Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Little darling It's been a long, cold, lonely winter

Last weekend I was really tired. I was trying to save money. I was not down with the blazing sun in my face on the couch as I wanted an excuse to be cozy and drink tea all day. I wanted to stay home and bleach clean my kitchen & bathroom (the kitchen mission was accomplished). I wanted to kick it old school. Old school of course meaning the weekends in high school where I had nothing to do and hung out in the basement all day on AIM, emerging to see my family upstairs only to reheat more leftovers & ask "What is for dinner tonight??". That's the weekend I wanted after a bustling few ones prior to this.
But Jay had a total different take on the entire thing. To him the sun was not an evil force ruining my whale blubber weekend agenda; To him it was an excuse to get out of the house and take advantage of the day. As I scrubbed the kitchen counters and denied his advances of a day date, I stepped outside on the patio for a minute and saw blue skies with a blazing sun, smelled cherry blossoms and heard birds chirping. Birds effing chirping. Alright Walt Disney movie backdrop: You win, I'll leave the house for a few hours.

Jay had a plan in mind for the short three hours we left. And it all started with Dim Sum for brunch which I had never heard of before (howwwww!). Um... that was perhaps the best decision Jay has ever made in his life. And this is coming from someone who he proposed to. 

Followed by a quick jaunt to the hippieish east side for some antiquing. 

Some guitar playing inappropriately in stores.
^He's actually really good at guitar.
Some puppy walking.

Some Sunshine Taverning.

Some beer/Prosecco/discussion of our highs & lows of the week.

Some chopped salad that comes with fries in the middle. lol. #LAYOFFMEI'MSTARVING

Some Dad & Dude time people watching.

Some Mom & Dude time resting.

And some Instagramming.

It was rather delightful, I must say. And it even allowed me to head home with ample time to do some errands & watch the following before crashing for the night:

(Fairly certain he's a sociopath. PS This is on Netflix & it's great.)

(Every Nicolas Sparks movie reminds me of a Thomas Kinkade painting- blech. )

And it was kinda the best of both worlds type of day.


Pat Hatt said...

lmao Walt Disney sought you out and made you get outside. How rude of him. But the best of both worlds sure isn't bad. Out and about and some R and R.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Sometimes the best days are the ones we had to be forced into, right?

I'm so jealous of your bare arms exposed to the environment. I hope that's coming soon here.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

So awesome that his idea ended up working out. Now next time, he needs to compromise and go with your idea of a low-key day :)

And YES Lance Armstrong exhibits socipathic tendencies. Kinda scary.

Panty Buns said...

Those lyrics from "Here Comes The Sun" by George Harrison and the Beatles bring back memories. It certainly has been a a long cold winter. It's snowing here right now. I love the outfit you wore whilst out antiquing. Seeing the photo of Jay playing the acoustic guitar I'm imagining him playing that song ("Here Comes The Sun"). And now I see your photo of the Sunshine Tavern. I smiled even though I no longer drink. less than 15 days until Spring (YAY)!

PorkStar said...

The boy knows how to get through your heart and it looks like it is with food! lol

Either your heart or getting out of the house. Either way, if there's booze or food involved SOMEWHERE in our out of the house, I'm game.

Nicely written post though.

Unknown said...

I've forgotten what a relaxing weekend feels like, I haven't had one since high school :P