|Our 45th Anniversary!|
Even after 45 years together my hubby still can surprise me. Well actually that's not completely true. Like I always tell our kids I have to be careful what I ask for because unless it's ridiculously expensive or absolutely insane he'll do his best to get it for me. Our kids knew that and sometimes they would ask me to ask their Dad for something and I had to be careful which requests I took on for them. Anyway---|
As I mentioned in my journal yesterday I had hoped we could see a movie today and have supper together tonight. Hmmmmm--guess what! We did more than that. Last night Sid suggested that we might have breakfast at Cracker Barrel this morning so we decided to do that today. We didn't rush too much because we also decided that we would see a movie AND have dinner (noon meal for us) around mid-afternoon. WOW! That's quite a day's planning don't you think?
When we got to Cracker Barrel's we had only a ten minute wait which compared to what we had around Christmas time was nothing. Apparently they were having problems in the kitchen so it took a while to get our breakfast and we never did get the grits that was part of the meal. Since neither of us was terribly interested in having grits today we told the waitress not to worry about getting that out to us. She was very nice and most apologetic but she did the best she could. By the time we left the front area was packed with folks waiting to get into the dining area so we had timed that just perfectly.
After breakfast we headed off to the theater the one located near the Mall of Louisiana RAVE 15. We planned to see the movie about "Benjamin Button" with Brad Pitt; however by the time we got to the window it was sold out. My next choice was the one with Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson but instead of naming that movie I named MARLEY AND ME as the one we wanted to see and I didn't recognize my error until we were at the theater showing that movie. We could have changed our ticket but we decided to give that one a shot--and I'm so glad we did.
If you get a chance to see a sweet (happy funny and sad) movie family movie this is the one to see. Sometimes things happen for the best without you having anything to do with it and this was one of those time. BOTH of us thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston were both so natural in it and I frankly fell in love with the movie. There were a bunch of kids sitting next to us and I fully expected a noisy time ba
I forgot to mention that we finished our breakfast too early for the movie so we decided to check out the new Borders Book Store in the Mall Circle. Again we were pleasantly surprised to find such a variety of materials there--and some really good bargains as well. Since I will be going to Grandparents' Days this week I decided to pick up a few book-store items to bring to our grandchildren. There were so many choices that I finally ended up calling Bec and Jess to get some advice which they gave gladly. I found things for the Holy Savior kids and for our little ones as well. So I'll be bringing all of that when I go tomorrow and Friday. By the way the folks there were extremely helpful and friendly so if you're in the neighborhood stop by! (No we didn't get a discount for recommending them.)
When we left the theater after the movie we headed to Siegan Lane where OLIVE GARDEN is located. Sid had suggested that we have a late lunch (early supper) there and who am I to argue with that. As it turned out we once again had excellent service. Our young waitress who took our order and brought our water and coke was leaving early (or as it turned out was TRYING to leave early) because it was her birthday and her mother-in-law was doing something special for her (I think that's who she said was doing something); for some reason she kept getting delayed but the young man who took her place did an excellent job too. And the hostess--well she was fantastic! We had a lovely meal with the usual hot bread sticks and salad that Olive Garden is known for providing with all meals with excellent service and decent prices. So...
Can you tell that we had a good day? I even found some of the special candy that I've been looking for for weeks--a kind of caramel creme called Bull's Eyes; I didn't find them individually wrapped in a bag but rather they came in a little pack sort of like the CHUCKLES candy of my youth (some of you will know what I'm talking about). So I bought several packs of these to "tide me over" until I can find them in the bag again. I actually have Jess on the lookout for some.
Tomorrow morning I'll be heading to Thibodaux to see Emma at her new school. Please say prayers for a safe journey BOTH ways. Until next time have a great evening and a wonderful week.
QUOTE: "When you do the things you need to do when you need to do them the day will come when you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them."
NOTE: Like today for example-----both Sid and I have worked hard all our lives at our jobs and with our family doing what had to be done when it had to be done; now although Sid is still working we have more freedom to enjoy our time together to do some of the things we really want to do WHEN we want to do them. Oh of course we're still limited to some degree but complete freedom won't come until we reach our eternal goal. For now we take whatever time we have and use it as we wish within the parameters of our lives at this point.