"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fabulously Fall

Hello and happy Monday. I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Mine was the perfect combination of rest and productivity. Here’s the run-down:

Saturday I slept in until around 9:30 (by which time Toby was whining incessantly wanting to go outside.) I was pleasantly surprised by the weather when I took him out. It actually felt like FALL! Which made going back inside to do my weekend chores really, really difficult. But I was strong. I got all of my dishes washed and most of my laundry finished in time to enjoy an afternoon of serious football watching. I wasn't as fortunate as Jen and her fam, who actually got to go to the Bama game, but I did enjoy watching it on TV. Let me correct that statement. I enjoyed watching the first half. The second half was down-right painful. Why can’t we pull it together and play a WHOLE sixty minutes of football?! It’s like we quit after half-time. (Yes, I know I keep saying we. I’m also aware that I don’t, and never have, played football. It’s a figurative “we”)

“We” scraped by with a four-point win. SO, although it wasn't pretty, Alabama still remains undefeated. That deserves a ROLL TIDE! (Sorry Uncle Frank, I know you were disappointed. Maybe next year!) Oh, and Toby showed his team spirit by rocking his Bama jersey all day. He hasn't even tried to eat it yet. A sure sign he’s a true Alabama fan.

Sunday, Kevin and I left bright and early and headed to Mama’s for a day of loading furniture and hiking. I was fortunate enough to have a set of California king mattresses bestowed upon me, courtesy of the fam. (My step-dad is 6’7, so he has to have the extra length. But this set was too soft for Mama, and PERFECT for me…lucky me!) So now, my 5’3 frame gets to stretch out on a gianormous bed (which takes up practically my whole bedroom — but I’m not complaining!) I also came into possession of a new entertainment center this weekend. Score! My house is coming together quite nicely! :)

After getting everything loaded into Kevin’s truck, we all (with the exception of my step-dad who was watching football) headed to Oak Mountain for a WONDERFUL hike. (By wonderful, I mean this one was NOT sixteen miles long and it was about 15 degrees cooler outside. If you don't know what I'm refrencing, see this.)

Overall it was a pretty great weekend. Football, family, furniture and friend-boy (okay, that last word is backwards but it needed to start with an “f” to go with the rest of the sentence...and the title of today's blog.)

And kudos to Kevin for being such a champ. This is the about the gazillionth time he’s helped me move furniture. ::Sigh:: My hero.


Anonymous said...

Heather, while the new background of your blog is pretty, the white print on the brown paper is really hard on old eyes..


hebba said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! I watched a painful game, myself, as my beloved Red Sox will not be going to the world series.

Jessica said...

I missed all games this weekend do to the wedding. And my hubby was such a good sport, he *the ever most faithful Bama fan* missed most of the game. I think he saw half of the first quarter and then those last 4 minutes you speak of. Sounds like it was for the best though!
Enjoy all your new furniture!

Mama's Losin' It said...

Thanks for playing!! BUT...and I say this to everyone who says they have no regrets because it baffles me. Not ONE moment where you could have been a little nicer to someone? I was such a mean girl in grade school though...so maybe it's just me. I know there were people I could have been nicer to that would not have affected the outcome of my life as well.

You're right though, the big stuff I definitely would not change. I'm happy with where I am too. :)