Happy Monday y'all! I hope your weekend was as good as mine was because it was a really great weekend for me. I was kind of sad to see it go. Actually, I'm sad to see every weekend go.
Friday morning I arrived
at work and after getting out of my car I realized that I had parked in a
spot which contained a dead cat. (Sorry, but it's true.) Needless to
say, that was a pretty gross way to start the day. I emailed maintenance
and asked them to please remove the cat from the parking spot;
thankfully they did and I didn't have to see it again. I put in a very
long 10-hour day and was more than ready to go by the time I left the
I picked up some dinner on the way home because I did not feel like
cooking a thing. When I got home, there was a note on my door from my
neighbor Jeff. He had made some Pasta Fagioli and the note said if I
wanted some to bring over a bowl and I did just that. I chatted with
Jeff for a while since I don't ever see him in the winter - I always
give him a hard time about this and when I left I said, "I'll see you in
the spring!" Jeff does a lot of gardening, etc. and so I often see him
out and about during the warm months, but in the winter, I never see
him. While I was there I asked him if he was the one who brought my
garbage can up from the street last week. He was not the one, so I'm
guessing it was probably the girl who lives next door.
Saturday morning I set out with an agenda and I accomplished all of it
in record time and had a really great day. I had a haircut scheduled for
8:00 a.m. and after my haircut I walked over to Brady's Shoe Repair to
see if there was any hope for my beloved brown shoes. the man said, and I
quote, "you know these are throw aways, right?" It was the news I
suspected I would receive but was hoping I would not. Alas, there is no
hope for the beloved browns and so I will forever be on a quest to find
another pair that matches my love for this one.
After I left Brady's, I went and got a car wash. I mainly wanted to
clean the inside of my car, but the outside was pretty disgusting as
well. I got it cleaned up and I swear to you I think it started running
better. Sometimes all an old car needs is some TLC. Next on the agenda
was picking up some prescriptions from Publix which took all of five
minutes. I also bought some candy for my next stop - the movie theater. I
think I have mentioned my refillable popcorn bucket that I purchased
from the theater in December. This past weekend was $1 refills (they are
usually $3.50) so I was pretty excited about loading up on popcorn for a
one whole American dollar. It doesn't get much better than that, folks.
The first movie on my agenda was Argo and it started at 10:10. I got my
bucket of popcorn and my contraband diet coke (carried in my purse) and
found a seat towards the top. I brought my Kindle along and did some
reading before the previews started. This movie came out in the fall and
I have had it on my "movies to see" list since it first came out, but
it's not often that I make it to the movie theater during football
season so I never found an opportunity to see it. I was pleasantly
surprised when I saw it was back on the slate for this past weekend and
jumped at the chance to see it.
The movie got out at 12:15, which gave me what I thought was an hour and
15 minutes before the next movie, which I thought started at 1:30. So, I
went over to Target and walked the aisles looking for nothing in
particular. Apparently Target is getting ready to move in their spring
and summer merchandise because they have a lot of items on clearance
right now. I bought a set of flannel sheets for $7.48; they had
originally been $24.99. I went back to the car to drive back to the
theater and then realized that the side view mirror on my passenger side
had fallen off - not the whole thing, just the glass portion of the
mirror. I have no idea when or where it happened, but can only imagine
it happened in the car wash and it took me that long to realize it was
I got back to the movie theater about 1:17 and got in line to buy my
ticket for Silver Linings Playbook. Much to my surprise, the movie
started at 1:15, not 1:30 as I had thought. I have no idea where I got
1:30 from because after looking at my list I had indeed written down
1:15. The previews had already started when I walked in, but I found a
seat towards the top and settled in for what was an absolutely hilarious
and heartwarming movie. I loved it.
After the second movie, I headed home. I spent the rest of the day doing
some cleaning and catching up on the DVR and I had Jeff's very
delicious Pasta Fagioli for dinner. It was probably the best Saturday
I've had in I don't know how long. In the middle of the night, I heard a
car crash and as it turns out, the mailbox and trash can down the
street were apparently the victims of someone's drunk driving (I
assume). Thankfully, it was just a mailbox and trash can and not my car.
Sunday I ordered a replacement mirror for Blue. It comes with adhesive;
so, hopefully I can repair it myself. Fingers crossed anyway.I'll be sure and let you all know how that goes.
P.S. I did make it to the funeral last week. I'll tell you about it tomorrow (if I don't forget).