Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A hole in my brain?


I didn’t post a Weekend Wrap-up this week … I sat down to do it, but I couldn’t remember what I had done this past weekend.  Now, it was a busy weekend, but not so busy that I shouldn’t be able to remember what I had done!  I do believe that there’s a hole in my brain, and anything I need to remember just slips out that hole!  ha!  I was able to reconstruct the weekend, but by then, it was too late to post an “official” Weekend Wrap-up. 


I was off Friday and spent the morning quilting while watching Gone With the Wind (my favorite movie).  I took a break for lunch when it was time to flip the DVD for the 2nd half of the movie, and just after cleaning up from lunch, I got an invitation from DD to join her and the Ts for Operation Christmas Child shopping.  I was thrilled to be able to spend my afternoon with them … and to work together to help out kids who wouldn’t otherwise have much of a Christmas.


Saturday was DH’s birthday.  After we attended an open house for a sweet couple from church who were celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary, we headed over to St. Louis for a late lunch at Macaroni Grill.  It’s one of his favorite restaurants, and we hadn’t been there in a long time.  I always get their penne rustica, and in checking the web, I see that there are copycat recipes out there … I’m definitely going to have to try it out (although I do think I’m going to have to tweak it … it calls for 4 cups of heavy cream – yikes!).


Sunday morning we were at church as usual.  The rest of the day was fairly quiet.  After my weekly “conference” call with my dad and my sisters, I was able to get a bit of hand quilting done on T#4’s big girl quilt.  I’m hoping to get that done by Christmas, but I don’t know if I’m going to meet that goal. 


I’ve got the day off today, but I don’t expect to get much quilting done (at least not until after dinner).  I’ve got the Ts coming over this morning … I can’t wait!  


  1. Would you believe I have never seen Gone With The Wind? and have never been to Macaroni Grill!

    Kimberly's Korner

  2. Good morning! Gone with the Wind is one of my very fav's too, though I prefer the book. I have quite a bit of collectibles from the movie over the years....Your week-end sounds good. Happy birthday to your hubby!! I LOVE Macaroni Grill, though haven't been in a while. Yikes, on 4 cups of cream is right! Probably yummy though...Have a good day!

  3. I've wondered what happened to the facts I try to remember. Now I know -- it's the hole!

  4. Yeah, I've got a hole in my brain lately, too! LOL

    I haven't seen Gone With the Wind in ages, but I really love it, too.

    Have a great time with the T's :)

  5. Sounds like a great weekend. I haven't seen Gone With the Wind in a hundred years. I really need to watch that again. I'm not sure my girls have ever seen it.

    Hope you have a great day!

  6. I must say that this post made me feel really good. Why? Because now I know that I'm not the only person with a hole in her brain! LOL

  7. happy belated birthday to your husband!! Dinner sounds good at the Macaroni Grill! Its hard to imagine, but they closed some of them here :(

    I think Operation Christmas Child is such a great thing to participate in! I haven't done it in several years; will have to think about it for next year!

    Sounds like it was a great weekend all in all!


  8. I almost alway get the Penne Rustica, if not I get Pasta Milano. We love that place.


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