January 30, 2006

The Weekend Wrap-up

Hi. It's Monday. And I'm absolutely thrilled about that. Oh...no...wait...I think I got that wrong. I'm bummed. That's it. Regardless, the weekend was way too short but wonderful all the same.

Saturday was brought to us by the letter bwuh. Mia talked the entire day and bwuh was apparently the cool sound all the kids were making weekend. Bwuh this, bwuh that. It was also a gorgeous day (uh, where, precisely, is January?) so we managed to get out for a nice walk. Saturday evening we felt especially brave and decided to go out to dinner. This was hard for me. You see, I have two things going on in my head that make an event like this especially difficult.

a) Seeing Mia in the greater context of the world, being out in it and all, makes me realize that there are all kinds of fucked up things in said world that I can't control and can't always protect against. Then I start driving myself nuts with all the what-ifs, which, if I continue for any great amount of time, renders me comatose with fear and Beth finds me rocking in a corner, drooling.

b) While I'm not overly concerned of what people think of me (you get what you see and if you don't like it, well, see ya), I hate feeling as though I'm inconveniencing people, or putting them out in any way. Somehow, I see having a screaming baby in a restaurant as doing just that.

Regardless, Mia was perfect at the restaurant. Only once did we have a near-emergency and that was only because she managed to come about an inch away from dumping a humongous bowl of pasta on the floor. She's strong.

Sunday was a nice rainy day. I finished the latest Stephen King book, played with Mia, did the grocery shopping, then we all went out and did a little shopping and cooked a gigantic dinner.

To top it all off, I think we're finally working some of the kinks out of the whole sleep schedule thing (find a piece of wood and knock on it, please). All three of us got some rest and two of us managed to catch up on the backlog of Lost and American Idol we've had TiVoed.

So, see? Good weekend. How bout you guys?

Posted by Chris at January 30, 2006 7:49 AM

Good weekend-- went running, played a ton with my kids, which involved copious amounts of chasing and tickling, got a week bit of work done, and had some great online conversations about life, the universe, and everything.

Posted by: jen at January 30, 2006 8:05 AM

That would be wee bit. Not week bit. Freudian slip.

Posted by: jen at January 30, 2006 8:05 AM

YES! I'm first. We had Homecoming...sounds so high school...seminar of incredible speakers on various topics like neuroimmunology, spinal rehabilitation, and pediatrics. Lots of good food, free t-shirt, and a finale dance and banquet. Check out pix on my blog.

Posted by: Dolly at January 30, 2006 8:06 AM

Look on the bright side. Only 4 more days till Friday!

Posted by: Jeff A at January 30, 2006 8:10 AM

GREAT weekend... we went to Alexandria to the Mt. Vernon trail and enjoyed some sunshine and walking... absolutely beautiful day. Then yesterday, we went to the movies. The actual movies. We haven't been to the movies since last June (and it's not like we have a baby to blame it on)...so it was very nice to feel normal again. :)

Posted by: Corinne at January 30, 2006 8:10 AM

Are you sure you weren't writing about my weekend? We did the exact same things - minus the TIVO part - we don't have TIVO :( Instead we wasted 2 hours of our lives on "American Pie: Bandcamp"

Posted by: Marie at January 30, 2006 8:28 AM

Happy Monday Chris!
Had a good, pretty quiet weekend myself. Watched Brokeback Mountain, drank Metropolitains, ate some greek food, took a ton of pictures of dog (again)...and spent a few hours at work. Finished Extremely Loud and Extremely Close...possibly best book I've read all year ( I think you ranked it high too)....god, I hope the rights aren't bought for a movie.

Have a good week!

Posted by: wn at January 30, 2006 8:50 AM

OOOooooooh the "bwuh" fillibuster IS exciting. Just wait until the arrival of "ah DUH!"

The happiest sound I have ever heard was "ticki at" whispered into my ear by my nephew who was 12 months old at the time. We were at a museum looking at a dinosaur skeletor that oddly DID look like a cat. Besides that show of intellect, I know he's brilliant for loving ME - the only disagreements we ever got into when he was tiny is when he got HUNGRY. He'd honk my boob and give me a dirty look as if to say "You're USELESS!"

