Seeing as how I am taking up temporary (read: permanent) residence on the couch for the afternoon, why not blog. I can do that sitting down. I can also blog in bed under the covers, but I *THINK* the kids might come looking for me. Maybe. We had a baby shower/brunch this morning for the pregnant members of our Mom's club and it went pretty well. And by pretty well that means no blood was shed. It came close when I accidentally tripped someone, but it was ok.
Our plans for the rest of the day are both exciting and ABUNDANT. We're sitting in the living room, watching movies and smelling slow cooked rib fumes ALL DAY LONG. Score. We will eventually eat the ribs, then return back to the couch for more movie watching. Tomorrow we are meeting Thing 1's VERY best friend, her sister and their Mom at the park pool. Now don't get me wrong, I love public pools and had a pool pass as a kid, but I HAVE. NEVER. TAKEN. MY. CHILDREN. TO A PUBLIC POOL. Sure we're been to the Dells, with like 40 family members. Not the same; it's never been Me, Thing 1 and Thing 2 vs Scott Pilgrim. I mean the pool. Oh I love you Michael Cera. But I digress.
Please pray that we make it out of there alive tomorrow. We leave on vacation (To the Dells, with aforementioned 40 people) Sunday, so I get to pack (YAY). We are....wait for it....using sposie diaper for the trip. Yes, that's right I am giving up my beloved, cushy soft butt covering friends for an entire 4 days while we're on vacation. Why? Oh right....on vacation! No wetbags, diaper pails, diaper washing.....this sounds dangerous. I might like it too much!!
Can you smell the sarcasm emanating out of me? It's how my body reacts to stress. Nerves in my body release chemicals that go straight to my brain and it 1. Makes all butt jokes funny and 2. Causes the sarcasm section of my brain (or 90% of it) to light up and activate. Saturday is a very busy stressful day for us. Or my husband. He has to work on my van, mow the lawn, remove the third row from the van (I might have to make him meatloaf for this...) and load up the van. I am very busy too. I have to be with the kids while he does all of that. I AM giving him a break in the middle of the day, to come in, relax and eat. During this break I have a spa appointment.
To be fair I got a really good deal on it because I got it on livingsocial/groupon/heartsy/zulily/dailydeals/mamasource/craigslist/resale shop/salvation army/I stole it.
I say that sentence at least once a week. From now on all new purchases will bear that line, with the correlating answer circled. This one REALLY IS a good deal though. It's a spa package, like an entire 2 hours of having work done on my body for.......$40. It's a manicure, pedicure and massage. And I am so freakin excited. It's valued at over $100, so yeah. I was already hoping to get a pedicure before we left for vacation ANYWAY because who doesn't like getting their toes done before things? I would have paid that JUST on the pedi had I gone to my normal place (NOT a chinese chop shop). I got a pedicure before both my kids were born (here's hoping they stare at my paint job and not my vajango), I got one before my wedding, and I think I'd like at least 12 hours notice before I die so I can get one last appt in. No one paints your toe nails when you die. Truth.