In the “it takes a village” category, my good friend Katherine came to visit for the weekend.
Last week was a bit crazy and several late nights at work in a row, not getting home or off work until after midnight. With two tax appointments, an emergency dental appointment for Lori, a massage appointment and my weekly meeting with Maria the health coach in training all of my prep was relegated to Friday.
Friday Lori had an early morning meeting that I was not aware of so she was up and gone early which at least got me out of bed after almost fiver hours of sleep. After running to the store for eggs, avocado and limes I was able to clean the bathroom, straighten up the living room and make up a bed for Katherine on the couch before heading to work.
My dear brother picked up Katherine for me on Friday night and brought her to the house and let her in. She was already settled in by the time I got home from work.
Saturday was a blast, we went for a nice walk at Eldorado. Then we found a place and got manicures and pedicures. Pedicures I’m used to but having these painted nails as I type is a bit distracting. I like it, but I don’t see them lasting long as I already have a few dings. I am gong to see if I can get a full week out of them.
We also went to a movie Saturday night. We saw Three Billboards. It was a great movie, sad, desperate, encouraging and very raw. There was some hilarity but it had more to do with the audience and theatre we were in as opposed to the actual movie. In the cheapy 3$ theatre by my house we were surrounded by popcorn munching, comment making, blue color folks in my neighborhood that the majority are brown. The “Fat little Mexican on a bicycle” line brought a cacophony of laughter. As did the “Nooooo” at the end when there was no resolution.
Sunday Lori took us to Balboa Island. We walked around mostly admiring the beach houses and small yard configurations. We took at little time “ferry” that holds about 20 people and three cars across to the peninsula and sat in the sand. Katherine braved the cold water to put her feet in. Lunch in a very noisy Mexican restaurant and back on the ferry and then home.
The work week is starting again and Katherine is on her way home. All was great except for our crazy cats that wanted in and out and ran around chasing each other last night, all over and around Katherine as she slept on the couch. Dang cats had me up a couple times and I had to wake Lori for her help in closing the window after I went outside to heard them back in. Of course she didn’t get back to sleep for three hours.