Sunday, June 04, 2006

Today is your day...

It didn't seem like much on paper, but I had a pretty nice little weekend. Saturday afternoon we had a proper birthday party for out girls, who turned 7 last week. There were 7 birthday guests. We played a rousing version of pin the tail on the donkey, had a pinata, the girls swam in the pool and jumped on the trampoline. Vast quantities of candy, pop, cookies, chips and cupcakes were consumed. We sent them home tired, smiling, and jacked on sugar.

Nancy wasn't feeling well, so as soon as the party was over the girls and I jumped in the van and headed north to the city of granite, St. Cloud, to visit some friends. The girls all played together, the grown-ups grilled, drank beer, had a fire and hot tubbed. A delightfully low key evening. We stayed up way too late and were woken way too early by the kid the next morning.

Once we safely arrived back in the Twin Cities today, I headed downtown with my buddy Sparky to pick up some shelving from MPR. I felt vaguely guilty about listening to Jack FM while in the underground parking ramp of MPR, but such is life. But Jack is a good one to inspire musical discussions amongst old friends. By the way dude, that was Patty Smythe with Scandal who sang The Warrior. I remembered it this afternoon while fritzing about. No google required.

After moving the shelving I headed home to check in on the wife and kids. No change in any situations, so I headed out to Target to get some essentials. And Reservoir Dogs (on sale for $7.50). And a semi-obnoxious patterned shirt. Happy birthday to me! After finishing up at Target I cruised down to Erik's. I spent about an hour there test riding recumbents. Holy smokes was that fun. I have got to get me one of those. Then when I got home I cooked up some tacos and beans, had a beer, bathed the kids, read them a story, and sat on the patio for a while.

Life. Sometimes, it seems pretty darn awesome. Had the Mrs. been feeling better, it would have been close to perfect.

Date: June 2
Mileage: 16
Ride type: Commute
June mileage: 16
Year to date mileage: 1478


Tim said...

Nice pinata. I've always thought those bug-eyed cartoon freaks should be beaten with a stick!

Happy birthday to your daughters. My little girl is trying not to be so little anymore. We had her 12th birthday party Friday night. I wish I could freeze time for just a little while.

Doug said...

My wife Susan and I were just thinking this weekend how nice our life is. You know, we could find a million things to complain about and envy all our friends that have more than us, but when we just stop to think, we have a nice little life together. I'm glad there are other people out there that can appreciate what they have. Good for you Pete.