August 13, 2009

Routines and TV time

Our stream of visitors has come to an end. Frank’s parents left yesterday. It’s been a whirlwind since May, but we should now fall back to familiar routines, bring on nakedness, peace and quiet. House guests and visitors are fun, but it’s exhausting and expensive running about and we really miss our privacy when we open our home. Don’t get me wrong, I love to see everyone visit, I’m really glad we live in a city where people like to vacation. Otherwise, years would go by without seeing loved ones. It’s just nice to get back to day-to-day life after months of non-stop action.

Hard to believe summer is nearly over. I’m going to miss it. At least, I have the perfect weather months of September and October to look forward to.

Fall also means football and good tv. I’m excited for both. I enjoy the games, but especially the competition among friends in fantasy football and pick ‘em contests. Also, this year, I think I’ll be seeing my first NFL game live. Frank and I plan to see the Bears vs. 49ers when we visit San Francisco in November. That ought to be fun.

As far as tv goes, we’re not in a drought now; we have Rescue Me and Entourage, plus a few more weeks of Penn & Teller’s Bullshit. Also, there’s Nurse Jackie and Weeds for filler, however, Weeds has certainly jumped the shark this season. Soon, though, we’ll have more quality television to add to the rotation:

Mad Men 8/16
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia 9/17
Curb Your Enthusiasm 9/20
Californication 9/27
Dexter 9/27
Nip/Tuck 10/14

I only wish I could have Breaking Bad and United States of Tara back, too. I’m really missing those two shows.

The only bummer about fall is less time with Frank. It sucks when we don’t have a common day off. I love our Sunday’s together. I will miss them over football season. Not only do we see each other less, but it’s harder to getaway and seek adventures. Still, we’ll make the most of the time we do have. We intend to take two trips before the year’s end, San Francisco as mentioned before and we want to head back to Xpu-ha, Mexico in December. Hopefully, both trips will pan out.

This weekend we hoped to go camping in Utah, but the Suburban needs the exhaust redone before we can take any road trips. The funds aren’t there for it to be done before the weekend. Instead, we have a nice quiet weekend home alone planned. That also sounds nice.


Hurricane Mikey said...

I had a standing rule when I moved to Vegas--If you're coming to visit, you must have a hotel room. Only my little sister was exempt, but now that she's married, same rule goes for her.

In the almost five years that I've been here, only Eddie B has had the privilege of crashing at my house.

Kellee said...

That's a good rule to have. When we had the condo we didn't have space for visitors, so when someone would say they were coming we'd respond, "Great! What hotel are you staying at?"