Friday, September 26, 2008

Catch Up.

We've had a bit of an unusual schedule the past few days and I've not been online much.

Mike was out of town on Tuesday and he called me about 4:30 to ask if Griffin and I wanted to come have dinner with him and spend the night. It would take us two and and a half hours to get there, and I thought of every excuse in the world not to go. But in the end ... we did ... and I'm glad we did!

After a little more than 2.5 hours in the car and 138 miles, we arrived in Danville. We went to dinner at this really wonderful Mexican restaurant and got back to the hotel and had some fun family time together. It was great being together on a "mini" vacation.

While we were at dinner I received a cell phone call from my friend Carol's husband (Allen). He asked me what I was doing on Wednesday. I told him what Griffin and I were up to and asked him what I could do. I was worried because it was unusual to get a phone call from him. I thought they might need help in some way.

He asked me if I wanted to bring Griffin by after Sam got out of school and he would watch the boys so Carol and I could go to lunch together. This was a surprise he had planned for her. Oh my goodness ... what an amazingly thoughtful husband!

Of course my answer was YES!! So, Wednesday we left Danville in time for us to meet up at their house around lunch time.

We had a really nice lunch at TGI~Fridays and then we went to this store called Ollie's Wholesale. It was so, so cool! For those who live in Winter Haven, the store is very much like The Goodie Barn. Does anyone remember that store? Actually the store is more The Goodie Barn meets Big Lots.

I really enjoyed spending time with Carol ... and while we love our boys to pieces, it was nice to have some girl time together.


Wendy said...

That is so great, mom and I had girl time on Wednesday at it so nice to have a conversation without interruption!

Sounds like you have had a nice week!

Judi said...

Girl time is always great. I am trying to figure out when Alexi & I can have some girl time. Both our schedules are crazy.

Bonnie said...

And here I thought you had decided to stay with Mike for the rest of the week. Good for you that you got to have some girl time alone with a good friend. What a great husband she has.

Gary ("Old Dude") said...

glad to see your current post, was getting a mite worried, so glad to hear that it was only your real life getting in the way. (lol) Wow 2 1/2 hours for a dinner date?? (ARIBBA!! ARRIBBA!!)

Andi said...

I remember the Goodie Barn! I actually remember the original one by Sonny's before they moved out on 92.

Sounds like you had a busy week and lots of fun. It was nice for you and Carol to get some girl time for your lunch.

I'm looking forward to our lunch in November...I do hope we can continue our tradition when you're here in Winter Haven.

Cecile said...

You are a busy women with lots of awesome friends I envy you:))
I missed you in the blogging world but I also have been very busy too!!!Take care and call me sometime when it's a good time for ya:))