Mr. Mister and I had some fun this Sunday.
There was a little (as in only about 5 blocks long! LOL) Veteran's Day parade, in a town near us, that one of our friends was participating in. So we headed over around noon and waited for it to begin.
Afterwards, we decided to go out for lunch. We couldn't decide what we wanted to eat, so we just started driving towards the closest Romano's Macaroni Grill (which is approximately 45 minutes away, in Missouri.) I was already beginning to salivate over the thought of their bread dipped in olive oil, and a big bowl of their vodka rustica pasta.
As we were driving, I asked Mr. Mister what particular foods he wanted to be included on the menu for Thanksgiving. He mentioned several of his favorites, one of them being homemade green beans. Well, that started him saying things like, "I could really go for some green beans right now!" But we were already half way to the Macaroni Grill, and the OOOOOOOOO SO YUMMY bread & pasta by then.
We kept driving and he mentioned green beans again! I said that we would have to turn around, and head back to Texas Roadhouse, because everyone knows they have the BEST green beans in the state! (Well, at least that is my opinion!) So we take the next exit and head back into Illinois. Needless to say, they were darn good, when we "finally" got to the restaurant to eat.
We then headed out to do a little shopping. I needed to pick up a stamp at Michael's that said "Handmade by:" so that I can stop writing it by hand on the back of all of my Christmas cards. Then we headed to K-Mart, and I figured we may as well stop at Barnes & Nobles to pick up a copy of the Christmas Jars book, since we were already in the area.
While we were doing all this running around, I mentioned several times that I wanted to see the movie Fred Claus, especially after reading Kari's review of the movie.
We drove by the movie theater, and the next show was in 30 minutes. We parked and bought our tickets. Of course, no movie is complete without a heaping bucket of popcorn and a large soda! (So much for dieting!)
We settled in and waited for the movie to begin. Mr. Mister pulled out his cell phone and started playing solitaire, while I answered a text message from our daughter. What in the world did we ever do before cell phones came along?
The movie was great! We laughed a lot! I even teared up at some parts. (YES, I'm one of those people that cries at every movie.) Like Kari mentioned on her blog, the North pole was awesome! The buildings, the atmosphere, everything was just so cool to look at. I would definitely love to visit a place like that!