Sunday, November 7, 2010

Weekend Update

I had a longer weekend than usual, both because of daylight savings time, and because I took Friday off. I don't normally do this kind of post but I thought it might be kind of fun. I hope you agree. Here is a list of some of the weekend's highlights:

Got my front tires balanced - I hate hate hate hate hate doing this kind of thing. I never wish I was married more than when I have to get work done on my car. I figure then I could push it off on him, right? Anyway, when going to a repair place, I feel like I'm going to be taken advantage of or say the wrong thing. Luckily this time, nothing like that happened. I was confident and they charged me zero dollars. I left feeling like a modern woman - shoulder pads and all!

Family time. In contrast to getting my car worked on, I love love love love love spending time with my family. We celebrated the joint birthdays of my aunt and nephew. Here's a very short video of my niece, who is learning to talk, saying "happy birthday, James," with a hiccup in the middle. She melts my heart. Watch it if you want to learn to love again. My aunt and nephew are two of my favorite people in the world so this party was very special.

People I love, celebrating birthdays
Went on a tour of Detroit. This was too fun! We went to the Heidelberg Project, the Guardian building, Belle Isle, and a few other places, and ended by eating in Mexicantown, my favorite place to go in Detroit for dinner. Thanks to my friend Jonathan for giving an amazing tour. Detroit is such a special city with so many cool places to see. Plus, I had a great time with fun and awesome friends.
The Guardian building, the Heidelberg Project, Detroit Central Station, and the Heidelberg Project, clockwise.

I finally saw Toy Story 3! I somehow missed the bandwagon when everyone first saw it. So many people said they cried when they watched it but I didn't. What does that mean? Do I have a heart of stone?

I slept an extra hour last night because of daylight savings time and it was glorious. On the down side, I probably won't figure out how to change the clock in my car any time soon.

I think that's a pretty good list of my weekend highlights. It was a great weekend, and of course, I'm sad that it's over. What was the most fun thing you did this weekend?


Katherine said...

Looks like fun! I love those birthday people, too!

Katherine said...

Oh, and your heart is made of ice, not stone. (Kidding!)

Sarah said...

My weekend fun things, in no particular order...took a break during a brisk morning walk for hot cider and hometown baked goods (I still owe you for that, sugar momma!); squealing with delight over the crazy Michigan football game; and finding great bargains (yay TJMaxx!) while shopping for boots on Sunday! :)

Elizabeth Downie said...

How could I have forgotten to highlight our morning together!? I knew I was missing some highlights. That was so much fun. And don't worry about the money - I know where you live. ;)

elliespen said...

You know, I still haven't seen Toy Story 3, either. And I tend to cry at random things like commercials but not at the supposed-to-be-tearjerker movies. I remember watching "Charly" with a bunch of girls in college and they were all giving me, the only dry-eyed one in the bunch, funny looks between sobs and probably wondering what kind of heartless monster I was.

Dallan said...

My favorite part of this post is that you referred to the mechanic as the "repair place."

Elizabeth Downie said...

Haha, well, I told you I hate it.

Rachel said...

he video is So cute! I love love love family birthday parties. I look forward to them more ad more as the years go by.