7.05.2011

Fun Fourth

The fair is a big deal for me.  It's a tradition in our family.  One I really enjoyed sharing with Mj when we went together for the first time 3 years ago.  I've been going every year for as long as I can remember and don't ever miss it.  Ever.  We were going to go on Sunday but due to budget cuts I decided that we should skip the fair this year.  He insisted we could still go (at least one of us isn't in the poor house) but I'm stubborn and broke so I said no.  Having a rental property is ruining my life!  By the time Mj got back from biking that morning I was laying in bed feeling sorry for myself.  If I couldn't go to the fair then all I wanted to do is lay in bed all day.  And that's that.  Mj had to work a little bit harder then usual to pep me up but he got the job done.  No one can cheer me up like he can.  He's only home for a week before he jets off to Brisbane, Australia (yes, I'm very jealous).  There is no point in wasting our precious time together being a Debbie Downer when we could be having fun instead so I got up and got it together and we went to see Transformers, Dark of the Moon in 3D and IMAX.  We bought our snacks at the gas station, used our free popcorn coupon once we got there and settled down in a very crowded theater to enjoy the movie.  The storyline was confusing at times but really good...and long.  The glasses are totally unflattering and felt funny sitting on my nose but 3D is super cool.  The images are so clear and really in your face.  It makes movie going a whole new experience seeing  everything come to life life so realistically.  I could definitely get used to that.

My sexy grill master doing his thing
Our spread

Me & my mini burger.
Minutes after this was taken it actually started sprinkling a little
For the 4th we did our own little BBQ at home.  Just the two of us.   I don't think we've ever done that before.  After watching a movie we Mj made sliders, roasted potatoes, and baked beans.  We ate it outside along with some wine.  Then we lounged around some more before going over to his co workers house for dessert, drinks and fireworks.  About 10 seconds after I shut my door we realized that Mj had dropped his keys...inside the car.  After the tow truck came to get them out, I continued chugging the best Moscato I've ever had in my life, ate a bunch of brownies and enjoyed a pretty good view of the fireworks from their house.  We didn't leave until about 10:15pm and that probably explains why I'm sitting here at work barely able to keep my eyes open.  Ugg...how will I ever make it to the gym?  I had a great long weekend but it was way too short as always.  It's so wonderful to have Mj home again.  My problems just don't feel as big when he's around and that's just ONE of the many reasons I love him so much. 

In case anybody is wondering, that bug I trapped under a cup because I was too chicken to kill it while Mj was gone was still alive and well a week later.  Mj lifted the cup and scooped the bug up with a tissue while I ran for the closet because I already knew he was going go try to freak me out by coming after me with it.  The icky bug is gone!  Mj really is my hero in more ways then one.

6 comments :

  1. I know how frustrating your financial situation can be. Trust me - I've been there and I'm hanging on by a thread with me remodeling a house while still living and paying rent for my townhouse. It can be depressing but it'll all work out and get better. Even though you weren't able to go to the fair, at least you were still able to have some fun. BTW, I think it is SO cute how you and MJ are creating your own traditions.

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  2. aw what a fun weekend for you!!! and yay for new traditions :)

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  3. glad you were able to enjoy the weekend! :)

    sounds like a great one too! and is it bad that i laughed out loud about the bug!? too funny!

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  4. love the new design!! sounds like an intimate 4th! thats my style!

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  5. Sounds like you had an awesome 4th. We also saw Transformers in Imax 3D ;) I love that you two spent it together, BBQing and making memories!

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  6. We're right there with you in the poor house so add another Yay for new traditions!! We went to a friend's house for the 4th & were able to see the fireworks from a local country club perfectly from their driveway. I brought a few home-made snacks & we might've just made a new trdition for the 4th! :) Glad you were able to do the same.

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