Monday, May 07, 2007

POKER NIGHT, LANDSCAPING FIGHTS, CHILD RUNNING AWAY FRIGHTS


Oh what a week-end!!

Friday night started off with a movie rental from Blockbuster, "Bobby". I have to say it; I was greatly disappointed with this movie. I heard a lot of hype about it, and it had an amazing cast of actors. But honestly - it was boring. I understand it was somewhat a biography of his life, meshed in with other people who were affected by it. It was long; and it was boring. There I said it!! LOL.

Saturday, I was a "single parent" for most of the day. Jarrett's sleep in is on Saturday, then he had a dentist appointment and a chiropractic appointment. By the time he was home, it was past 2:00 pm. After that we went to Home Depot, because I told him I needed some tools to tackle the backyard projects we have this summer. When we decide to re-landscape; we don't do it little. Everything we do is grade-scale for some reason. Tsk, tsk - you'd think we'd learn by now. In any case, I spent part of Saturday hand tilling a flower bed and digging out overgrown grass. FUN!! The cous de gras for the girls was the birdbath - which I had promised we'd buy. Nothing like setting up a birdbath on uneven ground. I'm trying to tell Jarrett to get my retaining wall bricks so I can use the flagstones to make a rock garden and set the birdbath in the middle. He's obsessed with the deck extension.
Saturday night we had a couple's poker game. I made a major error on the third hand into the game, and lost most of my chips. After going all in, I pulled off a huge pot, so I was back in. I was the third last out. The person who beat my full house had four of a kind - and she didn't know her hand beat mine until I pointed it out. It seems wrong that someone that needed a cheat sheet for hands won $120.00.

Sunday, we ran to the mall to order the big play structure for the girls. Hopefully that will be in sometime this week. The girls are going to be thrilled. We have to put it together, so I'm not so thrilled. But at least it'll keep them busy. I spent the rest of the day with my garden weasel (no that's no my husband, it's a gardening tool), turning over a flowerbed that we are going to partially sod over to make way for the play structure. It's the lowest lying area, so tons of water was collecting in there. As I did this hard labor, my husband was in front watching the kids ride bikes and what not. At one point, one of our neighbors came out with his kid, and Jarrett mysteriously got stuck watching her as well. After a while, his wife came over so we could go over the trees I want pulled out (we have so many trees in our yard - it's obscene). We decided whoever wanted them could have them - they just have to dig em up. I then noticed the husband over at our next door neighbors sitting on the driveway drinking beer. I'm thinking Jarrett is in their backyard three doors down, why isn't the husband with him???? Apparently he told Jarrett he was coming over to look at the trees. He never even came into the backyard. He just plopped himself down on a lawn chair and boozed it up. I thought that was a little ignorant. Just ditch your kids and don't say anything to the other person.

It gets better... At one point, Jarrett had to get the chicken for dinner prepped for the BBQ. Jenna was playing with friends, Karis was in the house napping, and Kierra was riding her bike out front. There are now six adults (not including Jarrett) in the neighbors driveway. Jarrett asks if they can keep an eye on Kierra; and they say sure. He's inside the house for 15 minutes. He later comes into the backyard where I'm working and tells me I need to watch Kierra. I'm thinking, "why, don't we just have a bunch of people out front?" He tells me that Kierra had ran down to the stop sign before someone figured out she ran off. NICE!!! My kid could've been hit by a car, and they are all sitting around, drinking and discussing quality of life. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. I guess I shouldn't be surprised: they don't even want to watch their own kids, what made us think they'd watch ours? After that, I made Kierra come in the backyard with me. I pretty much knocked off after that. Can't much work done with her around.

Anyways, that was my week-end. We are supposed to get a nice batch of weather this week so I plan on spending most of the afternoons outside trying to get some stuff done. And don't worry, I bought sunblock.

8 comments:

Our 4 Munchkins...6 pigtales & a buzzcut! said...

Hey ...sounds like a nice weekend! And don't cha just love those " drop off" sit around don't watch my own kid neighbours. They are the best. LOL

Mom not Mum said...

This is why I am not going to introduce myself to any of our neighbors when we move again. In Tucson we spent way too much time "just keeping an eye" on everyone elses kids just because I felt the need to actually be outside when my children were. Next time we're going to be the weird reclusive family down the street.

Jacks

Catwoman said...

OK, I'm exhausted just reading all of that! My weekend consisted of digging up four little flower plants to replant them in a different spot. And that wore me out...

You're like Wonderwoman, lady!

Pendullum said...

Well, suppose it is better tof ind out sooner rather than later that your neighbours are a tad irresponsible...

Chrissy said...

What a weekend!!!!

You're going to post pictures of this new fab yard, aren't you?

Maria said...

I feel like I need to go take a nap for you now.

We put our garden in too....nice.

Twisted Cinderella said...

What a weekend! And I thought I was tired before I read that!

tulipmom said...

Wow, I'm exhausted reading all that.

And that kind of neighbor is just plain annoying. Like you, I've got enough on my own plate, thankyouverymuch. If I want to get work done outside, I have to do it when Sweet Boy is at school. When he's outside, all 4 of my eyes need to be on him.