Monday, January 21, 2013

This Weekend I...

This weekend, I...

...waited for it to snow.  We were supposed to get piles and piles of snow beginning on Thursday afternoon/evening.
Instead, we got a flood.
FINALLY around 10pm on Thursday night, it started to snow!   So, Donny and I went out and played in it for a bit. And thank goodness we did.
Because by the time I got up on Friday morning, it was almost all gone!  Or, rather, we didn't get very much at all. Boo.  So, I had to go to court, where I spent what felt like an eternity trying to resolve my three cases.  
... I did leave work around lunchtime since Donny was off work, and we got to spend the afternoon together.  We test drove a truck (since he is in desperate need of a new vehicle) and then went to see Zero Dark Thirty.  It turned out to be nothing at all like I thought it would be, and so much better.  The movie may have been perfect if anyone other than Jessica Chastain played the main character.  I was absolutely NOT a fan of her.  But the movie itself was really great.  I highly recommend it!
... I watched A LOT of the Barrett-Jackson auto auctions.  Donny is a big classic car lover, so this was on our TV all weekend long.  In a possibly related note, I managed to finish one book and get almost halfway through another this weekend... :)  
... I also read a lot on the kindle this weekend, since I was able to get a digital copy of the book I wanted from the library long before I made it to the top of the queue for the paper version.  I must say that I don't love it nearly as much as real books, although it is very convenient.

... I went from one extreme to the other with my food decisions.
... And I became an aunt for the first time!!  Donny's stepsister had a baby girl on Sunday, and I can't wait to meet little miss Layla next month!  (Now that I think about it, he has other nieces and nephews, so I guess this isn't my first niece/nephew, but it's the first one that I've actually known the parent when they had the baby, so I'm counting it as the first.)

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  :)



  1. I've been wondering if Zero Dark Thirty was worth the hype!
    Looks like you had a great weekend!

    By the way, what books are you reading?

  2. I want to see Zero Dark Thirty, but the timing didn't work out with our schedule yesterday so we saw Silver Linings Playbook (in which everybody said it was amazing but I was underwhelmed).

    Glad you got some snow, albeit a tiny amount!

  3. Looks like a pretty stellar weekend to me. : ] We didn't get any snow down here in Tampa but we did get some rain and it got 'cold' (66).

  4. Oh my gosh your an aunt- how wonderful! Being an aunt is just the best and she is precious! Annnnd now I need Oreos!

  5. You do realize in DFW half the town would have shut down with that snowpocolyps you got? How devistating it must have been to drive in that blizzard!!! At least it was pretty.
    Sweet baby. Congrats.

  6. I have heard both + and - about Zero Dark Thirty but do know I would agree with the comments about Jessica Chastain.

  7. Yay! Congrats Aunt Katie! Being an aunt is fun!! :)

    I'm sorry y'all didn't get a lot of snow. We only got a little last week, but we still had to go to work. :(

    I kinda want to see Zero Dark Thirty, I like Kyle Chandler!!

  8. Congrats Auntie! I really want to see Zero Dark Thirty!

  9. We're getting snow up here LOTS today, you can come up to play in it :) And congrats on being an Aunt!!

  10. aw congrats Auntie--it's the best job in the world! :)

  11. Oh and one more thing. . . come to Boston. We might get up to 8 inches tomorrow. Blah! :(

  12. We got zero snow. I'm still upset!!