We had a great weekend and were able to relax and get some things done around the house. I must be getting really old and really boring, because that's how I measure success nowadays...by the number of things crossed off the To-Do list. I was lamenting to Brent how boring I was getting at dinner on Saturday night. He immediately disagreed because he is well trained. Later that night when we drove home with a car full of patio furniture that we really had no intention of purchasing, I realized he was right. Unpredicatable...yes, boring....not all the time.
Let me explain. We're going on our third summer in this house without real furniture in our great screened-in porch. I've stalked conversation sets, as they're called, online for many months. So when we went to Target to look, and there happened to be a set on clearance being discontinued, it seemed like fate to me. Brent spent yesterday evening putting it together and it's shaping up to be a great summer!
We walked with Rachel, Justin and Charlie at the Mutt Strut at the track yesterday and were lucky to meet Baby Liam briefly at the gate. I stole a picture of us from Emily's blog since I didn't get one of us together.
Charlie is hot!
My favorite was when she decided to lie in the water trough. Just her size! Everyone laughed. Yup, that's my dog, folks. The one laying IN the water. The spazz.
Tips for TET -
Making its first appearance on my blog is a Stevenson Tip for TET (tough economic times). I heard that Aldi is a great place to pick up good produce for cheap, so I checked it out myself yesterday. I bought: 2 lbs. of grapes, 1 pineapple, 1 bag of kiwi, 1 container of blueberries, and a quart of strawberries. Guess how much I paid? Just guess!
$20 - you're too high.
$15 - still too high.
$10 - lower. Yes, I said lower.
$8.49. Can you believe that???? And it's good fruit!
Another tip - rent your movies through Redbox. There are about 5 Redbox stands within 3 miles of our house that rent movies, even new releases, for $1. You also get a free movie for each new registration, so depending on how many email addresses you have, you may be set through the summer. We rented "Burn After Reading" which I liked even though it was pretty dark.
All in all a pretty cheap weekend for us, except for the furniture and all.