This past weekend was crazy. There was Crysta’s birthday, an overnight guest, a company picnic and ministry duties for Barry & I at church on Sunday. This may not sound like much to some folks, but they were tiring things for us. Sandwiched in between that was our opportunity to go to the Joslyn Art Museum to see a screening of the classic (and one of my favorite) movie “Casablanca”. The tickets were a surprise gift from Barry – sort of a “date-night” thing. IMHO, there is no movie today that has such wonderful lines, charged with passion, without the swearing and violence riddling today’s movies. They just don’t make ’em like they used to.
The company picnic was at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch – from 12 to 5 PM. Now, those from around here will remember the weather because it was the day of “The Great Husker/Horns” game. It was cold (it even snowed for awhile) and wet all day. We picnic’d in an enclosed tent and then walked around Vala’s for awhile. Fresh, wet, cold air. By the time we left Vala’s, took Abbey home and got Sean and Crysta back to Wahoo, we realized that we (Barry & I) were both just too tired to drive back into town, watch the movie and then drive back home. Barry barely stayed awake on the drive back to Wahoo – which was NOT good, because HE was driving!!
The bottom line is, we didn’t go back into town for the showing. Instead, we stayed home, popped some corn and had some hot chocolate while watching “Casablanca” on DVD. Barry says he made it all the way through the movie. You couldn’t prove it by me though – I fell asleep with Rick telling Sam to “Play It Again”, because if Ilsa could stand to listen to “As Time Goes By”, so could he. (What a he-man!!) Yea, I missed all the good stuff. And even though I’ve seen the movie atleast 100 times, I never get tired of watching the plane take off and Rick turning to Captain Renault and saying that great line, “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”
Don’t feel bad about our date-night. We are down to three kids in the house, with two of them right around the corner from being gone. So, I know we will have plenty of time to date before it’s all over. And the fact that Barry thought about me, and my love of “Casablanca” was not diminished in the least by the fact we didn’t get back to town. If anything, it made it all the sweeter that he was willing to miss it, just so we wouldn’t ruin it by not enjoying it to its fullest.
Another weekend is upon us – this one not so full. So, I will breathe the sweet air and thank God for the opportunities He has set before us once again.
Hope your weekend is all you want it to be.