Hubs used to work for a place that had an annual Mice Will Play day. That was the day that all of the high up muckety-mucks would take off for their annual retreat and leave the lowlings to hold down the fort. And every year, without fail, the fort was held down until approximately noon and then the playing began. I think one year they came up with some kind of indoor mini-golf tournament in the office to kick-start the fun.
The coup de grace, though, was always the lunch that they took. It started with some drinks in the office bar (yeah, you heard me–a bar in the office…) and then the party moved to some ridiculously swank Beverly Hills restaurant where they would commence an afternoon orgy of eating and drinking. This was some serious part-ay. Most times, hubs would have to take a cab home that night when all was said and done.
Of course, this “lunch” was expensed. And the mucks, I guess, were ok to pay for these 4 digit excursions–probably because that was nothing compared to what they were doing in places like Santa Barbara or Ojai.
Which brings me to today. Cat’s away–or rather, as his friends call him, The Dog–so I’m holdin’ down the fort. Hubs had to fly cross-country today for work. We did, however, get to play before he left.
Tennis, that is. What did you think I was referring to?…
We smacked around the ball this morning for a good hour. I think tennis is one of the best stress relievers around. Plus I had to bone up on my skills before our trip home because my Mom is going to kick my ass around the court. She’s that good.
The rest of the day will be my version of playing: some girly time painting my nails.
Some dancing around the house while I get stuff ready for the week. And some major singing to some fun 80’s summer tunes like Boys of Summer, Drive, 8675309/Jenny, Josie’s on a Vacation Far Away, Summer of ’69…the list could go on.
I may even get all crazy with the cheeze whiz and watch a Lifetime, for Women movie or two. I know, I’m outta control.
There won’t be any high priced meals or excessive drinking. But bring on my guilty pleasures!
How do you play?