Daily Archives: November 10, 2012

Vacation 2012: Day 1


Saturday, my first official day of vacation! Whoot! Let me say that it was rather like a typical Saturday and rather low-key. I slept in, I read a little, I spent most of the day in my PJs. πŸ™‚

I made Lemon Rice soup for lunch, too. I’ll give that it’s own post, since I’ll include the recipe and maybe some photos. It was yum! Next time, I may add some veggies and chicken.

About 4:30 pm, I got a knock on the back door and opened it to find my neighbor-across-the-street’s daughter. It turns out that my neighbor, whom I’ve known my whole life, died on Monday. As of right now, I anticipate going to the viewing/reception on Monday. I made sure to call to let my parents know.

I quickly took a shower, as I was STILL in my PJs, and found my friend, Terry, waiting for me in the driveway after I had dressed. We went to dinner, but since I was still rather full from my lunch (after not eating much for the past several weeks being sick, I can’t eat too much), I ordered a small side salad and a sundae (and only ate about 1/4 of the sundae, to my disappointment).

We then went to the AMC Star John R movie theaters and watched Flight with Denzel Washington. It wasn’t quite the movie that I anticipated it to be, but still very well done! It focused more on the pilot than the flight. It was a more sober movie than yesterday’s but it gave me a lot to think about and I was glad to have seen it.

Here’s the trailer for this movie:

I know. So far it seems like my vacation is all movies! πŸ™‚ But that’s not a bad thing, is it? πŸ™‚

I’m ready to see what Day 2 will bring! πŸ™‚

Vacation 2012: Day 0

Hotel Transylvania

Friday. My last day of work before vacation! It went by sooooo slooooooowly. Brutal.

But finally 5 pm came and I was FREE!!!

I was getting low on gas, but gas in Ann Arbor is more expensive than gas in Plymouth, figure that. I stopped by church on the way and called a friend. See, I have an it to LEAVE TOWN! It’s practically a moral imperative. I spent the better part of the day looking for air fare online to see where I could go. Nothing seemed particularly affordable — I guess that’s what you get when you try to book last minute.

Anyway, a trip out of state is planned and mayhem will commence shortly! Keep watching! πŸ™‚ Maybe I’ll even manage to surprise you!

After planning, I spent some time in the church, before heading over to the movie theater in Canton to watch Hotel Transylvania. It was so cute! I have to remember to buy a copy when it comes out on DVD. πŸ™‚

Here’s the trailer. If you haven’t seen it yet, you totally should! πŸ™‚ ❀

After the movie, it was late, but I hadn’t eaten yet. I went through the drive-thru of a fast-food place. The guy taking money at the window recognized my credit card and said the he had been in the Navy, also, as a corpsman. πŸ™‚ Made my evening. It’s probably one of the few situations where someone can call me ma’am and I won’t get upset….