Yesterday’s arguing with my son will cost me $80 and a drive out to the other side of town. I was lighting the fire last night getting ready for a Sunday night in front of the telly and I was arguing with my son and getting more and more frustrated so I slammed the door to the fireplace and the glass in it broke. Bugger. I rang up to find out about a replacement and it’s going to cost me $80. Serves myself right. So what does destruction of one’s household items do to make one feel better – absolutely bloody nothing.. I’d already lit the fire so thought I’d give it a try without the glass and it just smoked the house out. So now I’m up for $80 (the more I type the amount the more resolved I am not to slam things around when I’m pissed off) and have to air out the house to get rid of the smokey smell.
Other than this episode I had a good weekend. Wasn’t feeling the best on Friday as I felt like I was coming down with a cold but ended up going out Friday night to a friends place for his birthday drinks. Took Jaycee junior with me and he was really good. He wasn’t too keen on getting into bed there but ended up lying down without too much fuss and then crashed out pretty quickly. All those times of being tough with getting him to bed certainly do pay off in situations when not at home. It was a pleasant evening and I found out that two more friends are pregnant – one with her fourth child – madness.
Saturday night was a hoot also. Some friends met at my place to help finish of the vodka left over from the vodka jellies then we caught a cab into the city to the Grace Emily which was practically empty when we got there around 9pm. It soon filled up though and it was a hoot. Some other friends turned up as we were all heading off to Tapas later on to meet up for a friend’s 40th birthday. The Grace Emily is an intimate pub without poker machines, with live music, and it’s the sort of place you could go to by yourself and pretty much be guaranteed of finding someone to speak to, either because you know them or because you just start chatting. Tapas was pretty good too. A DJ friend was DJ’ing and played some great tunes so many of us had a dance. So yesterday was a bit lazy – sleep in as Jaycee junior didn’t come back to me till 11am, then hot chips for lunch and breaking glass in the afternoon.