What a great weekend this was……perfect weather (until it got a little cooler today, but still nice), and lots of thoughts clanging around in my brain! So, it is time for a brain dump and to just ramble on about the things I did this weekend and other random thoughts. Not sure where to start, really, guess I should just jump in with the weekend activities and go from there.
Thursday was St. Patrick’s Day – we had Irish Pub music playing in our office area all day, which was interesting. I went by Southern Jewelers to drop off the items I gathered for their Scavenger Hunt contest – I am now in the running for the Grand Prize – a pair of 1/2 carat diamond earrings!!! Yes, that is a 4-leaf clover on my cheek!
Friday evening wasn’t all that special. I thought about going out to eat, but ended up just staying home. I didn’t want to be out too late, anyway, because Friday night is my night to watch “The Defenders” and “Blue Bloods” on TV. I LOVE those shows! Yeah – I DVR them, but I’d still rather watch them when they air, unless something really special takes priority over them. But, when I got all settled in and comfortable in front of the TV, I discovered that – for the second week in a row – both shows were preempted by basketball games! Uugghh! When is the basketball season done so that we can have our TV back??? At least last week, was just local games, so there was a “new” episode of each on and I was able to catch them on HULU the next day. This week must have been wider spread coverage or they were reruns, because I haven’t seen new episodes posted on HULU, yet. So, I ended up watching a couple of hours of back-to-back “Say Yes To The Dress” episodes – most of which I saw before, but sat through again cause there wasn’t anything else that interested me on!
Saturday was cool, though. The weather was FABULOUS!!! 80+ degrees, sunny, and totally enjoyable! The weather has been very good the past several days, but Saturday, I actually got to enjoy it because I wasn’t inside working all day! I bummed around the house and played with the girls most of the day and took a much-needed afternoon nap. Then, I got ready and went out for the evening. First, I had a perfectly cooked rib eye steak dinner at Cafe 121 – YUM!!! Then, I went to the Temple Theatre and got a ticket to the Saturday performance of the current show – “Proof”. The show wasn’t to start for an hour, so I took the opportunity to stroll around downtown and enjoy the gorgeous evening. It was still 70+ degrees and so quiet and peaceful. I looked in all the store windows and just wandered around in an attempt to walk off just a little of the delicious dinner. I got back to the theatre and it was still a little early, so I sat on the bench outside and continued to enjoy the evening. Between dinner, my stroll, and my time at the theatre, I was able to say hi to several people I know and that was so nice. The show was good — as always, the Temple Theatre did a very nice job of bringing the performances to life. After the show, I went back home and had the chocolate pound cake I got “to go” after dinner at Cafe 121.
The other neat thing about Saturday night was the moon. It was not only a full moon, it was a super “pedigree” full moon! Apparently, it was the closest it has been to the Earth in about 20 years, so it appeared much bigger and brighter than the typical full moon. It was quite beautiful.
So, today – the last day of the weekend, but the first day of Spring – is Sunday! It was cooler today – a friend on Facebook said it best: “Only in NC can the last day of winter be 84 and the first day of spring be 54!” But, I don’t care – it is still the first day of Spring and I am so happy to see this day come! It was a rough winter for just about everywhere in the country this year! I love Spring! It is my favorite time of year – with the exception of the pollen weeks!
I went out for a little bit. I needed to fill my gas tank — something I dread, along with most of the rest of the world! I started to head to Lowes Foods to fill up there, but decided to go to the Murphy Express station at WalMart, instead. I’m glad I did! Along the way, most of the stations I noticed were posting gas prices of $3.50 – 3.51 a gallon and there was one place I noticed that was $3.49. Murphy Express price was only $3.46!!! Five cents cheaper than most other places. Then, I was REALLY glad I went up there, instead of Lowes Foods — I went by there on my way back and their price was $3.52!!!! What’s up with that??? I thought they were supposed to be a discount gas station!!! I usually go there because it is closer, but will definitely go to the other end of town from now on! Six cents a gallon less is absolutely worth the drive to save!
Then, I had lunch at the Dairy Bar and went to get some groceries.
I think that’s all I have to talk about today………