Weekend Roundup

Busy, busy, busy that was us this weekend. Friday was my 9/80 day. I work 80 hours over nine days and get every other Friday off. It makes for long hours when I’m working but I love having the extra days off. Friday, Heather and I dropped my car off to get tires and then we went to breakfast and then on to the movies. We decided to see The Revenant.

Heather went to see it as a favor to me and I don’t think she liked it as much as I did. The Revenant is a powerful movie and very raw and incredibly brutal at times. I was worn out by the time it was done and I can see why it was nominated for a bunch of Oscars. I can’t really say much about it because almost anything would be a spoiler. I’ve some research I need to do and then maybe a dedicated blog post.


Friday night Logan’s Improv group put on a new show. Logan loves Improv and I love watching him light up when he is onstage. It is great watching his fellow performers also, some of whom have been in the group for years and I love watching the kids grow up. Logan and several others are seniors this year so they will be aging out of the group. We’ll have to see how Logan can continue doing Improv.


The nature of Improv is that you have to have a quick wit and you have to move on. Some skits work and others don’t and you don’t look back, you just go on.


Saturday morning I went for a trail run on Turkey Mountain. It is a great place to get my head on straight.


I saw this note card stuck in a tree. It’s a nice gesture and all that but the first rain this will turn into mush or the wind will blow onto the ground.  I’m such a cynic.


Saturday night Logan got all spiffed up for his school’s Winter Ball. Heather and I were the chauffeurs for the night. We drove him to a country club where the Senior Dinner was and then later picked him up and took him to the dance venue and then picked him up. We were glad to do it. It was great seeing the young men and women being all dressed up, excited, and glowing for the event.


Heather and I went first class. I took her to one of the finest convenience stores in the country and offered to get her anything she wanted. I was even prepared to get here the X Large Pizza. Nothing but the best for my wife. She opted for a bottle of water.

6 thoughts on “Weekend Roundup

  1. sylviakirk

    Looks/sounds like a great weekend!! I never cease to be amazed at how Logan has grown up over the years I have followed you blog!! He was such a little guy in the first pics I saw of him!! Wonderful!! And he does have fun — in fact all of you do!! And thank you for sharing the fun with us!! Have a great day and new week!!

  2. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    Ha ha — a bottle of water is always a safe choice; I’d be right with Heather at that fine dining’ establishment )). (However, I don’t object to Papa John’s delivering a pizza once a month or so, so I am inconsistent in my principles.) Nice long weekend! You do make the most of them — it’s a good idea to offer them — unless both of you work and have school-age kids at home. Years and years ago during the ‘gas crisis’ I was offered 10 hour shifts with Friday or Monday off. It was tempting, but I didn’t want to leave our kids alone for so long on the other four days.

  3. Barb

    I’ve watched Logan grow from a boy into a young man on your blog, and I must admit that I smile when I see him smiling. Our Ben (12) was in his middle school play, Fame, this week. We went to watch him perform last night. He’s a quiet boy, so I think the singing and dancing on stage were good for him. His theater teacher encouraged him to audition for the play. I don’t think he’s caught the acting bug though. Heather was wise to choose water – I don’t even get coffee at the convenience store!

  4. DrillerAA

    One can always tell when Logan is having a good time. His expression tells his story. When we’re in Tulsa I will always find an excuse to stop at a Quick Trip and I will always purchase one of their maple long john pastries. My will will almost always join me in the pastry feast. Have a blessed day.

  5. Ellen

    Logan is my hero for getting on a stage and being quick witted in front of an audience. I can’t believe how grown up he is. Where did the time go? I think whoever left that note was on the mountain to get their head on straight too.

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