Monday, January 31, 2011

Weekend Recap

Welcome to Monday.  I've never been a fan of Mondays.  Even when I was a kid I disliked Mondays.  I'm pretty much ok with the rest of the week, but Monday just gets on my nerves.  Anyway...

Our weekend....

We picked up our curtains on Saturday.  They have not been put up yet.  I should have known better than to expect that project to come to a close so easily.  :-)  We also went to Target to get curtain rods because the department store is so expensive.  We found 3 rods (and that was an accomplishment!) on clearance that we liked for all of $15 each!  SCORE.  We also bought a rod for the office curtains...which should come today.  I'm very excited about all of this stuff and I wish I could get BJ just as excited to hang them up.  I need to work on that because I really don't want to wait until the weekend to get everything up.

We went to the Little Guy's basketball game Saturday afternoon.  They came out strong and took a big lead but ended up losing the game.  The LG didn't make any baskets but he played good defense.  The team is really coming along and it's nice to see them get the confidence they need.

On Sunday we went to lunch at 5 Guys and saw a sale banner outside at Office Depot so we decided to check it out.  We ended up getting a new all in one printer/scanner/copier.  The one we have (only 2 years old) won't feed paper anymore so we needed a new one.  Plus, we got $50 off for trading in our old printer...even though it didn't work.  It was definitely an unexpected expense but I think we got a good product.  It took me way too long to figure out how to do the wireless connection but I got it working right before the NHL All Star game started.  I watched the game and BJ went over to the neighbor's house for a while.  That's when things took a very strange turn.

I started getting text messages from the wife asking me about a passport.  As it turns out, they talked him into wanting to go on a vacation.  As in a FLY somewhere tropical vacation.  He's never flown.  He's missed out on going to a Redskins game FOR FREE because he was afraid to fly.  There were 2 times that I really needed him by my side and he didn't want to fly so he didn' sucked.  So now he wants to go to the US Virgin Islands (since we don't need a passport) and he wants to go ASAP.  He opened his big mouth to them and said that I have an appointment with a doctor to discuss getting pregnant.  He told them that getting pregnant is going to cost us a lot of money and that we don't know if we can swing it.  Leslie (the wife) is sure she can get us a great deal.  They want to go now because if I "get all knocked up" (her words) I won't be able to have as much fun.  BJ threw in the comment about how if we have a baby, we won't be able to go on a trip like this any time soon and he's READY.


After reality set in (as of this morning) BJ is wondering where all the money is going to come from.  Me too.  I'd love to go and I want to find a way to do it but is it a priority?  And how do I explain to my dad that I need to borrow money but at the same time "hey, we're going on a vacation!".  I'm not sure that would go over very well.

My husband is ready to fly.  I have to take advantage of that, right?  I have to find a way to make this work.  And I have to find a way to explain it all to my dad...if we get approved for the program.  We have the credit cards that could cover the trip or part of the IVF but I'd rather not go that route.  We have enough monthly bills without adding another one.  We have a week or so to figure this all out but what a surprise it was to hear my husband say he's ready to go...on a plane.

I also told BJ that if we are accepted into the program that we don't have to start that day.  We could hold off for 1 more cycle to give ourselves a little more time to find a good travel offer...after all, I've been waiting 10 years, what's another month?


A said...

wow, that is unexpected! maybe there are some of those all-inclusive places with good deals to try to fill their rooms? that sounds like a great getaway, though!

Alex said...

Oh how exciting. I hope you guys can figure out how to do this - it would be wonderful!