I’ve had three days off work and they were glorious. I’m def not looking forward to getting back to the daily grind tomorrow (sadly I can’t even look forward to a short week, because in order to not work on Memorial Day – a company holiday, mind you – I had to agree to work this coming Saturday, which is one of my normal days off, essentially for free. How effed up is that??). But let’s not think about that – let’s just focus on the positives.
My “weekend” started a little bit early with a baseball game Thursday night with my mom and lil sis. We only stayed through the 7th inning stretch because it was already 10:30pm and I had to work the next day. The most “exciting” part was when some drunk guy apparently lost a bet and streaked across the entire outfield in his birthday suit before being tackled by the security guards. Sadly I have no pictures to show you, because a) that would be creepy, and b) I was too busy covering my sister’s eyes- luckily she couldn’t see anything through the wall of people standing and snapping pictures in front of us
Friday night and Saturday were laid back me-time. Sunday evening I met up with the family and some family friends downtown at the Old Spaghetti Factory for dinner. I had the spinach tortellini with alfredo sauce. It was simply devine. But, of course, the best part of the Spaghetti Factory is that all entrees automatically come with a scoop of spumoni ice cream for dessert. Afterwards I took a stroll along the (rather underdeveloped) riverbank to the arch and back. It’s no Hudson or East River Boardwalk, but it’s all I’ve got, so I might as well try to enjoy it.
Today I had to pick up Syd’s birthday cake on the way home to help clean for the annual Memorial Day luncheon at my parent’s house. While there are some members of the family I’d rather not see, it’s worth putting up with a few minutes of polite conversation with them in order to spend the majority of my time hanging out with my family and Aunt/Uncle/cousin Quentin. As is now our custom, we of the “younger generation” played Apples to Apples in one room while my grandparents, great-grandfather, and great-aunt played pinochle in another. After everyone else left, my dad and brothers went to see MIB 3 while I got a little more quality time in with mom and Syd before heading home. Tomorrow I’m driving over there again for dinner at IHOP for Syd’s actual birthday. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them this often since I moved out over a year ago!