Yeah, back to the same old grind. Not the best day at work. But not the worst. It's all attitude, I suppose. Today the sun was shining and all I could think of was NOT being here in Dumb Potter's Hell. Ha.
The weekend went great. To recap, Randy and the guys took his son out for his 21st birthday. So I got there and had a small visit with them before they took off. He promised to be home early. Cool beans.
Meeting his sister was a trip. I had enough alone time to have a shower and get ready. She's very nice and so is her husband. But I must say it was odd... Randy lives in the house they grew up in. I've never met her before and there I am the one unlocking the door to the house she grew up in to let her in. D and D were nice people though, and I got to hear a few stories.
Randy kept his word and showed up within an hour of when they arrived. Phew! Then we all visited and they decided that they had to have a big family BBQ this coming Friday. So now I get to start meeting all the extended family. Ought to be interesting.
Sat. we went to BBQ at T's house. I'd met his wife, K briefly when Randy and I ran into her at a Home Depot kind of place. Her sister and brother in law were there as well. The food and company were very pleasing. They have a nice home. The newly remodled bathroom is gorgeous. Slate tile and hickory wood cabinets. I had a lot of fun and felt very comfortable. Lots of funny stories there. Oh, and T found out that Billy Idol will be at the same place as the Scorpions the following night... so it was decided that we would get a motel and stay over for that show too.
We had so much fun that they are coming to Randy's next Sat. and we will do the BBQ this time. As soon as T heard Randy tell me that he's making a "sloppy burger" for us to split next weekend... T lit up. Randy makes an increadible burger. They are HUGE. Sauted onions, fresh mushrooms, swiss cheese and the meat is spiced like you would not believe. YUM.
On Sun. we lazed around most of the day. In the afternoon T and Randy replaced T's brakes. I spent my time playing in the yard... pruning back the cherry tree and removing some plants that needed to go. Randy bought a bunch of bulbs that I wanted for the yard. I'll have to get on that as soon as they arrive. (T's son is selling them to raise money for his school. Can't turn that down.) Then time flew and I was back on the road to Dumb Potter's Hell again. Heavy sigh.
I feel like I am falling into a nice comfortable pattern there. I have friends. I'm getting to know all of Randy's family. A few weeks back we were in the kitchen and Randy says "Holy crap! I've got a whole other family of birthdays and Christmas presents now." Then he laughed. Nice. In for a penny. In for a pound as they say. Yeah, I am happy. Things are very good.
How did your work week start off? Good, bad or meh? Mine was meh. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.
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