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cathy


So that was Saturday

Saturday, January 07, 2006

I slept in today. Until 9:30, which is unbelievably late for me. It felt almost sinful to sleep so late. The babe had already been up and back for a nap again. Mr.C is a morning person, thank God. We have a new mattress cover on our bed that heats up (we can even put it on a timer!) and it is the most comfortable thing. So the day flew by after getting up so late. I tidied the house and worked on the babes' photo album (scrapbook) a little and then we all went to do some shopping. We had to buy the babe a new car seat because he's outgrown his little baby one. I also picked up the bazillion photos that I had sent in to be processed. I will not reveal how much money I spent, but let's just say there goes any further shopping for the month.

We were then off to the engagement party at a colleagues house. The time on the invitation stated 5pm to 9pm, so we were safe to bring the children. In fact, I was specifically asked to bring them because some of my colleagues have not seen the babe. My 4 year old complained the whole way there that he wanted to go to McDonald's instead, but upon out arrival, he perked up rather nicely. In fact, the entire evening was really wonderful. Mine were the only children there, but only because my colleagues have grown children or none at all. The babe cooed and was adorable all evening and my son was engaging and polite. I felt so proud of the two of them. A mother can not be more proud to hear people saying how well behaved, happy and polite their children are. It was a calm evening, with lots of nice conversation, great food and a warm atmosphere. I forgot to bring my camera, which was such a shame because I would have loved to have shared photos of the evening with you. The engaged couple liked the book I bought them and didn't take any offense at all (as I had pondered a post or two ago...).

Now the phone has just rung and it turns out I've left my purse there. They live a half hour away. I guess I was so puffed up in my proud mother feathers, that I didn't concern myself with taking anything except my beautiful children home with me. Who needs the purse, the money, the ID? I've got what matters. That's all.

  1. Blogger Jase said:

    Cathy, you are still using film! Not a digital lass? I am shocked! Well, if it's not medium format or B&W I am.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    I sooooo need one of those heated mattress pads! It is so cold in my house. brrrrrr. I have a cool old-fashioned hot water bottle though.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Hello Jase;
    I've missed you!
    I switched to digital this past summer but still like to use my Nikon 35mm. I can't seem to entirely let go. And even with the digital I take so many pictures that I don't print them all from home; I have to send them to be printed. I'm a photo addict, really.

    Stephanie;
    Oh, you should get one; it's wonderful.

  1. Blogger Jase said:

    Hi again Cathy, thank you for being you. I haven't been able to get rid of my film SLR but haven't used it for 3 years. I love my digital SLR and keep a digital point and shoot with me all the time. But.... I miss the texture of Ilford B&W film and there is still nothing like it, except maybe Kodak Tri-X and er....
    I only print a few shots, a few more get on my gallery page, the rest stay on all the PCs that occupy my life and endless DVD backups. The ones that are printed go up on the wall, the rest await enough time to sort the art from the trash. Have you got a gallery website?

    Stephanie, if you are cold you could get an exothermic guy to snuggle up next to. If he can cook, he can get up early and make you breakfast. Bonus points if he is a talented amateur masseur and doesn't snore.

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    There's nothing nicer than taking your children with you on an outing, and they are on their best behaviour. It is so totally wonderful, and you feel so proud. That's a magical part of parenting, I think.
    Hope you can show us some of those bazillion photos ...
    Take care.

  1. Blogger Supermans Foot said:

    I get up late and forget things too lately, hmmmm strange coincidence

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    I am so glad you were able to go out and have a wonderful evening with your children. I have so many friends who wouldn't dream of taking their kids because of how they would behave. That is a very big compliment to you mom.

    If I would have been there I would have loved to held that baby all night for you. What a cutie.

    Take care.
    Connie

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Oh babies...they're wonderful :)
    I'm glad you gave yourself some more time to sleep. Sometimes we need to pamper ourselves.

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    when i get the people downloader, i am going to babysit for the babe and the toddler, so you won't have to forget your stuff at other people's houses.
    xx

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    Ok..now I am jealous! I have heard of heated blankets but not a mattress cover..very cool! ..oops I mean " warm.".lol

    I'm glad u had a wonderful evening you deserve it..Sorry about your purse. So who gets to drive back and pick it up?

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Jase;
    Oh, I'm very jealous; you're a real pro. I don't have a gallery website. I haven't take the time to figure out setting one up. I'm sure it's very easy. It's on my to-do list. I don't know if Stephanie saw your suggestion; hmm you're both single, perhaps we can do some web matching here ;)

    Meow;
    Nice to see you back. You have actually seen some of the photos; I just needed them in print form so I can put them in the boys scrapbooks.

    Steve;
    We are connected oceans apart. Lets not sleep in or forget anything this week, mate.

    Connie;
    I know you would have, because you are so sweet. I could picture my babe snuggled in your arms.

    Devil Mood;
    Yes pampering is good. As are babies :) Have a great day.

    Chloe;
    You're in! I'm there; the boys await you. :)

    Heidi;
    It's in Sears Catalogue. I hope you get one; it's superb. I can set the timer for bedtime and hop into the warm sheets; so much better than a heated blanket.

    We are not leaving the hosue today, so Mr.C will likely pick it up tomorrow on his way to work. Fortunately, it is right on his way, but this means me with no money tomorrow. Oh well, that's not such a bad thing. Maybe I should leave it there for the week:)

  1. Blogger Jase said:

    I would of course give in to the amorous advances of Stephanie that you are making by proxy, yet I fear that the budding relationship would wilt in the withering drought of geographical distance. Despite any appearance of reluctance, I am willing to give in without warning if she gets any pushier on this :)

  1. Blogger erikku said:

    You weren't completely puffed up. After all, you did remember your keys.

    Heated mattress pillows. Ohhh...

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Jase;
    I have a few people in mind, actually, now the matchmaking thoughts are brewing. Dangerous. I better run this idea by people first :)

    Eric;
    Well, Mr. C remembered the keys.
    Hope you're having a wonderful day.

  1. Blogger riskybiz said:

    A father likes to hear those compliments as well!
    If I culd get a matress pad that heated up only half, I woud get it in a minute!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    RiskyBiz;
    AS I said to Heidi; check out the Sears Catalogue; and I know dads like to hear these things as well; you equally deserve it! My husband was very proud as well:) Take Care.

  1. Blogger missbhavens said:

    It sounds like you had a lovely evening out with the little ones, and they behaved charmingly and with grace, so you should be proud!

    I, on the other hand, just returned from meeting my boyfriend's family for the first time, and it was a heck of a lot of fun and they were all terrific but there was a glitch in the day that involved his 3 yr. old nephew locking himself in the bathroom with a 3 yr. old girl cousin. When we realised they were missing we unlocked the door to find him with no pants. When asked what they were doing, we thought he said "rubbing" which freaked everyone out but then we found that he had filled his knapsack with ALL the contents of his Nana's bathroom: he had been "robbing". But with no pants.

    No one was sure which was worse...potential toddler rubbing. Or pantless robbing.

    Kids scare me a little.

  1. Blogger Jase said:

    Match-away baby! Don't forget to tell them that my superficial is only skin deep but my depth goes all the way to the core!

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