Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It's Tuesday? Already?

Hey y'all!
Clearly, I didn't get a chance to write yesterday. Partly because I was busy and partly because I was too damn lazy. You see, if I don't write early in the morning (before the office is 'buzzing') I then have to wait until later in the afternoon when things slow down. The issue is, at that time of day, there are always people stopping by my desk to either chat or discuss work things.
That being the case, I can't exactly shoo them away and tell them I need some peace and quiet in order to write a blog entry.
It just don't work that way.

Let's see....the weekend was fun. Wet, but fun.

On Saturday, we attended a surprise 40th birthday party for my sister-in-law's husband. In spite of the POURING rain, we had a good time. Thankfully, my sister-in-law saw the forecast and rented a super large tent that we were all able to comfortably gather under. It worked out well and he was very surprised. Jim and I were in charge of hanging Christmas lights (the little white ones) in the tent, and I have to say - they looked pretty damn good. It wasn't easy, but it was certainly worth the aggravation.

That brings me to my first (and maybe my only) question. Is he considered my brother-in-law? I sometimes refer to him as such, but recently I called him that and I was corrected. I know that my brother-in-law is my husband's brother, but is my husband's sister's husband my brother-in-law as well? Or is he simply my sister-in-law's husband?
Think about it an let me know. I've heard both - but I don't know what is 'right'.
Not that's it's a huge deal, but it has come up a few times, believe it or not.

On Sunday, Jim and I did a marathon cleaning of the house, went to Best Buy to return the new monitor he bought (it had a few 'dead' pixels) and then went to lunch. It was quite fun, and nice to get stuff done. I love that 'accomplished' feeling.
After all that, I headed to rehearsal, which was also fun as well as productive. Following rehearsal, I met up with Jim at the grocery store (he was just finishing up) and then came home for dinner and TV.

While Jim was making dinner, I was watching 'The Lawrence Welk Show'.
I. Love. That. Show.
Not only does it totally remind me of my grandparents (I always watched it with them) but I find it completely hysterical. The costumes, the hair styles, the 'white-bread', wholesome image they convey...it's just awesome. At one point after dinner, Jim was literally dancing around the kitchen while I was clapping along to a rousing accordion number being played by Myron Floren. Scooter was chasing Jim around, having a blast and the two of us were in hysterics.
Clearly Jim and I were meant to be together. Clapping and dancing around the kitchen to The Lawrence Welk Show?!?!? That's true love, people.

Anyway, after that little 'escapade', we parked our asses on the couch to watch 'Animation Domination' on FOX. I was pleased with the results....'Family Guy' was by far my favorite, but the others weren't too bad either. Good job animators!

OK....I'm going to get some work done.

"Good night, sleep tight, and pleasant dreams to you....."


Jim Sullivan said...


Emdenn said...

Hi there,

If you want my two cents he is your brother in law. I know several siblings whose spouses call the other siblings' spouses their sis/bro in law. I think being married you are considered the same unit, hence same distance in relation? Just my longwinded thought!

See you at rehearsal!

CJ said...

Some poeple are heartless. I've known people that got rid of their pets with no apparent remorse. I get discouraged with all the hassles but theres no way.

Julie said...

I used to watch "The Lawrence Welk Show" with my grandparents, too! Thanks for reviving that memory for me! As I recall, my mild-mannered Grandmother hated the Irish tenor on the show...I rarely saw her perturbed, excpt for that!
Also...great blog!