Monday, December 30, 2013

Last Weekend of 2013.

It feels weird to do a weekend recap when my "weekend" was six days long.  And I hate to admit it, but I'm kind of glad to be back at the office today.  I need the structure that a workday brings, and after six days off, I'm ready.

Last Friday, Donny's sister Kristi came to visit.  He had to work, so I went to pick her up in Charlotte.  But I made a day of it by taking my friend Katie with me for a shopping trip to the Southpark Mall.  You know, since I was already going to be down there...  We had a great time, and I got a few things on crazy clearance.  Then we went to Cowfish for lunch, and I had an awesome burger.
After lunch, we made our way to the airport to get Kristi, where I was yelled at by the drop-off/pickup Nazis (as usual).  Charlotte Douglas Airport has these people whose job is probably to keep traffic moving so that it's not just one big mess.  But, they are CRAZY.  I pull over to pick up whoever I'm there to get, and if they're not at my car immediately, I'm getting yelled at to move it.  Kristi was literally walking down the sidewalk where I could see her when I pulled into the loading lane, and this lady told me I had to move.  When I told her that my passenger was coming down the sidewalk, she says, "I'll give you thirty seconds."  Seriously??  Every time I've gone there recently, it's been the same way.  Ridiculous.

But we all survived the chaos of the airport and made it back home.  Kristi even came bearing presents-- including these hand-crocheted slippers from my mother-in-law!  They're so comfy!
We had a nice homemade meal and spent the evening playing cards and watching the Big Bang Theory before calling it an early night.
Saturday, Donny and Kristi had a little quality sibling time while I stayed home and relaxed and read some in my new books.  Then we went to dinner at our favorite burger place before heading to the Tanglewood Festival of Lights.  Donny and I went before Christmas last year, but we decided to wait for Kristi to go this year.  I really thought it wouldn't be that busy since it was after Christmas, but boy was I wrong.  It took us almost two hours to get through!  The lights are really cool though and worth going to see. 
Sunday started off like our usual-- church then lunch at grandma's house.  But we left pretty early to run by the mall and then to see Saving Mr. Banks.  I liked the movie a lot, but Donny didn't.  He hated the character of P.L. Travers.  I loved seeing the behind-the-scenes look at one of my favorite movies ever.
This morning, I was up before 5am to take Kristi back to the airport and get to work, so I'm kind of dragging today.  I really should've stopped at Starbucks at some point this morning...

How was your weekend??
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  1. Charlotte Douglas Airport drives me insane! They give you absolutely no time to load up or anything. I had a 2 year old with me, and it takes a little while to get her situated in her car seat, plus making sure all the luggage was in the car! They couldn't care less. I've still yet to go to Tanglewood. I'll get there eventually! Sounds like you had a nice visit!

  2. Keith and I loved the movie! One of my favorite parts was mickey offering his hand to take her into the premiere. Cannot wait to own it!

  3. Looks like another fun-filled weekend! Hope your New Years is special, too :)

  4. Aw those slippers are so cute! I wish I had paid better attention when my grandmother tried to teach me to crochet!

  5. I love Skip Bo! I play it on my phone :)