Friday, August 15, 2008

Friends Who Play Together, Stay Together

At last night’s end-of-softball-season BBQ, Hugh and Chris were asked if they would consider playing with the team in the upcoming autumn league; both idiots said yes without a moment’s hesitation.

I hope our Aflac policy is up to date.

On the way home from the BBQ I asked Hugh how he was going to fit softball into his already busy schedule and he assured me that it wouldn’t be a big deal since softball is on Thursday nights and, aside from bowling on Wednesday nights, he really didn’t have anything going on.

When I reminded him that he might not have anything going on but that his children just might (football, volleyball, any of this ringing any bells?), he was duly chastised.

Oh, he still plans to play but, he promises that it won’t interfere with going to the kids’ activities. And, in all honesty, it probably won’t but, I need something to nag him about, don’t I?

While we were on the subject; I asked when it was my night to hang with the girls since he will now have two Man Nights. He thought that Porch Night was my night to hang with the girls and, while that is somewhat true, I also think that I deserve a night out with the girls and, surprisingly, he agreed.

Of course, now that I have the green light to do so, I have to find something to do. I’m thinking about organizing a group of friends for weekly Dinner and a Movie type fun. Or, I might join some of my other friends on their Friday scrapbooking pizza parties. Or, I might purchase an annual membership to our community theater and start attending plays. Hell, I might just do all of the above plus taking an Italian cooking course offered by one of the local restaurants (that was Jana’s suggestion and, by the way, she got the green light for a weekly Girls Night, too); the sky is the limit.

Of course, all that will have to wait a few more weeks until we get on somewhat of a schedule, what with school being back in session and Hugh and I jetting off to the Caribbean and all.

And, of course, today we are leaving for Salt Lake to play at the amusement park with the kidddos. Would it surprise any of you to learn that each of them is most excited about the fact that there is a pool in the hotel? Sure, giant roller coasters, huge wave pools, spinning rides and bumper cars are great but A POOL IN THE HOTEL! MY GOD!

Life is good.


  1. Hotel pools rock! Why stay in a hotel that doesn't have one.

    I'm glad you got the green light for a girls night out. I am sure it is much needed!

  2. According to previous posts, didn't your husband decided that he was too old for all of that? Do they ever grow up?

    Good luck on carrying out the plans for a "girls night out", I've planned many, but somehow they always get sidelined.

  3. Have a ton of fun with the water (park or hotel)... I feel your pain on Monday getting the kids on schedules!!! let's CRY together!!