Sunday, July 09, 2006

Sunday scare

This morning we slept in late - 10:30. We didn't go to bed especially late the night before, so I'm not sure why we slept so late this morning. But it felt good.

As we were getting up I asked Joe what he wanted to do today. He said "I don't know; what do you want to do?" This was not a good sign.

I often try to plan our weekends at home to have lots of structure because when I don't, we wind up being bored, getting on each others nerves, and feeling like we've wasted an entire day (or weekend) trying to figure out what to do. I was afraid this was going to be one of those days.

So at a few minutes past 11 I called Kerry & Hugh. Got their answering machine. Not wanting to let on to them that panic was building up inside me, I left a very casual message: "Hey guys, its Mark & Joe. Its a little past 11 and we were just calling to see how you were doing. I know you went to Kings Dominion yesterday, but didn't know what you might be up to today. Give us a call when you get this message. Talk to you later - bye." Yeah, that sounded pretty normal.

Joe went downstairs and watched TV and I collected some bills and sat at the computer and paid them electronically. Then I surfed a few blogs I read regularly. Then I put some laundry in the washer, and decided to try calling some other friends: the Newlyweds. This time I wasn't so subtle.

"Hey guys, its Mark & Joe. Its about noon and we're about to go crazy - we've got to get out of this house, but we can't figure out what to do or where to go! So we thought we'd call you guys to see what you're doing today and see if we could possibly ingratiate ourselves into whatever you might be doing. (Insert nervous chuckle.) So give us a call when you get this message. Talk to you soon! Bye." Struck out again. Things were getting critical.

Then Joe said "Let's go to the movies and see Nacho Libre." Although I was fairly certain this was the quality of movie we should reserve until it comes out on video (in like a month), at least it was an escape, so I agreed. A few minutes later we were out of the house and at the theater. Since it was nearly 1:00 and neither of us had eaten, we decided to get a large bag of popcorn and a soda to tide us over until dinner. We enjoyed the movie a lot. Although it started out a little slow, it picked up and we had several good laughs. Jack Black's physical comedy and facial expressions in this movie are great! It fits neatly into Joe's made-up category of 'silly summertime movies'.

When we returned from the movie there was a message on the answering machine from the Newlyweds. They were on their way back from New York, and apologized that they weren't home to rescue us from ourselves. Sweet guys.

I put the laundry from the washer into the dryer and put another load into the washer, then watched 3 back-to-back episodes of 'Sell This House' on A&E. I really like that show because it teaches you tricks to fool the eye when you're selling your house. I picked up a little trick I plan to use when our house goes on the market.

After folding the 3rd washed and dried load of laundry, I came upstairs and put it all away. At 6:30 Joe suggested we have dinner at CiCi's pizza, so we headed on over (with the top down) listening to my new Janet Jackson CD. I can't get over how fabulous the weather has been this weekend - perfect convertible weather. When we got back home we took our dog Jordan for a little walk around the block.

Drag Queen name of the day: Linda Hand


Bugsy said...

Mark that sounds so like Roger and I! Perhaps that's what being an old married couple is all about!

Love Janet Jackson - I bet that CD has Control on it! I love that song!

We ended up sleeping late on Sunday as well. Maybe it was the weather?

GOA said...

Well gosh, Guys! Next time call me and see if I'm bored to death. I'm not even an old married couple. I'm a one trick pony in a three ring circus.

I'm all up for rocking some boats when I don't have anything to do. I don't plan to head back to Murphydom until sometime in August.