But I digress, I had a fantastic weekend. :)

Posted by: Betti at January 30, 2006 9:42 AM

OOOooooooh the "bwuh" fillibuster IS exciting. Just wait until the arrival of "ah DUH!"

The happiest sound I have ever heard was "ticki at" whispered into my ear by my nephew who was 12 months old at the time. We were at a museum looking at a dinosaur skeletor that oddly DID look like a cat. Besides that show of intellect, I know he's brilliant for loving ME - the only disagreements we ever got into when he was tiny is when he got HUNGRY. He'd honk my boob and give me a dirty look as if to say "You're USELESS!"

But I digress, I had a fantastic weekend. :)

Posted by: Betti at January 30, 2006 9:42 AM

yeah, I'm not exactly coordinated yet, coffee is brewing though!

Posted by: Betti at January 30, 2006 9:43 AM

oooh skeletor, classy.
MY fillibuster ends now. :)

Posted by: Betti at January 30, 2006 9:44 AM

Allan and I had a great weekend. We watched some of the cult movies I'd missed in France: Office Space and Napoleon Dynamite. We also rented The Aristocrats, too. (That? Was so f*cking funny. Hell, they all were.)

And we attended the UK men's basketball game. They came back to beat Arkansas after an amazingly bad first half. I think I'm a sportsfan now. Or at least a b-ball fan.

So yeah, it was a good weekend. :)

Posted by: Alison at January 30, 2006 9:55 AM

Party for 50 folks baby! Lasted 10 hours. Exhausted afterwards, but it was fun.

Posted by: Heather at January 30, 2006 10:05 AM

Not bad.

I was going to floss a cat but I could not find one. Maybe next weekend....

Posted by: Wicked H at January 30, 2006 10:12 AM

Kudos for your great weekend! Sleep is always good (knocking on wood for you)!

Posted by: Theresa at January 30, 2006 10:19 AM

Sounds like a great weekend. MMMM. Pasta.

Posted by: Bethany at January 30, 2006 10:47 AM

As Alison said, it was a really great weekend.

It would have been great even had we not done all those things.

Just having her here with me made it special.

Posted by: Allan at January 30, 2006 10:59 AM

Congrats on the sleep thing! I hope she starts behaving herself like a proper young lady (j/k);-)

Posted by: Ginny at January 30, 2006 11:06 AM

It happened. Wasn't near long enough. And I don't know what the hell happened to January! Yestery here, it was almost 80 degrees!

Posted by: Queen of Ass at January 30, 2006 11:14 AM

Fell off the no caffeine wagon hard, drank as much coffee and diet dr. pepper as possible. Other than being awake for most of the weekend & feeling like I took a shotgun to the stomach, things were good.

Watched a movie, read a little, played some games, blogged a little...in essence got my dork on.

Happy Monday!


Posted by: JackassJimmy at January 30, 2006 11:55 AM

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Posted by: Ms. Q at January 30, 2006 12:09 PM

let see, I ate, drank, napped, ate, drank, napped...

I find a pattern I like and I stick with it.... ;)

Posted by: Dawn (webmiztris) at January 30, 2006 12:35 PM

My weekend was not terribly interesting, thanks. Got a lot of reading done, which was nice. Got caught up on Lost, for a change. Other than that, housework with a smidge of yardwork (yes, in January, in Wisconsin - how odd).

Posted by: Jen at January 30, 2006 2:07 PM

It should have been a good weekend, but then I got sick in the sense of I was hot and then cold and back and forth for 48 hours. So I read and watched really bad tv.

....maybe it wasn't that bad.

Posted by: ash at January 30, 2006 2:30 PM

You not only watch American Idol but Tivo it as well?!? Oh no! The pod people have got you too! There is no hope now. ;-)

Seriously, we had a fairly relaxing weekend. We have lived here for over 10 years and there is a restaurant that has been here for 25 years so we finally decided to try it and it was excellent (though very pricey). Sunday was an early spring cleaning day since I was disoriented from a lack of football and in a moment of weakness nodded my head when my wife suggested I do so. I am now being pressured into getting rid of my old electronics so I may need to figure out how to do eBay.

