Saturday, October 15, 2005

On a lighter note

Dearie me. I’ve just been reading through my last few posts and they do seem a tad depressing.
Well we’re going to have to do something about that, aren’t we? OK, me, specifically. I’m going to have to do something about that.
So what should I do? Tell a joke? I suck at telling jokes – always forget the punchline. Besides, that would take more effort than I can muster at the moment.

Hubby and I had one of our Pizza & Wine evenings last night. We do this every now and then. Spend a Friday night at home with the TV off (yay!), too lazy to cook anything except a frozen pizza, and knock back a couple of bottles of vino while listening to some of our favourite music. When it’s cold enough – like it was last night - we light the gas fire, too. Very cosy. We have these wonderful long, deep conversations until late into the night and the next morning wake up with pounding headaches, which I try and ease by cooking a nice greasy fry-up for breakfast.
Not so conducive to doing all the housework that needs my attention, but there are more important things in life than a Hoover.

Right, so, happy thoughts eh?
I’ll do my best.

We went shopping today (a.k.a. housework avoidance). I had 6 things on my shopping list. Now, when I go shopping alone I generally come home with what was on the list and maybe 1 or 2 items that weren’t, but only because I forgot to write them down. And occasionally a new pair of shoes.
However, when I go shopping with Hubby it turns into a free-for-all. Every time I turn around another box of biscuits or packet of scones (or in today’s case, both) has miraculously ‘fallen’ into the trolley. The trouble is, this kind of shopping is contagious.

Today we came home with (in addition to actual groceries) a window-washer, a CD, some Christmas napkins and candles and a clever little flat-pack PVC thing that turns into a storage box, which is held together with Velcro. OK that last one was my fault – I have a thing for boxes. Maybe I can put some of my shoes in it?

Of course like any good shopper (a.k.a. woman) I can justify pretty much any purchase. I mean, I intend having Christmas dinner at our place this year so I may as well get some stuff now because what if I forget, or if it’s all sold out closer to the time? As for the CD, well I realised last night during our Pizza & Wine evening that we need a new addition to our collection. Yes, I know we have a whole box of CD’s at my Mom’s place in SA still, but that’s like 10 000km away and really, I can’t remember what’s there anymore to ask her to send me some because there are just too many for her to send them all.
Did ya see how I did that? Justified it all? What can I say - it’s a gift :-)

The scones were delicious.
Jury's still out on the CD 'cos Hubby has been watching rugby on TV since we got home. That's just finished though so I think I'll go put it on now. The CD that is. But no vino tonight - my taste buds still haven't recovered from last night's over-indulgence.


:phil: said...

Here's a joke:
An 86 year old man walked into a crowded doctor's office. As he approached the desk, the receptionist said, "Yes sir, may we help you?" "There's something wrong with my penis," he replied. The receptionist became irritated and said, "You shouldn't come into a crowded office and say things like that." "Why not? You asked me what was wrong and I told you," he said. The receptionist replied, "You've obviously caused some embarrassment in this room full of people. You should have said there is something wrong with your ear or something and then discussed the problem further with the doctor in private."The man walked out, waited several minutes and then reentered. The receptionist smiled smugly and asked, "Yes?" "There's something wrong with my ear," he stated. The receptionist nodded approvingly and smiled, knowing he had taken her advice."And what is wrong with your ear, Sir?"

"I can't piss out of it," the man replied.

anne said...

Hey, you know what, you're soooooo allowed to wallow every now and then. And wallowing usually takes up a few days.
And that sounds like a great week-end start. Have a lovely Sunday, now.
And post that meme thing, consider yourself tagged. :)

LiVEwiRe said...

Wait, I'm still laughing at Phil's joke... you have such loyal people here Terri - you mention 'jokes' and poof there they are! But vino AND boxes? Ahem.... where was my invitation?! Hmmm, might have been the icky vino, though. And by icky I mean a good red, which the rest of the world loves. I like semi-sweet whites, but I would have been happy playing with the boxes. =)

DelBoy said...

MMmmmmm music, wine AND pizza. It doesn't get much better than that! Hope you weren't too hung-over next morning!

As for the shopping, I hate it! Unless I can buy gadgets (boxes fall into this category) or electronics.

Thanks for the laugh Phil!

Terri said...

Phil - LOL! Thanks for the joke, that's so much better than I would have done.

Anne - Hopefully I'm done wallowing for a while now. Sunday has been good so far too. We went for a nice long ride on the motorbike. And it didn't even rain on us!

LiVEwIRe - Actually it was a nice Rosé, not too sweet, although after 2 bottles it was starting to taste like vinegar.

Del - Ja I think you're probably like most men on the shopping thing... and the gadgets thing for that matter.

eKapa said...

well done on your choice of music. isn't shopping great!?!

ChittyChittyBangBang! said...

"this kind of shopping is contagious". Hehehe.. I bet you love it though.
There is nothing wrong with buying what you like, just as long as you do not live above your means and it does not interfere with the longterm plans.
I don't have a joke to tell... my life pretty much takes care of all that! ;)