Sunday, May 03, 2009

Chilling Out

What is that deafening sound I hear?

Oh yeah...it's the sound of silence! How else could the house sound when emptied of its two noisiest occupants?

DH and I have enjoyed having a kid-free weekend. On Friday, I joyfully dropped the kids with my mother-in-law who will no doubt spoil them silly until we see them tonight. They'll come back exhausted from all their fun--swimming at the retirement community pool, playing shuffleboard, eating out, and going to watch Monsters Vs. Aliens at the movie theater. They probably have had more fun than we have.

DH and I slept in all weekend and enjoyed slowly drinking our coffee in our pajamas until about 10 am each day. We went couch shopping. Having just purchased a couch, which arrived on Tuesday, we didn't think we would be back out looking for one quite this soon. However, once our new couch arrived, it took all of about 10 minutes to realize we had purchased a very stylish, beautiful, extremely uncomfortable couch.

Perhaps it was unfair to compare the new couch to our 12 year old, broken in, conforms to our bodies like a glove couch. Try as we might we just could not get comfortable in the new couch. The very next day we called to have it returned.

The lesson here---It doesn't matter how good something looks if you can't stand to sit in it--stand to sit in it....that's a funny way to put things. Now we are looking for a couch based solely on its nap-inducing qualities. If it turns out to be hideous but comfortable, we'll live with the hideousness.

Last night we were lucky enough to get discounted tickets to see Topol in his farewell tour of Fiddler on the Roof, which happens to be one of my favorite movies. I wasn't sure how good the production would be. After all, Topol is in his seventies.  
He was great. The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center was packed.  I don't think there was a single open seat. The crowd roared when he came on stage, applauding for several minutes before he could even begin his opening lines. Even in his seventies, he is still a force to be reckoned with. I was happy to see he could still pull it off. I was afraid that maybe his age would show and he wouldn't be able to do it...but I was wrong.

All in all...we had a fun weekend. 

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