FRIDAYFriday was distracted day at work, kinda. It was our Company thanksgiving potluck, but before that I had 2.5 hours of back to back meetings. Grand. Although, I did have our helpdesk help me trouble shoot an issue I'd been having with Skype for Business. Thankfully, my issues are resolved and it made the final meeting much easier. It will also make it easier to call in from my computer for other meetings if I'm at home, so this is most excellent. Even if the timing wasn't so good.
After meetings, it was time to eat. Twin Dad had fried 2 turkeys. Once they were done and sliced up, we finally ate around 1245. I had chatted with Roux's Humom in the morning and had agreed to go to the Christmas show at the convention center with her and Mr. Golfer. I suggested we meet at 2. I was late because I was still eating/socializing with coworkers and I had to pack up my stuff blah blah blah, but I made it.
|The lady in red is wearing Teh MD-AR's running outfit for our Thanksgiving 5k!|
I bought 3 wool dryer balls and 1 low priced item for Teh German that will work as a Cmas gift/stocking stuffer. We still haven't decided if we're doing gifts, but there's a collection of items that he's wanted/needed (that aren't clothes) so I'm slowly accumulating those items. I allllmost made my own scarf, but remembered quickly that I don't really wear scarves, so paying $40 to paint my own silk scarf is probably something I could avoid and save dollars on. Nonetheless, it was cool watching someone else do it.
By 4, we had skimmed through all the vendors and we decided it was time to head home. It was a race, but I let them win because I stopped to get gas. Actually, the real winner was Teh German who had arrived home right before I did.
We didn't have plans for the evening, so Teh German suggested getting pizza. I remembered we still had a Groupon to use for Mellow Mushroom, so we agreed we'd ride out and get pizza. We arrived around 6:45 (I had tried to rush Teh German, but all weekend, he wasn't to be rushed.. /roll eyes) and had to wait with the dinner crowd. We only ended up waiting about 20 minutes, thankfully. We were seated outside, which was fine since we were in layers since we'd ridden Bagheera and Suzi. There was some mild drama when the cops showed up to arrest a dude while his wife and 6 children (I don't think they were all theirs) were eating dinner. He seemed to know what it was about, so it wasn't a fight. But definitely dramatic.
The only drama that effected me was that they made me the wrong calzone. Instead of just mushrooms and pepperoni, they made a House calzone which had spinach and tomatoes as well. I agreed to just pick out the tomatoes and eat it since I was hungry and it would take another 10 minutes to get a new calzone. Truthfully, not a big deal. AND they comped my meal since they got it wrong. What this really meant was that we still didn't use our Mellow Mushroom cert. Le sigh. It expires Dec 15th, so fingers crossed before then..
After dinner, we headed home, I finished selecting the photos to be printed and ordered them from Shutterfly. Definitely not the best photograph quality, but I had $10 off and prints were 40% off and when you're not printing 4x6 or 5x7 prints get expensive. The 16x20 was $18. Cheap if you know anything about actual print photography, but I'm super cheap. So cheap, in fact, that I saved the 16x20 for a separate order and when my 2nd $10 coupon didn't work, I decided to contact Shutterfly the next day to work on getting the code applied to the order before I purchased it. #notsorry
Eventually, we headed to bed.
SATURDAYIt was sleep in morning on Saturday and we finally got out of bed around 11. We had zero plans until 1, when the chili cookoff started. I did accomplish getting my Shutterfly situation worked out while we split my calzone leftovers for breakfast.
I had planned to be there at 1, but Teh German was in no-rush mode, so we ended up getting there at 1:30. He wanted to be a drama queen about parking at my old building and hiding our gear, but I ignored him, parked Bagheera, broke my
|I am absolutely crushed that my keychain ripped off.|
Not only does this mean I have to find a replacement,
but this keychain and I have a long history together and our history is over now.
We met Mr. Golfer there and sampled some chilis. He had been a judge, so he was able to tell us who had the good chili from his group that he'd judged. My favorite traditional chili was from JB Charleston, which I went back for 2nds, as they had predicted. My favorite less-traditional chili was from Dog Gone? I can't remember their name, but they were winners the previous 2 years. There was also a mac and cheese chili that I tried that wasn't so bad. Firefly was there, so I grabbed a sweet tea vodka/lemonade drink that was on point. Eventually, Mr. Golfer headed home.
