What a giggle!
It doesn't seem to matter if I am working or not...
weekends are still my favorite days in the week.
Ours was pretty packed.
Saturday, I had a shopping trip with Randy's mom and then the four of us grilled steak and veggies topped off by baked sweet potatoes with brown sugar and butter.
I will admit one thing... I am not a shopper.
I am a consumer. I go and get what I want and only what I am looking for, then I go home.
I went for the company, which I did enjoy.
Sunday was Randy's grandson's birthday party.
I love how the kids all get closer and closer as the presents are opened.
Typical of kids birthday parties... in the park, pizza, balloons, badmitten, laughing and running around.
It was almost 100 degrees, so we stuck to the shade for the most part.
All of Randy's family showed up, with the exception of his mom and step dad, who had left that morning for a cruise to Alaska.
There were also friends.
And Randy's ex.
I do admit that I was nervous about meeting the ex.
Curious, but nervous. I am older than she is, heck!
I'm older than Randy.
But I do pretend to be an adult and believe that in order to function as a family, we have to be able to get along.
It's fair to say that we ignored each other for the first hour or two. Absolutely no one introduced us.
In retrospect, I think that was wise. We each got to scope each other out in comfort. Me behind my dark glasses for protection. She probably did not give a rat's ass. I obsess over things like this.
I think the ice breaker came when Randy made a joke about his daughter's butt being wide when she bent over to get something.
I smacked him in the arm and told him to stop that.
His ex says "Hit him again!"
After that, you could feel everyone relax.
I was glad that it was over and done with...
being the great chicken that I am, who avoids confrontation like the plague.
I did truly enjoy the day.
Why the big deal?
Well, from conversations with his kids, we knew that she was not happy about my moving in, though they had been divorced for a long time.
Not so much about Randy, more about the house.
Everyone has their hang-ups.
I can understand that.
The party ended after a long afternoon but we moved it to T's house.
T's version of steak and turf.
Grilled trout, steak, homemade pork tamalies,
grilled veggies and a wonderful salad grown in their own garden.
We got home late and slept like logs.
Today... back to the grind of looking for work.
What did all of you do with your weekend?