Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What a Marvelous Memorial Day Weekend

Well, girls, I had a marvelous Memorial Day weekend. After I escaped from work Friday night, I went home to spend some quality time with W. I was planning to make some yummy Mexican (OK, pseudo Mexican) food for dinner. I was planning to make taco pie, which is a huge hit around our house, especially with the ten year old. I think that's because it involves the Pillsbury dough boy, and let's just face it, he makes everything better. There was only one problem with my plan. My hamburger was bad. No, not bad. It was rancid. Despite the fact I had just purchased it, and despite the fact that it was still before the sell by date. That made me mad. Some of you already know this, but this was the second time in a month that I have purchased bad meat from the grocery store (Hy-Vee on Valley West Drive). So, we ordered pizza instead. And, it was yummy! We hung out for a while, and I went to bed early. Even earlier than W. And, for someone who loves sleep as much as me. That was priceless!

Saturday was an eventful day. George surprised me with this Saturday morning.

Oh, yes. A MONKEY. I think by now you all know how much I LOVE monkeys. And, this isn't just any monkey. It's a sleepy time Curious George monkey. The tag said, "Bedtime is more fun with your favorite monkey by your side!" Oh, yes it is!! I was so excited.
Saturday afternoon George and I took W. and a friend to see the new Indiana Jones movie. To make things even better we met my friend Melissa, her sister, two of her kids at the movie. I didn't know if I was going to like the movie or not, but I did. It was actually pretty good. I don't want to give anything away, if you haven't seen it yet, but there is one really great part where some monkeys save the day!! Oh, and I got to eat movie theater popcorn, of course. With as much extra butter as the clerk would put on it. Don't worry. I have my angiogram scheduled for later this week *wink.*
Saturday night George took me to dinner at Sam & Gabes. Sam & Gabes is a little bistro in town, and it is one of my absolute favorite restaurants. I had steak de burgo and George had beef medallions topped with Gorgonzola. Yum!
Sunday morning I visited a church with my friend Melissa. I really enjoyed the service, especially the music. It was really neat. I got to spend time with God and with Melissa. Awesome! I spent the rest of my Sunday relaxing and doing some Bible study. Nothin' is better than that.
Yesterday, I had to work. Boo. But, I cut out of work a little early and went home. I wish I could tell you I did something exciting, but I didn't. I cleaned my house and rearranged furniture. I had to make room for some new book cases. (Yes, I didn't have enough shelf space for my books. And, yes, I realize I have a book buying problem.) I LOVE to read. Do you love to read? And, if so, what are some of your favorite books? I am always looking for new books to read.
I hope you all had a really marvelous Memorial Day weekend. And, yes, this blog post has been brought to you by the letter "M". Have a great Tuesday!


Caroline said...

oooooooooooo fun weekend you had!!!!!!!!!! and all this talk of pizza and popcorn is not helping me with my "just say no" to this amazing food!!!!!! oh i feel some papa johns coming on soon!!!

Caroline said...

ps.... your dear george letter made me cry. what a wonderful man you have!!! To God be the Glory!!!

Kelly said...

Your M's make me laugh.
That sounds like a wonderful weekend!!!! I'm glad it was so good!

Josh & Sarah said...

You are too cute! It took me a second or two, but I did notice that the M words were bolded. Funny! Pizza sounds delightful...I'm sure that I'll be having some sometime in the next week or so as things get packed up and dinner gets forgotten... Hope that you have a great afternoon!

Kristen said...

How clever you are Heather! I felt like I was watching Sesame Street...love it!
I've been in love with popcorn lately and your mentioning the movie butter made me want some in a serious way!
Glad you had such a great weekend!

Julie said...

The monkey is so cute!!!!! What a sweet thing he did!! Sorry you had to work but at least you got some time off.

Have a great week!

Julie said...

Thought of you. There was a piece on Good Morning American about monkeys!!! 5/29/08