The only disappointing thing was that I couldn't find the photo booth. Again, Teh German acted like doing the photo booth was essentially the worst thing in the world, but he "helped" me look for it, nonetheless. When we couldn't find it, we had to decide what to do with our 5 remaining tickets. They had one of those bubble soccer sets in the middle of the first field and it was 5 tickets for 1 person, or $5. Teh German didn't want to do it, so I was going to do it on my own. Then the group of teenagers in front of me went and I was the only big kid left (there were a limited number of big kid bubbles). While I was waiting on the session to end, Teh German came up beside me and showed me that he had bought a pass too! So I didn't have to do it alone! YAY!
When the session ended, the guy assigning bubbles passed us over and I said a little louder than intended, "Really?" and looked at the girl we'd bought our pass from, who said something to the guy about how we'd been waiting for a turn. AKA, we weren't parents watching. He got us in right away.
First thing about those plastic bubbles- THEY STINK.. OMG so bad! Maybe it was this set because so many other sweaty people had been in them before I was, but gross. 2- All I could think about was the germs. 3- THEY WERE A BLAST. Getting up is hard when you have short legs (me), but it was fun. At one point, the guy who was assigning bubbles said we should all try to do handstands. Hands down (see what I did there), best thing ever. You're literally suspended in the air and your feet are up in the air wiggling. I can online imagine how funny it looked. No soccer was actually played because the balls kept hitting people at the chili tents near by. It was more like bubble bumper cars.
I think Teh German was actually glad he had participated. Having broke a sweat, we headed out. In true Megan fashion, when we got to the bikes, I realized my phone was missing. I was 98% confident that it had fallen out of my pocket during the bubble session. Not really wanting to have to walk all the way there and back, I told Teh German that we'd ride up to the gate and I'd go check for it, if we could get the police to let us by. Again, not in a hurry, and irritated with me for losing my phone (as if I wasn't already frustrated enough at myself), Teh German took his time getting his gear on and joining me. I spoke with the different officers who had no issue with us driving through to go back and fetch my phone. I found a close place to park and walked back to the bubble tickets table and my phone was sitting right there. Praise allah.
Phone in hand, I headed back to the bikes and Teh German. We had agreed to ride the bridges and then head home. After we navigated our way through the foot traffic, we headed to 526 to hit up the Don Holt. About the time we were to the top of the bridge, I realized that we'd made a mistake and the wind was really not my jam. Nonetheless, I trucked on. Over the Wando and through the woods, to Ravenel's bridge we go. Finally home, I was relieved. My helmet felt like it had been trying to disattach my head from my shoulders. I am seriously considering buying a new helmet, this is just one of a long list of complaints about it, but I've had this issue before.
When we got home, we were tired and we weren't really hungry. I ended up taking a bath because why not. When I went downstairs after, I encouraged Teh German to go shower (which he'd been saying he was going to do), so we could start watching HIMYM. Successfully prodded, he went upstairs and did whatever he does and finally I heard the water running. However long later (I didn't look at the clock because I didn't want to know how long it had taken), he finally came back downstairs and turned on HIMYM.
After a few episodes, Teh German said he was hungry and we split my rice and beans and kielbasa leftovers for dinner. We had pretzels and hummus as dessert. This is relevant because I actually took a photo of Teh German and "his plate"..
|using the hummus lid because he doesn't like to share.|
A bit later, Teh German started yawning and I called no mas, which means we stop after the current episode ends. That wasn't the problem. When I headed upstairs, Teh German said, "But it's Saturday night!" Me, "Yeah, but we're tired. You've been yawning for a while now." This is at 9:30/45ish. I just continued going upstairs and got ready for bed. This old lady ain't got time for no "Saturday night" bullshit. I'm tired, I'm going to bed. On Teh German time, he came upstairs probably 10 minutes later, after I'd turned the lights off on him. #Huelife
SUNDAYAnother lazy morning. We had 2 plans for the day: brunch and Toyota dealership. I was ok with being early, but Teh German was true to his weekend form and wasn't in a hurry. We got up and started getting ready. Originally, we were going to ride the bikes, but it was super windy and kinda chilly, so we opted to take his car. We finally headed towards Mount Pleasant around 10. I was ready by 0930, I just wanted to point this out. I took the 30 minutes to start the laundry and play with the dogs. When he was finally ready, we headed out.
