In order to use up some vacation time that's just been sitting around collecting dust, I took Friday and Monday off. There were several "need to do" things on my list, a few errands, and a whole lot of time to do as I wish. The highlights were, as usual, left undocumented, something I'm going to need to change if I decide to do NaBloPoMo.
Friday, Cheryl and I had a lovely breakfast while my car was spiffed up. If I had any wits about me I'd show you the beautiful breakfast I had at The Oasis Cafe. I was so pleased to find they can easily make a gluten free meal. That afternoon I spent time in the garden talking with friends who were cleaning out their garden beds. I ate a dozen dozen beautifully ripe raspberries from a neighbors garden (with permission), which were the best raspberries I've ever had.
Saturday I spent the morning with a wonderful bunch of knitters and knit on a sweater, a project I have kept a secret from you for no real reason (other than I never get around to it). That night I had sushi with a friend and she suggested we see Meet the Patels. It was laugh out loud funny and sweet, a movie I would highly recommend. I didn't think to take a picture of our evening until we were walking out of the theater.
Sunday morning Smith made me a breakfast of potato latkes, a real treat as he had just picked the potatoes the day before. I feel very spoiled when he takes the time to make up a batch of deliciousness, especially his very own home grown, hand picked delicacies. Because this meal was impromptu, we did not have apple sauce on hand, so I minced up an apple and served it on the side and it was better than apple sauce as it had some crunch, was sweet on its own and tasted just like apple (what a revelation!).
Sunday night I went to The Martian with another friend. This year I have been to very few movies, maybe one or two all year, and here I am seeing two movies in one weekend. My heart was in throat the whole movie. I felt his loneliness, I felt his exasperation, sorrow, and his determination. I usually don't care for blockbuster, sci-fi genre anything, but this movie was really good (if you suspend disbelief).
My movie recommendation weekend is over, but my weekend continues though today. Smith has the day off, too, and we have loose plans to DO something. If I can get enough coffee into him we might be able to set off early on an adventure.