April 17, 2011

A Fabulous Weekend!

I have had a very full weekend with friends and family! I love getting the opportunity to catch up with everyone when I am in town on the weekends! I can't believe it's already over...luckily, I don't fly out again until Tuesday morning!
I came back into town on Thursday and Spencer and I had a wonderful meal together to welcome me back home. We stopped off at the hardware store and bought some grass seed and weed killer to put down in our front yard, then headed to the grocery store. Best to get all of the errands run straight away. After we got back we relaxed for a little bit and then ended up going outside to do a little bit of yard work before the storm hit. We laid down the grass seed and 20 minutes later it started to storm! We ordered some delicious food for dinner and cuddled in for the night. Falling asleep early at 10pm with the rain pattering down on the house.
We woke-up to freezing temperatures and dreary skies! Spencer had to go to work and I had work to do. I woke-up, drank some delicious home-brewed coffee and snuggled in to do some work while the puppies snuggled into me. At 6:00 my sister & brother-in-law came by to pick me up and we drove out to Spencer's work. We picked him up and then went out for some Spin Pizza! Soooo good! We had our usual. A delicious spinach salad with fire-roasted tomatoes and candied pecans, and then a chicken & goat cheese pizza with caramelized onion and porcini mushrooms! SOOoooooOOOOoooo delicious! We then all headed out to Home Depot to look at weed whackers and got some yogurt. Such a fun night :)
Saturday morning I met up with some good friends for lunch. I hadn't seen them in awhile, and my friend's little girl has gotten so big! She's a total cutie! We had a wonderful little lunch and then I headed home to cuddle inside where it was warm and watch some movies. Love Netflix! First up was...
I really loved this movie. It was truly, an Education! They captured the time period perfectly, as well as the different feminine roles of the time. The hopeless housewife, the shameless other woman and the young girl wishing for more. I am not ashamed to say that I cried a bit from time to time. 
Next was, Brokedown Palace. Oh my goodness...I had no idea! I have had this on my Netflix list for almost a full year, and i'm so sad I didn't see it sooner. A truly beautiful story that left me feeling so many different emotions. The ending was heart-wrenching... but in a way, it worked. I highly recommend this movie!
Last, but not least was Sweet November. I love this movie. I have seen this movie so many times, but each time it still leaves me breathless and amazed. Charlize Theron is stunning and perfect. My only qualm is having Keanu Reeves as the lead male... I get it that he's handsome. I just can't place him into a romantic movie. His eyes tell absolutely no story and stay so cold and black, even when his words are saying something completely different. I can't imagine how much better this would be with a different leading man.

Sometime during the day, I also managed to finish up my book!
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield is truly haunting. It took me a little while to grow into this book. I found it easy to put down each night in the beginning. About halfway through however, I was done. The book had put it's spell on me and I was mystified by it. Not until the last 10% of the book did I truly know what was going on and I loved every word. It was like a present I slowly unwrapped ribbon by ribbon. It may not be a book I read over and over again, but it will always hold a special place in my heart, and if Ms. Setterfield releases another book I will definitely be getting a copy!

After a long day of reading and watching movies, my eyes filled with tears...I relaxed with a glass of wine and made some fajitas for the Mr. and I. A wonderful end to a great relaxing day!
Today I spent time with a good friend. We went to lunch, explored Crate and Barrel and cuddled into large chairs at Barnes and Noble for some magazine shopping. I miss her so much, and I'm so glad I got the time to see her! Tonight, I made the delicious Cadbury cookies all over the internet...
which were DELICIOUS, and then watched the Sunday shows with the hubby :) Tomorrow we are meeting our tax guy so we can sign out documents and he can send them on out. I hope everyone has a great week!!!!!!!


Corinne said...

We watched An Education on a whim about a month ago and although it was a little weird in the beginning, I really loved it, too! Such a good, different, yet true film!

Rachel said...

I love all of those movies!! I spent my Saturday watching Deathly Hallows part 1 haha.