Just Two Chicks!

Just Two Chicks!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Plan

The plan was to get the children to school, get the wife her Starbucks, come home, and write. That's right, no working out today. Things didn't exactly happen as I had planned, but I'm finally sitting here, after a week of no Blogger. I was surprised to come home and even find the wife awake... she likes sleeping in. This morning was the first time in a week that we haven't had visitors, so I suppose she'll have to readjust herself.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend last weekend and a wonderful week so far! Mine has been crazy busy with the wife's family being here. We didn't really do anything special, but it sure was exhausting. Exhausting and expensive.

We always go gambling when the wife's mother comes to visit. There was no big win this time around. Ugh... I really hate losing. We go to Oklahoma to gamble, and let me tell you there are some superstitious people there. They rub the machine, tap it, and bang it. That's a lot of OCD. I never saw that type of behavior in Vegas or Mississippi. I'm not much better with my sucky lucky bracelet and ring. I finally found a machine that kept me going on 20.00 for 2 1/2 hours though. I just KNEW I was going to hit it big. I imagined the wife being ready to go. I could see her dragging me out, and me screaming, reaching back for the machine "Noooo, this is it, this is the one... I just KNOW it..." That never happened, thank goodness. It almost happened to her mother though. The wife, her sister, and I were ready to go, but she was crazed. You could see her sneaking up to another machine after telling us she was just going to the restroom, and then we could go. She would sit there, pushing the button, smoking like a chimney, and looking around to make sure we didn't see her.

Going to the Casino isn't exactly pleasurable, add my bad stomach into the mix and it made for a miserable drive home. We didn't get home until 2, I had to be up at 6:30 to get the kids to school, and I was sick, sick, sick. The problem is, I love food. This fact, along with having visitors and eating out, makes it hard for me to stick to a gluten free, lactose free, red meat free, hydrogenated oil free, chemical free, carb free, calorie free, fat free, low sodium (am I missing anything?) diet.

The plan was...

to write more, but I need to get moving. We're going to do some drive-by shopping for commercial spaces today. Fun, fun. We went to look at what we thought was perfect yesterday, but... I hate that word... BUT, there is no parking, it isn't zoned for our type of business, and there's a dilapidated, abandoned home on one side, and an incredibly old funeral home, also up for sale, on the other side. We can work with some of that, but we need the zoning and parking issues to turn in our favor... SO, back to the drawing board, again.


Velvet_Heaven said...

Isn't it always funny how our days seldom turn out the way we think? :)

I've never had the opportunity to gamble in OK...I don't think I was even aware they had casinos!
I love Vegas though...for the food..so I can relate about the whole diet thing! :/

Hope you're feeling better!!

Aeria said...

Hope you get some rest!
Good grief I am tired just reading this! We had family/company last month and that's how I would describe it too- exhausting and expensive. :)

hope you're feeling better and commercial space hunting goes better too!

Rob-bear said...

I hope you're feeling better! I understand your "can't eat nuthing but air" diet. I also hope you get some sleep. On a regular basis. Without sleep I'm just about immobilized.
Good luck on your shop hunting.