if relaxing were a sport, i’d be the MVP and heading to the all-star game. i’m really very good at vegging out. but there comes a time in every athlete’s career where they need to take a little break. your life cannot be totally made up of your sport. so after finding myself laying on the couch staring up at the wall and wondering what color i should paint, when i get up the money to paint this spring. oh and then there was that horrible episode where i actually cried during “A Different World” when they gave Colonel Taylor some award and the guy without the leg said how he wouldn’t be there if it wasn’t for the Colonel.
so even though i had nothing to do and nobody to do it with, i put on pants and a bra and ventured into the great outdoors for the first time since monday. you will be happy that i did not spontaneously combust upon contact with the fresh air. i had a target gift card in my pocket and my eye on the prize — the complete set of Sex in the City on DVD. it’s something i have been coveting for a very long time.
also, to prolong my exposure to some place that wasn’t my home, i went to the post office to return my movies (“The 40-year-old Virgin” which, if the main character were a 33-year-old woman, could have been about me, minus the action figures and “Must Love Dogs” which you “must not watch” even if you love, love, love john cusack, because it BLOWS).
so after all this build up, the putting of the pants, the wearing of the bra, i got to target and they didn’t have the goddamn DVD. hrmph. they had each individual season which gave me pause. but as i stood there in the DVD aisle for about 15 minutes trying to add up $39.99 + $29.99 + $29.99 + $29.99 + $29.99 + $24.99 + $24.99 in my head. after getting lost somewhere around $130.something i realized that it was probably way more than $189. so i left totally defeated. and since it’s illegal in minnesota to leave target without spending any money, i bought a green pot and some potting soil so i could replant muriel and eleanor II. whee.
tomorrow though, tomorrow all this relaxing will pay off. because tomorrow i will, for the first time ever in my entire life, babysit jaycie, max, cade, nolie, and liam all at the same time. by myself. i think i have to get back to my pajamas just to make sure i’m at the top of my game by tomorrow afternoon.