Monday, October 15, 2012

For some reason I was exhausted when it was all said and done

So, I bet you're DYING to know what kind of shenanigans I got up to this weekend, eh? I thought so.

Well, I got up early Saturday morning and went for a long (for me) run. I don't want to tempt the physical fitness fates so I'm not going to say a lot about that, but.....I did not die, nor did I feel like I was going to. Only two years after I took up running. I'm not sure what that says about me. I'm either persistent or dumb. Who keeps doing something they don't like for that long?

Nuts, that's who.

When I got home from running Ivy reminded me that I had promised we could finish our Halloween decorating. It only took 4 cans of spray paint and 4000 brain cells for us to achieve the proper level of spooky. I tried to have fun with it and keep spreading spider webs, even when I started to feel like I was in a bad 80's horror movie (Swallowed by Giant Spider Webs), but I had to shoot down the balloon backdropped photo booth, mostly because I'm one of those fun wrecking moms who doesn't think there's any need to have a photo booth just hanging around the house all the time. It's too much pressure.

Call me crazy.

You won't be the first.
My husband decided to take advantage of the fact that I was all hopped up on spray paint fumes and suggested we go to Costco and look at dog beds. I hate going to Costco on Saturday afternoon, it's packed full of non-shoppers lingering at the sample stations. They have carts full of empty, jamming up the aisles, they aren't there to shop, they just want half of a free truffle. The same people who would throw a fit if their drive-thru order took too long will wait 10 minutes for one bite of microwaved chicken sausage. It's a mystery to me. And also very annoying. When we finally beat the crowds back and made our way to the pet section the only dog beds available were made of Memory Foam and cost $40. That probably doesn't seem like a lot until you remember that the last two dog beds she had came from Costco and were in the $20 range. I like our dog just fine, but I don't even have a Memory Foam mattress and the only reason we're looking for new dog beds is because she chewed up the last two. Fortunately the spray paint had worn off enough that I was able to be the voice of practicality and veto the fancy dog bed. 

                                 Just around the corner from the dog beds was a display of dog treats. 
                                                                Turkey dinner dog treats. 
 People of the world and fellow Costco shoppers we have got to put our collective foots down and say no to things like turkey dinner dog treats. Are you with me? My husband actually asked if I thought we should get some. I think he was feeling guilty about not bringing home a fancy dog bed.  
On our way out I noticed these.~
Remote controlled flameless candles. 
Can we all agree that it's a testament to my maturity level that I did not inquire as to whether or not these would be compatible with my universal remote?
On Saturday evening we joined the rest of the old folks at an earlyish showing of Argo. I really liked it, which was news to my husband since I was nearly sobbing as we left the theater. I couldn't explain it fully, but my dad works in the Green Zone in Baghdad and all of the scenes of protesters made me think of how things have not really changed in that region at all and I just felt sad and worried and overwhelmed. I'd like to blame my reaction on the spray paint but it's more likely due to the crazy, either way it's a good movie and you should all go see it.

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