Friday night I helped a friend do an At Home America party up in St. Charles. It was fun, a bit odd to not be a guest at the party, but all in all, not bad. It's always nice to spend time with a friend without kiddos or other people around. You get to talk adult talk, uninterrupted.
Sat. was one of those odd days. I slept in until almost noon. (Yay me!) But once I woke up and got moving, I barely stopped until late that night. I'm a kind of 'super procrastinator' type, and my bedroom was beginning to close in on me. Between the laundry and all the odds and ends that needed to be put away or reorganized or cleaned out or sorted or just plain gotten rid of, it took me like 8 hours! Just to do the bedroom!! And to top it off, I'm not done in there LOL I still have a few loads of laundry to finish, my shoe closet needs to be revamped and all the shoes I don't/won't wear removed to make room for some new ones. Apparently I've gone from a size 10 wide down to a 9 or 9 1/2 regular now up to an 11 wide! Seriously, what's going on with my feet lately?
Anyway, Saturday was spent at home working. I never got dressed, never took a shower, never left the house. It was great! Well, except for all the things outside the house I was supposed to get done that day, like a much needed oil change. All that would have to keep for now. I feel great about how much I accomplished in my bedroom. It really-really-needed it. It was beginning to make me consider getting Botox for headaches just from looking at it all! So it's great to make such a big improvement. Maybe it will spark a cleaning frenzy in me to do the rest of the house!? Not right away...
Sunday I skipped church because my mom and I were given free tickets to the Fox Theatre to hear the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra with James Taylor, a baritone, in a special performance put on by Edward Jones as a customer appreciation day. Wow, was that a fun time! They did the national anthem first. They did a montage of works by Henry Mancini including the full length version of 'Moon River'. My favorite by him!! They did some other works from various movies and Broadway shows. They did a set by Rogers and Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber. My fave was the set from 'Star Wars' they performed 4 from that one! They finished the day with 'The Bridge over the river Kwai' which was just fantastic! We all sort of marched our way back to our cars.
After this performance, mom and I headed over to The Hill to get something to eat. Which turned into quite a hassle. I'll spare you the details. Let's just say it took waaaaay too long to get a pizza that we couldn't eat and therefore didn't pay for. We left almost 2 hours later and still hungry.
Next I went to a friend's house to spend time with her for her birthday today (Happy birthday Shell!). We like to visit. She has 3 dogs and one of them is a brundle colored 1 year old English Mastiff. When Rocky is full grown around age 3, he will be approximately this big: (or bigger!)
She showed me the photos from their recent vacation back up to Yellowstone and Mt. Rushmore and through the badlands. They got some really beautiful shots, and you know photos never do that kind of scenery justice! We also watched the movie '28 Weeks Later'. I hadn't seen it, but it was very interesting to see a movie set in London, now that I've been there! So cool!! Needless to say, I got home super late, but it was worth it. Good times were had by all! It sure was a full weekend! :-)