the past week

Holy ballsarooni. The last seven days have been full of completely awesome things, which has left me with absolutely zero time to do anything but work, eat and sleep. But I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Last Friday: Amelia and I ventured to Steady Tattoo (after Live Fast Die Young in Northeast Minneapolis couldn’t find an open 15 minutes for the next TWO WEEKS for a very simple black work tattoo, even though the sign out front encouraged walk ins) to get Amelia’s Mother’s Day tattoo.

Last Saturday: We set off on a mission to get more wedding clothes. Every single store was a zoo. The employees were mad because they had to, I don’t know, work. We went to at least a half a dozen stores, before we finally got to Kohl’s, where I finally found wedding pants, another pair of work pants, and a couple of things Amelia found. We wound up saving close to $5 million and have sworn to always try Kohl’s first.

A week ago Sunday: we celebrated Mother’s Day some more by buying Amelia a weed whacker and I played a softball doubleheader, which resulted in road rash on both shins and busted up knees. We won the first game by one and lost the second game 25-1. Oopsie.

Monday: The Senate voted on and passed a law that would allow gays to have civil marriages. Legally. Like real people. Whoa. (Pictures from MPR here!) Julie came to visit! She got to our place in time to go with us to my softball game, which we won. I was annoyed the entire time, but it was fun as always and I didn’t bleed anywhere.

Tuesday, Amelia and I celebrated exactly five years together and then Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill allowing same-sex marriage in Minnesota. Clearly the five year anniversary is the “Governor gives you the right to be treated as an equal citizen” anniversary. Julie, Amelia and I went to St. Paul after I finished work and we celebrated downtown with a little mini-Pride. Then we came home, picked up Ash, and went out for pizza. Carb-watching be damned, because we celebrate gay marriage with pizza.

On Wednesday, we joined Matt, Jenni and Missy at Kieren’s for the first week of trivia league. We ended the night in 2nd place, which yielded us EACH a $15 Starbucks gift card! We totally got paid for being smart. I’m still mad that I only thought there were 26 amendments in the Constitution. The 27th one is stupid anyway.

I can’t even remember what we did on Thursday.

We babysat Sophia and Stella on Friday night, which is always fun.

Yesterday, we helped Shawn and Ani get into their new house. We loaded the entire UHaul in 2.5 hours and, man, are we good at some Tetris. We got the truck unloaded and then after a fast lunch, headed to the store and to home to fix dinner. Justin, Megan and Emmett came over for steak and three different kinds of green vegetables. We chatted for a while and then called it a night.

Today, we did the six mile Minnesota AIDS Walk with Jenni, came home to take a four hour nap, found out softball was cancelled and had pot roast for dinner.

I feel caught up. And now I’m hoping for a little bit calmer week before we leave for camping on Friday!