Monday, March 19, 2007

Meat Market Redefined...

We had an interesting weekend. It all started Friday afternoon...Joe came home for lunch to tell me that he had some GREAT news. He didn't seem totally sincere, so I was very curious. He proceeded to tell me that he had taken it upon himself to take care of some of our groceries for the next little while. Interesting... I walked out to the kitchen to see a big box on the table. Guess what it was full of...MEAT! Some salesman had come into Joe's office at work selling meat! Joe felt it was an absolutely essential purchase since we have the Big Green Egg (yes, the BBQ he won on the Price is Right). Of course once he mentioned to the salesguy that he has a Big Green Egg, the guy told him that he has one too. Joe's convinced he was telling the truth because he knew everything about the Big Green Egg. I'm not so sure. Anyway, it turns out that Joe bought ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY EIGHT DOLLARS ($188) worth of meat! Our freezer is full of boxes of meat! I understand the excitement, but come on...we wouldn't spend that much money on meat in a year! Oh well...at least now I have some bargaining power! Actually, I got to go shopping (guilt free) afterwards for some new spring clothes...woo hoo! Friday night Joe had planned a "guys night out". He and a few friends were getting together to play Halo. He really never plays video games, so I guess I felt OK about him going. Before leaving, he came home from work and suggested that we have a steak dinner (I have a lot more of those to look forward to…) I didn’t think he had time since his friend Colby was coming to pick him up at 7. He assured me that he did, so he started to heat up the Big Green Egg. Well, by 7:00, the Egg wasn’t quite ready, so Joe gave me directions on how to cook the steak and left. I enjoyed a nice steak dinner by myself…woo hoo! It was good, though. Anyway, after eating and putting Parker to bed, I watched Just Like Heaven while walking on the treadmill, then took a bath in our jetted tub. I guess it hasn’t been used in a while (it was my first…it’s in the basement bathroom) because once I turned on the jets, it started shooting out dirt! I should have just gotten in the hot tub. It turned out to be an OK girly night anyway. I should have invited some friends over, though. Joe got home around 1:00 am and woke me up to tell me that he was going to eat his steak dinner…crazy guy! I guess I should be glad that he’s so excited to do the cooking from now on…steak every night. Come on over! Joe wasn't cooperating very well when I wanted to take his picture in front of his Big Green Egg, but oh well...here he is!
Saturday night we went to Ottavio’s for dinner with our friends Jace and Rebekah. It’s a cute little Italian Restaurant in Provo (and also now in American Fork) where Joe proposed to me. We’ve decided to go there every year to celebrate getting engaged…it’s been three years (on March 11th). Jace and Rebekah have a little girl named Kate who’s a few weeks older than Parker. She’s TINY! Parker towered over her. I don’t realize how big he is until he’s next to another baby his same age or older than him that’s smaller. I don’t know where he got the tall genes, but definitely not from Joe or me! We’ll see if he keeps it up. Anyway, it was a good weekend…good food, new clothes, cute baby, what more could I ask for! We’re going to St. George tomorrow for the rest of the week with our friends Colby and Kandis (and their little boy Carter). I am SO looking forward to a vacation!

2 comments:

Diane said...

So, was Joe's steak dinner or breakfast? It's funny that he woke you up to tell you he was going to eat his steak at 1:00 a.m.!

Kimberly and Devon said...

Maybe Devon needs to make some kind of uncecessary purchase so I have an excuse to go out and buy some new clothes!