Saturday, February 28, 2015

Saturday At The Red Lobster - Maybe Not

We had a busy morning today. Maribeth brought Everley over around 6:30am, since she had to work today and Everley chose not to spend the night here last night. The original plan was for Molly to go to Maribeth's and wait for Everley to wake up, then bring her over. However, upon Molly's arrival at her house, Everley decided that Molly was the spawn of the devil and would have nothing to do with her. Hence Maribeth brought Everley over with Molly following in her own car.

Soon after their arrival, Lindley woke up. We put on our daytime clothes and headed for breakfast, followed by shopping at Target and Opry Mills (this took several hours, including play time at the playground at the mall). We returned to the Doik for naps, and Sam and Lynnette came over and took Lindley home after she woke up from her nap.

Everley slept a little longer, and when she woke up I asked her where she wanted to eat dinner (Maribeth had gotten off work and decided to go home and rest a little before picking up Everley). Everley chose Red Lobster because she wanted some shrimp. Since it was 5:00pm, I thought this would be an excellent idea, and probably wouldn't be busy at this senior citizen dinner time. I thought wrong.

I should have realized when the Red Lobster parking lot was full that our dinner was in peril. Sure, we usually eat lunch here at lunch opening time, and have no problem getting a parking place at the front of the store. But tonight there were no parking places close, so we parked at the back. We then proceeded to check in at the front desk, passing a throng of people sitting outside on the benches, standing around outside, sitting inside on the benches, and standing wherever there was room.

Still I was undaunted. Certainly this was a temporary glitch and they just hadn't had a chance to seat everyone. I checked in, told Lobster Dude we wanted a table for two, and watched as he began to write down our name and hand us a pager. And then he said that there was about an hour and ten minute wait for a table. At Red Lobster. At 5:15pm.

Sure it was a Saturday evening. Sure it was the first day that it wasn't snowy or icy or sub-zero freezing outside. But the idea of waiting 70 minutes for a table at Red Lobster was just a little too long to wait for Everley's shrimp. At Red Lobster. And so we left and went through the drive-thru at Captain D's. Everley got her shrimp (which she ate after peeling off the breading) and everyone was happy.

As for me, I'm going back to lunching at Red Lobster. Senior Citizen Dinner Hour is just too stressful for me!
Today is a gift because: breakfast at First Watch and Target shopping and Opry Mills shopping and lunch with Molly, Everley, and Lindley; afternoon naps; dinner with Everley and Maribeth bringing soup

Friday, February 27, 2015

It's Friday!!

Today I know which day it is and I have on new underdrawers. I know - it's a great day. I have to be honest though, as I was tossing my holy drawers into the trash, I examined the troublesome hole. And I briefly entertained the thought that I could probably stitch the hole up and everything would be fine. Except for the facts that (a) I buy my drawers in a 6 pack (8 if it's a special package) at the Wal-Mart, so maybe I can cut this pair loose, and (b) since my label of "toss" was written in Sharpie, I don't think it would wash out, and with my luck these drawers would be the ones I would be wearing when I would be in the inevitable car crash my mother warned me about as the reason I should always wear my good underdrawers. So into the trash my holy ones went.

Otherwise today was fairly uneventful. Except for the argument my computer and I had. For some reason (translate that as I hit the wrong buttons on the keyboard - which ones, I do not know), when I was on the Google website browser thingy, my mouse refused to work. It would move around but not really click on anything. My screen is a touch screen, so I was sort of proficient at touching stuff, until I would reach up to grab the screen and thus hit the button that put the computer into sleep mode. Yeah, do this about sixty-eleven times and you just about reach the point that the screen is about to go through the window. Since I didn't know what I did, thus preventing a remedy to the problem, I did my fail-safe method of computer repair - I turned off (shut down) the computer with the intention of turning it back on (restarting it/booting it up) at a later time. I did, and everything was back to normal. I guess we just needed some time apart.

Anyhoo, tonight is "spend the night at LaLa's" because Steve is out of town. Just me and the girls and Disney Junior!!
Today is a gift because: taking Everley to school and picking up Everley and Lindley from school; chocolate donuts with sprinkles for an after-school snack; relaxing soak in the tub; Lindley spending the night and watching the Brandy version of "Cinderella"

Thursday, February 26, 2015

More Fuel For The Fire

Just in case you didn't think I was looney-bin worthy enough after yesterday's day confusion, I thought I'd add today's story to the evidence. Because I have a feeling some people are keeping a dossier for future commitment hearings.  But I'm not naming names.

Anyhow, today after I took a shower, I was putting on my underdrawers. And lo and behold, as I was putting them on, I noticed a hole in the waistband. It was right where I grabbed them to tug them on. I seemed to remember that I had a pair of drawers that had a hole in them, and I had meant to toss them in the trash. However, once they are off and in the laundry bin, all bets are off for them being tossed in the trash and instead getting washed and put back in the clean drawers rotation.

Yes, this is a photo of the actual drawers ...
So, after I had put these holy drawers on, I had a decision to make. Should I take them off, toss them away, and put on some non-holy drawers? That seemed like a waste of a good clean albeit faulty pair of drawers, so I kept them on. And then grabbed a magic marker and wrote "Toss" right on the drawers. So I would know that when I took them off, they were to go into the trash and not the laundry bin.

Wonder what I'll be labeling tomorrow ...
Today is a gift because: Everley bus duty; Steve airport duty; getting a Hyatt room for Anne pre-cruise

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

And Today Would Be ...

So at some point this morning, I heard (or thought I heard) that it was Thursday. I don't know why or where or who said it - but for some reason I decided (or somebody decided for me) that it was Thursday. And frankly, I was a bit distressed because I didn't know what had happened to (or on) Wednesday.

I should have been cognizant of the fact that it was not indeed Thursday, because my favorite night on television is Wednesday night, and I had not seen my usual Wednesday night shows. But I had seen my Tuesday night show. However, none of this registered, as I was convinced that it was Thursday and not Wednesday.

Thankfully at some point in the afternoon, someone (like maybe Maribeth or Molly) set me straight that it was indeed Wednesday. Which meant I would indeed be able to see "The Middle" and "Modern Family." And I had not missed a day.

I wonder what day tomorrow is ...
Today is a gift because: Everley time; finishing the laundry; taking stuff to Goodwill

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Today I spent time cleaning out my drawers and closet. I got rid of two bags and one box of clothes that I dropped off at Goodwill. I also got some bills paid and errands run. And through it all, I watched some stellar Lifetime Movie Network movies. It was a pretty good day, indeed. And in just a few minutes, I'm going to copy Everley's pose from this morning ...  Happy Tuesday, y'all!!

Today is a gift because: quick visits with Sam and Maribeth; Steve's burgers on the grill; success with the zipper dude about fixing Steve's golf bag; accomplishing a few tasks; chatting on the phone with Elizabeth