Saturday, January 31, 2009
Saturday in the Neighborhood
It was a beautiful day today in Shreveport! Clear blue sky and a nice warm day! I really needed to do some yard work but I didn't; instead I headed over to my mom's and got her outside. We sat on her porch in the sun for an hour or so while I cooked a roast for her. We talked catty about the neighbors and had a nice afternoon.
This evening Steve and I are grilling ribeyes and laying low. He's fighting a crazy headache and I'm working on about four hours sleep - not nearly enough for me.
After I got home from mom's, my neighbor came over and knocked on my door; Eric said, "Come look at my new car!" He was beaming with the pride that only your very own first new car can provide! It's a Volkswagon CC. Eric is the son of my dear neighbors, Donny and Gena; he's ... 24? Maybe? I'm not sure. 23? Eric, how old are you?! Anyway, Eric has been driving one of those "well at least it's paid for" kind of cars for a few years now, and this is his first brand new car. And it's a beauty! Looks fast just sitting still! HUGE trunk - HUGE! Kickin' stereo! With XM radio! I'm thrilled for him! But I think his dad might be asking to borrow it from time to time - I think Donny is jealous! "Uh, Eric! Can I have the keys?!"
We all stood out in the driveway and admired the car for a while (had to get the book out to find out how to open the hood; and did you know these new cars don't come with "keys" but with - gadget-looking-things instead?) then Eric took charge of his new wheels and zoomed off to the Mudbugs hockey game. Godspeed!
We have no Super Bowl plans tomorrow. I bought football squares at work and unless fives, eights, and twos are good numbers, I'm not expecting to win. I will make hot wings and guacamole though and we will watch the commercials! I don't really care who wins. Unless they score a five, eight or two.