So far this year, our weekends have been rather uneventful. We've filled them with cozying up in our warm home as much as possible since it has been so cold out. With freezing temperatures, our furnace hardly shuts off. Ken tried to do some organizing work in the garage, but we decided to postpone that till it warms a little!
On Saturday, I did a little thrifting and found not only a pristine Portuguese copper pot (for $5), but also two lovely milkglass hobnail Anchor Hocking glasses ($.50 each!). I love cheap retail therapy. Even though it was very cold, it was so bright and sunny outdoors that I couldn't pass up these cheery tulips at the store to put in the glasses. They certainly brighten up my kitchen window sill.
We got a surprise visit from the newlyweds on Saturday afternoon ... that's always welcome! Then Aly and I made Spinach and Bacon Quiche with salad for dinner. She doesn't often want to cook with me so that was also a welcome surprise. After dinner, Aly suggested playing Trivial Pursuit. If you know anything about playing Trivial Pursuit in our family, you know that no one ever beats Ken. He. Always. Wins. He knows so much useless information and can pull it out at just the precise moment that it is needed. Aly and I, on the other hand, know a lot of useless information, but can we ever pull it out when we need it? Rarely. For example, I'm sure I've known at some point how wide an NBA free throw lane is, but I couldn't decide betwen 12 feet or 16. Of course, it's 16. No pie for me. I did, however, properly answer the question: "What 2 composite particles are called nucleons because they are typically found in an atomic nuclei?" Yes, I did properly answer that one. Do you know the answer?
The game was close between Ken and me with Aly trailing most of the game ... then she came up and won the whole thing! Stole it right away from us!! This was a momentous occasion in our house!
Here's to a new week, full of things we don't know yet, things we will be surprised by, and things we'll give thanks for in the end.