after a week from hell, i decided that this weekend was going to be...well, about me.
selfish? oh yeah. and i wasn't going to apologize for it.
that was until i called my mom this a.m.
the Husband & i were at Wally-Mart, when i happened to notice the 6oz cans of Coke & diet Coke. my parents flipping love 'em, so i called to see if they needed any.
why sure! and while you're at it, can you get us some milk, too?
um....OK. and, since i have milk, i need to bring it over toot sweet.
then when we got there, my mom asks if Brendan would go in the back yard and rake the leaves for my step-pop.
apparently, he hasn't raked in over a year.
holy freaking crap.
so, when we got in the backyard, and Brendan got it raked up, the piles were HUGE.
and, thankfully, Brendan had bought a leaf blower/vacuum for my step-pop last year, so now was a good time to try it out.
it sucked. literally. i am here to tell you that it doesn't suck 'em up like it should.
i am here to tell you that there is still huge piles of leaves. even four hours later.
and i was bent.
selfish, selfish me.
it's not that i had all these incredible plans for us, i just wanted to relax and spent time with my sweetie...not watch him up to his ankles in leaves and other lawn crap.
i know they don't get around too well. i don't begrudge helping, just begrudge the helping when i hadn't planned for it.
and that, Gentle Reader, makes me selfish. shame on me.
in other news...
i made it in my photo class. no problems, but daaaang. it is packed to the rim. luckily, i got there super early, so i could get a spot at a table, not to end up sitting in the aisle in a folding chair.
and what a clique exists. we're talking about men older than me. and when i tried to make conversation with two of them, they looked at me like i said i drown bunnies and puppies for fun.
not only that, but when this other woman came in a little later, and there was an empty chair between the two, after they greeted each other, the woman asked if they had saved the seat for her.
nope, one said, we're saving it for Kathy.
they're also camera snobs...they both said, during class, that Nikon cameras ruled, and if you had a Canon, well..you just weren't in their league.
they laughed of course, but now i was totally bent at them.
there's no fool like an old fool. and no better way to piss me me off than to act like an ass.
Brendan had another interview this week with a company in Mission Viejo...this time to test his prowess on Word and Excel.
he said he did OK on the Word part, the Excel, not so much. but in any case, they said they should be contacting him by Monday. this time to possibly meet with the president & vice president of the company.
fingers crossed. i would so love to have this nightmare of unemployment end for him.
oh yeah, and me, too - after all, it is all about me.