We took the kids out to Outback for dinner Friday night, just because. We hadn't been there since probably before Alex was born, and they did pretty well, except for some whining from Penny early on about the choices I was giving her for side items.
The TV died Friday night. Matt was watching a Netflick and it just turned itself off and wouldn't turn back on. Eventually (by which I mean sometime Saturday) we got our "spare" TV up and running, but it's an LCD that I got from my grandmother that, despite being only two years old, has kind of crappy picture quality. Plus, it's a flatscreen that doesn't fit in our entertainment unit, so making it our primary TV would require a pretty huge rearrangement of the living room. But we'll see; Matt took the old TV to a repair shop, and eventually they'll call to let us know how much it will cost to fix it.
It was not a good weekend for Alex and the potty; he had two accidents Saturday and one Sunday, all three of which were... let's just say "messy" and leave it at that, shall we? But at least he was in relatively chipper spirits.
Sunday afternoon, we took the kids over to Braz's apartment to hang out and play Rock Band. His Wii console was kind of screwed up, so we took ours, and somewhere in the shuffle my Wii Fit Plus disc got lost. I'll have to go back over there sometime this week and look for it; I just can't imagine trying to do my morning workout using the original Wii Fit anymore.
We all went back over to our house for dinner. Had hamburgers and an assortment of sides. The original intent was to grill, but the igniter on our grill is apparently busted, so we broiled instead. Eventually, I guess, we'll find a long-handled lighter to get the grill started. But the burgers all turned out great, and we had a lot of fun sitting around and talking.
Matt and I wound up the evening watching the last couple of episodes of the first season of Veronica Mars on Netflix. (I am so hitting the 'net when I get a chance; I just want to know how I'm supposed to feel about certain characters, and I don't care about the spoilers!)
And then, just before I went to bed, I decided to check my email one last time, and was glad that I did: waiting for me was an email from Torquere, accepting the story I'd sent in a couple of weeks ago, whoo!
Like I said, weird weekend. Lots of ups and downs. I'm almost more tired than I was Friday.