Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Memorial Day Plans and Massages

This upcoming weekend is Memorial Day. Usually my parents host a pool party and BBQ, but I doubt they are doing either since they will be leaving in just a few weeks for vacation. I wouldn't be able to attend anyway since I'm 9 hours away and gas is $3.61 a gallon.

Instead I think we might be having a small cookout on Saturday. One of Sean's friends and his wife are PCSing within the next two weeks to Alaska. So, it will be a good time to see them before they leave. Sean loves grilling and any excuse for him to do that is just fine with him.

I'm thinking about going to get a massage this weekend. Supposdly there is a really great place here in town and Sean keeps insisiting I go get one. I've never had one so I think it will be a very fun and relaxing time. I just need to remember to call and see if they can get me in. How much does one tip a massusse? (sp?) Let me know about that because I would hate to under-tip.

Work these next couple of days should be good. For starters the rest of the week is casual-wear and I was told we would get off work early on Friday. Of course we have Monday off, so needless to say I'm excited about this weekend.

I'm not sure what they are having in the way of honoring people for this holiday. Back home they had ceremonies at the local cemeteries, but I'm not sure about here. If there is anything going on around post then I'm sure I'll read about it in the paper Friday.

When I went shopping yesterday for some groceries I bought some Butoni pesto. I've been eyeing it for about the last 5 months, but I know how I get when I buy pesto so I've left it alone...until now.

I have an addiction to it....and I'm not afraid to admit it. It's so delish to mix in pasta, which I did last night to our chicken spaghetti or just to eat plain on a piece of bread. I'm even guilty of eating it by the forkful out of the container. I told you I had an addiction!

I can't believe that it's almost June! Soon it will be Sean's birthday (July 4th) our anniversary (July 5th) and my birthday (July 13th). My how time is flying by this year. Before I know it, it will be crunch time on PCSing out of here and I'll be on my way to Italy. I'm so excited about it, but I keep reminding myself that I will miss some things. Like my favorite restaurants, normal voltage plug-in's, closets....but it's all worth it to me of course. Just another exciting chapter in this crazy life we call the military!

Anyone have any plans for the weekend? Care to share?


Katie said...

$3.61 a gallon that's a steal!! haha! We're paying about $3.90 for regular! And this past weekend we went back back near my hometown where it was $4.15! I still remember the days when I first started driving and it was like $1.15! haha.

Have fun this weekend!

SidLovely said...

Massages are awesome. I've only had a few in my life but they feel really good. If it's a full spa place you should get a sugar or salt rub. They do a massage with a scrub that exfoliates your whole body--it's completely amazing.

PESTO! You just gave me a genius idea to buy that at the store. This semester is the first time I've been cooking for myself and I'm getting so bored. Thanks :)

Weekends plans--homework, and going to the Blue Mountains which should be fun. Have a good one.

Caitlin said...

I agree that $3.61 is pretty good! Up here it's $3.83 or so. Stupid gas companies!

I've never had a massage so I don't know the tipping thing...enjoy it though, I'd love to get one someday!

Pesto sounds delicious, I just woke Rob up to tell him we should get some pesto. :)