Friday after leaving work I headed over to my friend Bert's place to pick up a couple new tires for the truck. Why? Well, when I had tried to get the truck to pass the NC safety inspection the previous week I learned that one of the tires was almost worn down completely on the inside, so I needed the tires to pass inspection. Anyway, I only had to pay $134 for the two tires, which was an awesome deal cinsidering they were 255/75/R16 sized tires (Bert works for a tire distributor and I scored his employee discount). So, after picking up the tires I headed over to Wal-Mart to have them mounted and the wait was a couple hours, so I got the truck entered into the system, and picked up Emily from Daycare. We headed back to Wally World to push her in a cart while I waited for the tires to be mounted. Of course we headed over to the toy section and we played with the $1.00 Batman masks. She finally figured out that if she leaves it on her face, she can be Batman. I on the other hand, I had a Darth Vader mask, and I wouldn't leave it on unless Emily left the Batman mask on. So we were strolling through Wal-Mart with our respective masks on. She looked so darn cute!
Saturday we picked up bert & Kristen, and went to breakfast before driving all the way down to Charlotte to go to one of their malls. While dining on the fine bill of fare at McDonald's it started snowing! We figured the roads were warm enough that it wouldn't impede our driving, so we went along our merry way. Now, I didn't know this, but the mall we were heading to was one I would consider to be 'high end'. They had all the stores I rarely would shop in because everything costs more than what I think things should cost. Kristen has a pair of shoes to return to Nordstrom's, and a Coach purse to buy, so there ya go. We walked the mall and wore ourselves out, bought some Lindt Chocolate (that is a purchase 'I' can get behind'), and than we had an early dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. (Let me get this off my chest... Ooooooh, Cheescake Factory, how I have missed you!) After that we decided to head out and hit up Concord mills on the way back, but nature conspired against us as one of our party had some, uh, bowel issues. We waited in the parking lot while they ran into the mall to use the facilities. It seemed like forever, but they came back and it was agreed that a trip to the drug store for some Immodium was in everyones best interest (because if one of us suffers, we all suffer - right?). When we made it Concord we split up, guys to one side, ladies to the other. We ended up closing down Concord, and than heading home around 10:00pm. I was dog tired! Emily crashed in the car on the way home, and for the most part everyone was just exhuasted from all the walking around.
When we got home we put Emily to bed and crawled into our bed for the night. I got smart and took a couple Ibuprofen to help with the aches I was sure I would be feeling by morning. A little bit after 2:00am, Emily decided she wanted to be in our bed, and rather than try to convinve her otherwise I brought her in. About an hour later, she woke up, said her tummy hurt, and puked on the bed. Yeah! So I spent some time half asleep, changing sheets and bedding.
Sunday was a lazy day. I did some stuff around the house, took a nap, and read from the book i have been readining. Nothing too exciting. After that we went over to Kristen & Bert's place for dinner, and I watched the last part of the Daytona 500 (Bert is a big Nascar fan). Kristen made a yummy White Chili, which reminded me of a Chicken Tortilla Soup. After that, we headed home.
And that is my weekend review.