I had selected Page's Okra Grill for brunch since I'd seen good Yelp reviews. They didn't take reservations, so I knew we'd be dealing with a wait. Also, Teh German had a 1:30 test drive appointment, which he was taking way more seriously than I was. We arrived around 1030 and the wait was 30-45 minutes. I knew that I wanted to grab some picture frames, so we took the 30 minutes to head to Walmart so I could pick up the remaining frames I needed before the photos arrive (on the 2nd). I also grabbed some lamp bases for the awesome lamp shades I bought months ago that were going to go in the bedroom, but the Hue bulbs didn't work, and blah blah drama. I think the lamps will be going in my office. We checked out and headed back to the restaurant. We went straight to the desk to ask if we'd been called yet, it was a little after 11 and I figured they'd be close to us. Nope, they'd called us 15 minutes earlier. They asked if we were sitting in our car, and I said yes. Then they informed us the buzzers didn't work in vehicles. Sad day. LOL.
We were seated next after Teh German mumbled to me that he wanted to sit inside but didn't want to have to be seated near the entrance. I told him we'd get first available. I wasn't in the mood for the hangry drama llama (possibly his next nickname if he keeps it up). Fortunately, we were sat in a different section. Our server brought our drinks and took our order quickly. Despite the amount of people, our food came way faster than we had expected. I ordered crab cakes and eggs and Teh German had chicken fried chicken. No pics because hunger. It was so much food that we both ended up getting to-go boxes for our leftovers. Word on the street is that their dinner is also super delicious. I'd be willing to test that.
Because our food hadn't taken very long, we stopped by JCPenny to look for a Bagheera tsum tsum (don't judge me) that I was planning on making into a keychain for Bagheera. We searched through 4 boxes of stuffed Disney critters and ZERO Bagheera. Le siiigh. Teh German suggested ordering it online since I had found it online, so I did while we were walking out. Since it still wasn't quite 1 yet, we agreed to walk around the mall. I wanted to go by Victoria's Secret to try on a bra I'd seen online (a front close! WOO!) and the ONE time I have a question and need a person to approach me, NO ONE can be found. I was annoyed. I looked at every bra on the wall and noticed that none of them were the one I was looking for. I finally had to track down the fitting room lady and asked her if they carried it and she said no. She also explained to me that front close wasn't for every body, blah blah blah, her floopy boobs didn't look good in them. Really I needed to know if there was one in the store to try on or if I needed to order them and return them if they didn't fit.
Disgruntled, I left and tracked down Teh German in Foot Locker. He was trying on some $100 multi-colored Nike jacket that made me visibly scrunch my nose in displeasure. Thankfully, he noticed it was $100 and was no longer interested. We stopped by Lids to see if they had any Panthers beenies since we have NO Panthers merchandise and we're going to the Christmas Eve game. They only had 4 different beenies and we are Mr. and Mrs. Tiny Heads, so all but 1 of the hats was too big. I told Teh German that we could look online after I noticed that the hat was almost $30. Uhhhh nope.
Finally, close enough to his appointment time, Teh German said we could go to the dealer. I had tried to explain to them that their "appointment" times weren't like a regular appointments and you could go at anytime, but explaining anything to Teh German all weekend was like talking to a wall, so I didn't bother.
