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Monday, March 5, 2018

And that's a wrap!

Another weekend is in the books.

Friday afternoon was nice.  Peter didn't have track practice so I was able to pick him up after I picked Sarah up and we were home by 4:00!  Since he's been having track practice every afternoon after school, I pick up Sarah, bring her home and then go pick him up.  Typically we aren't home until 5:30 or later.  So being home at 4:00 on Friday afternoon seemed like a great way to start the weekend!

We were up early on Saturday as Peter had to be at the track meet at 9:00.  Dan and I dropped him off and then headed to Waffle House for a romantic breakfast.  Ok, so it wasn't romantic but it was really good.  I had forgotten how much I used to love the patty melt and hash browns from Waffle House.

After breakfast, we went to Lowes Home Improvement and got some extra house keys made for the kids to keep in their backpacks.  We got Peter one with an American flag on it and the one for Sarah has a flower on it.  They are really cute.  My plain gold colored house key looks so boring in comparison.

Then we headed to the track meet.  The sun was shining and it was in the mid-50s.  We were sitting right in the sun and it felt really  nice!  The track meet was an invitational and we weren't running against anyone in our conference.  Our school is 1A (the smallest conference) and all the schools we were running against were 3A and 4A (the biggest conference). 

Everyone Peter ran against was either an11th grader or 12th grader and these boys were fast!
It was a good learning experience for Peter and now we have some official times for him so he can start working to improve those every week.

We went to Mass on Saturday evening and then out to dinner.  There was a very long wait at the restaurant I wanted to go to so we went to another restaurant that also had an hour and a half wait.  I was getting frustrated because I just wanted to wait.

By the time we got to the 3rd restaurant that only had a 45 minute wait and waited through it, we still spent about an hour and half from the time we got to the first restaurant. So, we should have just waited at the first restaurant. 

Peter wanted to go to Golden Corral but I had to put my foot down to that one.  I just can't do Golden Corral.  As we were waiting for our table at Red Robin, which is across from the mall, a woman came rushing in and sat on the bench beside us.  She was out of breath and told us she had just run over from the mall.

She said she had been in Belk but a friend of hers who was in JC Penneys called her and said there was someone with a gun in the mall and to leave.  Right as she was telling us this, we saw about 15 (and apparently there were closer to 40 or more in total) police cars heading to the mall.

Our mall has a curfew on Friday and Saturday night.  If you are under 18, you have to be with a guardian after 6:00 PM.  Apparently one of the teens was there without a guardian and the police asked him to leave.  He wouldn't so they arrested him.  As they were doing this, other teens started to gather around (the newspaper estimated about 100) and started yelling at the police officers.  So back up was called, the kids were all made to leave, and the mall closed for the night. 

Apparently there was no gun at all  - that was just rumor.  It was just kids a bunch of kids making trouble.  It did add a little excitement to our Saturday evening though.

On Sunday morning Peter and Dan headed to the church where Peter's Boy Scout troop meets and they had their Scout Sunday celebration.  The current troop leader is stepping down after many years of service and as a special surprise to him, the troop retired their flag and gave it to him. 

Peter, as one of the older Scouts, got to participate in the flag retiring ceremony.  After the church service the Boy Scouts held a spaghetti luncheon and Dan and Peter worked that while Sarah and I enjoyed lunch at my parent's house.

My uncle made these delicious and healthy cupcakes.  Instead of flour he used black beans!  If he hadn't told me, I would have never known.  They were super moist and really good!  He also used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil and Xylitol instead of sugar. They were so good I had two and I didn't even feel bad about it!

The afternoon was spent relaxing and now it's Monday morning.  We have a busy week ahead.  Scout meetings for both kids, track practice and a meet for Peter, track practice for Sarah AND we start swim practice for Sarah this week too.  It's going to be a busy one!


Madeline said...

I always had those fancy keys from college through our townhouse but for some reason when we bought our house five years ago I never got them again. Now I feel inspired!

Also we went to Red Robin on Saturday night too! It was our first place to go though, but we had a good wait because we were a group of 8.

Glad your weekend was good before a busy week!!

Billie Jo said...

I never even knew there was an option for house keys!!!!
I will have to look into that.
I love the idea of having an individual one for each person.
I don't know how many times we have argued over whose key was whose...who lost their key...and on and on!
We did Pizza Hut after Mass Saturday.
They have a good Caesar salad.
Which means I cut myself down to two pieces of pan pizza. : )
Have a good week, sweet friend!

Mari said...

Wow - that's a little too much excitement! Glad it all turned out ok. It's nice to read about good kids following that too. I'm sure it was an honor for Peter to help with the flag ceremony.