin Cassidy |
Club 1148 changed its name a couple times before it closed but it will always be that to me. As for PowerPlay... people in Cleveland still think it is open, at least according to all the city searches. Some "youngster" (read: dumb ass) even thinks that PowerPlay was a rip off of Dave and Buster's and they might be right, sort of... PowerPlay was in fact the Dave & Buster's of Cleveland - the 1982 model of D&B. Frank Sinatra was even a guest its first year, among others and it did have a restaurant, and Cleveland did not get its first D&B until 1997. PowerPlay opened in 1989. I am very hazy when it closed because I had left by then and it seemed to just fade away. I can't even find a news article about it closing.
According to the Husband, who then was just a friend and someone else's husband (we had been friends since 1994 - started dating in 2004), I drank a lot which may be right but how he knew since he lived in DC at the time amazes me... I also deny ever drunk dialing.
It had been a year since my boyfriend of six years had ended and I was really enjoying my life and friends. I also successfully avoided any serious relationships and tested a lot of waters.
So, what would I be writing about...? I wouldn't be. I did not even own a computer then and everything I wrote was on a guest check. Literally, guest orders, drink orders, short stories... eventually those made it into a journal but a blog? Yeah, right. I was home long enough to sleep, shower and (I paused here and decided not to type fuck) read. If I did not eat at the restaurant I worked at then I was off with my little group to get dinner somewhere. I was not unfamiliar with a computer. I used one everyday... at the office. I had a laptop but lost it when I left the boyfriend.
Boring I was not. But something was missing and I found that the day my son was born. How cliché and boring but... eh.
After I publish this, I will be making a lasagna and that is something I never made until I had a child. I will also be making lunch for the Husband and I will more then likely be painting with the kindergartner after cleaning the kitchen.
We are also preparing for a first birthday and a first soccer game this month and even though I don't work at a bar or restaurant any more I do enjoy my current job (not nearly as much but close enough) and have been there for four years.
And... the Husband and I are celebrating our anniversary this month, yay us!
Life is good. Boring...? Absolutely not.