Saturday, February 27, 2010

Weekend Happy

Weekend Happy
1. Dinner at the Amish place with Grandma

2. A book that I can't put down*

3. Mazatlan with fun ladies

4. Flattering bridesmaid dresses that we will, quite possibly, wear again

5. Cory cooking P-Dub's mac&cheese so that I could keep reading

6. Hair that mostly cooperated

7. New Anthro catalog
- Bright Button Trousers, be mine!
8. Willie Nelson



*Why is it though, that I can read a book so well-written, so inspired, so transportive, yet as soon as the girl pukes, I immediately know she's pregnant and the last third of the book no longer holds the precise allure that the first two thirds did? Does every author eventually fall victim to this woefully predictable game-changer? Foreshadowing via Sharpie. Ugh.

27 comments:

  1. All sounds good to me! Have a great rest of your weekend. Mumzie :) PS: I love your boots!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Well..I love Willie Nelson. Mac and Cheese but, yes I hate it when a book looses it luster..or you figure it out..i agree ~lulu

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hey,
    How are you? I love this post. Sounds like a happy weekend to me. Unfortunately I can't relate to the book! I wish I was a reader, but I am not. My oldest daughter can't put them down. She would be able to relate with your dilemma. You are so cute. Love the picture of the boots. My kids have worn the same kind of cowboy boots.
    Have a great weekend!
    Take Care,
    Maria
    hey thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I love it when I see your name pop up in my email! You like Hey Soul Sister, I love that song!!!! I am the only one in the family that listens to that kind of music. My kids will only listen to country. I kind of feel like the rebel in the family.

    ReplyDelete
  4. What are you talking about? MY new Anthro mag has not appeared at MY doorstep!
    Are you a preferred customer??!

    Jealous......

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love to know what you are reading, or if you have a good recommendation. I am always looking for a great read. Nothing too sad, no gore, and a happy ending please. Take care, Lori
    PS. I will trade you the info for a killer mac & cheese recipe

    ReplyDelete
  6. Sounds like a perfect weekend!! Finding a bridesmaid's dress that avoids the Good Will Pile is an enormous undertaking! :-D

    That's too bad about your book... I wish I had the patience to read. I usually end up heading straight to the back of the book after the first 10 pages. I admire anyone who can resist the urge to do the same!

    Enjoy what is left of your wonderful weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love your list, sounds like an enjoyable weekend! For me anything having to do with a good book makes my weekend grand!
    k, I know you aren't talking about The Help, did you put your name down at the library? You have me curious, what are you reading?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Pray tell what is #3? I'm so glad you had a happy weekend. I thought of you alot yesterday as I was in Elkhart/Goshen/Middlebury and Shipshewana. Did I get within 30 miles of you?

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love a new Anthro catalog...and the Bright Button Trousers definitely have your name on them. Maybe the Blooming Lattice Cardi, too. Glad your weekend is happy!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Good book = Kathryn Stockett's The Help. I loved it . I love to read but not those predictable romance kind of books. I prefer quirky characters and a good story. I am glad to see your weekend is looking good. The sun is shining in central IL. Spring is that you?

    ReplyDelete
  11. I just read the above posts haha someone else loves The Help. Check out Water for Elephants too.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm with you on the whole book thing. I recently read a book that had me completely captivated, so much so I stayed up until 2 a.m. just to get to the end. The last 20 pages sent me reeling, up to that point the book had been fabulous then it just fell flat on its face. It was like the author ran out of steam and didn't know how to end the book so she just quick wrapped it up with silly explanations and that was it. I was so sad.

    I am glad you had other wonderful things like Mac-n-cheese and the Anthro catalog. Hmmmm maybe today is a good day for a trip to the back room at Anthro :) that would end my weekend happy!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I LOVE your rainboots!! Swoon. I might actually try to get ready every day if my feet would end up looking that cute!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love to read too. What's the name of your book? Sounds like a great weekend, I love it when hubby cooks! What a sweet guy you have.
    Blessings,

    Deb

    ReplyDelete
  15. i love happy weekends! i can't stand predictable / overused predictable storylines. think out of the box people. :)

    anyways....good amish food is a plus. and i'm wondering where MY antrho catty is??? i'll take your word for it on the trousers :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'm glad the sun is shining a little brighter for you.
    Predictability-----I can pretty much read the plot of every movie I see within the first 20 minutes...surprise me, darnit!
    annie

    ReplyDelete
  17. reading uninterupted is pure bliss...even if the book is quite predictable:) (and yes, i hate that too)

    ReplyDelete
  18. There's no one like Willie!

    Happy reading,

    Mikal

    ReplyDelete
  19. sorry about the book. you're just too SMART for your own good :)

    glad you're on the up-swing mood wise. lurking in the gray-ness of february (even figuratively) is just blech!

    husband and i are planning a weekend getaway in LOUISVILLE in about 5 days...can you suggest any MUST SEE, MUST EAT, etc.?

    ReplyDelete
  20. Well that all sounds wonderful. Cute picture of the boots - I love it.

    P.S. Still praying for you.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I am so glad you posted weekend happy...I hope it is so much better:)...and I love everything you listed...now a book that you predict before it ends...yes that is a let down now isn't it:) Happy rest of your weekend:)

    ReplyDelete
  22. The only time one of my bridesmaid dresses was worn more than once is when my daughter wore it for a Halloween costume. She was a "prom queen". I remember eating at Mazatlan when it was good before it got so big. Sounds like a nice, relaxing weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Cute boot pic!
    We just went to see Willie here in Richmond! So fun! Great to hear him sing and play that guitar. ;)

    Beth

    ReplyDelete
  24. You should have warned me against reading the dang asterik! grrrrrrrrr....... ;)ps. I restrained myself from saying "damn"

    ReplyDelete
  25. also -- glad to know your true thoughts about the bridesmaid dresses, I hope the other five feel the same! I'm not so sure about Alicia. :/

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oh girl I am the same way with reading and with movies. I always know what's going to happen or how it's going to happen. It ruins it for me to be this dang smart. ;-) Oh and I love the sedum pic. Now I'm ready for some gardening. What'd you eat at the amish place?????

    ReplyDelete