This long weekend has been jam packed full of stuff. I've done so much it's hard to remember - it seems like ages ago that I walked in the door on Friday after work. In roughly chronological order, here's some of what I did over the long weekend:
1. Hair appointment
2. Went to middle stepson's football game on a cold, rainy day. I had a wool hat to wear, but my hands froze. El Esposo said he thought that I kept mittens in the car year round, but I don't. I took the mittens out of the car in June, which was the last time we had temperatures in the 50's. (Oh, and his team won!)
3. Turned the heat on, and discovered that my threshhold for that is 60. New rule is when it's over 80 in the house, the air conditioning can go on, and when it's under 60, heat is good. Took out two of our window air conditioning units, too, as it's pretty certain we won't need them again until next summer.
4. Had a girls' night with the Princess. We went to the mall to get a present for a birthday party, then hit up a bookstore, Starbucks, and headed home to watch The Breakfast Club. She loves that movie. I don't get it. I didn't see it when it came out, but I watched it Saturday night and I now understand why I never watched it before. It is dreadful, pure crap. I like John Hughes movies, but not this one.
5. Took the dogs to the vet for shots.
6. Bought and installed a new router. The little guy spent two nights at my parents' house this weekend because their internet is better than ours. To be fair, our internet was just fine until Belkin had a major software glitch that rendered our router unreliable earlier in the week.
7. Read my grandmother's autobiography. She died a few weeks ago and left two notebooks written in longhand for me with her story. She said it was an autobiography, but it was really more like a random collection of nasty stuff about my grandfather and other relatives. Most of her stories are lies, easily disproven, and other stories just don't make sense. I have no respect for her at all now. I suppose she thought that she was writing an expose on how bad everyone in the family is, but it comes off as a desperate ploy to make herself look better via character assassination. The only person who looks bad in her story is her. If anything, I came away with a newfound respect for all the people who had to endure her attitude and behavior on a daily basis.
9. Helped the Princess with her high school application. There's only one school she wants to go to for high school. She most likely will get in, but that doesn't mean she can slack off on the application.
10. Baked chocolate chip cookies for the Princess to take to school on Tuesday. Our school system prohibits kids from sharing food with other kids, so there have never been bake sales or anything else that has necessitated my cooking for a school event. So this is kind of a novel thing for me to do.
Of course, I also knitted!