Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A day away

I thought about writing Monday night, but I was tired and figured I would do it in the morning. But then our internet wasn't working yesterday, so I wasn't able to do anything on the computer, and the kids were bummed that they couldn't play on the computer either. I think not paying our bill finally caught up to us, so after paying the company what we owed them yesterday, it is now working again. :-)

Matt and I had a fun getaway on Monday. We made a 2 1/2 hour drive to Portland to eat at our favorite restaurant, Norm's East End Grill. They have the BEST barbeque sauce and food there! It was worth the drive and we enjoyed a delicious, peaceful lunch together. After stuffing ourselves to the max, we headed back to Augusta to check out the Christmas Tree Shops store since I have never been to one and I have heard a lot about the one in Portland. I'm glad I checked it out, but I can't see myself making a special trip to Augusta or Portland (where the only 2 stores in Maine are located) to shop there. While we were there Matt kept saying, "I don't get it...where are the Christmas trees?" because that is the way Matt is. We left the store with me thinking that I'm just not a bargain shopper. I do like finding what I need at a discounted price, but I don't seem to get into going to a store with nothing in mind to buy and looking around. Matt wanted to look around Barnes and Noble, so we went there. It didn't take me long to spot Janet Evanovich's new Stephanie Plum novel, "Plum Lucky". It's an in between the numbers book, which are not as good as the number books, but I still enjoy them. I debated buying it since it was something I would read in a few hours and then give away, but then Matt pointed out that I was going to be spending more money on a movie after we left the store that would last an hour, so I bought the book. And I am enjoying it.
We went to see "National Treasure:Book of Secrets" before heading home. Sequels are never as good as the first movie, but it was still fun to watch.
My Mom was worn out by the time we arrived back to her house to pick up the kids. I'm sure she was happy to go back to work the next day and rest. We appreciated my Mom and Dad having the kids over for the entire day so Matt and I could spend the day together. It was fun! Matt thinks we should make Martin Luther King, Jr. day our day to get away every year (after next year since we'll have a 6 month old the next time it rolls around) and I think that sounds like a plan. What do you think Mom?


Sammie-J said...

Hi, I just came across your blog and I enjoyed reading some of your entries, and I found myself relating to you a lot.
I'm also a maine mom and I love Stephanie Plumm books although I'm a slow reader and I'm only on nine. But I just wanted to say Hi.

Kris said...

That sounds like a great day together! I'm glad you had a good time. Grandparents are the best!

Gabriela said...

You have a very nice mom! Can I borrow her sometime? :) I think buying a new book once in a while is one of the best mood-elevators going.

Love Kate's pepper dumping-Pedro is into de-rolling toilet paper and dumping the cat's food every chace he gets.

Katie said...

So, I got the L.L. Bean catlog today, and I thought about you... that is in Maine, right? Glad to hear you had a fun day...

Phae-Jae said...

How fun. It feels Sooo good to get out sometimes, doesn't it!?!

I love a good book:)

What a great Maine~mom's~mom you have!