Monday, November 24, 2008

Baby It's Cold Outside...

...but it's cozy indoors. I adore lazy weekends. Doughboy and I dined (I use the term loosely) at Waffle House Sunday morning. It's funny...until I moved to the south, I never even heard of Waffle House. You either like it or hate it. It happens to be our favorite breakfast hangout because it's the one place I am assured of looking better than the waitresses...even on my worst day. I mean no disrespect toward the wait staff at Waffle House. They are the salt of the earth and work their butts off. I'm just talking about our local Waffle House establishment. This particular Sunday I didn't feel like the whole shower, fix hair, and put on makeup routine. I washed my face, brushed my teeth, combed my hair and donned my favorite Margaritaville baseball cap to cover the mess. Life is good.

It was a glorious day. The brilliant blue sky made a lovely backdrop to the brightly colored leaves stubbornly clinging to branches. It grew warm enough to leave open the back door for as long as the sun was on that side of the house. Kady snoozed in the warmth of the wood deck while her siblings preferred the cushy comfort of Thomasville furniture. Snobs.


I cleaned in preparation for Thanksgiving and lit candles around the house for the ambiance as well as the fragrance. I love the scent of candles almost as much I enjoy a clean house. The latter doesn't happen often in my world, unfortunately. I stripped all the bedding in the kid's room including the baby crib. I want everything to be clean and ready for Ava's arrival. We're on baby watch right now. Because we'll probably have the boys next weekend while mommy is busy delivering their baby sister, Doughboy and I took full advantage of our empty nest lifestyle. We sat by the outdoor fireplace in the mid afternoon until it became chilly. We then went to the movie theater to see Quantum of Solace (the recent 007 flick). Don't waste your money or time. However, in fairness, I was never a fond of James Bond movies unless it starred the debonair Sean Connery. Other than The Changling, that we saw last weekend, there wasn't much else from which to choose. We should have stayed home and had another drink in front of the fire.


How was your weekend? Did you do anything exciting?


6 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

Will you come clean my house? I'll light my candles for you;)

Roxanne Schwandt said...

Guess what?! While you and Doughboy enjoyed a the warm fall sun, we were freezing our feetsies off up here in WI. And this morning I woke up to 3-4 inches of wet, cold, heavy SNOW!!! Yes, that's right and we're due to get more tonight! Oh my, it's really winter up here now!

Starwoodgal said...

I slept Saturday completely away. (sick). Better now. Still have to clean house for Thanksgiving guests.

Chere said...

Sounds great to me. Doughboy looks warm and comfy. I think the last time my house was clean was 2005. I even have a housekeeper twice a week and it is still a mess.

Country Girl said...

Oh, this looks like my kinda weekend. I worked outside most of the afternoon on Saturday and then on Sunday cleaned some and relaxed. Tasted my wine.

I love cleaning my house and then lighting candles, too! And your print came today. I'll put it in the mail tomorrow.

Janette said...

I can almost smell the candles. The fire sure looks cozy and so does your hubby. Enjoy the winter season. Hope that baby comes soon so you can spoil her.