Sunday, December 17, 2006
Shopping Day
Yesterday M took the day off from work to do his Christmas shopping. Emma and I came along, although she was napping at Noni's house for most of it. He was able to get the things on his list, unencumbered by wife and kid. Noni and Popi offered to watch Emma for us in the evening so we could go to a movie. We jumped on the chance; we even went out to dinner, just the two of us. It was the first time we'd been together like that since Heidelberg last April.

We went out to dinner at Texas Steakhouse. As we were being seated I saw my aunt and my grandmother, already seated at a table near us. I stopped to say hello, and explained to them that M and I were out on our first date in a long, long time. I then went back and enjoyed a lovely supper with my husband. When the meal was over and it was time to go the waitress came and told us our meal was taken care of. We were both stunned stupid for a second. We've never had anyone buy us a meal like that before. We stopped by my grandmother's table and thanked her profusely before we left. It was such a treat and made us feel special.

After our meal we walked it off at the Big K across the street. I think Emma is richer by three tops because we had time to kill. Then we made our way to the theater to see Casino Royale. We had to suffer through 25 minutes of commercials, followed by previews before the movie started. I can't believe they've found the nerve to stick commercials in there when you're paying $8.50 a ticket. Sheesh. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and a review follows.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

Sitting on the story stool.

Fun with Popi on the floor.

The usual treatment for our delicate flower.

Bedtime story. The Night Before Christmas pop-up book.