We’re halfway into the weekend and enjoying it thoroughly. This is the first weekend in three weeks that we’ve been home and I’ve had major plans for relaxing.
This week, though, I received an email at work offering up two free tickets to see a play at Diana Wortham Theatre. The play? “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m in Therapy” Sounded funny enough. The title was intriguing and I remembered Kenny’s resolution of doing something cultural each month. We went to the nature center in February, and I think we called that “cultural.” Plays, we realized, were just out of our price range for new homeowners and the freshly furloughed (he’s also been furloughed, thanks to the great Gov. Perdue.) So, it was free and it was a play. We jumped on it.
The show is a one-man show starring author and creator Steve Solomon. It was freaking hilarious. I haven’t laughed that much (and for that long – 90 minutes!) in I don’t know how long.
Oh, and before dinner? We were totally classy and hit up the (new) McDonald’s for dinner. Oh yes. We also used a coupon. Dinner cost us $5.40. I spent $5 for parking downtown. We considered going to Marble Slab for ice cream after the show, but instead stopped at the grocery store on the way home ($7.) An entire night (plus several night’s worth of ice cream) for $17.40. Can’t beat it.
We also received coupons in the mail yesterday from P.F. Changs. They apparently love marathon runners SO MUCH they wanted to congratulate us with 15% off ALL of our meals at the restaurant between now and June 30. So when our friends called earlier today about possibly doing dinner tonight, we mentioned the coupons, called and made reservations and we’re heading there for dinner tonight. I’m willing to bet that our meal will cost more than all of last night combined. At least it should be fun, though!
We have done other things besides eat this weekend. I mowed the front lawn (can’t tell – that’s for another post, though. Just know that we’re in the market for an electric mower) and we went shopping at Target, my happy place 🙂 The grocery shopping is done and I’m thinking of hitting up the Herb Festival tomorrow. I also built the second box for our garden…..if only the rain would stop so I could figure out where the sun hits and get the rest of the garden planted.
I hope your weekend is as fun and relaxing as ours has been, and I hope that we have many more weekends like this in store for us!