7.14.2006

yo ho yo ho . . .

Well, I wasn't really home yesterday very much again, but I had a really fun day nonetheless. I already had plans to see the new Pirates movie with Mark, but what was originally intended as a few hour date turned into an all day affair. One hour prior to when Mark was supposed to pick me up, I get a call from Jacquelyn (a good family friend) asking me to stall Mark until 7:00 for a surprise belated-birthday party. So after lunch at Johnny Rockets I had no good ideas for a successful four-hour stall and so I just spilled the beans and told him I had to keep him away from his house for four more hours because of a surprise party. However, I didn't spoil the surprise because his mom had already told him so as to keep him from making other plans that night.

So after lunch we played the afternoon by ear and headed over to Jillian's for an intense game of air hockey (which I lost by one point by the way) and a weird horse racing game. After Jillian's we went back to my house where we watched "An Ideal Husband" (Mark's suggestion) and played a few hands of contract rummy with Mom. I think it was a successful stall overall, even though he knew about it, but whatever! The "surprise" party was fun; it was a small group, but we had a good time. Even though yesterday didn't go as originally planned, I had a really good time.

After I got home I updated Mom on the day and we watched a couple of episodes of "Lost." Today I had to be into work by 9 and I'll be off by 3. Emily, Dad, and Sarah come home from Girls Camp today (Dad went up as a priesthood leader and took Sarah with him last night) and I really do plan on just hanging out this afternoon. I know it's a lofty goal, but I can dream. This week has been crazy, but definitely a good crazy.

Usually when my weeks are so helter-skelter, I crash after it's all over. I'm pretty good taking it as it comes and handling the stress in the moment, but after a week of it, I need a break! Also when things are so wacky, time seems to pass faster; I can't believe it's already the end of the week--it just seemed like Sunday was two days ago! Well, wish me a relaxing afternoon and I hope it actually happens!

6 comments:

claire said...

i loved pirates too! Forgive me for gushing on and on about Orlando, sometimes it just gets out before I can stop it. Just slap me upside the head if it gets too much.
And I deem this day Charlotte Gets to Relax Day!! If any one tries to make it other just send them my way and I'll have my minions take care of them. ;)

michelle said...

I LOVE An Ideal Husband. Love it. That and contract rummy. Sounds like a great afternoon to me!

claire said...

oh, and did you notice that the villian (one of them at least), the one with the wig, in Pirates played Mr. Collins in the lastest version of Pride and Prejudice?

cjw said...

Yes! I was hit with this huge wave of recognition! I can't believe the tadpole-like Mr. Collins was a not-so-good character in Pirates. I'm glad someone else recognized him!

claire said...

yay! that makes me happy that you recognized him too! I wasn't even thinking about it and then I thought "hey that sounded a bit mr. collins-ish!" Upon closer inspection, I realized who it was. I have to say, he's not too shabby as an aristocratic manipulating villian now is he?

Maren said...

I was surprised that it was mr.collins I had to surpress the urge to laugh during an intense serious important scene in the movie

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