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Labor Day Weekend - Wrap-up

Just catching my breath after a this 3-day weekend!  Honestly, it's not that we were working really hard or got to cross several items off the "to do" just felt busy and full. 

I really enjoyed Eddie being off on Saturday and Sunday.  He worked in the yard on Saturday morning, while I cleaned house.  Then we headed out to the grocery store, with a quick stop at Hastings to rent some movies for much-needed down time over the weekend.  Let me tell you, we needed the down time after HEB.  First of the month, Saturday of a holiday weekend.....need I say more?!?!?  It was total chaos and both of us were experiencing frayed nerves by the time we finished at the check out and navigated our way out of the parking lot.....

Sunday evening had been set aside for the family to get together over here and celebrate Sam's 21st birthday, a few days early.  So, I baked a cake and prepared homemade potato salad.  Quite an undertaking for me!  Ed smoked ribs and sausage out on the grill and we threw in some baked beans to round out the menu.  But, our time together with Mom, Dad, all the kids and the grandkids was totally worth the effort. We ate well, laughed a lot and the evening was a total success!

Today has been a slow day, thankfully.  Yes, I drug out a file and did some work from home.  But, it was "creative" work - designing a brochure for a new listing - so, it was challenging and enjoyable.  Finished up a few loads of laundry that were still hanging around.  Researched several state park facilities in the Hill Country and made reservations for a long weekend get-away later this month.  And finally gave myself a real "pedicure".  (Well, it ain't like going to the salon, but it still felt pretty good to get fresh-looking feet and toes!)

Revlon's "Velvet Rope" on the toes this week....

 As for the movies we ended up watching this weekend.....

"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" - This was Ed's choice; rather brutal and dry, typical spy movie.  It required my full attention to follow the plot, so I will just say it was "okay".


"Joyful Noise" - with Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton.  I really wanted to like this one, but it was....bad, boring, every cliche in the book made it into this movie....

"Act of Valor" - Another Eddie pick, but I enjoyed it, too.  Very exciting and extremely moving.  Real Navy Seals, so the acting is a little wooden - hey, these guys are real-life heroes, not actors!

"Bernie" - Starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey - Perhaps one of the more notorious alums from my dear old high school, Bernie Tiede.  Dark, but very funny.  And if you've ever been in a small town in East Texas, well, you will get the townfolk.  Should this guy have gotten life in prison for shooting Mrs. Nugent and stuffing her in the freezer???  Well, you watch and be the judge.....

However you spent your time over the long weekend, tomorrow it's back to the usual.  Hope you have a blessed week!




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