Friday, February 07, 2014

Weekend Plans

I remember when planning for the weekend used to include a trip to the liquor store for a bottle of something tasty, a quick dash to the grocery store for chips and dip, and, an hour-long deliberation in front of the closet over what outfit was most likely to make me irresistible to the opposite sex. Ah, college...those were the days.

My plans for this weekend include baking red velvet cupcakes for The Teenager's upcoming birthday party, cleaning the house, picking up pizza for the teenagers who will descend on my home Saturday evening to prepare for the annual Winter Formal, re-cleaning the house, possibly working on The Teenager's scrapbook since graduation is a mere three months away and her books are still three years behind, and, restocking my freezer and pantry, both of which I managed to practically empty during The Great Pantry Purge of 2014.

My life, it is so exciting!

Oooh, off topic: I am watching The Today Show and Matt Lauer just mentioned something about a gulag (being in Sochi for the Olympics and all), which made me thing of goulash, which made my mouth water. I just happen to have the ingredients for goulash in my pantry; looks like goulash for dinner!

Back on topic: Hugh's plans for the weekend include working on our taxes, which need to get done, like, yesterday, so that we can do our FAFSA application for college financial aid. As you can imagine, this topic has been giving me stress for quite some time, and, my mental health will be much improved once Hugh (pulls his shit together) completes the task.

Obviously, the kids' plans include attending the Winter Formal, which features a masquerade theme this year. We spent the past several weeks cobbling together the kids' outfits and masks, and, I am relatively confident that they are ready to go.

Once they leave for the dance, I plan to run a tub of hot water, pour a glass of wine, light some candles, dial up a mellow playlist on my iPod, and relax in the relative peace and calm of my bathroom.

Which, while not nearly as exciting as a Saturday night during my college days, still ranks high on my list of damn good plans.

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