Weekend Thread: October 27 - 29, 2017 Movie Night, anyone?
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I'm starting this early to be sure everyone here hears about the movie night with LT folks this Friday.
Folks will be watching Never Let me Go, book by Kazuo Ishiguro, and responding as they watch in the Talk of LT group. The movie is available in some countries on Netflix, or for rent on Amazon and somewhere else I've forgotten. For more details, see the newsletter, blog or the Talk group. Sounds fun, so I'm going to try to do that.
For the rest of the weekend I think I will be burying my head in sand and avoiding everyone I possibly can. This week has been a monster week for sure at work.
>1 MrsLee: I hope you enjoy the film night and have a suitably relaxing weekend to have you refreshed and ready for another exciting week at work starting on Monday.
This weekend we are going to a wedding. One of our daughter's friends is getting married and we are invited along. It is on Saturday and we are looking forward to it. The daughter concerned is going to be one of the bridesmaids. She is also the daughter who has been living in Boston for the past couple of years and she and her husband have just moved to England so we are delighted to be having her and the son-in-law visit for a while.
This evening I am meeting my wife in town and we are having dinner in Little Caesar's Palace. I will be in town ahead of my wife and she has instructed me, I repeat, "INSTRUCTED ME", to go to a book shop while I am waiting for her.
I must do what my wife tells me. It is my duty.
I almost forgot to mention, this is a long weekend in Ireland. Our October bank holiday is the last Monday of the month, so I have no work on Monday. The Dublin Marathon is on this Sunday but I will not be running it this year.
Also, the clock goes back on Sunday, so I have an extra hour in bed.
This is shaping up to being a pretty good weekend.
>2 pgmcc: Dang, our clocks don't go back until the following sunday. I have to wait another week :-(
Weekend... Weekend... What do I have planned?
Clean house, run errands, snuggle and read with fiancé...
Oh yeah, the Smithsonian American History Museum is holding their Third Annual Food History event on Saturday.
Normally, this would be a fiancé and I trip, but her niece wanted time to see the horses at the National Horse Show instead.
I'm going to the ballet tonight to see three short works by Kenneth MacMillan. My friend and I will have Thai food beforehand - can't wait!
Saturday I have tickets to see the exhibition of work by Tove Jansson, who in addition to being a writer and creator of the Moomin books, was a painter of some note.
Sunday is Evensong so I'll be spending most of the day singing.
I'm just relaxing this weekend. I'm hoping to finish a book, do some quilting, go for a long run, and do laundry.
I'm hoping my husband can actually take a full weekend off work (he worked part of last weekend and most nights this week), because I need him for chore-type stuff that I can't do on my own, like fixing the back fence. I also want him to check over the lawn mower to see if I broke it (I ran over a big piece of wire and it's making funny noises), and if not, put it away for the winter. If it is broken and not fixable, I'll do some research and shop around for a replacement.
I have been doing some of the much-needed indoor house work. I also want to get started on re-doing my husband's web site (for his cars), which hasn't been touched in about 10 years and needs a lot of work. I spent a ton of time on the horticultural society's website and I want to use what I learned there.
I will not be participating in the LT movie/book night, although it's a very cool idea.
Watched the movie. It was okay, although I was not as moved by it as some were. Not very many people contributed to the thread. I was under the impression that the LT staff would be watching and talking, but only Tim chimed in at the beginning. Ah well.
I'm planning a quiet weekend, which is just how I like it. Some quilting, some reading, we'll see how it goes.
I finished work early yesterday afternoon and went to the hairdressers and came back with quite a drastic hair cut -
probably about 5 or 6 inches shorter (maybe a little more) and a colour change (actually it's just some highlights that are different to my usual fare but the overall effect is different). I then rushed home to get ready for going out with a friend.
Starting at the beginning of October for about 6 weeks we have what is called the 'Tennerfest' - local restaurants run special three course menus available at a cheaper rate than their usual fare (most often). Now inflation over the years has mostly ruled out the 'Tenner' part of the fest (referred to a £10 note) with most menus now starting at £12.50 for a two course meal (some go up a lot further than that but so would their normal prices) - but it's still both good value and a good chance to get out and try new places to eat. I went with family for a meal at the beginning of the week, and with a friend last night. Last night's was somewhere I'd never been before and was a lovely meal - I had cooked goat's cheese and balsamic vinegar on a beetroot base, followed by Tiger prawns and chorizo with rice. The prawns were really nice and tender - almost melt in your mouth tender - so often they're cooked until the hard and chewy. We didn't have dessert but we had a great time catching up on news.
Today I'm off to get my nail varnish removed, do some shopping and then it will probably be chores for a good part of the weekend, with maybe some film watching and reading thrown in.
>11 Peace2: Your dinner sounds lovely. Are you happy with the new hair style?
>12 MrsLee: Yes, but it's taking a little getting used to - I keep going to sweep it up into a clip or band and... yeah most of it's not there any more! I also need to see how easy it is for me to style and 'get right' before I confirm that it really works.
Bonus - extra hour in bed because our clocks went back! (No it didn't mean I spent longer on the chores!)
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