Saturday, December 17, 2005

Mom's night out

Last night we had a Mom's night out, which included free childcare for mom's (or dad's) with a spouce deployed to Iraq or Afganastan. My friend Jenny and I went out together! Childcare was from 6-midnight. We dropped our kids off, and off we went downtown to this beautiful city we're a part of. First we decided to do a little shopping and went into a store: C& it! The prices are AWESOME! I got me 2 sweater's, one for 19 Euro and one for 12 Euro and a really cute top for 19 euro. Jenny got her a little outfit for when her hubby comes home! :) It's pretty and she'll need a coat to go over the top unless she can find something to go under it!! LOL Then we went upstairs and I got Jacob some much needed tops, a couple sweaters and a couple shirts and found a little shirt combo for Jackson (shirt ontop of shirt)...nothing was more than 14 Euro, couple things were 7 Euro! I know where I'll be shopping from now on for my boys and clothes! I really love the quality of clothes here in Germany in general and loved the clothes and prices at C&A! So we left there, ok we were getting a little hurried out of there because it was 8:00 and they were closing (they are open late for a German store on a Saturday...but it's Christmas time so a lot of places stay open, well they're allowed to stay open later!) Then....we went and found a place to eat! It was a "steakhouse" you could call it, well that's what they called it....American's wouldn't call it that! My steak which 3/4 was great was supposed to be well done (if there's pink in it at all, it's not done in MY book!)...Jenny ordered hers med-well (hers was WELL DONE, nearly burnt, tough, yuck!) well that last bit of mine was most definately on the med-well done side, closer to just medium, so Jenny at the rest of it! more having to look at pink! We had both ordered our drinks earlier me a sprite her a water...then we decided to get something a little more "dangerous" I can't tell you the last time I had alcohol. I have felt no need for it to be honest and no desire and it's been a couple yrs for Jenny as well....I ordered a fruity drink *Sex on the Beach*  :X remembering that in my much much younger (and yes illegal to drink) was one I had enjoyed quite a bit, Jenny ordered a white russian. The first drink I took, about knocked me on the floor. When not drinking after many years, you forget about that whole "stirring" it up...yes so I got a big drink of alcohol...whew baby I could feel it immediately. I drank about 3/4 of it, and my head was quite heavy and I was so giggly...we just kept laughing, talking about everything, interrupting each other with our own stories and cracking up with each other. Then we decided it'd be smart to go outside for a walk in the very cold and just finished snowing air and admire the beauty that we're living in. We seemed to "sober" up so quickly. We walked for a good hour or more. We got back to the CDC center and it was 11 pm...I couldn't believe we'd be out so late (I figured we'd be back by 10!). I felt horrible and like a very bad mommy, and of course was really hoping my children would be fast asleep...oh no they were bright eyed and still going. We stood talking to Scott who is the director of the Child Youth Services and is in charge of the mom's night (and days) out for us, anyways we talked to him for a good 30 minutes...Jack walked by the door and saw me and was so excited to see me and I was so happy to see him! He was yelling for Jacob "lets go, Mommy here, lets go!" We came home and he was wired. We changed into our pj's, sat on the couch to read our chapter from "Prince Caspian" from the Chronicles of Narnia, and they were fast asleep. Jack woke up about 7:45 (ugh), Jacob didn't wake until 8...and then asked if I'd just snuggle with him (he'd crawled into bed with me) we snuggled. We finally popped out of bed about 15 minutes later and the rush was on...I had a 9 am hair apt! So I got the boys dressed, grabbed 4 frozen waffles, stuffed them into a baggy and we rushed out the door and I dropped the boys off at Jenny's (who fed them toasted waffles! LOL) and I made it to my hair apt right on time....except there was a glitch...we'd had a nice little snow/ice storm yesterday and my hairdresser's doors were frozen shut...she didn't get there until 10! So I waited and just read a magazine and talked to the other ladies! Got my hair cut...about 4 or 5 inches cut off, layered, and eye brows waxed...oops should have done that sooner! :) I left with the thought of possibly coloring or highlighting my hair. I "might" do highlights, we'll see. I have dark brown hair, thinking either light brown highlights or dark blonde. I really like the color of my hair, but I think it would look I will think about it for a couple weeks. I went and picked up the boys, and went and got their hair cuts! This is only Jack's 2nd haircut and it's a good month at least past needing it done, mostly around the ears, but the back was getting a little long for my liking. Jacob needed it around his ears as well...they both look so handsome! I took some pictures of them in front of the tree tonight, I'll post them tomorrow.

This evening we just vegged out, watched Brother bear, had pizza, a lot of giggling and tickling. We watched Eloise Saved Christmas (I think that was the name of it...I know it was Eloise!) it was cute. It ended at it was story time, then off to dreamland, and laundry time for me! LOL I have 2 loads left in the dryers and then it's off to bed for me too.

It's been a good and fun past 2 days! Oh and my best friends husband was able to walk me through and get things fixed so that my microphone works when having the webcam on chatting with Chad! I've been able to hear him, but he couldn't hear us! It was an easy fix, but it was inside the MSN program, and so that's all fixed now! Yeah!!

Hopefully Chad will get a chance to get online tomorrow!


bekahbutterflies said...

Sounds like you've had a great couple of days.  Great shopping.  Can't wait to see pics of the new hair do.  and glad you were able to get the mic fixed on the computer so chad can hear you now. ~Bekah

lv2trnscrb said...

Christy; I think its so neat that there are opportunities like this to get out and have free safe childcare. So essential that you have some 'alone' time or 'adult' time without having to pay for it, KWIM? Sounds like you had a fun evening!

I color my hair or it would be gray and I use highlights too. I like the way they look. (actually I don't color it myself; I pay someone, but you know what I mean)


scotthlori said...

That's awesome that you got to get out!  You deserve it!  Shopping, steak, drinks, new haircut...sounds like a GREAT time to me!!

Don't feel guilty...AT ALL!


sangrialel said...

It makes my heart happy to hear that you had such a good time!!  I bet Chad will be happy to hear your voices now that you have the microphone fixed.  Lelly

angcrewswife said...

Glad to hear you had fun! You definately earned it!!! Take Care

tillysweetchops said...

What a wonderful example of moderation you are Christy!! Glad you had a good time.

Merry Christmas.

Tilly x

fairylaura said...

Aww I'm so glad you were able to go out and have fun. You sure did deserve it. That's awesome about the tops you bought!


djohn52 said...

Sounds like you had a great evening out!  Does a soul good, and you deserve it!!!!!!!!!  How does a Euro compare to our Dollar?  When we were in England, some 30 odd years ago!!!, I saw this pair of shoes that I liked.  They were only 4 pounds.  Cheap I thought, but really it was $12 in american.  That still sounds cheap now, but it wasn't back then!

Glad you had a good time!


stupidsheetguy said...

Whoever the person was who came up with the Mom's Night Out thing deserves a medal of her own! Glad you got to have some grown-up fun!


njlittlebear said...

Sounds like you had a great night !  That's nice they gave you free child care, very nice indeed !!


happysunshien said...

wooohooo!  glad you had fun!