The salesman at the dealership was located and we chatted for a few minutes and told him exactly what we were looking for. He showed us one that was similar and offered to let Teh German drive it. Of course, we drove it. Of course,
They did ask Teh German what his 2nd choice of color would be for the truck, but he didn't really give them an answer. We finally left 2 hours later (yay for bringing my Kindle and doing puzzles through the boring parts). We chatted on the way home about the fact that he has very little leverage about the price since he is getting a very specific vehicle and they know he's going to buy it no matter what. I suggested texting the salesman when we got home and telling him that unless they could find the "unicorn", no deal. Personally, if it was me, spending full-price, I'd demand exactly what I wanted, no substitutions. I also know Teh German well enough that if something isn't exactly what he wanted, he will be disappointed forever. Selfishly, I can't handle that for however many years he has this truck. NO. He will get exactly what he wants, even if he has to wait. I will NOT hear about "this would be the perfect truck if it had (blah blah blah)," for many, many years. He texted the salesman when we got home and I'm not sure if there was a reply or not, because at that point, things started going downhill quickly.
Teh German sat on the couch and I went upstairs and continued doing the laundry. When I came back downstairs, I asked him to help me clean. 1- Teh MD-AR is coming this week. 2- Our house is a disaster that hasn't really been cleaned since before hurricane Matthew. This request didn't come as a surprise to him, as I'd been telling him all week that I wanted to accomplish some cleaning over the weekend. His response was, "I don't want to. Don't you just want to come sit on the couch with me?" Me, "No, I don't. I want to accomplish the cleaning that needs to be done."
At which point, our really good weekend went to complete shit.
I was so pissed I even cleaned the dog nose art from the front and back doors. I cleaned all 3 bathrooms. At one point, I came downstairs to get more cleaner and Teh German asked me about dinner. I told him I wasn't hungry and there was leftovers. I debated starting to clean the floors, but knew it would take me a long time, so I didn't want to, nor could I really see since it was dark. Then I considered going through the storage and pulling out the Christmas decorations and getting rid of the cardboard boxes (a project that I wanted to accomplish during the hurricane that didn't get done). That didn't happen because Suzi was parked too close to the storage door for me to open it and I didn't want to have to move the bike or ask Teh German to move it.
Instead, I put the lamps together that we had bought the bases for. So now we have 3 lamps that need homes. 1 is a touch lamp. Technically, we have 4 lamps, but 1 is the busted up touch lamp that has a bent base and didn't come with a harp or ball to hold the shade on the harp. Once I purchase a harp for it, it will probably go in a guest room. After I finished with the lamps, I didn't want to start any other cleaning. Thwarted, and having smelled whatever Teh German heated up, I was hungry. I heated up my brunch leftovers and Teh German, randomly, took the dogs on a walk.
After they got back, I sat on the couch with Teh German. Instead of speaking to each other, I worked on a puzzle on my Kindle and Teh German was watching some car show, whatever the "new" show with the 3 male hosts is called. He wasn't bothering to speak to me and I was still super pissed, so I decided that it was bath time again.
After bath time, I was putting away laundry and Teh German came upstairs and asked if there was more laundry. I told him in the wash, then I realized he was trying to help. I told him that a pile needed to be hung up and he took it to the closet. I finished my pile and put it away and headed into the closet to see him fumbling with hangars and the shirts in his hands. I helped him get the shirts hung, then he went back downstairs.
I brushed my teeth and crawled into bed, listening to Voyager and doing puzzle. Eventually, Teh German came to bed and it was sleepy time.
______________________________Overall a fantastic weekend, if you overlook the last 10% of it. I'm torn between being stubborn and waiting until he's around to help me with the cleaning, or just getting it done when I get home in the afternoons because then I can guarantee that it will be done up to my standards, and I won't have to redo whatever isn't up to my standards. Also, we get to have a chat this afternoon, because my entire body hurts from how clinched my muscles are from being so angry.
Despite the revelation that this is just how he acts when it comes to big purchases (which I shared with him), it's not an excuse to be a selfish asshole. Same for my hangar. Self-actualization is about mitigating the shitty parts of your personality so you don't bring others down. Maybe that's just me.
I'm thankful this week is a short week and that Teh MD-AR will be here on Wednesday!!! We're winging Thanksgiving. We have a 5k on Thanksgiving morning and the Goo Goo Dolls concert on Friday. I have no plans to go Black Friday shopping, but I could be persuaded.
Happy Monday, Gentle Readers.