After yesterday’s debacle with LH, and our plans to get out last night, surprisingly everything worked out. The weather was absolute shite, rain rain rain, downed trees, traffic snarled. So I recommended to the group that we convene at my house, because I had Bellini’s, brownies, and was making creamy tomato basil tortellini soup [two peas and their pod – AHHHMAZING] for dinner. Everyone jumped at the chance to come hang out, relax, and eat some yummy food.
The Husband escaped at 7 to go to the gym, and I put The Daughter down at 7 as well (she needs A LOT of sleep), and I was ready to have a couch party. Everyone arrived by 8, stuffed their faces, and there was lots of laughter and silliness. No awkwardness or weird silences, which made me happy.
While they were all here I suggested we watch the first episode of American Gods. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. MH and LC have already been watching it with me and love it too, but LH and JL hadn’t seen it yet. Aside from drooling over how delicious Shadow Moon is to look at, mostly the reactions were “what the fuck?!” That first episode is awesome, but if you know nothing about the novel or subject matter, it can be super confusing. I am so obsessed though. I read the book about six years ago, and it’s one that sticks with you, so when I found out they were doing a series, there was a lot of happy dancing going on.
Everyone left my house by 10:45 (ha, getting older with kids just totally kills your ability to hang), plus it was a school [read: work] night for three of us so we cut it short. I didn’t, because I’m an idiot. I got into bed and read the prepared statement Comey had written in preparation for his hearing today, and then read some of the book I am reading. I read Penny Marshall’s biography (My Mother Was Nuts) this past week [quick review: I liked her better before I read her book … it was very shallow and there was a ton of name dropping, wouldn’t recommend], and was interested to learn that Awakenings (the film) was based upon a memoir by the same name. So, I’ve been reading it. It’s truly amazing what L-Dopa was able to do for the patients suffering from the effects of the sleeping sickness that had completely locked them into their own bodies and minds. I’m about halfway through the book right now so I am excited to finish it. It’s not too dry, thankfully.
I think I finally passed out at around 1 am, then I woke up at some point and looked at my phone and it was 6:23, and I immediately went back to sleep. My alarm is usually set for 7:30 but I don’t get out of bed until 8 … I take those 30 minutes to drink the cup of coffee my husband leaves beside the bed for me every morning (keeping the romance alive right there!), and check social media/news for the day. Then I finally dragged myself out of bed to get The Daughter ready for school. I normally make her lunch every day because we are pescatarian and they rarely serve pescatarian or vegetarian meals at her school – but I got lucky when I checked the menu! CHEESE PIZZA baby. So no extra work for me, just got her dressed, fixed her hair and got out the door. This was a good thing because I am exhausted.
Most of the day today I have been watching the Comey hearing (OMFG McCain!!!), and all that it entailed. How ANYONE can pay attention to the situation and still support The Orange One is beyond me. It makes no sense. I wish I could be a fly on the wall during the closed session, because I feel that would be where the real meat was dished out, but oh wells. Maybe we are one step closer to having 45 removed. One can hope.
Well, this has been a literal brain dump, exhaustion makes me rambly.