Posted by: Mike at January 30, 2006 2:40 PM

Sounds like a fabulous weekend. I had a pretty good one too! :)

Posted by: Just Me1issa at January 30, 2006 3:14 PM

Glad your weekend was so nice.

I am getting so pregnant that I am looking forward to Mondays and work more and more. Anything to get me out of the house and moving around.

Posted by: Isabel at January 30, 2006 3:52 PM

I had a great weekend too. The weather was beautiful yesterday so we took the Camaro out (yes, she runs now - and she's FAST) and we did a whole lot of nothing. It was great not having to go anywhere or do anything. It being kind of rainy on Saturday was okay too. We were able to take a nap and not feel guilty about it. :)

Posted by: Kitty at January 30, 2006 4:09 PM

just wait-- the only way you'll be able to teach her that screaming in restaurants is not ok is by taking to restaurants where she will (eventually) scream. damn all those necessary social skills.

glad you had a good weekend. my weekend was... well, it was vegas. 'nuff said. :)

Posted by: at January 30, 2006 4:44 PM

oops, the above comment is mine.

Posted by: brianna at January 30, 2006 4:44 PM

New Stephen King book?? How did I miss this? I mean, I knew it was coming, but I missed buying it the first day??? Wow. Not like me. Was it good??

Posted by: Lisa at January 30, 2006 6:13 PM

You are SUCH a sweet daddy!

Posted by: mom on a wire at January 30, 2006 6:31 PM

For me it was all about home improvement, I even learned to use a drill!! oh, and I bought a new cactus.

Posted by: ava at January 30, 2006 7:06 PM

Chris, do you remember awhile back when I warned you about a) Seeing Mia...drooling. Still my biggest problem as a parent/grandparent. Or should I say fear.
Lazy weekend. Watched Princess Bride, laundry, and decided once again, not to take the tree down yet... Yes, really.

Posted by: JuJu's Mom at January 30, 2006 9:49 PM

bring your baby crying or not, wherever you want!! you cant stop livin!! crying babies are still cute when they arent yours, lol.

Posted by: lizabetty at January 30, 2006 10:07 PM

I had a good weekend. Went into DC for the museums and had a pajama day. Not on the same day. I remember those days of eating out with a baby, clearing everything within reach. It's fun with strollers too. My son once pulled down a large glass shelf in one store. Not fun.

Posted by: Nicole at January 30, 2006 10:33 PM

oh, we are WITH you on the lost/idol thing. but have you guys noticed the whole NOTHING-IS-HAPPENING on lost thing that we've noticed?

Posted by: Sarcomical at January 30, 2006 10:39 PM

I love those kind of weekends. You get a little bit done, do some relaxing and spend some family time together and go out a bit. That was our weekend too. Tis lovely.

Posted by: Lisa B at January 30, 2006 10:50 PM

I posted about how great my weekend was also. :) I painted my Girl's bathroom, it is almost done.

I am glad to hear the sleep issue is improving, we have had many sleepless nights around here due to....ahhh...spirited children.

Posted by: Emily at January 30, 2006 11:46 PM

Yay for sleep! As for screaming in the restaurant, don't worry. Other patrons are either a) parents, and therefore understand completely, or b) aren't parents and couldn't possibly understand anyway (which is kind of freeing if you think about it).

Posted by: Sheryl at January 31, 2006 2:19 AM

I totally feel you on realizing that this world is a scurrry, scurrrry place and wondering what we can do to protect these poor, innocent babies from its evil claws. All the things that I thought were so funny and interesting when I was in college now frighten the bejeezus out of me. I just may lock Little Patrick and Evelyn up for the next thirty years, or so.

Posted by: Snickrsnack-Katie at January 31, 2006 2:38 AM

I'm a day behind on my blog reading, so my apologies for coming in last here.

We spent the weekend troubleshooting an old computer. How old? So old that it didn't have a CAT5 port which made updates damn near impossible. In the end, though, it all worked just fine.

Oh, and I bought a computer. Which should be delivered today. And I have to figure out how to lucratively dispose of the other computer which is being replaced.

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