Before I get to today’s post I have one small housekeeping note.  If you’ve commented in the last few days and haven’t received an e-mail from me, would you please let me know?  I try to respond to everyone but my e-mail has been acting weird since late last week and I don’t think all of my messages have gone through.  Thanks!

Moving on….

I’ll try not to ramble too much about the weekend, here are the high points:

We had a disastrous date night dinner which was followed by a vow to stay away from chain restaurants for the foreseeable future (agreed upon exceptions include Panera and Culver’s).

Washed all of our windows inside and out and did an insane amount of yard work while TTO was working on Saturday.  Am an awesome wife.

Went out to a bar in Hometown to celebrate a friend’s birthday.  While there I was accosted by a “sexy” policewoman.  Turns out it was my old neighbor.  I used to change her diapers.  I wanted to throw my coat over her and take her home.  When did I get so old?

In the car on the way home from said bar one of the mix CDs I talked about on Friday came on.  Since TTO’s musical tastes are much more discerning than mine I thought it would be fun to play Who Sings This Song.  He wasn’t doing too well (because most of the songs are so old and bad) until, “Tick tock you don’t stop, stop, to the heart.”* 

TTO: (Turning down the volume) “Would you like to hear a fact?”
Me: (Was he president of the fan club? Is he related to them some how?) I would love to hear a fact!
TTO: When I was eleven I spent the night with my cousins and was able to watch SNL for the first time. This band was the musical guest.
Me: That’s…disappointing.
TTO: I know.    

Trekked to the outlet mall with M on Sunday.  I was looking for a new swimsuit for our Mexico trip and in the first store found four bins labeled “Swimsuits $1.99”.  Score, right?  Not so much.  Those four bins held only bottoms.  I found exactly one top, in an extra-large, that didn’t match any of the bottoms.  Normally I would chalk this up as odd, but two other stores had exactly the same thing.  Just bottoms?  What am I missing here?

I did buy a new winter coat that I am unreasonably excited about.  However, it is white.  Am I crazy?  I’m hoping that it will force me to be more responsible about not spilling.  I think I’d better Scotchguard it just in case.

I spent all day yesterday mired in a work-related project.  It was sucking the life out of me.  Fortunately it’s almost done and the remaining pieces shouldn’t be too difficult.  My job is based in retail and as a result we have to think pretty far out.  For me, 2008 is already over, 2009 is in the works and 2010 is being planned.  Do you have any idea how confusing this is?

Last night I went home and did more yard work.  I stayed out until it was too dark to see what I was doing.  Sadly enough that meant 7:00.  I hate that about this time of the year. 

I think that pretty much sums it up.  I’m sorry for the scatterbrain-ness.  I’ll try to be more coherent tomorrow.

*Anyone who can correctly name the song and the band responsible will win a fabulous prize.  TTO, you are not eligible.