This holiday weekend was great. Spent lots of time with my family.
Thursday: I got off work at 7pm, parents ready and rearing to go. Ate at Dirty Frank’s, then trekked to Akron. After chatting and helping Mommom grade papers the whole way home, I was pooped. I was in bed by midnight (what an old lady I am!). I heard my sister get home around 1. How did I know it was my sister? The footsteps went no further than the kitchen, and I heard the refrigerator door open. Oh, my sister. So I got up to say hi, then went back to bed.
Friday: Shopping, Day 1! I sent a fax, then did some adult banking. I felt so happy. Then Mom and Ishy and I went to Chipotle, the library, bought my cousin a gift card for her birthday, then to Village Discount. Thrifting with my family is HILARIOUS. My sister got stuck in yet another piece of clothing. I bought some things I needed, like work clothes, and yes, another pair of shoes. We made dinner that night: mashed potatoes! I need to make them more often. Ishy and I sneaked out before dinner to buy Mom a bouquet of tulips. Since all her spring flowers came up so early, so thought it would be nice to have a blooming flower for Easter. She loved them.
Saturday: Shopping, Day 2! Ishy and Mom and I went to Mr. Bulky’s (bulk candy and spice store!) and the mall. I go to the candy/spice store every time I’m home! This time, I bought lots of spices, whole wheat flour, and a bit of candy. At the mall, I hit the jackpot. Huge jewelry clearance at JCPenny’s, so I bought myself the small string of chocolate pearls I’d been watching for the past year. $30, including a 2-year service plan! Woohoo! I also got—SURPRISE!—a pair of shoes. Bright red, baby! And some adult work clothes. We had coffee, then went to Youngstown for a family gathering. 5 birthdays in March, 2 of which are on March 24! What a crazy family. So cake and ice cream and junk food. It was splendid!
Sunday: I didn’t go to church (surprise, surprise!). I cuddled with the doggie, who is becoming more docile with age. Then my family went to a Chinese buffet for lunch—because that’s how we celebrate Easter, apparently. It was de-lish! Then home for Easter baskets and an Easter egg hunt my sister and I had convinced my mom to do. We are all such children. Then back to Columbus. AND NO FIGHTS WITH MOM! Then watched Princess Mononoke with Tim and ate snickerdoodles. What a great weekend!
Today, I work at 12:45, so I made a doc appt nice and early so I’d be up. I’ve been SUPER productive today! Ate breakfast, made tea (generic English Breakfast tea with some spearmint leaves and a touch of sugar), made some curried lentils and rice (with my new spices WOO the simple things!), cut up some fruit for a snack, and packed my bag for work. The only thing left is to finish eating and put away laundry. WOO TODAY! ^_^
Things seem to be going well for me. I hope they are going equally well for all of you—if not better! <3