Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Nice Weekend

There's been a lot of stuff going on around here, but the last few days have been nice. I don't remember much about Friday, other than someone managed to upset me by finding some excuse to put off doing something until Monday. And then I expected some other delay on Monday, but I was wrong. Everything went smoothly on Monday, and the delay caused no problems that I can see.

Saturday I spent most of the day at ceramics class. The big seashell is going well, and it does look a lot like a seashell, even if it doesn't look exactly like the particular shell I was originally trying to copy. I worked on it some more Monday, and just a bit this morning, and now I just have to wait for it to dry.

From ceramics class I rushed to Irving trying to meet up with some of my friends. One in particular that I'd hoped to see wasn't there, but it being Scarborough Faire season that wasn't a big surprise. And I did get there in time to hear the story of the nude photo with the violin, so I guess it wasn't a wasted trip.

Sunday we went to the Dallas Arboretum. Somehow we always end up doing stuff like that on Earthday and Easter and such, when there are big crowds, even though we never actually plan to go do stuff like that on those days. It was just like, what do you want to to do today, how about a park or something, would you like to go to the Dallas Arboretum, yes that would be nice. And then the parking lot is totally full, and we forgot about it being Earthday until we were already there. Oh well.

So I don't think I'd ever been to the Dallas Arboretum before, which is odd since I've lived in the general neighborhood for about twenty-nine years. I like the outdoors and looking at plants and all of that, but I don't remember ever going to this place before, and there were a couple of things there that I'm pretty sure that I would have remembered. There's a fountain with four giant toads. And there was a sculpture called Ultimate Blooms that looked a lot like the transpods from the remake of The Fly. I think the company that made it builds expensive tree houses. Can you picture having a bunch of those in your tree? There was a giant water can and a giant flower pot. Other things were not so clever, like some framework painted red, but when surrounded by bamboo and with two Oriental guard dog statues in front, it looked a lot more interesting.

Sunday we also tried a Mexican food place that we'd never been to before. The salsa was quite good, but we really weren't that impressed with the rest of the food. So Sunday wasn't a bad day at all, but with everything that has happened it wasn't really that great either. I hate that we are spending money as soon as we get it to make one of us feel better. Most of the time I don't need money to feel better, and somehow this made me feel worse, like I was being bought. We spent more than a hundred dollars this weekend, and a lot of that was on stuff that we didn't really need. If he's doing this for me, I would so much rather that he just do what is right in the first place instead of trying to make be feel better after something has gone wrong. But I don't think Sunday was as much about trying to make me feel better as it was about trying to make him feel better. Whatever the reason, I went along with it.

Monday was so much better, at least for me. My husband had originally planned to leave Monday morning or Monday afternoon to drive to the next place he has to work. But he changed his mind and spent most of Monday with me. That means that today he is having a very bad day, because on top of all the work he has to do, he started the day with this long drive that he could have made on Monday. So Monday was very special for me, even though we didn't plan anything as good as Sunday. I don't know exactly how to explain it, but it just meant a lot to me that he did that.


The Diva's Thoughts said...

Wow! Sounds very busy weekend and Monday ended up nice so that is great.

Babybull40 said...

it's good that you can spend that time together.. regardless of what is going on..would this be his way of trying to re-connect with you?

laughingattheslut said...

I know that's what he wants, but some things just can't be fixed, and I've been waiting for most of a year for him to do something about the things that maybe can be fixed. I think by the time he actually does something about it, I just won't care anymore.

evil-e said...

Busy weekends are usually good.

Us guys can be a bit unschooled on how to handle relationship problems. Give him a little credit for trying. We do try, just not in the way women want us to....

David in DC said...

Maybe it's just us being guys, but I'm with e-e, here.