Monday, January 26, 2009

The Weekend in Review

Friday - As I had beat my weight loss target by one pound (trying to loose 2 pounds a week) I kept my promise to the kids and we went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. Scott met us there with his girlfriend Andi and we all had a nice time. I thought it was cute the way Andi was squeamish as Scott showed her how he eats, even to the point of playing with the fat from his Prime Rib at the end of the meal.

Hey! How many of YOU grew up with your parents taking you out for Prime Rib? That did not happen in my family, I tell you what!

Saturday I was awoken by Scott at 6:55 who was supposed to be heading out to take his SATs. Despite being reminded he forgot his graphing calculator at school so he could not take the test. I was so aggravated I could not go back to sleep and ended up getting up on one of my precious days to sleep late!

Note much else stands out about the day, Danielle and I played some left for Dead before Scott left for work, and when he came home around 8:30 that evening I took him to Taco Bell for some Tacos.

I had the first dream I could remember since earlier in the week; this time I was in a large mall, and a Tank zombie from Left 4 Dead began rampaging through the store I was in. Suddenly I had a shotgun in my hands and was doing battle. Upon awakening I once again reflected if perhaps I was playing too much of this game!

Sunday - I got to sleep in until almost 9 AM! For me, that is just wasting the day away! I got up, did the exercise bike after releasing Tails, and then headed down to Forest Hills Foods to pickup the ingredients for homemade chicken soup, plus some other items we needed.

Returning home I got the soup started and alternated playing Left 4 Dead with watching TV. The X, having just drove back from the airport in Detroit, joined us for soup at 3:30,. Everyone loved the soup and after we ate I spent a bit of time with the X showing her a couple of things on the computer, including Roboform which is an excellent product that accelerates form entry in your web browser. At 4:30 Scott left for Work, the X departed to drive Danielle to pickup her friend Julia while I cleaned up from dinner and took a shower.

Danielle and her friend arrived and other than making Ramon for Julia I saw little of them, so again alternating between the game and TV passed quickly until Julia was picked up at 8:30 followed by Scott returning home. We watched new episodes of The Simpsons and American Dad, with a repeat of Family Guy sandwiched in between them.

I had meant to head to bed early a bit after 10:30 but after both kids went to bed I feel asleep watching TV after I fed the kitty. When I awoke around midnight I headed off to bed.

This evening will be left over chicken soup which is always delicious!


David Louis Harter said...


It sounds as if you had a pleasant--if uneventful--weekend. That is not to be dismissed. Often, uneventful days are the best days of all. Or, perhaps I am just getting old. :)

Chris said...

David, other than the unplanned awakening after going to bed late the night bfore, it was an enjoyable weekend!

Perhaps I am getting old too...

Omarra Byrd said...

I actually love the RoboForm software myself. I use it all of the time and it takes all of the menial everyday tasks that I have to perform on my computer daily and shortens them extremely! What once took me fifteen minutes to complete now takes me only one second because RoboForm does the same task with just one click. In fact I wrote a Report about a lot of RoboForm’s capabilities for use that aren’t even touched on in the User’s Manual for RoboForm. You can get that Report here:

There is also a FREE version of RoboForm that you can download on this web page, just to test the RoboForm software out for yourself! I highly recommend it!

Anonymous said...

Been there. Megan headed out to the ACT without her license. Of course, she missed taking it and had to reschedule. We were not happy. Of course, she's been at Aquinas two years now, so it seems like a long time ago that happened.

My new year's resolution included cutting out softdrinks. I'm down to only one (diet) a day. I'm trying to run 2 miles a day and lift weights 3 -4 times. The Y at Forest Hills has all I need. Glad to hear that you're still working out too.

David Moore

David Louis Harter said...


That is good. Often, lolling about is the best, most restorative way one can use one's time!

I believe I lolled a bit too much, since here it is nearly Wednesday, and I long for another weekend of lethargy!

- David

Chris said...

Omarra, While your comment is obviously targeted to draw visits to your own website, I was pleased you thought of doing that here, so I've allowed your comment.

And I agree, Roboform is an excellent product!

take care


Chris said...

Dave Moore, good to hear from you. Cutting out soft drinks is a good idea. I have also given up my daily caffeinated beverage as well which was quite a shock to my system!

And, yes, regular exercise is a great thing. I am working from home today, my lunch break will be a 50 minute ride on the exercise bike.

Chris said...

David - There is nothing wrong with a nice relaxing weekend! I have fallen behind on some tasks though with the kids here the extra time with the X's travel. I'm prone to hang out with them watching TV and video games, doing only what is necessary, such a feeding them and doing the laundry, when they are here. This weekend the re-cabling of my Home Theater system continues!