Monday, October 3, 2011

Anniversary weekend

We had a great anniversary weekend.  We kicked it off Thursday night with dinner at a new italian restaurant in town.  Yes, I wore the slightly trashy dress, and yes, we got snockered.  We drank so much red wine that neither of us wanted any wine the rest of the weekend.  The food was so yummy, and I allowed myself to go off the anti-inflammatory diet.  It was wonderful.

Friday morning, I got up early to drive my car over to the dealership in Tulsa to have some warranty work done.  My husband came up later that afternoon.  On the way to Tulsa, I was nearly killed.  I still don't know how I was not killed.  The only explanation is that an angel or several angels came in and saved me. I was traveling down the interstate at 70 mph.  It was two lanes.  I was in the left, and there were two trucks in the right.  A dog shows up in the middle of the road, so the two trucks and I slow down to around 30 to let the dog get out of the road.  Some idiot driving a quarry truck full of gravel did not slow down, and somehow plowed right through the middle of me and the trucks.  It was already mid-event before I realized what was going on.  The only thing I can think is that angels swooped down and widened the lanes or something.  I have no other explanation for how that truck did not plow into the back of my car and kill me.  I was so angry at whoever that was.  How could he be so oblivious?

Anyway, I said a quick thank you prayer to Mary, my guardian angel, and anyone else who should have been thanked, and headed on down the road.

I had already gotten a great deal on a hotel room through priceline.  But, the day before we left for Tulsa, Marriott sent me a gold rewards card, which gets you free room upgrades.  So, when we got to the hotel, I flashed the card, and we ended up with a suite, complete with a separate living room and a balcony.  Woot!  Woot!

We had a lot of fun being tourists. We saw a great art museum that used to be a house of some millionaire.  So, not only did you see artwork, but the cool features of the house and the surrounding landscaped gardens.  We wen to the aquarium, which was pretty good, but nothing near the one in Atlanta.  We ate out at some great restaurants.  We went to a bar on Saturday night, and I was flabbergasted by what women/girls were wearing.  Skin tight dresses that barely went past their rear ends.  Nothing was left to the imagination and they looked oh so un-feminine when dancing.  I thought, "Is this how people dress now, or is this just Tulsa?  Do men marry these kinds of women?"  Maybe I'm just old, but I never dressed liked that and none of my friends in college ever did either.

On Sunday, we went to mass at the Cathedral.  It is so nice to be able to go to a cathedral.  Ours in Arkansas is three hours away from us.  So, we really enjoyed the mass.  After mass, we grabbed some Chipotle, one of my favorites, which we do not have where we live.  Then we headed home, and I did laundry for the rest of the day.

All in all, it was a good weekend, and I am geared up for another year.

Oh, in other news, I learned that Kubat's sells the hcg I need for $55, whereas the stinking local pharmacy here charged me $185 last month.  So, from now on, I'm getting it shipped from Kubat's.  I feel like slapping my other pharmacist in the face with a glove filled with rocks.  Turd.


  1. So glad you had an awesome weekend! And to hear that I'm not the only person who wonders about the girls and they way they dress (living in a college town, I see a lot more skin than I'd like to).

  2. Glad you a good weekend AND that you did not get killed!!

  3. Sounds like a great anniversary weekend! And yes, it does sound like you had an army of angels looking out for you! Stupid driver!

  4. Your road experience sounds unbelievable! I'm so glad no one was hurt. There are crazy drivers everywhere ... especially going 70 mph, it seems.
    Yay for an awesome anniversary weekend!!! Hoping you both have a great year ahead!

  5. Oh my God! That was scary. Glad that you are safe and nothing bad happened.