Monday, February 14, 2011

Wonderful Weekend

After our Twilight Zonish bout of freakishly frigid weather, the weekend dawned sunny and warm. After lunch I sat out in the sun for a little bit and actually got hot. Granted, I was still dressed in my dark thick winter thingies. The sun on the black cotton nearly baked my thighs. I took a shower and dressed and we left to run a few errands. Okay. I was going to leave it at that, but the truth is, we didn't "run errands." Since I see my blog as a journal of sorts, it's silly to lie, 'cause then it's like I'm lying to myself.
On Friday, the Meals on Wheels pick up was easy peasy. The site coordinator had brought her husband along and they had a cart - like the one old Brooks wheels around in The Shawshank Redemption with the library books. So even though I had my nice big green bag and the extra bad weather meals fit in it perfectly, I didn't have to carry anything out to my car. The SC's husband wheeled the cart out, I unloaded and he wheeled it back in. One quick trip. And then I was finished with my route in about 35 minutes. I went to lunch and had a nice long sit at the bar, did my USA Today puzzles and went to get new tires for my truck. After I pulled into the tire place, I did the quick check around wondering if there was anything of value in my truck and as I looked behind the passenger seat, my brain asked, "Huh? What is this?' Well it was the green bag full of emergency meals. Yep. After I put them in my truck, out of sight, they were instantly forgotten. So My Sweetie drove me around Saturday afternoon to hand them out. Although I knew there would be no bad weather all week and therefore could have waited until Friday to hand them out (they are shelf stable), I didn't want a daily reminder in my house of what a dingbat I am.
After we got the forgotten meals delivered, we hit a bar and made a plan for dinner out. We drove over to a popular area that has lots of shops and restaurants, not realizing that everyone in the universe was planning on celebrating Valentine's Day two days early. That place was packed. We finally gave up and headed back to our part of town and hit a nice restaurant that we had not been to in a while. We had a $75 gift card, so we both went crazy and ordered from the specials of the day. I had that awesome rock lobster tail in the picture above. Yum City!
On Sunday I actually cooked breakfast. Afterwards we sat outside for a long time. I may have actually gotten too much sun on my knees I'll see how they look after I wake up, because I plan on sitting outside every day this week. After sunning, it was almost time for the Duke basketball game. The game was great! Then we ate lasagne with italian sausage and watched the Grammy Awards. It was really a nice weekend. I like those.


cabcree said...

yay! sun! it's warmed up here least for now. :) and yes, everyone in the world was out this weekend. I don't think it was all about V-day either. The malls were packed. I think people were just glad it was warm and wanted to get out and do something.

haphazardlife said...

Ah! Sunshine... Here it's grey, the sky is grey, the roads are grey, the cars are grey, the city is grey, the people are grey. I'm sick of grey.

- Jazz

VioletSky said...

"...because I plan on sitting outside every day this week" - I may have to hate you for this.

Mr. Jazz said...

Didn't watch the Grammys but I'm mighty proud of Montreal's own Arcade Fire for taking the album of the year award. Hope you thought of us at that time :-)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thank you so much for your kind and caring words, my dear...They mean a lot!

Sounds like a perfect Weekend!

Carole said...

Yay sunshine! Glad you all had such a nice weekend. I'm about 15 minutes late, but Happy Valentine's Day! That lobster looks scrumptious.

geewits said...

~~Yes, the weather has made everyone want to be OUT.

~~I'm sorry for your greyness. I wish you sunshine.

~~That's okay. Remember, I'll be sweating silly in July and August and you will be fine.

Mr. Jazz,
~~I did! When the guy said, "Thank you Montreal!!" I so did think of you guys.

~~I'm truly sorry for your loss.

~~It was delicious. We went to Mac's. I hope you had a great Valentine's Day!