Monday, September 1, 2008

Gettin' back in the swing

Its weird. I had no one to take care of for 25 years of my life but myself and did a darned good job of it. Since having kids, you take me away from them for a few days and its as if I forget how to function.

Hubs and I had a great time on Friday night...it was just really cool to be part of such a big gathering (check out this post and this one for story and pics of Harley's 105th Anniversary in town this past weekend). The sheer number of people and motorcycles was truly awe inspiring.

And for those of you who asked, yes, hubs did take me back to our youth together while we were out that night. No, I didn't drink one too many, didn't start a debate with a drunk, didn't ride the mechanical bull...but I had to help him push start his bike. I claimed years ago that I was old enough to never have to push a vehicle ever again, and this time I was in boots with heels. But you know what? It was funny as hell. I laughed silly while running across that parking lot in the dark, remembering how I used to have to do that to his '76 Celica. We just parked uphill for the rest of the night. You have kids, you don't go out riding often enough and your danged battery goes. Isn't that true of life?

The rest of the weekend I just felt "off". I'm actually caught up with the laundry (shocking, I know) and had a few restful days hanging out with the fam and cooking out on the grill...enjoying the last hurrah of summer. But as I look around as I write this Sunday night, my living room is a MESS! I'm still exhausted and I just can't seem to turn off this danged computer. I wish I had a little more to show for my nice, relaxing five-day weekend. (I know, I know...I'll shut up.) Nothing on the agenda for tomorrow, which is nice, but then why do I feel like I should be doing something?!? It feels like a waste to let it pass by, even though I know we'll enjoy the day, no matter what we do.

Hope you've all had relaxing weekends (or action-packed, if that's more your style). I promise to start providing some real quality content one of these days. If I ever get back "with it" again, that is.

11 comments:

THopgood said...

I'm pretty sure I'd'a paid money to watch you push starting a bike! Fun stuff!

Tismee2 said...

Sometimes you just need to do that, enjoy the moment and do whatever you please. I fee guilty doing that as well but then I think about all the things I do for others and I feel ok about it.

Marni's Organized Mess said...

The start of your blog was making me think you were going to go into the fact that having kids makes you forget to take care of yourself. lol.

Anyways, I don't know if you know, but everytime I load your page is keeps asking for a password...?

Vodka Mom said...

I'm with YOU. I just can't seem to turn off the computer. It's my new addiction. (as if I needed another...)

Earthmommy said...

LOL pushing a bike...brought back memories of me and hubby in our youth pushing out 1979 Ford Grenada. : )

Don Mills Diva said...

I love riding on my husband's motorcycle - reminds me of when we first started dating.

Don Mills Diva said...

BTW - I left some place for you at my place a few days ago...

Kim H. said...

Um yea Colleen, you better get back to some "real quality content" or I'm done with you! bwahahahahaha.......


Hugs!

BrineS said...

You are invited to:

Name That Chocolate Dessert Contest
September 1 - 13

http://www.thechocolistas.com/2008/09/name-that-chocolate-dessert-fifth.html

First Prize: Hot Chocolate Dress from Emberlish

Second Prize: Chocolate Orange Lil Grubby Candle from The Soap Maker's Shop

Hope to see you there!

Deborah & Colleen
The Chocolistas
thechocolistas.com

Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com

Colleen @ Mommie Daze
mommiedaze.com

Zip n Tizzy said...

Sounds fun.
And judging from your blog, I get the feeling you don't slow down much.
Girl you are a powerhorse.
The boys must have had a blast!

Shannon said...

Love the pics below. Your boys are just too adorable!