Sanity or Patience: choose one.

Do you ever have one of those moments where you think, "HA! I am sane!" Then you step in dog poo with your bare feet and remember it was your idea to get the puppy...?

Monday, April 27

A Blogless Weekend

Friday morning: Writer's workshop, keynote speaker Jim Daniels (a working class poet). I honestly fell in love with his work, and I'm not much of a poetry person.

Friday evening, take one: Trying to get Monsoon to taste his ziti. "I can't. My teeth are broken."

Friday evening, take two: Splinter chaos. Tweezers are not our friend. Monsoon nearly knocked himself unconscious trying to get away.

Friday night, well past bedtime: Finally (Monsoon asleep) arrive at Oscar's place, Sprinkles in tow and really excited about the three other dogs that live there. None of them tried to eat her, which was good.

Saturday morning, 5 a.m./an hour and a half before we had to get up: "Are we at Uncle Oscar's house?! Yay! Yay!" Monsoon proceeded to wake every creature within a 2 block radius, including Oscar's two roommates, who do not have children. I'm sure they were perfectly happy with us, because they said they didn't mind. I totally believe them and wasn't embarrassed at all.

Saturday morning, later: Oscar blew everyone else out of the water and finished FIRST in his second 5K ever. Hubs beat his time from the last 5K, too, and my mom came in first in her age group! Monsoon and I ran the "kid's one mile fun run." It was a complete accident when that other kid tripped over Monsoon's feet at the end.

Saturday afternoon: The North Market in Columbus. I don't even know what to say about this, other than WOW I want to live there. I could even pack myself in a tent on the roof to live there. It is fabulous. Food, food, more food... and it was (almost) alllll delicious, including some of the same fine chocolates that were put into the Oscar baskets for movie stars. I didn't care much for the "organic feet" display, as far as food goes, but I do wish I hadn't left my camera in the car.

Saturday night: Mellow Mushroom Pizza. It's just beautifully taste-tastic. The waitress was hot for my brother and kept bringing him beer. I only got one refill the whole night.

16 comments:

Jenny-Jenny said...

Sounds like a terrific weekend! Maybe it would have been easier to get the splinters out if Monsoon had knocked himself out! Congrats to your Mom for the win!

H F W said...

hahhahaha!! His teeth are broken! Oh, that's good. I think I would have had to explain to him that he should save breaking his teeth for trying things that are not so good -- like beets and califlower salad or liver and onions. Ziti sounds soo good.
Glad you had fun while you were out of town.

Amy said...

What a fun time you had. Have a great week.

The Cookie Girl said...

What an eventful weekend you had! I just planted flowers. :)

Sam_I_am said...

I thought ziti was safe to eat with broken teeth? lol

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Sounds like a great weekend! And I love the way you wrote about it too...

Yaya said...

Mmmm that pizza sounds good!

My teeth are broken...I'll have to try that excuse!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Great, and funny, post!! I love the way you write!!!

Melissa B. said...

What a lot of fun! I totally understand Monsoon's urge to wake the world. My kids are older & they stil insist on waking everyone up. Hey, they're awake, aren't they? Please keep trying to visit me. I'm not sure what's up, but I'm sure persistence is the key!

Michelle said...

Oh too funny... it sounds like a great weekend -- and congrats to all on the well-run 5Ks! I don't envy you with the tweezers. We had to do something similar last summer. Not fun.

Gibby said...

Sounds like a busy but fun weekend. Congrats to all the 5Kers, although I am feeling REALLY lazy now. Maybe I'll go eat some ziti...

Fresh Mommy said...

Busy weekend for sure... but sounds great!!!

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Wow sounds like you had a busy weekend! And thanks to you now I want Mellow Mushroom, but there is not a single one nearby! I'll just have to wait until I am back in Florida this weekend.

joanofalltrades said...

I love mellow mushroom! There's just gotta be a better way to get splinters out. Ouch! 5k? I'm still sore from pole dancing and walking 3 miles this weekend.

Christie-A Work In Progress said...

JOAN! Stop stealing what I want to say!! First on Ask Wifey and now here! I love Mellow Mushroom too! My teeth are broken? CLASSIC!

Megan said...

Busy!! Sounds like fun. Congrats to the winners! =D