Friday morning was spent working on posts and doing some housework. No biggie. Then I got a text from one of the ladies I visit teach. "Are you coming today?" Each month I pay a short visit to 3 gal pals in my area that are assigned to me by my church. It's called Visiting Teaching. I'm LDS and it's part of how we keep track of each other and make sure that things are OK with them. Sometimes they are just token visits, catching up and chatting, but other times they can really make a difference, especially if someone is ill or having difficulties meeting some kind of responsibility. Sometimes it's just needing someone to talk with. We usually go in twos.
Anyway, I had been texting the women earlier this week, trying to juggle which days would work between me, my visting companion, and the 3 ladies. I reached one first and she said Friday at 11:00. OK, great. Then it turns out that everyone else was busy this week but next Thursday was good for the rest of them and I forgot that I hadn't told the first lady that next week would be better. I really blew it. It's called, 'Thinking You Have Communicated Something and Realize You're The Only One In Your Crazy Loop.' I honestly thought I had told her. I called and apologized profusely but she wasn't too happy with me. I hope she'll get over it by next month.
Later on G. and I went to "The Hundred-Foot Journey" with Helen Mirren. I was very excited about it because I saw her on Jimmy Fallon and she was so charming and funny and then she said something so interesting. She said, "This is a great date movie. Don't eat before you go, because after the movie, you will score!" We went to the movie and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The scenery of France, the cuisine, the acting! All wonderful. There was a part in the movie that took the movie from good to excellent for me. It was the part when she tasted "his food" for the first time. That's all I'll say, but her reaction to it was so amazing and it actually brought tears to my eyes because of the raw emotion of it. I'm now an even bigger Helen Mirren fan! And can I just say that G. thinks she's hot? He says he would be so lucky if I was like her when I reach 60-something, like her. Great! Something to work towards...Here's the trailor, just in case you haven't seen it yet! And, by the way, she was totally right. We scored afterwards.
Just like Friday, my Saturday had some good and bad points to it. G. decided to go play some disc golf with his friends up at Solitude. They were gone for about 6 hours. I went on a bike ride up the canyon, which is always great and then took some time to watch some t.v. afterward. It was a show about Desert Runners. It's about amateur runners who decide they want to run hundreds of kilometers in a desert and some decide to do all 4 desert runs in a year so they are called the Ultramarathon or Ultra runners. How humans can run miles and miles in these extreme conditions is mind boggling. It was a documentary that took us through the 4 races, chosen specifically for their harsh conditions. The race organizers have strategically chosen these four deserts because
they are (respectively) the driest, windiest, hottest and coldest
places on Earth. It's not child's play, as I found out watching the show. Some very extreme things happen and the thing is, it's all true. I really enjoy watching documentaries.
I decided to make something out of the abundance of zucchini we've accumulated this past week. I've had some great luck making zucchini bread with walnuts. But I wanted to try out a recipe I'd found on Pinterest. They were Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks. I made them according to the directions, but they weren't a big hit at the house and heating the oven up to 425 degrees is something I still try to avoid. So for us, it was just meh...
Tomorrow looks like it's going to be a great day with great weather. And I'm excited. We will be going to the 7th Annual Alphorn Festival at Solitude. The Alphorn is the national instrument of Switzerland. It has been going since Wednesday, and tomorrow will be the culmination, with a live concert that is free to the public. The best Alphornists(?) in the world will be playing! I'll take pictures and put some on Instagram! Here is what Alphorns look like! Anything interesting going on for you this weekend?