Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ready, Set, Go!

I'm giving myself 10 or 15 minutes to sit here and write somethin' so here goes...

John and I went on a date last night. One of his favorite writers was reading and speaking at The Tattered Cover bookstore in Denver so we went. I love LoDo and 16th Street Mall. We grabbed some dinner beforehand (Mellow Mushroom...yummmmmmm!) and had a fun evening together. I think dates are so important!

The last time we were down that way was in late July and I was still in a lot of pain from my hip flexor injury. I was reminded again how thankful I am that I'm back to normal these days. Two of my hiking friends are nursing injuries and I'm trying to tell them (they're not listening very well) how important rest is to rehabilitation!

Today has been a good day and expensive day. John worked from home so I could use his wheels while my van was in the shop. A chunk of change later and Minnie-the-van has new brakes and pads. I also got my hair cut and highlighted. Cha-ching! I only go once every 3-4 months but it's sooooooo worth it to me. There's not much that a good haircut can't fix.

I've been doing some Advent planning. I'm working on a post about Advent wreaths and how simple they are to put together and use...but that will have to wait until another day. And if any of you writers or wanna-bes need a topic for a book, let me suggest an Advent resource book. There is practically nothing out there on that topic. Believe me, I've searched high and low for something useful and have found next to nothing.

I actually woke up super early this morning (the hour hand was still on the 4--ugh) and am afraid I'm going to need a nap if I'm going to stay awake for my Girl's Night Out later. So excited to have two nights in a row off from dinner duty!!!

We're traveling next week for Thanksgiving. I'm excited to see my family, especially my new little nephew and our kids are beyond excited to meet him!

My time is up. Peace out, ya'll!

6 comments:

Leah Belle said...

hey girl. i am taking an unexpected trip myself next week. will be driving all the way to Searcy all. by. myself. well, the kiddos are going with me, but i will be the only driver :(. my grandfather's health is failing so i am going for a visit. i'll wave toward your part of the state while i am there. :)

Katrina said...

I so know what you mean by getting my hair done...

Tracey... said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THE TATTERED COVER!!!!!!!!!!

Dawn said...

AMEN to the advent book! I try to put something together for our church families to use/do for advent and this year, I don't think it's going to happen. In my pursuits, there is not much beyond reading a scripture and singing; as well as random christmas planning activities like bake cookies, etc. I love all of those things...but I am looking for engaging family experiences that bring the truth of Emmanuel home. This season is so full of hope and awe...maybe we should write one! (of course, if I had enough ideas I wouldn't be desperately searching for some...)

do you read Ann Voskamp? She has a cool post or two on advent...

Christy said...

This company has lots of advent resources:

http://www.creativecommunications.com/

We've used them in the past for advent devotionals and calendars, etc.

I'll be posting some advent things later (like closer to Thanksgiving) maybe you'll find something you can use. Can't wait to see your advent wreath post.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Carpool Queen said...

Mellow Mushroom is one of our favorites, too. Glad y'all got out. We're overdue for a date night.