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A Most Excellent Weekend

Friday was an unexpected ‘free day’. Thanks to the wintry mix of ice, rain and snowfall, my son’s school was closed. You add in some dangerous driving conditions and I had the perfect excuse to call out of the office. At first I was going to go to work. Honest. I showered and dressed. I did my hair and even put on a full face of make up. But the more I looked out my window, and the longer I listened to the news, I decided, it really wasn’t worth DYING in a car accident (or ending up in a ditch) especially when I didn’t have any accounts to work on.

I spent my ‘free day’ at home. I wrote, read up on all my favorite blogs, napped and watched my son learn how to shovel snow for the first time. After some quick snow shoveling lessons from my father (a home video ‘tutorial’ to follow shortly) JCH knocked on the doors around the neighborhood offering his services to clear their driveways and walk ways. My son made $75.00!! If being a Game Show Host doesn’t work out, he can always lean on his snow removal skillz. It was simply wonderful to spend the snow day bundled up inside with the fireplace and my whole family.

Saturday was more of the same relaxation all around. We hung around the house together: ordered in sushi, worked on puzzles and rented movies. I finally saw the Oscar nominated Michael Clayton. But. Um. I don’t see what the big deal is about that movie. I mean, I love me some Clooney, however I was not ‘blown away’ or anything. In fact it’s been a long time since I have watched a movie that really moved me. The last ‘great movie’ I saw was Crash. I am open desperate for any good movie suggestions.

Sunday (after sleeping in till past noon) I took my son shoe shopping. I cannot believe he is wearing a MENS shoe size 9. What? When and how did he get so giant? *sigh* The rest of the day was spent eating pints of coffee ice cream and watching the E channel in preparation for the Oscars. Oh and I gave myself a facial.

I have to tell you… all of the weekends I’ve spent at home in my condo (alone) as glorious as they were, it always felt like something was missing. Or like something was broken. Being here, with my family, made ‘staying in’ together all the more special. I don’t know. Its kinda like I am finally getting to have the childhood I always wanted.

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  • Sounds perfect. Didn’t JCH do well? Cold work but well worth it. I am thrilled you feel like you’re getting the childhood you always wanted. That makes me feel really glad.

  • Sounds like you rolled with the punches. I personally wish they had more (any) unexpected days off in the summer.

  • Meleah


    It is wonderful being around FAMILY. Who Knew? And I am seriously impressed with the $$$ JCH managed to rake in on Friday!


    I love unexpected days OFF. 🙂

  • Man, I didn’t make $75 on Friday!
    Crap again…


  • Sounds like a fantastic weekend! ANd you and your Mom in matching pink colored PJ’s are adorable! Way to go JCH on the $75!

  • Time with family is always great.

    I’m sure your son did a better job than I did when i first shoveled snow. My back was killing me. He made some cash, thats great.

    Glad you had the opportunity to pamper yourself. Coffee Ice Cream and the Oscars.

    Did you not see “No Country for Old Men?” That movie was good. Juno was too…

  • Meleah

    Michael C:

    I know. Neither did I. I haven’t made that kind of money since I worked in the bars!

    Chef Mom:

    My mother and I were in matching pajamas for three days! It was great.


    I haven’t had a chance to see those movies, but I am looking forward to Juno.

  • The best friend

    I love it!! I am so happy your family and your home are comforting to you. FINALLY. If anyone deserves to recreate childhood, ITS YOU. I wish I was there. xooxoox

  • yo momma

    i think i hated going back to work this morning MORE than you did! sigh . . . . it was so nice….

  • I wrote about my snow day today too!!!

  • I’m truly happy for you!

    The only movies I’ve seen recently were pretty disturbing. Apocalypto and The Last King of Scotland. Both gave me horrible dreams for about a week afterward. I need a good chick flick…bad!

  • I kinda had an indoor weekend myself but I would have preferred otherwise! Oh well….

    I have movie recommendations but what are the parameters?

  • Meleah




    hahahahah…it was an awesome weekend.


    I loved my snow day. I wish every day could be a snow day…but then I guess it wouldn’t be so special.


    Me too. Im dying for a good chick flick. Ive been having nightmares since I watched Dexter!


    Any good movie…but, preferably NOT scary!

  • Awww Meleah – I’m so happy for you! {{{{hugs}}}}

    I had a hellacious weekend…..but better now.

  • Lee

    Lazy weekends are the perfect cure for what ails ya! Glad you had a good time and recharged a bit. I haven’t seen a current movie in so long I think they were still using candles for the light source in the projector.

  • The young man has a little entrepeneur in him which is a good thing..I was glad we missed a storm finally but sorry you got it….:)))

  • Meleah


    Oh No! I’ll be right over to find out whats going on.


    Lazy extended weekends RULE. Why cant we find any good movies?


    Yep. Thats my boy! And dont be sorry we got hit with the storm…it was AWESOME!! 🙂

  • sounds glorious… that is my favorite part of life right now.. being home,, fire going doing… not a damn thing……

  • I suppose it wouldn’t be the same if I loaned you my family to hang out with now and then? I could use some me time!

    Kidding! Sounds like a wonderful weekend. I’m glad you caught a break!

  • That’s awesome! I’m so glad you guys could enjoy the time together.

    And, boy, a facial is exactly what I need. Maybe I’ll do that on my next free day.

  • Meleah


    and how! and how baby! your writing has be AMAZING lately. AMAZING.


    Ill take em! You need a break! and I love me some Family! xxoo


    It really really was. Oh hell yes go with a facial. Friggen MIRACLE.

  • You guys get all the best excuses for skipping work. I wish we had some snow in these parts of the woods! LOL!

  • Your weekends sounds like a gift from the Gods!

  • Meleah


    Snow days RULE.


    It was indeed.

  • Woah woah… you ordered in sushi??? You can do that? The H and I were just talking about how it sucks our choices are just Pizza or Chinese.

    And you had coffee ice cream… RIGHT ON!

    And you were with loved ones.

    Sounds like a great weekend!

  • Meleah


    Sushi DELIVERY and Coffee Ice Cream are STAPLES in my life!!

    What else do you think I am doing when I am watching all of THAT TV! 🙂

  • Danny AKA CBG

    I’m glad you had a good weekend, I was worried about you driving to work that day ( especially the way you drive..LOL ) . My weekend was ‘JUST’ a little different but just as enjoyable.

  • Meleah


    Um yeah….your FATHER was looking for you all over town.

  • I’ll email you some movie ideas!

  • Danny AKA CGB

    LOL I heard , I came walking in Sunday night at 9:30pm and he acted like I was gone for days. I went down to A.C. Saturday at about 8:00 pm & returned the above time. I guess he is just looking out.

  • Meleah

    Please do! Thanks.


  • You lucky, lucky girl. As much as I love playing around, I gotta say there’s nothing better than sitting here with my man and the kiddies in front of a fire with a glass of wine and the Monopoly board.

  • Meleah


    Hell Yeah.

  • olly

    That’s the BOMB!
    Life can too be a do-over if you let it.
    I am glad you finally ,truly ,enjoying yours dear.
    Strap yourself in again.

  • Meleah


    I might NEVER move out again! xxoo

  • I know I am reading this way late but I just wanted to remark that this sounds like the BEST weekend ever. Sleeping in, eating sushi, spending time with family and doing things you enjoy. That is awesome.

  • Meleah

    Magic Kat:

    it was THE best weekend I have had in a VERY long time

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