I hope all of our lovely Canadian friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. A little downtime was just what our little family needed. We didn’t have much planned over the weekend besides a wedding, a few family dinners and some other on-the-fly activities.
My husband and I took Pink Panda to the Petting Zoo / Farm thinking it would be a fun thing to do on a windy Sunday afternoon. Little did we know that she isn’t an animal lover – yet. Every time the sheep, goat, donkey, or cow would get close to the fence, she’d start shrieking in terror and tell us not to feed the animals the carrots we had brought with us. So our trip to the farm was a short one. We did end up feeding the animals all the carrots we brought — just did it while Pink Panda was looking in the opposite direction .
That same day, I went to my first movie date with my husband in 2 years. YES, you read right… TWO YEARS! I think the last movie I saw in a theatre was maybe Harry Potter. I don’t even remember.
Popcorn by y entonces
Why the absence? Well, I could never hold my bladder for more than half an hour while I was pregnant with the Pink Panda so I figured it would be easier just to rent movies and watch them at home. So this past weekend, I ventured out to the movie theatre with my husband to watch Couples Retreat (my choice, not his — obviously).
Thank goodness the movie had a few actors from one of my husband’s favourite movies, Swingers, else it would have been very hard to convince him to go see yet ANOTHER romantic comedy with me (he has seen many and we have a whole bookcase to hold DVDs from my favourite movie genre– LOL!)
Now I’m not a movie aficionado or anything and I don’t care what Rotten Tomatoes reviewers had to say about the movie, I thought it was a light hearted, funny movie and a great reminder that we should all celebrate the small things in life no matter how mundane they seem. My hubby was one of many watching the movie and he agreed that it was a good movie — appropriate for Thanksgiving weekend and as our first movie date that didn’t involve microwavable popcorn.
It was a great date night and I look forward to watching many more movies with my husband (and soon Pink Panda will be old enough to go too!). Just need to save up the pennies as I didn’t know that it was so expensive. Two tickets + popcorn and drinks was $30! Oy. Definitely not something that is in the budget every week (or month). And that price was a discounted price because I had a movie package that I got from my favourite store, Costco.
I must be getting old because I remember back in the day when a movie ticket was only $4.25 per person! Now it’s double that and I don’t know what has changed since then — ok maybe the seats are a bit wider and they can recline back a bit.
So how was your long weekend? What did you end up doing?
P.S. Thank you for all the comments about the sewing machine post! I did a bit of research over the weekend and have narrowed it down. Will do a full reveal/review once I get it!