I had a very good weekend. I hope you all did too. Mine was a good blend of being busy and bumming around:
Friday I bummed about the house a bit (trying to get something done, but not really wanting to expend any energy) and then went to a friend's house for dinner. We ate yummy chicken in tomato vodka sauce with peppers and olives and watched the fireworks from the balcony, the view slightly obstructed, but it was still very nice.
Saturday I managed to get to the grocery store before I went off to see Get Smart with another friend. Wow. That was a brilliant movie. Absolutely brilliant. I laughed my butt off. I will definitely buy a copy, and am tempted to see it again in the theater (which is rare for me). Steve Carell is perfect. Highly highly recommended. We had an early dinner at T.G.I.Fridays (I had a surprisingly good itty bitty steak and jalapeno mac and cheese) and then I went home to make sugar cookies for Sunday and cat food (not for Sunday).
Sunday, I got up and quickly went to work decorating the sugar cookies. My brother-in-law is visiting his dad and so my sister decided to have a "girls only" party. I decorated a lot of girly style cookies and thankfully most of them were eaten. I got to use the lovely coloring gel that Stacey gave me and really can't wait to try making more sophisticated colors. We talked and ate and watched The Holiday. Despite my general skepticism about romantic comedies, this one was quite good. I'd even consider *buying* it! I'm in a point in my life where I really identified with Camaron Diaz's character, so it didn't hurt that Jude Law's character was pretty damn charming. (Granted, he's supposed to be an Englishman in the middle of winter and he's sporting a tan that looks like he just got back from a beach vacation in the south of France.) The unrequited love plotline with Jack Black and Kate Winslet was extremely sweet as well. Unrequited love sucks. I'd recommend avoiding it if at all possible.
I've made some progress in getting the house in order, but I also got to be out and about. A good weekend, all in all.