In retrospect, this case of Mondays is not the good deal it appeared to be in the store.
I did, however, have an excellent weekend. Ed and I drove to Seattle on Saturday morning to see Ali perform in Utopia, Ltd. It was so cool! The play itself was great, but seeing someone we know and love on stage in an official setting makes things extra fancy and fun. Ali looked great in her stage makeup and various costumes, and there is just something spectacular about a glow-in-the-dark tambourine act that cannot be described in mere words.
Ed and I took our sweet time getting to Seattle, and made it to the theatre with about 10 minutes to spare. That’s a little too close for my liking – I am a fan of arriving with ridiculous amounts of time to spare – but it worked out very well in the end. We meant to leave the house no later than 10 that morning, but fate and cat shit didn’t have us on the road until almost noon. We rolled into Bellingham at 2 and made our usual stops: Mi Mexico for lunch, and Target for various goods I can’t get in Canada. We had to stop at the house in Kenmore to pick up the tickets, and I got to break and enter into their house (unnecessarily, since Doug and River were at home). We gave River her belated birthday presents (including her very own Domo), I tried on my boots (verdict: fabulous; I wore them out that night) and then left for downtown Seattle.
After the play, we all went to Dick’s for burgers and parking lot hilarity. We turned in fairly early after that, but with the promise of brunch in the morning. Mike and Michelle came by the house, and we all went for a delicious late breakfast at the Preservation Kitchen. Ed and I hit the road after that – we didn’t want to leave Sasha alone for too long for fear of nasty cat bombs – but we had to stop at Trader Joe’s first for peanut butter and trail mix. Sated and laden with goods, we headed north and into a border lineup of epic proportions. The sign said 5 minutes, the actual wait was closer to 2 hours, and we were home by 6pm.
Now I’m back at work, and I am FREAKING OUT MAN – I have enormous important things to do and no time for any of it, not to mention requiring some sort of lunch. Times New Roman is pissing me off more than usual; I am out of Diet Coke, and AHHHHHHHH MONDAY IS FULL OF SUCKS
Also, the second wave of post cards will be going out this week – if you’ve requested one after the 14th, yours will be in the next batch. Never fear! Love is coming your way sometime this week!
Assuming my head doesn’t explode, that is.