Friday, May 30, 2008

Turtle in the Yard

Here are a couple of pictures of the turtle that found its way into our yard today.

Click on the second picture to check on the spikes on that tail!

Maybe a running theme

Ha, I've said that before. But we'll see.

Two Things I'm excited about this weekend:
Going to see Sex and the City with Mom.
Yep, I'm pretty stereotypical. I absolutely loved the show, and can't wait to see the movie. I've heard a couple of spoilers, and hope they were only decoys. I've tried to stay clear of reviews and info because I love surprises.

I'm also excited to have the hubby back safely from Chicago.

I know this was a blog about just two things, but there are some other good things going on. I'm so happy that my grandparents have decided to move into a senior living community very close to our house. This will be the closest to my grandfather I have ever lived, and I can't wait for them to move down here in August. I'll be able to see them all the time.

Also, while I was typing this, I heard a commotion just outside. When I went to check it out, I had to come back in and get the camera. There was a 6 inch (or longer) snapping turtle in our front yard that a family had spotted and was trying to move to safety. I'll have pictures later.

Gotta run to dinner.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Better than expected

This is one of my favorite phrases, and my life used to allow me to say it more often than not. Lately, life's been kind of "eh". I can't complain, but nothing really better than expected.

With that said, this past weekend beat expectations by a mile, and I had some high expectations.

First of all, I crushed last year's time in the triathlon by more than five minutes. This actually inspires me to train, because if I train, I can't even imagine what I could do.

Secondly, I loved Indy 4, loved the theater, and loved the food we ate before the movie.

Thirdly, we loved the theater so much that we went back the next night and saw Iron Man. Guess what. We loved that, too.

All in all, it was an amazing weekend, spent with my adoring husband and two of his best friends, who were acting - pretty much the entire time - like American Monty Python rejects. That is a compliment.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Two Things

There are two things in particular that excite me about this weekend. In reverse order:

2. The triathlon that I haven't really trained for, but I somehow feel more ready for than I did last year. We shall see.

1. Indiana Jones & tKotCS here.
- VIP Balcony
- Leather (assigned) seats
- Over 21
- Yuengling
All that, and still only a few bucks more expensive than a regular evening movie in Atlanta

Saturday, May 17, 2008

What do I consider a perfect day?

Sleep late
Lunch with Grandparents in Dahlonega on a beautiful, breezy Spring day
Shopping for, and finding, new soccer gear
2.5 hour nap
Sushi dinner
The last -- :( -- episode of Moonlight (one of our guilty pleasures)
A bottle of pinot noir
Watching Bridget Jones Diary in bed