Friday, January 09, 2009

Big Screen, lots of seats...


It's Friday already! Soul has been here since late Tuesday and the time has flown by. She has to leave in the morning...and of course, there is a (hopefully) minor ice storm predicted for today..Poor Brenda, she couldn't get in and out of Iowa without a typical Midwest weather issue.

We really have been surprisingly quiet and low key. We are old, after all. There has been alot of talking...ummm, my voice just might quit - I don't remember the last time it was used this much. We did get out on Wednesday and go to a movie...you all don't know this but I hadn't been inside a theatre since 1995..when she found that out, she was insistent that I go and see the inside of one again. We saw 7 pounds, it was worth the time. :) Then, once we got home and out of the million miles an hour wind and snow...we discovered that we were minus one cell phone, and after a few calls, had to go back out and retrieve it at the theatre. We were very lucky that it was found, can you imagine being this far away from home, with several hundred miles to travel and no phone?

We had most of the kiddos over for dinner last evening...they feel like Brenda is part of the family, (I'm sorry Brenda...teehee, but when you are part of THIS family, that means getting in on all the crap that goes on, too). But anyway, they had never met her before, but it feels like she is just part of the clan. Brenda literally saved the day with an idea from her experience for my daughter. Had she not been here, I don't know how things might have turned out. Isn't it funny how some people are just meant to be together? I exploded a cake, after telling Brenda that it was impossible to mess this recipe up, ummm yea...operator error on the oven. I mean, I have only lived in this apartment for six months now...and still can't work the appliances. It was a HUGE mess and took me awhile to recover. She thought it was pretty hilarious, and I can't wait to read about it on her page. Ugh...

Today, we are supposed to drive south to my old town...it depends on how serious the weather folks are. I don't think terrorizing her on her last day here is the way to send her off.

It was a nice surprise to hear from Mary on soul's phone last night. She called, I had never talked to her...oh my, what a BEAUTIFUL southern voice, beautiful lady, inside and out.

I will let you all know what we end up doing today..I know we are going to go out and look for some trouble somewhere...and maybe look is too strong a word, it seems to find us no matter where we go. Later, taters..

12 comments:

Amanda said...

Sounds like a wonderful visit. I didn't know a cake could explode. =) Of course I don't bake all that much...

Mary said...

Thanks for the truly sweet compliment. The pleasure was mine. I am so happy that you girls could spend time together!! I just had to call and tell you.

I'll write about the incident that you suggested in the next day or two.

Please be careful - January in Iowa is NOT user friendly.

Romany Angel said...

You sound so happy Jamie. What a wonderful tonic the two of you are for each other.

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Brad said...

Where are the pics of the exploded cake? That's a new one on me. Glad you two are having so much fun.

Raine said...

OH Crap!! I thought it was Thursday!! LMAO

Cheryl said...

This trip sounds like just the thing for the two of you. Minus the weather, that it.

M Chickk said...

Sounds like you guys are having fun! Cant wait to hear about what other trouble you find!! :)

desert dirt diva said...

I love goong to the moovies....sounds like you guys are having a great time...

Smocha said...

we want pictures!!

SOUL: said...

did i wear you out?
get UP :))

i'm hooooome.

i'm in my own bed.

yes, it's early .. but i am
whooped,and hurt, and "plum
give out". i may not get up til tomorrow.
:))

it's prolly a good thing we
didn't go skating eh?

anyhow-- thanks J -- it was
worth all the cold and pain,
and fear on the hi-way.
bah. ok. the driving on a
sheet of ice was pretty scary.
but i lived. so it's all good.

i will catchya later
ox

ps
thanks for the m-n-m's
:))

Terri said...

the best kind of visit with a friend is one of long evenings of talking and good food, sounds like that might have been some of your get together? Awesome!