Today we had "Play Day" on the calendar, but we just couldn't get excited about a rainy day doing...what? After talking it over, we decided to turn it into a "Play Date" last night, instead. Mark and I both wanted to have a quiet day at home today, to get caught up on grading and lesson plans, with the end of the trimester just 2 1/2 weeks away.
We decided to share a salad and a pizza, and we were quite satisfied afterwards. Who needs the full quantity of most restaurant menu items these days??
(Not to mention the calories and the cost!)
After dinner we went to Penney's to shop for a comforter. We've gone back and forth for years about whether to buy one. Would it be too hot? Would we spend $$ on it and then hate it? Down? Down alternative? What weight??? Hmmm...
Have you ever bought a comforter? How did you decide? Here's what we did: We read all the labels. We handled the sample comforters to feel the weights. We decided on one, and then reconsidered at the checkout, when the clerk told us she had a different weight that she could use all year, but the one we had selected would be for winter only.
We ultimately decided on the medium-weight down alternative comforter. We were tempted by the down, but given Mark's propensity for allergic reactions, we decided to go with the alternative.
Mark has been wanting a good hat for quite a while. (Partly to show off his manly handsomeness, but mostly to protect his hearing aids when he's outdoors for a bit and it's drizzly out.) But a good hat can be hard to find. Not many stores carry a good selection of "man hats" any more.
We found this great hat, and Mark left the store a happy man.
The date was definitely a success so far!
If you're a family member reading this, stop laughing.
(I am notorious in the family for not enjoying movies, especially adventure films. What can I say? A little adventure is good for a girl once in a while.)
It was in 3-D. I suspect that many people would say the movie was fairly tame. But for me, it was fairly intense.
Long story short: Even though Mark saw more of the movie than I did (I closed my eyes and did deep breathing when the action got really intense), I enjoyed the movie. It's a classic old story, with a little bit of love, a lot of betrayal, a lot of swashbuckling sword play, and a healthy dose of a charming young fellow coming of age.
And I was actually fascinated by the 3-D effect. I have heard lots of people say that they don't enjoy it, or that it's not worth the extra ticket price, but for a once-a-year movie date with my sweetheart, it was a fun way to spend an evening.
We left the theater satisfied and happy. And I am happy to report that we slept very "comfortably" under our new comforter. In fact, we're kicking ourselves a little that we waited so long to buy one in the first place!