I can’t remember the last time I had a week with this many cool thing happening. So far, my fiancee’s brother has left again for a few weeks, we bought a new tv, I saw a concert, work isn’t nearly as boring as usual, the weather has been wonderful for 2 days now and I have a family reunion to go to tomorrow.
Here are the details:
My fiancee’s brother has been living with us since his wife kicked him out in January. He recently started a new job as a truck driver so he’ll be gone for 3-4 weeks at a time and only home for a few days. Since I don’t really like him, this is a good thing. Though I must say, he is starting to grow on me.
We had a 19" TV for many years. This past Christmas, the future in-laws bought us a new one - thinking that it was bigger. It wasn’t. Well, on Sunday, Mr. Congo and I bought a 26" widescreen HDTV. It’s so cool. I’ve watched The Fellowship and The Two Towers 5 times total this week because they just look so much better. Now, we can replace the crappy TV in the bedroom with the one from the living room.
Last night, I went to my first Arlo Guthrie concert. Man, that guy is a good storyteller. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much. The music was great and I have a new favorite song - St. James’ Infirmary. What made the concert even cooler is that it was a fundraiser for Lorraine’s Kitchen (a food pantry). Since Arlo lives around here, he agreed to do the show. The tickets were only $5 each with a food donation. Of course they accepted donations at the show. I got a 2 disk set of songs. It’s a live concert with Arlo and Pete Seger. I can’t wait to see him again. I can’t believe I managed to go 24 years without ever hearing him sing. I’ve missed out on so much.
Tomorrow is Mr. Congo’s father’s family reunion. I love these things. There’s good food, nice people, raffles, a pool, a huge trampoline and shuffleboard. I’ll be making balloon animals again this year and the future SIL and I will be doing face painting. I’ve perfected my Spider-Man themed decorations so I should get lots of takers. All the money we raise goes into the family bank account and is then used for charities that the family supports.
Oh yeah, I forgot the weather. It’s georgous. I think it’s somewhere around 70° right now. It’s sunny and breezy. I love this weather. If the leaves were changing, it would feel like fall. The only thing better would be a booming thunderstorm.
One more thing: 24 Days 'til DISNEY!!!