Wow - what a weekend.
I'm posting from home today, because I have a dentist appointment and decided to take the whole day off.
Yes, my appointment is at 3 p.m. Shut up. I have three sick days and three vacation days left, and my time resets on November 11.
Plus, it's one of those rainy, nasty days that I always wish I could stay home. And so I am. Anna Marie is over the moon.
Anyway, on Friday night, Jason decided that his fondue pot (a gift from mom)had gone unused long enough. We had some raspberries from the auction (which I'd been pairing with Dove dark chocolate - yum!) and some fondue chocolate. We didn't have any fuel, but we had some tea lights.
Anna Marie saw us trying to get the chocolate to melt, and we tried to explain the whole fondue concept, but she didn't get it. In fact, she said, "I just don't get it. I wish I got it, but I just don't get it."
This is Jason explaining the fondue process, and telling her that it's considered bad form to let your mouth close around the fork (since you'll be putting it back into the chocolate).
And this is Anna Marie taking her first taste of a chocolate-covered raspberry.
What's gonna work? Teamwork!
On Saturday morning, we had an early soccer game (8 a.m.? That's crazy!) and then decided to go to Tunica. No, we weren't trying our hand at the blackjack table - Anna Marie had gotten a Gap gift card for her birthday, and it was just as close to go there (and help the money go further) as it was to go to Memphis. Actually, it was closer.
Before we left, we went by mom's house to get Amanda. Dad was having more concrete poured in his shop.
This is how Anna Marie felt about it before the truck started pouring:
And this is how she felt after:
Anyway, Gap was a sucess, and I even found a pair of jeans for $12.50! I have never bought anything from Gap, so it was quite exciting.
Yesterday Mom, Amanda, Anna Marie and I went to Oxford to walk around the square. I got a couple of gifts at Square Books, Jr., and we ate at the San Francisco Bread Company.
As you can see, I needed a day off after the weekend I'd had.
Now I just have to make sure I don't squander the day by sitting around in my PJs drinking coffee all day.