Monday, September 7, 2009

My busy weekend

We had company this weekend and when my dearest friend comes to town we turn into teenagers all over again and we can't stop giggling.

She arrived in town and she and I had plans to watch the Dallas Cowboy football game, and we won! That was fun oh and we had to order pizza, they have "The Cowboy Special", I don't know if we ended up with that special because DH wants to have everything thrown on it, except anchovies he also prefers for the onions to be grilled first but I don't know of any place that grilles the onions first.
We went to Joanns and I did some stashing, the we ran to Staples to get some things for DH. One thing I find infuriating about some stores is that they are not handicap friendly, I have heard of 3 point turns but never 10 pointed turns. That was ridiculous even some customers had to come to my assistants when I was doing a one of my 10 point turns. that was because nobody that worked there came to my rescue. I couldn't even get my Hoveround down some of the aisle's, and that just makes me mad. I won't be going back to Staples EVER! I do NOT recommend them if you are handicapped.

After that we came home and ate the fish dinner (out of Racheal Rays 'Big Orange Cookbook') I had made (with help), then we made a bottom to the shade we had put up in the office. We tried fabric glue but it would not stick, I guess its because we were using tulle, but I don't know for sure. And if I remember MacGyver correctly he always had a paperclip, a sock and duct tape and he could fix anything with just those 3 things, so I should have known to get the duct tape out, My DF said that's how she hems her costumes for the musicals that she is in.

We had hoped to watch the UofN game but PPV wanted 30 smackeroores to watch the game. Well being on a fixed income sure makes you very aware of the price of things. I felt like was spending a billion dollars this weekend as it was. Course I didn't spend a billion dollars because I left it in my other jet and it is in the shop. giggle

After my friend left. DH and I watched all the games that came on the tube. Well it was a fun weekend.

How was yours?


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Our trip

Our trip was wonderful although exhausting.  We left home about 9:00 am and drove thru north Texas then up into Kansas.  We spent the night in Salina, Kansas at least I think that is the name of the town.  The next morning Noel called in a panic because they had moved the ceremony from 5:00 in the evening to 11:00 in the morning so we rushed to get ready and left as fast as we could, I don’t remember what time it was.  We barely made it.  When we got there, parents were milling around and then they started grabbing seats very fast so Noel told us where to sit for the best view of her.  The ceremony started and we couldn’t really hear what was being said except I heard “yes sir” several times.  The unit came to attention made a precision right turn and then started walking.  They walked past the families and made a left turn got into a two row formation.  The acoustics were terrible so let’s just say there was a lot of mumbling into the microphone.  They played the “Star Spangled Banner” and then they did the repeat after me thing.  Then they were released them and so we spent the rest of the day with Noel, I took a little nap while David and Mom took Noel shopping, David got both of us a University of Nebraska hat’s.  He spent too much money but Noel needed a few things, and you only live once, right?

On Saturday, we got up and went to a picnic with and for Noel’s unit.  It was a very nice day.  We had to leave right after the picnic to head for home.  We stopped in Newton, Kansas (I think that was the name of the town.)  Mom and Bob went exploring the town while David and I rested.  When they got back, they said they had found a little Italian restaurant for dinner.  David and I shared some calamari and spaghetti after dinner all we wanted to do was go back to the hotel and go to bed.  We got up on Sunday and drove the last 7 hours to get home.  Boy howdy, were we ready to be home.