Monday, November 05, 2012


Well the weekend started off really well. I was in my favourite mood, you know the all-is-right-in-the-world fuzziness, feeling full to the brim with awesomeness and love. Unfortunately it came crashing down on Saturday evening. But more on that later.

On Friday I flew home from Cape Town and was met at Lanseria by The Trucker. So lovely to see him again, if briefly before he headed back to work. I got in a much needed snooze before he popped in again before we both headed out for the evening. Do you know he stayed at my house the whole time I was away? A little weird, but I said he could.

Anyway, on Friday evening he headed out with the boys and I went to Monte Casino to start my girl's night out with a Peanut Butter burger from Gourmet Garage :) Man, so good! We followed our dinner with a show and went to watch Dirty Dancing.

Hmmm, it was a feel good show, I certainly felt all light and happy after watching. We laughed, a lot! I'm not sure if that was intentional on their part or not ... Haha. I'll agree with the other reviews I've read on other blogs, the acting was really stilted. But I guess they hired dancers, not actors. And I can forgive that, the dancing was good :) Baby was brilliant. The way she un-danced was superb. And her sister's bad-singing at the talent show had us all in stitches! The songs weren't as prominent as I expected, I grew up listening more to the casette tape of the songs than the movie itself. I was sitting with some movie-fundi's tho and they were a little concerned about a few extra scenes. But I'd noticed that when I'd seen Grease too, obviously they dropped some scenes when they made the movie from the original screen-play. So that didn't bother me too much.

I think what bothered me most, honestly, was the digital stage. I know, that sounds bizarre. I think it's the first time I've been to a proper stage show that has relied so heavily on giant LCD screens, or whatever, to provide it's set. It wasn't a traditional set by any means. Which gave them the ability to do some interesting things, *cough* the wheat to water scene. But I felt it was like cheating. I dunno. I think that might've been the biggest disappointment for me.

The Trucker came over after I got home. We slept pretty late on Saturday morning and then went to get some breakfast and do a little grocery shopping. Then he had to go to work. For an hour or an hour & half he said ... and came home about 7 hours later, after 8pm. I feel like de ja vu. I was less than happy since I was looking forward to a lazy afternoon on the couch just enjoying each other's company after I'd been away. I was in a pretty miserable mood by the time he came over. I skipped dinner and read my book in bed while he ate and watched tv.

On Sunday morning he left and we haven't spoken since. I know he had to work all Saturday, and so dealing with my mood was not what he wanted to be doing when he got home, but he doesn't understand how a) the inability to predict a 7 hour workday on a weekend b) my having been away most of the week and wanting to actually spend some quality time with him and c) it being the 2nd time in a row should affect me (?!) since I got to have my lazy Saturday, after all. It turned into a fight that seems to still be lingering. Maybe we've already broken up, I'll be honest and say I'm not really sure what's going on.

I'd already arranged for @louisabouwer & Nicola to come over on Sunday morning while he was at cricket, so we had a picnic in the garden :) Nicola was quite cute with the bunnies. But mostly she was interested in carrying around a big silver horse I have and watching TV (thank goodness I had Ice Age 4!). Hee hee.

I did some admin in the afternoon and that was about it for my day. Pretty miserable end to the weekend, really. I really made sure I finished it off badly by watching a few movies. I started with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and followed it with The Invention of Lying. Neither are really worth mentioning, honestly.

1 comment:

Louisa said...

We had lots of fun with the picnic in your garden - thanks for having us over. Next time we'll bring some mint.

I'm sure you kids will work it out, but I don't think it's unreasonable to get steamed when you're left hanging for a day or two in way that you can't make other plans if you feel like it.

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