This is day 5 of my 5 day weekend and I am loving the time off! My company is closed today in observance of the 4th of July, so I took Thursday and Friday off, to have a nice long weekend. I am SO glad I did! I have had the most relaxing time!
Hubby and I have watched movies, hung out and just enjoyed the extra time. We had some really bad weather on Thursday, Friday and Saturday....thank you Hurricane Alex...but that did not dampen our spirits.
We went to see Toy Story 3 and went to dinner on Friday, despite flooding all over the city. LOL! Toy Story was a really cute movie and I even got a little choked up at the end. Not many movies do that to me. Then we went to eat at a little Italian place that we love. We don't go very often and don't even know why, except that we used to have a hard time finding it. LOL! I got an amazing dish, that I plan to try to recreate. It was seafood stuffed Tilapia covered in angel hair pasta mixed with spinache, artichokes and tomatoes in a light Alfredo sauce. I picked out the tomatoes, as I don't eat them. I had ordered the dish without and when it came with them, the waiter offered to have it remade, but I asked if they would throw away what was in front of me and he said yes. I cannot bear the idea of throwing away perfectly good food, so said I would just pick them out. LOL! The tomatoes weren't wasted, as Hubby just added them to his dish. It really was absolutely incredible and my leftovers made an excellent lunch the next day.
Saturday, more rain was forecast, so I decided to run to the grocery store in the morning before the rain. I was unsuccessful. LOL! It rained a little when I got to the store, but stopped, so I went in and did my shopping. I spent $76, but saved $57 and got a cartload. I was pretty pleased with my savings. Just as I was starting to rebag at the car....baggers never bag my groceries the way I want them done, so I just redo as I am loading them into the car....it started POURING rain. So, I just flung them in the car and jumped in to head home.
The rain slacked off when I got home so I made it inside with what had to come in without getting drenched. The rest of the day was spent relaxing with Hubby.
Yesterday, July 4th, I made a double batch of chocolate chip, with Walnuts and pecans, cookies. We were going to MIL's to watch her little town's fireworks display and making cookies to take has become a tradition. LOL! In the evening, we headed to her house and had pizza for dinner, then headed to watch fireworks. We go to Hubby's old elementary school and sit out in lawn chairs to watch. It was really nice out, though the ground was a little soggy.
Today, we have no plans but to relax.
I love the glimpse of my future retirement!
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