Tuesday, June 16, 2009
What I Learned This Week #15
As usual, I remember thinking several times last week, "Oh, I need to remember that for WILTW" --and of course I don't remember them. So I guess the first thing I learned this week is
1. At my age, I need to write things down or I won't remember them.
2. I also learned that there is a very good improvisational comedy group in Fort Worth. They are called Four Day Weekend and they are hilarious! They do skits and songs based on news headlines, suggestions from the audience, and random audience members whom they pick out and interview. If you've ever seen "Whose Line Is It Anyway," it's a lot like that. Justin and I loved it. We went there Friday night to celebrate our 12th anniversary (a week late, but who cares). My dad picked the kids up at lunchtime, and Justin came home soon after. It was so nice to spend the afternoon not having to jump up every five minutes and get somebody a drink or tell them to stop taking each other's toys. Then we went out to dinner. We were in the mood for steak so we went to Outback Steakhouse. After the comedy show, we got some ice cream at Marble Slab. I was SO full--I haven't eaten that much food in a long time. Then we got to sleep in the next morning and met my parents and the kids at our favorite breakfast place in Ft. Worth-- the Paris Coffee Shop, a diner that has been there for at least fifty years. A wonderful time was had by all.
3. Progress is continuing to be made in the "Don't Let Miss Pink Be a Pack Rat" campaign that I have been operating for the past four years. Yesterday we went through her art drawer, which is a drawer built into her bed that holds all the artwork she accumulates until it is so full that we can hardly open the drawer. I always let her keep 50 pieces of her favorite work. She sorts the HUGE pile of paper into "Yes" "No" and "Maybe" piles. This time she was much more decisive and put a lot of stuff right into the "No" pile. (I've already chosen my favorites for the scrapbook, so everything else is hers to choose.) I'm proud of her.
That's all I can remember! To see what others have learned, head over to Musings of a Housewife's What I Learned This Week carnival.