This weekend was really nice. I had had a bit of a stressful week last week with my flu symptoms, an unrelated doctors appointment and a few unusual work things. On Friday, I left work about noon and headed to Houston to meet Len to go visit his mom and family for the weekend. I had moments duirng the drive when my symptoms from earlier in the week had come back but other than that, the drive was really nice. I’m really glad that I had the chance to drive to Houston to meet up with Len first, instead of having to do that haul all by myself (or Len all by himself).
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As soon as we got into Weslaco, we went straight to sleep (or I went back to sleep). We had lots to do the next day! We rented a tiller and Len tilled the yard and I raked all the grass out of the dirt while making the soil even. My back, shoulders and arms hurt so badly all day Sunday! But I knew the hurt was creating much needed muscles so I was okay with it.
Saturday night, we went out to dinner with Anne, her husband Graham, Kelly, and Eric. The Vietnamese restaurant we went to had fairly good food but I’m not happy one bit with their service. When you make a mistake like forgetting one person’s dinner, you do everything you can to make it up to that person. They didn’t really do that. I mean, I got my dinner (after everyone else was close to being finished) but it wasn’t cooked properly and I don’t think any of it was comped or reduced in price for the hassle. Not professional one bit!
After, Anne & Graham had to head home but the rest of us went to Fast Eddie’s and met up with Piojo and his friend (I can’t remember his name, I’m sorry!). Funny thing, we go in and go to order drinks and the bartender is a guy I went to college with! Talk about a small world!! Anywho, we hung out there and talked and laughed and had a few good drinks, of course. I don’t think Len’s liking this no beer thing we’re doing. I don’t mind it as much because I’m more flexible with myself about restrictions. If I have one or two sodas or beer periodically (like once a month or so), I don’t see that it’ll do terrible deterioration to my new habits. Then again, he’s a bit more intense about all than I am.
So, I’m home and the week is going strong. I’ve got meetings about every night this week and my mom’s birthday is Thursday. Lots to do!