Monday, May 19, 2008

Wii Had a Very Nice Weekend

You know it’s been a good weekend when you are more tired on Monday than you were on Friday. Apparently, I had a very good weekend.

Saturday morning, I got up at the crack of dawn to get in my exercising before leaving for a day-long Photo Shop class at the local college campus. I was ambivalent about taking the class, on the one hand, I really want to learn how to use my program more efficiently (or, you know, at all) but, on the other hand, it was a gorgeous day and the prospect of spending it inside was less than appealing. Happily, there was a glitch with the college computer system and, since Photo Shop rather requires that you use the computer, the class was given the option of rescheduling or getting a refund. We chose to reschedule and, I was released for a day in the sunshine with my family.

Knowing that I was going to be busy with the class, Hugh had scheduled a batting practice for the baseball team and, by the time I got home, the boys were arriving. After visiting with moms and dads as they dropped off their kids, I retired to my garden to plant the squash, zucchini, cucumber, bell pepper, brussel sprout, eggplant, tomato and cabbage plants (yes, I do think I am Mr. Greenjeans, thanks for asking!) that had been sitting on the front porch for the past week.

The Girl was attending a birthday party which wrapped up right around the time that I planted the last plant and Hugh sent away the last boy. Since we had to go into town to pick The Girl up, anyway, we decided to hit the Hellmouth for landscaping supplies which ended up being a pleasant outing; we even grabbed a nice lunch together at Subway. What can I say, we live large.

The rest of the day was spent outside, working on the yard and playing with the kids and the dog. As evening approached, we walked the half mile or so to our local park to let Rowdie swim in the pond. It was his first water outing and I’m happy to report that he took to it like a dog to um, water. Obviously.

We capped off the day with a dinner of grilled chicken legs and watched movies from Netflix; our queue is now caught up and we can starts adding to the list again.

Sunday morning, I got up before the rest of my family so that I could steal thirty minutes in which to drink my coffee in peace. As I was reading the newspaper, I saw that Target was advertising Wii’s and, since we have only been trying to get our hands on one since Jesus was a baby; I woke up the Cub and we raced into town to snag one. I am pleased to report that, finally; we were triumphant. I got the sports bundle which includes boxing, tennis, baseball, bowling and, I can’t recall, one more sport (I was mostly interested in the boxing as well as in the Fitness bundle which they didn’t have but which they assurred me should be in stores on Wednesday, assuming they don’t pull the same “keep the supply low to keep demand high” bullshit with the programs that they pull with the console. Holding my breath? Not so much) and the Cub and I went Wii, Wii, Wii all the way home.

(We didn’t have time to actually play the wii, unfortunately but, maybe later tonight. You know, after we are finished with the Cub’s baseball game; I’m sure Wii boxing is really fun right around midnight.)

The rest of Sunday passed in a pleasant haze of sunshine, sitting on the porch watching the birds at the feeder, grilling shish-kabobs and drinking a nice glass of Pinot Grigio. It was, as I have said, a very nice weekend and I can think of far worse ways to spend one like, you know, sitting in a stuffy college classroom learning a computer program; that shit is definitely better saved for the winter.

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