Mrs Gunfighter and I had a great day yesterday! Soccergirl went to a sleepover Girls Scout event and was gone for the whole day, leaving us to our own devices.
OK... before you start leering, let me start by saying, when soccergirl departed, Mrs G was still in Gettysburg, Pa. for our church's Synod Assembly, during whic they elected a new Bishop (yay! and congratulations on your retirement Bishop Schneider, what a great guy), but she would be home soon.
I killed about two hours watching New Zealand destroy France at rugby (62-10) and then I mowed the lawn (and the lawns of the two houses next door). Just as I was finishing up from mowing, Mrs G. arrived at home. Woo hoo!
I took a quick shower, and away we went... to the bookstore, where we passed a some fine time, without the usual "mommy!, the new Unicorn book is out!", "daddy, will you buy the new Junie B. Jones book for me?", "mommy! a new book about sharks/dinosaurs/faeries!!!" We made some cool purchases and headed out to dinner.
We went to the Olive Garden near the mall, and could actually go to the bar and have a drink while we waited for our table. (I'm starting to dig this alone-time stuff)
We had a nice dinner, and then headed for the movie theater.
We weren't going to see anything in particular, and when we got to the theater, we were glad that we didn't have anything special in mind. the were movies called "Surfboard" and "Knocked Up" and a few others that I never heard of, as well as Spiderman 3 (no thanks) Pirates of The Caribbean 3 (sold out), Shrek 3 (not interested). So without a movie to watch, we decided to walk through the mall to walk off out meal. After that... we went home!
We spent the next three hours talking and laughing and listening to the new Michael Buble cd that we bought at Border's.
Then we went to bed.
What a night.
I woke up this morning at 7. It is my default setting.
Mrs G is still snoozing, and soccergirl is probably still snoozing at the sleepover... we have until noon to ourselves.
This is big fun, I tell you.
PS: I bought the new Ipod on Friday. The second generation Nano, in silver!