I hadn’t gotten home to see my family in quite a long time. I’ve typically made the trek to Illinois once a month, but this summer was so busy that it’s been about two months since I’ve seen my parents and brother.
The weekend was low-key and full of exactly the kind of stuff I want it to be filled with:
- A movie with my dad. It’s how we bond. We got in a viewing of “Contagion” on Saturday afternoon. The previews do NOT do that flick justice. It’s superbly well-done and perfectly acted. I’m not remotely a germophobe, but if you are, this is probably your version of “The Exorcist” meets “Paranormal Activity” (Jac’s two Scariest Movies Ever).
- Shopping with my mom. And that’s how we bond. I haven’t been to a department store in ages, and I must say: Kudos to J.C. Penney for having some fantastic fall clothing.
- My first outing to Culver’s. Since Joey graduated high school in May, Mom has been able to only find one program for him; he gets to the park district twice a week. It’s nice, but not enough to not keep him from getting bored. He likes him some French fries and regularly wants to go to White Castle, Culver’s or McDonald’s. Well, I had my first Culver’s outing. Good chicken and holy God, that root beer was worth the trip all by itself.
- As I finished my walk on Sunday (I walked FOUR TIMES last week — I loathe exercise, so this is kind of huge for me), I saw Dad in the driveway putting air in my bike’s tires. Now, I haven’t been on that thing in like a decade. What they say about never forgetting how to ride a bike is true — what they neglect to say is that you become scared to turn. Or brake. But I brought that bad boy home with me and hope my immediate future sees a bike ride or two before it gets too cold to breath.
How was your weekend?