19 June 2010

Weekend without the kids

So we got another peek into "empty nesting" over the last couple of days. CAL left to hang with Our Lady of BYU earlier in the week and the Boy has been gone since Friday morning at a church youth conference. He gets home later tonight. So what have the stunningly patient and mighty fine SML done?

- Saw "Toy Story 3" on Friday. It was absolutely incredible. It was pretty much perfection - from the story to the animation to the laughter...it really was perfect. We were the only couple in the theatre without children. That was kind of funny.
- I ran nine miles with the group this morning. Way more manageable today.
- I redeemed a couple of gift cards and added several more books to the home library. While on that trip, I picked up this gem:
Maple-Bacon Cupcake
Let me just say this thing was awesome. The cupcake itself was a maple-infused vanilla, with a maple buttercream frosting, topped with a crispy piece of sweet, sweet bacon. It was amazing. Kudos to the folks at Sugar Monkey Cupcakes for baking this thing up. Loved, loved, loved it. It was all I could do to not go back and buy a dozen.

- More errands. We went to an over-the-top kitchen and bath store to pick out fixtures for the upcoming redo of our Mike Brady designed demon kitchen. Umm...who would pay several thousand dollars for a sink? So after that trip into Unreality World, we were off to Home Depot, where as usual, no one was particularly helpful, but that was fine. Although kudos to them for hiding their kitchen sink aisle and turning it into a sink version of "Where's Waldo."

So in spite of not having the kids around, we are both pretty tired. Quiet night on the horizon. Maybe a couple of hours of World Cup recaps. Or maybe we'll purge some of the lame stuff on the DVR. Good times.

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