It was a whirlwind of activity but oh, so nice in many ways. I like to think of the weekend beginning on Friday evening when David gets home from work. I had planned to cook at home but he wanted to go out which was just fine with me. I’ve talked before about our home-away-from-home restaurant/bar where we like to hang out with friends. I think of it as our own version of Cheers, “where everybody knows your name”. We see a lot of the same people there every time we are there. And all it takes is a brief note on Facebook that we are headed to the North Lounge to virtually guarantee that at least a few friends will decide to join us.
This past Friday we ended up out on the newly refurbished patio of the North Lounge enjoying dinner and drinks with a total of eight friends over the course of the evening. I hadn’t known we’d be outdoors and was a little under-dressed for the cool temperatures. But one of the perks of being friends with the head bartender is the offer of his hoodie to wear for the evening. Thanks, Joe! Now, if we could just help you out with that music selection. The Partridge Family? Really? 😉
We didn’t stay out as late as usual because David had to go out to work for a little while at 8 a.m. Saturday morning and then we drove to Oklahoma City for a wedding. The groom was one of David’s former soccer players and his family attends church with us. It was truly one of the most delightful weddings and receptions I’ve ever been to. It was a very short and simple wedding ceremony in the smaller chapel of a big Presbyterian church in the city. The bride had chosen huge bouquets of wildflowers and the attendants were in an array of colors to coordinate with the flowers. Very charming.
The wedding was at 4 p.m. and was quite short. The reception wasn’t until 7 that evening so David, Chris and I went to Sushi Neko for dinner in between. I’ve been wanting to try sushi for ages now. In fact, it’s been on my 101 in 1001 days list. Chris and his friends go out for sushi all the time but David has been a bit hesitant so we hadn’t tried it before. I posted a picture of what I ordered on a previous post. It was delicious! Each of us ordered different things so I got to try a variety. Even David was brave and had to admit it was good. I think it’s important to be open to new experiences – helps keep you young!
The reception was held on the rooftop of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and they couldn’t have chosen a more perfect setting. Music was provided by a band from Colorado. I would describe the music as hippie/folk/bluegrass and they were excellent. The groom and his attendants had all played soccer for David for years. There were also a couple of other former soccer players there and I snapped a picture of them. What a pleasure to see what fine young men they have all become.
We would have liked to stay longer but we had a two hour drive home and needed to be up early Sunday morning. David had agreed to teach the junior and senior high Sunday School class and this was the first day of that. We picked up donuts for the kids on the way to church which as you might expect was a big hit.
After church, David and I joined Chris, Lisa and Justin, and my parents for lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant. We all had a most pleasant time together. We are so blessed. After picking up a couple of items at the store, and then two stops in order to get cat food, chicken feed and chicken scratch, we finally made it home by around 2:30. Boy, did we need a nap by then! We did get some rest although there were two phone calls during our nap. Ah, well…that’s generally the way it goes around here.
It feels like the weekend just zipped by but it was a nice one. This week is shaping up to be another busy one although I do hope I can make time to get my garden planted. If that happens, I’ll post pictures. Oh, and I should also post some pictures of our kittens. They are finally past that stage where they look like little aliens and are getting really cute. So, how many would you like?