I got Jenny Lawson’s new book ‘You Are Here’ on Wednesday. I flipped through, got misty-eyed and immediately wished I’d thought to order 2 copies because the pages are perforated so you can tear them out and then you don’t have to worry about messing up another page if you colour stuff in (there is colouring involved in this book… if you’d like… or not – it’s really up to you. But the opportunity is there). The book is very wonderfully full of Jenny-isms and I love it. I foresee many hours coloring, reading and generally adoring it.
My Mom flew in on Thursday. She doesn’t travel a lot anymore so this was sortve a big deal. I managed to get the apartment to a point where I wasn’t too embarrassed to have a guest. I think I’ve mentioned before that it isn’t so much that they place is DIRTY, there’s just a bit of unresolved clutter. (Ok, a LOT of unresolved clutter). However, I was able to get things to the point where there was more than enough room for a guest bed (we are not fancy… we have an airbed. It works).
Friday we went out for Teppanyaki. I was surprised but happy that Mom had never experienced Teppanyaki, which made it a nice adventure for her. The chef was entertaining, the food was wonderful and we had a fabulous time (my apologies to MrPOSSLQ’s wallet).
Saturday we went out to the Farmer’s Market. Got a number of good things out there and came home, then went out to our favorite Thai place (Thai Opal) for dinner.
Sunday, we went out to the Addison Improv to see Daryl’s show (Comedy, magic, storytelling, education and 17 different snakes from around the world add up to a whirlwind experience that is fast-paced, electric and enormous fun). Mom enjoyed that, as well (and it was another ‘first’ for her – not easy when you’re dealing with someone who is 80!)
I’d say the only down side is that MrPOSSLQ and I are unused to having to share our space with anyone other than each other and it would likely be far better if we had another bedroom and/or another space (family room? Media center? Library?) where someone could spend time that wasn’t “right there” for one or the other of us. (Oh, you want to visit and have two Howard Hughes-esque extreme introverts be social with you? How terribly unfortunate for you).
Anyhow, we all survived, it was a good weekend and now I just have to wade through the AARP and durable medical equipment ads (along with the Senior Dating ads) that are popping up for me on Facebook. Hmmm, I wonder when “Wheel” is over so I can go to bed… *giggle