Sunday, April 13, 2008

I'm Not Worrying

My many and varied worries are on hold after a nice weekend, in which Sgt. Pepper and I got to spend some time just hanging out. On Saturday, we had lunch at the Fairway Supermarket in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It's really an amazing place--although Sarge and I were a little overwhelmed with the sheer quantity of groceries available; Sarge calls it "the tyranny of choice." You know, too many choices, who can make a decision. We ate sandwiches outside at tables overlooking the water, with a great view of the Statue of Liberty. It was chilly by the water, and just beginning to rain, very romantic...

Afterwards, we picked Hedgie up from a play date, and stopped to watch the two girls jump rope in the playground for awhile. Hedgie's still getting the hang of it, but I found it extremely touching that her friend was encouraging without being condescending. Hedgie, not a mean girl herself, has always had good taste in friends.

Hedge spent last night at a sleepover with her aunt and uncle, it's nice for her to be able to have a break from me and my sometimes hidebound ways...

Today we drove to Ikea, that hellish abattoir of inexpensive Scandinavian furniture. Packed, hot, irate-making, but somehow we were all in a good mood. It helped that we spent a long time test-lounging on the sectional couch we're probably going to buy, and then lingering over meatballs in the cafeteria...

So all in all, a calm and happy weekend. I know when I wake up in the morning, the worries will hit me all at once, but for now...

I'll leave you with Dr. Frizzle, enjoying his viands and libations, in his brand-new, spacious, mouse-proof double cage:


13 comments:

Suzanne said...

Hey honey! Great post. I especially love Dr. Frizzle's new digs. Very, very nice. However, after hamster-sitting my niece's and nephew's, I know the drill. Where are the shavings? Where's the Dr. poop? (Wow, almost sounds like a cola commercial!)

Now you know of course the "girls" are gonna have to approve that sectional. Love IKEA. Love the beautiful furniture, but nothing leaves IKEA until we say it leaves IKEA. A.K.A., show us a photo honey!

Fly on over to Cece's blog. They got the property!!!! Log cabin for everyone! Finally, a vacation home. We're going to love it there. Then stop by the Cafe if you have time for a twirl on the dance floor and a good stiff virtual drink.

Love ya sweetie! So glad you had a wonderful weekend.

XO

Robyn said...

Dear Leah! How I have truly missed you dear friend! Thanks for stopping by with the encouraging word. I have been in a real funk which sucks as my birthday is on the 16th! Yep..I have hit the wall with "what happened with my life, how did I get here" OH shit...I am almost 40 with no real direction. I am shaking my head with all that I wanted to get done and see...I know, know I have time. But?! What if I don't....the time wasted! It is a damn shame. As I told CSI, if I don't change something soon, it might be too late...*sigh*

Say something...something inspiring for me...I need inspiration to know that all this time does count for something...right?! It does count?

Leah...thanks for letting me vomit all over your blog...geesh, nice! Sorry about all that. Not so cheery I am afraid. But the Dr. looks good in the new setup and does Hedgie love it too?
It is good to come here my friend, it's like sitting around the table just with easy conversation and great cup of coffe! Thanks for that!
hugs,
Robyn

Beachbum said...

i love ikea! there is one very close to where i live. they just have so much STUFF.
-Christine♥
p.s. i left a comment on the previous post.

Gig said...

Leah,
Great post! Love Dr. Frizzle's new home.

Made my first trip to an Ikea 3 weeks ago, it was GREAT!! It was also packed, hot and cool all at the same time.

Glad you had a happy weekend, hope the week goes great.

See you at WOC...
(hugs)
Gig

(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

Another great post. I am so uninspired lately about my blog...

I love what you say about IKEA...I have to talk myself out of feeling that irate feeling which oozes from the air in that place. The visit always starts out hopeful but ends up in the same place.

Dr. Frizzle has a nice new house!

Kim said...

Oh, IKEA. It is horrible and great all at once, I know how you feel.
If you're still having mouse issues, I had to resort to buying one of these: http://www.ratmousezapper.com/
but it got our mouse within 4 hours. (I didn't buy from that site, I got ours at a local hardware store, but it is the same brand.

Too Little Time said...

Have to love habitrails. Its nice to hear your daughter is learning jumprope. I remember juming on the grade school playground. My daughter only learned cause I was Girl Scout leader and insisted on teaching them. She never really played. Also jacks. I remember playing them for hours with friends but thats another game dropped by the wayside. So sad. There is so much being lost in this country and I don't believe its all for the better. - K

Leah said...

Karrie, I know what you mean! I feel nostalgic for a lot of things from my childhood that I think have now been phased out, but that were actually around for ages and ages before now. I mean, I played so many games that my mom played in the 1950s, you know? Now our childhood games seem antiquated to our kids...My friends and I loved Chinese Jacks and couldn't wait for "noon rec" (that's what we called recess at our school) to play. We could also play for hours.

I do try to get Hedgie to try out these "old" pastimes...

Leah said...

Hey Suzanne! The beauty of the Friz' new crib is that it's bi-level in both sections--the fluff for him to nest and poop in is on the bottom, under a platform where his food is. He LOVES to hide down there. It's so easy to clean too. This hamster is so freakin' loved, it's ridiculous. Remind me to tell sometime the story of how, right after we purchased him, we nursed him back to health from his near-death diarrhea experience--complete with rushing him to an all-night animal vet, where they administered intravenous rehydration solution--and then took him home and had to give him antibiotics in a little dropper 3x a day, as well as mix special food formula and feed THAT to him through a dropper as well...and OMG he totally survived, against all odds!!! It was like the Seinfeld where George runs over the squirrel and then has to pay for the tiny instruments to be shipped in so the vet can operate...remember that one?

Anyway, I guess that WAS the story. Now I don't need to tell it at a later date.

Leah said...

"The visit always starts out hopeful but ends up in the same place." That is CLASSIC. You are SO RIGHT. Not-So-Cynical, I'm still laughing now at your comment. It is so hilariously true, isn't it? Begin at hope and end at hopelessness? That's the IKEA experience... OMG can't stop laughing...can't wait to share that with Sarge...

Leah said...

Hi Beachbum! I know, I have a love/hate relationship with IKEA. But when all is said and done, they do have fabulous stuff. I wish I'd known about it when I went off to college. Have you seen the beautiful fabrics they sell now? They're not cheap, but if you sew at all (unfortunately I don't), they would be so cool to work with. I was thinking maybe just making up some pillows or something. These are my faves, but there are some other nice ones too!

Leah said...

p.s. beachbum (that's so funny to call you that! Are you a beach bum? if so I'm jealous)--I haven't read the Twilight series, but it really looks like fun. I may just have to check it out.

Leah said...

I can't stop with the commentsie backsies! It's so much fun!!!

Hi Gig!!! cupcakes cupcakes cupcakes!!! That's all I have to say.

Hi Kim!!! I have the yarn--it's so nice--and I've started the socks--shouldn't be too long before they're finished and on their way to you!


Oh and Beach Bum...you're actually Christine...I knew that but couldn't stop with the nickname!!! Okay, I'll stop now...

Now I wonder if anyone is stopping back for commentsie backsies...