Sunday, May 6, 2018

Foul mood, birthday party, Sunday night dinner.

Hmmm, what happened this weekend?  It's hard to remember.  Jeremy got home on Friday afternoon and we both picked up Edda from her aftercare.  Sam, Vince's friend, was over for dinner (pizza from Slice) and then we had a quiet evening.  I've been in a bad mood the past few days I've been trying to shake it.  I used to think that my bad moods were based on circumstances and the seventeen bad things happening around me, but I don't believe that anymore.  Now I think of a bad mood as a cloudy day - something that blows in and out in no real predictable pattern.  Sometimes the cloudy day just stays for a day or two and other times it just stretches on for a long time.  When I'm in a bad mood, everything seems terrible and these terrible things still exist when I'm in a good mood but I don't care so much about them them. 

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On Sat, Vince went to a girl's birthday party.  The first one since he was about 5!  Interesting & exciting and no, they are just friends.

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This weekend we are taking care of finishing our dining room table.  We sanded it down three weeks before Thanksgiving hoping to serve turkey on it, but we missed that deadline and now are hoping to serve Mother's Day brunch on it.  We were swamped before Thanksgiving (I think I fixed a toilet instead) and then the temperatures dipped and the stains/polyurethanes said not to apply it below 55 F.  Which meant that we were stuck with it in the garage all winter.

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I think we (as a couple) can be paralyzed by overthinking tasks.  We needed to put a base coat on, a stain on and then the layers of polyurethane.  We kept looking at youtube channels and the instructions and then debating how long to wait between coats and whether we'd have time to do it between outings and Sunday night dinner and then I said - hey, I think we just have to do this because if we don't do it now, then this will be stuck in the garage another six months and I need the garage back because we've been parking on the street since November which is a pain for all the caregivers and Edda who needed the garage to get out from the rain and snow under a protected roof and blah, blah, blah...  Anyways, we started to paint.  Hopefully ready in a few days.  I need to go to Home Depot tomorrow to buy a synthetic brush.

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Sunday night dinner!

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