14 October 2012

Falling Slowly

That's what this weekend felt like. The leaves are beginning to change in my neighborhood and we got a nice soaking rain.

It was Fall Break for 2/3 of the kiddos in the house and we took it easy enjoying some down time with no soccer games and no basketball games.

Caramel Apples

We enjoyed some sweet Autumn treats (above) and some very comforting Baked Potato Soup (below) when the Little One's birth mom came to visit Saturday. That was a nice visit and the Little Ones kept her occupied for a few hours straight (we skipped a nap).

Baked Potato Soup

We also enjoyed a WIN for our team (Boomer!) in the Red River Rivalry. I didn't watch much of the game as I was totally into a Happy Snowman Latch Hook rug kit I found in Emi's closet last weekend. I got this for us last year in an effort to do a craft together to be used as decoration, and when I dug it out, it brought back memories from 1979 when I worked on a latch hook rug at the Norman Public Library. I remember hanging out and getting lost in thought working on that rug and that happened a little this past weekend.

Saturday night Scott and I got to experience the Warren's Director's Suite and I may not be able to sit in a regular theater again! We've experienced The Balcony on a few occasions (even got to watch the OU-Texas game on the big screen there 4 years ago) and that was really nice with servers bringing food and drink during the movies, but the Director's Suite was a scoach better in that the seats reclined with footrests and the seat and back were heated.  So, in a nutshell,  I could fall asleep during the movie much quicker than at home if I didn't watch it.

I thought a Caramel Shake might help keep me awake during Argo and I was right. It was a really good movie and brought back even more memories of what I was doing during the Iran Hostage Crisis. I remember when Carter was president (yes, I'm that old). I was a child living in Florida and I remember my parents talking about inflation and gas prices going up and my mom drove a powder blue VW bug. I also remember Billy Beer (my grandparents got some) and where I was when I heard that Elvis was dead (Disney World).

I had moved to Oklahoma when the Iran Hostage Crisis took place and remember hearing about it on the news...but I don't know where I was when they were freed. The movie invoked a nice trip down Memory Lane...

Anyway, the movie was a really good movie and our date night was a nice, long overdue break away from the kids.

Today after church we met my parents out for lunch at Ray's and we kept running into so many people we used to know or used to work with...it was a nice time.  It was a gorgeous fall day and I got out for a little while to trim my forsythia hedge (I haven't given up on that) and weed and sort and transplant. I tried to nap a little but that latch hook kit was within reaching distance so I was unable to succumb to sleep....maybe next time.


  1. Comfort food, comfortable seats, and the comforting presence of your loved one on a long-awaited date night... sounded like the perfect autumn weekend!

    1. Yes, ma'am! It sure was and we hope to have more of these times with just us two. ;.)


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