Can someone please explain why we don't have three day weekends every week? Three days off in a row was heavenly. Waking up Sunday morning and realizing I had two full days of whatever I darn well pleased in front of me was an amazing feeling.
We spent the weekend in town, relaxing and generally doing whatever sounded fun. For me, that included three movies, two magazines, one book, a shopping trip and a pedicure. For Brian, that included a whole lot of golf. We also had some yummy meals and spent Sunday at a BBQ with friends. Again, I say, heavenly.
Friday night I saw Water for Elephants with some girlfriends.
For a movie based on a book I really liked, I thought this movie was very well done. The acting was good and they stayed fairly true to the story line of the book. I thought it moved a bit slowly but I tend to get bored easily in the movie theater so that's probably just me. (I like almost any movie better if I can watch it on my couch with a magazine or the computer on my lap.)
Saturday night after dinner, Brian and I watched Tangled.
I've been telling B I wanted to see this movie so he added it to our Netflix queue and was sweet enough to watch it with me. We both really liked it! I'm a sucker for a good Disney movie and I thought this one was adorable and fun. I'll have to get it on DVD so Baby B can see it someday.
Sunday, we had lunch at Cheesecake Factory and I resisted the urge to get a piece of their amazing Dutch Apple Caramel Streusel Cheesecake. (Where's my medal?) After lunch, we saw The Hangover, Part II.
Yes, it was the exact same story as the first movie. And yes, I laughed my butt off. I thought it was hilarious.
I also started and finished Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison. (It's not hard to finish a book rather quickly when you find yourself wide awake from 4am to 6am most days.)
This was such an entertaining, engaging read. Not knowing a thing about life inside a women's prison, I was instantly drawn into the story. I also appreciated the fact that the author was able to tell her story without shirking responsibility, placing blame or forcing the social agenda of prison reform down the reader's throat.
The two magazines, if you're wondering, were Entertainment Weekly and Southern Living. I think I tore nearly every recipe featured out of this month's Southern Living. If you haven't read it yet, get your hands on a copy for the recipes alone!
Did you see or read anything good this Memorial Day weekend?