Monday, August 19, 2013

This Weekend I...

... ate my weight in fresh peaches.  My co-worker brought some fresh South Carolina peaches to the office on her way home from Florida last week.  They were starting to get too ripe, so I did the thoughtful thing and took a few home with me for the weekend!  SO GOOD.
 ... saw this license plate...
 ... had our first date with another couple from our Sunday School class at church!  Heidi and Andrew are getting married next June so are in our engaged/newlywed class.  We went to dinner then bowling with them on Friday night and had an absolute BLAST!  And I managed to score 131!!  (I won't mention that was my combined score from two games...)
... went to see The Butler.  I had such high hopes for this movie, but I left the theater very emotionally drained and seriously continued to cry about it all night.  It was so depressing despite some very funny and light-hearted moments.  Donny absolutely loved it though, so don't let my reaction scare you off if you really wanted to see it.
... finished The Art of Racing in the Rain, which was also emotionally draining.  This book took a huge turn in the middle, and the story got very, very sad.  It's hard for me to say what I thought of the book without spoiling the end, but I liked the book and recommend it.  But have tissues handy.
... and I started another (and very different) book on Sunday night while watching the Yankees/Red Sox game.  After my last five books, I needed one that wasn't going to make me cry.  Thank goodness for David Baldacci!

Hope you all had a great weekend!
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  1. OMG The Butler is sad? I had no idea. I kind of want to see it but I'll probably wait for it to hit Redbox.

  2. I loved Art of Racing in the Rain but it is definitely a tear jerker!
    I want to see The Butler--altho I hope it's not TOO sad. eep!

  3. I've had Art of Racing in the Rain on my to-read list for so long. I've gotta get it!

  4. Thanks for the heads up - I firmly believe entertainment does not need tears, so will avoid the movie and the book :). I am glad you loved your peaches - what a sweet treat!

  5. The Art of Racing in the Rain is definitely good but yeah, I cried. A lot. Thanks for the heads up about the Butler! I want to see it but I may wait to redbox it so I can cry in the privacy of my home home haha! And yum peaches!!!