Monday, November 12, 2018

nov wknd....

Last weekend was fun.  I left work early and drove up to TUlsa Friday to meet a friend for lunch. I wasn't sure what to expect since we'd planned it a few weeks back and I had though it'd just be him and me meeting up.  I left work after an hour or so and made it up to TUlsa by 11:30 to meet at Blue Moon Cafe, which I kept driving by and missing since they have taken down their awning our front. ha  My friend J and his wife E and their 3 kids were there and we sat down for lunch. the kids completely quiet and well behaved actually, just the kind I like ;).   btw i had a chicken sandwich and it was not great, dry and just a breast of meat on a bun with lettuce and chees ( granted I'd asked without the guac) but still, not much for a ten dollar sandwich.
anyway, after we chit chatted a bit, the wife and kids took their car to run over to Utica square and J and I got in my truck to go to World Market first and then meet them at Utica.  It gave us a chance to catch up, we both like to give our social commentary and gripes about this or that online or tv and how we view things also job stuff and all that. he's a good longtime friend.  I bought some chocolate and cookies and a few Christmas napkins , and we looked at other stuff there then left for Utica.  We shopped at Banana Republic and I tried on this really cool drab green mole skin jacket, but was like, nah.  their Traveler style slim fit jeans fit me well, and I have a blue and black pair, so while J tried on a few pairs, I considered the drab green moleskin pants and then decided to get a belt.  I got some shoes on sale online last week, a pair of work shoes , my brown ones I've had for ages like more than ten years are worn!! so anyway, the new pair of shoes is more of a tan brown, so the belt was needed to match.  it was $60, but everything was %40 off, plus I got %15 off for being a teacher, and then I got another 10% OFF for using my BR credit card. Voilah! $36!  (I'd done the math on the jacket and it came out to $109, but I detained myself because I knew I was going to make another online purchase at around $80 on Saturday, which I did, 2 Ramshorn WIllow trees and a Cotinus shrub)
anyway, his family came and found us in BR, and we all walked down to the Anthropologie store where everyone found interesting things to comment about in their Christmas stuff section. then I left.
I had planned to make it back by 4:30 for crossfit, but got home just in time to cancel and then wait for the 6:30 training class instead.
Saturday was great, lazy morning, cold out, pajamas on most of the day, doing laundry , online videos, a wee bit of grading online things from my classes...  about 5pm I left over to S's house here in OKC. his husband B was out of town all weekend so we'd planned to go eat at Cafe Parelli's at the mall and catch the end of the OU/OSU big rivalry football game. then we walked around and went into Pottery Barn there and then Banana Republic again, this time I tried on the drab green pants and they fit perfectly!! however I'd forgotten my wallet and didn't have my ID for them to look up my account etc etc to buy them... alas! :)  we also shopped at Dillards after that then I made it home by 8:30ish.
I received a phone message while I was out. it was from Betty's daughter saying she wouldn't be at church in the morning. Betty had some dire pain last week and they said the Cancer had spread from her lungs and she's been put on painkillers and in bed in a hospice room? at the assisted place she's in.... sigh.
I went to church SUnday, and Sunday school afterwards, then grocery store as usual.  graded some online stuff and laundry and general pick up arond the house Sunday, then drove over to my mom and dad's around 2:30 for a few hours. my older brother and 2 sisters met me over there and we all chit chatted and hung out. we discussed Thankgiving, and then we decided i would host our sibling Christmas get together this year since my bro did last year and the the sister before that and the other sister hosts Thanksgiving etc etc.  after everyone had left, my mom took me back to a room and gave me a file of her mother's writings.  My mom grew up in Long Island and her mother was somewhat of an independent literary sort. she had several typed up stories and records of addresses where she'd submitted them to magazines and such.  stories about the family dog and "How to Not Give Up Smoking" etc..  a few Writers magazines in there as well from '61.  I brought them home with me. 
I didn't swim laps this morning because of the snow! we had snow this morning!!  good week to all, I just noticed up way too late.

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