I couldn't decide whether to title this 'So Alive' or 'No New Tale to Tell' - both of which are currently true. As you may have noticed, I'm in a Love and Rockets sort of mood. Unfortunately, my head is not full of magic, baby, but here I am anyway.
BW and I spent Easter weekend in Phoenix with my hubby and mom. It was a great weekend, complete with Easter egg hunting, candy, and the like. We really don't celebrate Easter - we're more humanist/agnostic than anything else - but we do do* the whole family dinner/Easter egg coloring rituals. I still don't get where the whole bunny/eggs thing came from, and it confounds me each and every year. I really should Google it.
MM and I got to spend a night alone together. We booked ourselves a nice place in Scottsdale for a little alone time. I looked at my itouch and got the time wrong (apparently it doesn't automatically update like a cell phone) and we went out to dinner at 4:00 pm. We were also asleep by 9:00 pm. If it weren't for the gourmet Easter breakfast, the little hot tub on our private patio, the beauty of the desert in spring, and an afternoon of us time,** it hardly would have been worth it.
This weekend also firmed up my conclusion that both MM and I do not like sharing the same bed. I miss my husband, but man do I like sleeping alone! I'm sure people will think we're odd, but we both agree that we'll be setting up two different beds according to our own preferences. I want to be close enough to each other to hold hands and chat as we fall asleep, but far enough away to ensure knees and elbows stay with the person to which they belong. Rather than in my spleen.***
There's still no job, no prospects of a job, no interviews, nada, nothing, zilch. We're thinking at this point MM will be unemployed until something happens in the oil field, and then he'll be travelling back and forth between Phoenix and his job site, with BW and I coming when we can. At least that's the plan for now. We're pretty flexible. My friends are all still saying "if you move to Phoenix" even though MM and all our stuff is there. We tend to change things up on a whim.
Since MM is still unemployed, BW ended up staying in Phoenix with his daddy and my mom. He was having a rough time here - nothing major, but he really missed he dad. We decided since he'd been here with me for a while, it was time for him to spend some time with MM. It's only been a few days, but so far, so good. I know he misses me, but he's having a great time and seems pretty happy with things. I'm feeling a little off - it's not often I have no real responsibility other than myself. It's making me a little antsy. I've holed up in my room with the latest Clive Cussler**** and my Mac to acclimate myself. I may be ready to face the world by the weekend.
I've been working on picking out fabrics and ordering purses from my wonderful friend SuziQ, the Goddess of Purses. I have four gifts I've had to figure out between February and June, and this year they're all getting a purse. Lucky, lucky ladies! I'm going to try my best to give them to the people I am shopping for. Rather than keep them all for myself, as tempting as that will be.
So that's about it - a little bit of this, a little bit of that. I've been in my own little bubble, neglecting my blog and my Facebook Farm. My cartoon crops have all died. A real travesty, I know. I'm slowly but surely giving up on the notion of having a 'normal' life any time soon. And you know what? It's all OK. Life is good. ;)
*Ha ha ha! Makes me laugh every time....
**A very impressive afternoon of 'us time', know what I mean, know what I mean, nudge nudge, say no more.
***Just the thought of how much cheaper twin or full sheet sets are makes me all tingly with glee. Finally, I will no longer feel guilty shopping for the thread count I desire!! Luxurious bedding is almost within my grasp!!!
****Plague Ship, in case you were wondering. I grabbed it at the airport Monday and finished it earlier today. I give it two thumbs up. If you're into that sort of action/adventure novel, Clive never disappoints.