August 02, 2010

Wonderful Weekend Wrap Up!

I had a wonderfully relaxing weekend, so I'm not sure why I started the morning in a mood.  Okay so I do, but trust me you don't want to hear about it.


On to the weekend fun.  Friday night I hung out with a couple of girlfriends.  I got to Melissa's house a little later than Chasity, so they already had the cookie cake made for Chasity's niece.  I got to witness the decoration and being a good planner, Melissa had extra to decorate the double doozy cookies that we'd set aside for ourselves.

If that weren't yummy enough, after salad and pizza we finished the night watching Ryan Reynolds in The Proposal. I'd never seen it before and of course loved it!!

Jay had tidied up the house Friday night making my cleaning go pretty quickly Saturday morning. He took off the trash (or the part of it he could fit in his Durango - we had a leak in the cellar which created lots of mildewed stuff now earmarked for the dump) then go the information together for the cabins he had to take pictures of.

I decided to ride along. And I managed to get lunch - and a new favorite beer out of the deal!

Jay got a pitcher of PBR (must be nice to be able to drink on the job). Since it was an English style pub I was excited to see that they had Smithwicks on the beer menu - I haven't had it since I went to Ireland for a friends wedding.  Unfortunately this pub was out of it, so I tried a few until I finally hit the jackpot.

Shiner Bocks is my new favorite beer.  And after being told that its very similar to Newcastle, I plan on trying that one at my next opportunity.

I grabbed my book club book The Thirteenth Tale to get a little reading done while he was busy taking pictures. Sometimes I think is fun just to ride along and see the different properties out there.

We're meeting Friday night to discuss the book, so I wanted to be sure to finish it.  Turns out it was too good to put down.  I ended up not putting it down until it was finished Saturday night.   For a change, Jay actually went to bed before me.

Jay was supposed to meet a client Sunday, so he wasn't able to go to church with me.  When I left church (thankfully everything started no problem) I had a text from Jay saying he might be able to join me after all.  His clients had canceled.   

The pool is actually the one place I'm okay with hanging out in public alone.  I had picked out a new book that morning before leaving the house and when I got to the pool I dove right in.

Skinny Dip is about a couple on a cruise for their 2nd anniversary.  They are out for an evening stroll one evening, and he tosses her overboard.  I had purchased it at a library sale, and it wasn't in the best shape.  Definitely pool/beach reading - no harm done if the book gets a little wet.

I was pleasantly surprised at how good of a book it was.  At 9:30 last night, I feared a similar fate as Saturday night - up late finishes it.  I decided to go ahead and put it down before it got too late.

I feel like all I did all weekend was lay around and read - so why is it that I'm so sleepy this morning?

What are you reading?  Anything that I should add to my list?


  1. I miss reading. I guess I could read if I got off the computer once in a while! LOL Sounds like a nice relaxing weekend!

  2. oh our hubs and their PBR....they would get along so well in a bar. LOL. That cookie is awesome...which one did you have, I'm guessing DIVA.

    Hope your day goes better girl!

  3. I started the Hunger Games series while at the beach. Tore through book one and now can't wait to start #2. Anything by James Patterson or Jodi Picoult are good quick reads too.

  4. WONDERFUL IS RIGHT!!! love those weekends!! that's what I am looking fwd to this winter!!

    right now & for the past 3 months, I have been reading Eat, Pray, Love. hoping to have it finished b4 we go see the movie on our next girls' night out :)

  5. Sounds like a good weekend! You have to have one of those every once in a while!

  6. Sounds like you had a great weekend. I loved The Proposal. I laughed so hard during it.

  7. The Proposal was so cute! Sounds like a nice weekend.

    I'm reading Moby Dick and struggling through it so far. I will persevere, though! ha :)

  8. i'm not reading anything at the moment...that needs to change pronto!

  9. Sounds like a nice weekend!
    I don't like beer. I just never learned to like that taste. Beer bread is another story though!

  10. Sounds like a lovely weekend! If you are looking for a quick read and like HP, I recommend the Percy Jackson series!!

    It's ok you are in a mood...and just so you know, I'm down to hear about it!

  11. Sounds like a fantastic weekend! I love reading, although most of my "reading" gets done via listening to books on CD during my commute. Wish "Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life" had been on CD, because I'd be DONE with it already! I had a whole bunch of CD books on hold via the library, and they all arrived at once! "Millionaire Next Door" is on my listening list; I just started listening to "Women, Food, and God".

    I like beer, but I prefer lagers and lighter ales to the darker stuff. My husband likes the darker beers, though, so I try them now and then.

    Have you read any of Bailey White's books? She's a hoot. She writes mainly collections of autobiographical/memoir short pieces ("Mama Makes Up Her Mind" and "Sleeping at the Starlight Motel"), which are great because I sometimes have trouble putting down a book and going to sleep. (She does have a novel, too, "Quite a Year for Plums.")

  12. I'm actually doing a reading post myself...eventually...someday...maybe tonight! : )

  13. I just got a book at the thrift store. Can't remember what it is called. I also sort of started We are the Mulvaneys. I should finish it.

  14. OK, it's settled then: you have to come visit me! I don't live too far from where they make your new favorite beer! ;) We played Shiner in high school! I'm reading "Beyond the Night" by Marlo Schalesky. It's about a man & woman who got in a car accident. She's in a coma or something, & they're both thinking back to college (when they met & when she started going blind). So far, so good! It sounds like you had a nice weekend!


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