Monday: Michael, Chris, and I piled into Chris’s car to pick up Adri at the Roswell airport; on the way out of town the car died and I steered while they pushed; we got to a Target parking lot and asked for help but there was no help and everything was sweltering hot; Chris figured out that the car would go if he never let up on the gas; we drove home that way and Adri procured some booze (White Truck, a blended white wine, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka, which we found on Wikipedia and bought for the amusement factor); we drank some booze and sniffed at my tomato plants; my nieces came to spend the night and we blew enormous scented bubbles with the airconditioner; nobody slept much but that was okay.
Tuesday: The girls’ dad came to pick them up and Adri and I sat around the house moaning; eventually we awoke, sort of, and Connor came home from his grandparents’ and we played with him for hours; in the evening (after Connor went back to his grandparents’ because we don’t have a spare room) I thought it would be a GREAT idea to drink some more booze; a couple of friends came over for a while and we all sat out on the porch; Kip showed up sometime after dark and he, Adri, and I made chicken and rice; the rice was horribly dry but the chicken was okay, so I kept drinking the booze while Adri tried to sleep; Kip and I stayed up forever because I was rambling about heroes and Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Superman and… Barack Obama; finally, we all went to sleep.
Wednesday: We were all very tired as a consequence of my rambling, except for Kip, who was disgustingly chipper; we sat around moaning again and doing nothing much until Michael picked up his paycheck; we spent far too long deliberating over lunch options and finally settled on a restaurant that delivered instead of ONE THAT HAD POTATO SKINS; Adri and I were dismayed but got over it; after lunch we sat around talking and talking until Lyndie showed up and hung out for a while; Connor was here again and was very excited/exciting/cute; then we went to bed early and finally got some sleep.
Thursday: Adri and I woke up at seven but didn’t stir until 8:30; we felt much better and made plans for a long day; we sat around on the Internet for approximately forever, looking up drama and nostalgia pieces and other strange things; we showered and dressed and got the hell out of the house to pick up Kip at the hotel; we went to lunch at Cattle Baron, where we finally obtained potato skins; we went to the garden store, where I bought hydrolized fish viscera and a sage plant; we went to Wal-Mart for more booze; we got all gussied up in dresses and heels and went to Saeng’s; we took Kip to the hotel and came home and sat around with wine.
Friday: We got up early-ish and sat around on the Internet some more; we showered and dressed; we picked up Kip from the hotel; we took Adri back to the Roswell airport because she had to leave because she is a hooker; Kip and I started the Saeng’s post at Schizodigestive but got derailed by discussion of Mental Issues and Memory Loss and Documentation of Things; I took Kip back to the hotel, came home, and slept like the dead.
Saturday: I sat around going “durrr” and hanging out with Connor and cleaning the house.
Sunday: Kip and Flynn returned for a bit; Flynn slept on the couch while Kip and I worked on the Schizo post and played with Connor and talked; Connor got picked up by his grandparents and Kip, Michael, and I went to a friend’s house for dinner; while there, Michael picked up my nieces so that they could partake of the fun; we were all stuffed and sat around afterward going “nnnnggghh.”
Monday: I picked up my nieces at 9:30 because they wanted to see Flynn; Flynn and Kip showed up at about 10:00 and we all sat on the porch talking for a while; we went to breakfast at the Dew Drop Inn, where everyone had some variation on dessert; we said goodbye to Kip; Flynn took the girls and me home and we said goodbye to him; I helped my nieces set up safe Internet accounts for various things; I took them home and said, “Now what?”
Tuesday: I spent the whole day alternately sleeping and stumbling about misplacing things, fighting off some sort of fever; Connor went to see Wall-E which disappointed me as I’d wanted to go with him; I woke up and everyone was gone and the bedroom was hot and things were in strange places; I spent 45 minutes starting dinner and then Chris showed up; we watched Firefly until Michael got home; I made dinner and we ate and I went to bed.
Today: I have been working on a site-design job I got last week, slowly and unwillingly cleaning up the apartment, and not doing much else. I discovered seven (7) new tomatoes on my plants, so I have been using that as an excuse to go outside and “check on them” every 30 minutes. Connor has been asleep for about four hours, so I guess he was tired too. I will have a real, coherent update… sometime.