I had spent the past couple of days putting together a box for my missionary son in Mexico, and I wanted to be sure and get it sent out Friday. 3-5 day delivery. Pretty good. So as Geo made his way out the door to BYU for a lunch meeting, I loaded up the box and paid 33 bucks to send a pair of pants, a sweater, some Starbursts, and chocolate chip cookies to Monterrey, Mexico for my red-headed son, whom I miss incredibly.
Back home- I cleaned out the car and got it ready to drive down to the credit union for a refi. Unknown to us, there was a cash gift for anyone refinancing a car or home, so we not only walked away with a much better deal on our monthly car payments, but we also walked away with a couple hundred dollars. A night out on the town seemed in order, no?
To the mall where I bought a winter coat and some jeans (skinny ones... heehee), and Geo got himself a cool new watch with a fat black leather band. Some sushi for dinner. And we never even felt the pinch, using our windfall money. Bonus. It was fun to stroll around and shop for real, without having to call home to check on the kids.
At home we curled up in sleeping bags in the living room and watched "The Philadelphia Story", because I was having a total Hepburn, Grant, Stewart craving. So much fun to watch the banter between all three characters. They were such pros at that kind of acting. We laughed a lot.
Saturday morning I went to visit my bleachers at the high school across the street (yes, I consider them mine now), and then Geo played football with the young husbands and dads in the ward. It was fun to see him hold his own with those youngsters. He had a good time, and we both felt revitalized and good after some great exercise. It is so cool to experience the connection between body and spirit. I love that about exercising.
The boys arrived back home around 5 pm, just before G and I were heading out to have dinner with high school friend of G's that he hadn't seen in 27 years. Wow, we are old. But it was a great night, and a wonderful way to end a good day and a half. We needed some time together, just the 2 of us. And now it is back to the grindstone until we can find another secret weekend.