A life of leisure?

by Natalie P.

June 12, 2007 | Filed Under The Heartless Bitch Way | 4 Comments

You’d think with me being off work and all I’d be laying back on the recliner in the yard, reading a book, drinking limoncello and relaxing, but unfortunately that’s not what is in the typical day for this Type A personality.  Here goes a day in the life of “Natalie”:

1) Wake up around 7am to alarm clock. Get delightfully ravaged by bf. Fall back asleep until 8:30 while bf showers and takes off to work. (Briefly reawakened by full body kiss goodbye)
2) Get up at 8:30. Shower. Debate making pot of coffee. Decide on single “pod” coffee instead.
3) Eat a bowl of shreddies and scan paper while waiting for Hot Tub Repair guy.  Start weeding garden…
4) Repair guy finally arrives. Watch repair guy fix leaky hose and charge me $149. Kick myself for not pulling the panel off myself and looking before calling the repair dude.  I could put on a new hose clamp. And it wouldn’t cost $149. Ouch.
5) Go to kickboxing class and try not to have heart attack during workout.  Must remember to BREATHE. Still have wicked round-house kick.  Use it on stand-up bag to take out my frustration with Hot Tub Repair.
6) Come home, shower again, eat leftover pizza.
7) Throw a load of laundry in the washer.
8) Load up the car with old computer stuff from the bf and old clothes of mine for goodwill
9) Drive to the other end of town to drop off the computer stuff at a place that safely disposes of them (and pay $57 for the privilege)
10 Drop the clothes at goodwill
11) Stop by a junk dealer to price out used 50 gallon plastic barrels, wondering if we should get new ones for the HMCS Deathtrap (our motorized swimming raft at the cottage) or just try and repair the (leaking) ones that are on it.
12) Drive to marine supply store where T works. Explore entire store while waiting for T to get back from late lunch.  Look at hinged ladder setups. hmmmmm…  T returns and sets me up with hand winch, rope, guide wheel and bolts (for proper anchor mechanism for Deathtrap). T wonderfully gets me the goods on her employee discount. Bonus!
13) Stop by grocery store on way home – get food for dinner and other stuff that is on sale – like President’s Choice sauces. oooh! a new one – with Tamarind!  (note to self: Must start using more of existing condiments or bf and housemates will take drastic action. Buy no more condiments until I use what is in the fridge and cupboard(s). After today, of course.  I can kick my condiment addict-, er, habit, any time I like. Really.)
14) Make tacos for supper. Use new green salsa sauce bought at grocery store today.
15) Eat dinner and converse with bf.
16) Go downstairs to workshop and build “box” for Deathtrap winch setup using 2×12″ board cut into 4 pieces and a surprisingly minimal amount of profanity. No large hammers were required.  I love my cordless impact drill. Winch Box setup looks like it will do the trick.
17) Cut up a bunch of empty packaging boxes in the basement and tie them up for recycling
18) Come upstairs, drink wine, watch “Notes on a Scandal” with M. (bf has gone to bed)
19) 1:30am: Check email, review ads, review blog comments in moderation queue. Wonder where the hell the day went?
20) Crawl into bed, snuggle up to bf (who grabs my arm in his sleep and pulls it around him), pass out. Have vividly weird dreams (as usual)

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  1. Lizard June 13, 2007 1:25 pm

    Mmmmm. Limoncello… had you been sitting back and relaxing, what would you’ve mixed it with?
    Trust me, in less than a month the answer to this question will be pertinent.
    ;)

  2. Natalie P. June 14, 2007 2:04 am

    Had I been sitting back, relaxing, I would have been drinking it chilled, straight up, as I did tonight while watching a fun and quirky Canadian flick titled, “These Girls”.  The limoncello is wonderfully, ahem, POWERFUL, but smooth.  (You’ll get your chance to experience it soon enough…)

  3. Mike June 14, 2007 2:02 pm

    So, you’re saying I should give These Girls a try? I was wondering about that a lot. I like both Caroline Dhavernas (thanks to Wonderfalls) and David Boreanaz and was pleased when I saw they were in a movie together, but it was slammed hard by a number of reviewers. On the other hand, they also slammed Boreanaz’s Mr. Fix-It, which I liked a lot–yes, it’s a damned silly bit of fluff, but the one thing Boreanaz can do besides brooding is silliness–and he does silliness very, very well; he has a childlike glee in his silliness that really appeals to me. (But Heaven spare us any more of his ghastly Irish accent.) Since the only video store stocking it charges a hefty-ish fee, I’m being careful about it.

  4. Natalie P. June 14, 2007 5:50 pm

    I thought “These Girls” was cute, light-weight fun. Not as good as “New Waterford Girl” – which was priceless, but still entertaining – had us openly guffawing throughout it. (But then, that might have been the effect of the limoncello. DAMN! That stuff is strong! It’ll put fluffy bunny slippers on your feet.) Not sure how much I’d pay to rent it, but it was on one of the movie channels for free and nothing better was on.


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