Friday, February 1, 2008

Let me tell you about MY man.

Last night we had a date. A date that hubs planned 100% even down to arranging for m-i-l to babysit. He even TOLD me to go buy something to wear! Yes he did! We had a double date with hubs' boss and his girlfriend. Hubs' boss is lots of fun so it was not like a dreaded work thing. We had dinner at a fantastic steak house and then went to see "The Ten Tenors" who are here in concert this weekend. I had not heard of them before, but they were fantastic and very entertaining. I also might add they are Australian and in their 20's-mid 30's. Talented young cute Australian makes any concert better!!!

They sang some opera, as tenors would, but it was not like BEING at the opera. They also sang some BeeGee's....HELLO I love me some Gibb Brothers!!!! They busted out some classic dance moves for that medley and got lots of laughs and cheers. And being that, none other than, Freddy Mercury was a tenor they cranked out "Bohemian Rhapsody" as a tribute to Queen. That was good fun right there, folks! Really entertaining!

My guy is sweet, so sweet to me! I appreciate him and loved our date last night.

I'll stop being sappy now.

Blonde rascal spent the night with m-i-l, which means she also kindly took him to school...which also means I am here in my jammies sipping coffee all leisurely like! I decided to take the day off from the gym and enjoy my quiet morning! Ahhhhh...

It will be somewhat short lived leisure though because the errands are calling and the pantry is empty and the wind blew HARD this week. And when the wind blows HARD in West Texas, which is unfortunately quite often, then the dust comes too...

These pictures don't capture it well, but it was a sunny cloudless day with nothing but dust blowing through the air!
This was mild as there has been times when we cannot see the barns.

When I moved here, from Houston, to go to college I sometimes wondered if I was on another planet. I remember walking across campus and the wind would blow a zillion mph and the sky would fill with dirt. Not a good time for contact wearers or asthma sufferers or those who like clean cars.

So add to the list today...vaccum out the window sills on my westward facing windows!

I am reading "Skin" by Ted Dekker and it is CRAZY good. I started it yesterday and will finish today. I can't put it down. It is creepy, weird, scary and I am loving it. He is a Christian author but it is not all cheesy like...."After the entire town was murdered Paul and Annie went to the potluck at the Baptist church and sang hymns"... oh no, no, no. It is good and intense, just without cussing and sex!

I also got "Clean House, Clean Planet" by Karen Logan which I had ordered in preparation for eliminating toxic cleaners from my house. Jeepers, you can imagine the toxic stuff WE expose our families to, in our own homes, from cleaning products. The book is good. Very basic. She gives simple recipes and clear instructions on how to prepare, store and use these natural cleaners. I have read about half of the book so I will report back after I have finished it and put some of the concoctions to the test!

Happy Friday!


jona said...

Wow! That sounds like a great concert! I adore (I mean seriously adore) both Freddie Mercury and the BeeGees so I'm green with envy here.
It sounds like your Friday was lovely too. My daughter likes Ted Dekker books as well (I may have to check them out).

jona said...

Oops. I guess I should have said adorED Freddy Mercury (RIP). And poor Maurice Gibb too. Bummer.

kristen lewis said...

So, did you "thank him" appropriately?

Meredith said...

I love me some Bee Gees too! So jealous!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Hi Brooke-
We call that brown dust blowing in your state...............SMOG!!!!! It blows in everyday, oh wait, it NEVER leaves. ROFLOL!!! So enjoy your dirt. I'm sure it's much healthier for you.
What a date you had. YOU GO GIRL!!! Hubby sounds wonderful. And dont ya just love staying in the jammies just sipping your java joe??