Monday, February 16, 2009

Weekend Recap: Valentine's Day

We had the BEST weekend! We got to spend the ENTIRE weekend - TOGETHER! We get so busy that it doesn't seem like that happens enough. Sure, we survived the Ice Storm together, but THAT wasn't fun. This weekend was FUN!!!

My Handsome Prince and I went out to eat Friday evening. Let me back up a bit, and give you a little background. My husband is one of "those" people who are VERY superstitious. He has been known to come to a dead stop in the middle of a road, throw the vehicle in reverse and BACK UP for what seemed like MILES and miles (okay, maybe not THAT far!) all because a black cat crossed the road we were travelling. (TRUE STORY!) So the fact that it was Friday the 13th had him a BIT freaked out. We had discussed what we wanted to do for Valentine's Day, and had agreed that going out to eat would be a nice treat. I suggested that we go out on Friday night, because with Valentine's falling on a Saturday all of the restaurants would be packed.

So we had our plan, and then Friday morning while we are watching the news and drinking our coffee the news anchor said something about it being Friday the 13th. I swear I saw the light bulb come on! Up to this point, it had not occurred to Larry that in order for Valentine's day to be Saturday, we were going to have a Friday, the 13th. Panic set in! I am not even the least bit superstitious, so I laugh at the lengths he will go to all to avoid "a situation". He was a good sport, I guess because he had survived going to work and nothing bad happened! We went to Carraba's, were seated right away (my plan worked!) and enjoyed a WONDERFUL meal. After dinner we stopped by the mall and walked for a bit - we needed to after that delicious meal!

Saturday we got to sleep in! We had no plan for the day, other than spending it together. After we had our coffee we headed in to town to do some window shopping. We completely remodeled our house back in the 90's and in some areas - you can tell! We have been slowly updating flooring and light fixtures in recent years. We want to upgrade as we update, without breaking the bank. I have a Birthday coming up (YAY!) and I have asked for new light fixtures in our Master Bedroom and bath. So we stopped at a few of the home improvement stores to check out what is available. OH MY! There are some beautiful fixtures out there! I REALLY liked some that I saw that are a copper finish. SO Pretty! We found a ceiling fan that we both like, and have started with that. Once it is installed, we will try to agree on what color needs to go in our bathroom.

We watched a bunch of movies over the weekend. It was a good weekend for romantic comedies! (Chick Flicks!) We saw "How to lose a guy in 10 days" and "Sweet Home Alabama" again. Such good movies! We also watched "My best friend's girl" (I wouldn't recommend this one at all) and "Nights in Rodanthe" which was sad, but very good. I'm more of a happy ending kind of girl!

I got caught up on a bunch of chores over the weekend too. All that time without power had my laundry out of control! I also fussed around washing a bunch of my nick knacks. I've got a bunch of "stuff" and I love how they look when they are all shiny and sparkly. A sink full of hot, soapy water can make SUCH a difference! I didn't get everything done, but I accomplished a lot. So it really was a wonderful weekend! I hope yours was too!


Shannon said...

Sounds like a great weekend!! I love getting things accomplished.

I've never met a superstitious person so I would have been laughing too. :)

scrap fairy said...

You're back! I was eagerly awaiting a new post from you!
I didn't know Larry was superstitious like that! Glad you had a great V-day!