Monday, March 16, 2009


Spring Break has begun! Today felt like the first day of my Spring Break, since it was the first weekday without work. But, really, we began celebrating on Friday.

Friday evening, Ted and Sue came down for an "s" supper. It was not intentionally an "s" supper, but after we planned our menu, I realized that it was. We served (lemon) scallops, spring rolls, (Asian) salad, and (mango) sorbet. Ted also worked on our taxes while he was here. As in years past, while I handed over documents and figures, I was all knots inside. Last year, as I watched Ted thoughtfully working, I panicked and sliced through my finger with a knife. This year, the meal prep was completed before we started working on taxes. Not a bad idea - no knives were around while I was fretting. Of course, in the end, everything was fine and I'm glad that's all figured out! Thanks, Ted! At the end of the evening, we sent Tyler off with Ted and Sue for the weekend.

Saturday morning, bright and early (okay - early, and still dark) we headed Lawrence, Kansas to join our friends Matt & Michelle, Pat & Lisa and Mark & Patty, who had arrived the night before. (We didn't want to miss any of the time together on Saturday). There was nothing to fear. Most of our friends hadn't left their hotel rooms yet. We enjoyed a day of shopping and a couple of really great meals. In the evening, we went to see The Reader. Going to this particular theater was an interesting experience in itself. There were only two movies showing, with homemade signs pointing you to through the winding hallways and stairs to where to find your theater. They played some interesting (okay, almost creepy) music while we waited for our one preview then the movie to start.

On Sunday, we had a lazy morning and a nice lunch before heading back home. We picked up Tyler, and got to hear all about his exciting adventures with Grandpa and Grandma. We were all wiped out by the time we got home, but we did enjoy ourselves!

The view from the back of our hotel.

Pat and Patty perusing the menu at our Saturday lunch stop, Zen Zero. I had Tom Kha Gai with rice - yum!! (And thought of Lynette since she introduced it to me).

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