Saturday, April 28, 2012

Day 835: Light It Up!

I forgot to mention yesterday that strawberries were on a seriously wicked sale, so I might have bought 12 pounds of them.  And, so far, I've made 15 jars of freezer jam.  Yay!  I plan to make at least a couple more batches on Monday.  Hip hip hooray!

So, that was another Joyful Moment for yesterday.  But it kind of got overshadowed by my time with HH.

On to today.  Where to begin?

Sleeping in was a seriously delightful Joyful Moment.  I made it all the way to 8:05 AM.  (of course, I was awake from 4:30 to 6:30 thanks to fabulous pregnancy congestion...)  But it was really nice to not have any little people barging into our room, for just one morning.  And a leisurely breakfast.  Then we headed out.

We hadn't intended to shop at all during our weekend sans children, but it ended up happening anyway.  We picked up a couple of noise makers to try and help those struggling to ever get enough sleep (me and Baby B).  We checked out some shotguns and accessories since that was what HH was supposed to get for Christmas.

Of last year.

We finally found a set of matching lamps for our bedroom.  Actually, we found two potentials, but after setting them both up tonight, there was a definite winner.  Maybe I'll remember to take a picture some time so you can see...  But having those is a big Joyful Moment.

And then we headed off the beaten path to try a lesser known restaurant.  It was a vegetarian place and definitely unique, but super tasty.  The menu varies, but is pretty simple.  Today it was four variations of mac n' cheese and four soups.  We both opted for mac--HH got a baby bella mac and I got the chipotle mac.  I liked mine best, but both were quite yummy.  And you know that good food always brings me Joyful Moments.

Then we took our very full tummies to the movie theater (it's only been three years since we last saw a movie together in the theater) and watched the Hunger Games.  I loved it.  Seriously.  And I was quite pleased with the casting (I'm usually pretty picky about this when it comes to book-based movies).  All except Peeta.  Ew.

And, of course, reuniting with the kids was another Joyful Moment.  And hearing all about how much fun they had jumping on their friends' new trampoline.  And being satisfied that no one had been seriously injured on said trampoline.

Yeah, it was a really great Saturday.

Wishing you all really great Saturdays!


Linda said...

Sounds like you had a great time. My JM's on Sat and Sun were bounteous - visiting with sooooo many dear friends and feeling at home in our old neck of the woods. What a blessing to be able to visit the people in New York again.

Cheryl said...

So fun! I'm excited to hear about it!