Two of the blogs I read – This Mom’s Wired and Dinkypops No More – have made Thursdays their official day for listing random thoughts from the week.
I say if it’s good enough for Sarah and Brooke, then it’s good enough for me.
- Over the three-day weekend, we took a little road trip to visit friends from college who we hadn’t seen in a few years. It was so much fun catching up and just hanging out. Not so much fun? The four-hour drive with our kiddo. And so we learned that given the choice between a whining toddler and listening to “Five Little Monkeys” over and over and over, these two parents will choose the monkeys.
- Something about having four new friends to play with this weekend gave Annalyn the nudge she needed to let go and walk on her own all weekend. She even stood up in the middle of the room – something she’s been trying but unable to accomplish for several weeks now. Yay!!!
- It’s really cute when Annalyn adds a “y” to random words. In particular, I couldn’t help but laugh when she sobbed about wanting to go “homey” when we put her to bed in a strange (to her) crib Sunday night. She also occasionally says “uppy” when she wants to get up on my lap and “trashy” when she decides any piece of paper belongs in the garbage.
- Some friends really are friends forever (yes, I really am channeling Michael W. Smith right now). We hadn’t seen our friends in a long time, but it really only took a few minutes to pick up where we left off. And we didn’t even have to spend all our time together reminiscing. (You know how it is with some old friends: all you have to talk about is the good ol’ times, right?) Not us. We talked friends and church and jobs and parenting and politics and swine flu and pregnancy and movies, and even though Annalyn wasn’t the only one ready to sleep in her own bed, we could have spent another two or 10 days hanging out.
- On Sunday night, I finally watched The Matrix – a mere 10 years after it was released. Mark watched it for the first time with our friends, and I still remember the night they all went to see the second one in the theater and returned slightly stunned from an unexpectedly graphic scene. As we sat on the couch, watching this movie that they’d all scene numerous times, I couldn’t believe I’d missed it! This is definitely an example of a classic (or at least, very popular) movie that I somehow hadn’t seen. At least I don’t have to put it on my list with Goonies.
- On our way home on Monday, I had the best lunch EVER. Maybe not ever, but seriously, it was good. I wish I had a picture to share, but sadly, I could only manage carrying my purse and the diaper bag into the restaurant. So just take my word for it – that buttery roll? The bacon-infused green beans? The ginormous chicken strips? Dee-lish.
- And yes, I’ll be re-joining Weight Watchers tomorrow.
Have you caught up with any old friends lately?
You didn't tell me you did all that this weekend in the email you sent me. :P I guess you wanted me to read it here instead? :P
That adding-a-y thing is really cute. :)
Glad you had such a good weekend catching up with old friends. Soon it will be my turn. ;)
Oh, dear…I have gotten so far behind again.
Anyway, sounds like a fun weekend! I love friends like that – and the busier and further into this parenting thing we get, it seems like all of our friends are like that – people that we catch up with rather than regularly spend time with.
Do I need to send you our copy of The Goonies?
Glad you rambled this week along with me :) Adding the "y" to the end of words is priceless – make sure you get that on tape! And I've yet to see Matrix, although my husband tells me it's a must-see, cult classic. I'm usually several years behind the times. And I too need to rejoin WW. I just can't keep the weight off on my own. I hate it :(
I just had a visit from my college roommate whom I hadn't seen in 20 years. It took a lot of talking to catch each other up on 20 years worth of details, yet it was wonderful!
Mary, did you see Glee last night?
Too cute adding "y" to the end of words..and we make the same choice when in the car…if a song…or say, a handful of candy will make the crying stop…whatever it takes!
Oh Mary, thank you for your awesome "random" post — those are the best.
I remember the adding the "y" thing all too well — my favorite — "cribby" :)
Having friends like that is simply the best. We have dear friends that happen to be our oldest's Godparents — and whenever we get together with them it's just hanging out, cooking good food, letting the kids play, talking about life — it's just the best. They sound like your friends! Glad you had such a great time.
Sorry about the monkeys. But girl, I've so been there. Now whose in the mood for some fruit salad? Yummy. Yummy.
And did you drive through Memphis for those rolls and green beans? Cause I'm kinda thinking that's something you could have found 'round these parts! :)
I love a good random list.
I have to admit that I have never seen the Matrix. But I can recite the Goonies from memory, so I get some sort of extra points.
And I do know those friends, thankfully! We have a girls trip in April and just get in the car and start laughing. It's awesome.
Glad you had a great trip and the food sounds great!
I wish you would tell me more about your car trip…
The Matrix is awesome. My husband and I usually deal with kids playing the repeater and to stay sane we always quote "there's a glitch in the system!" Keeps the kids on track to celebrate another birthday.
Came over from Hillary's blog, and I have to admit that you are right up my alley! Feel free to call me about the Weight Watchers if you want. Hills has my number. I am an expert to the millionth degree on dieting, and will encourage you in any way possible!!!
Good luck tomorrow!
well…according to my post yesterday I don't have any friends….which of course is entirely untrue, but whatever…it's my party and I'll cry if I want to! (Just Kidding)
I saw Matrix…but I have to admit the The Goonies is on my list to see someday.
You've never seen Goonies? Well, I love it, but it's one of those movies that isn't as good if the first time you see it is as an adult.
i watched the matrix with ben a long time ago. i was so lost. so confused. and he had to explain it all to me at the end. those kind of movies just don't agree with me!
yea for walking annalyn!! and i can't wait to hear her cute-y talking!
I have one or two of those friends. We don't talk for a year, but I still feel like we can share our hearts when we see each other. Those relationships are priceless!