Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Skating To The Oldies

I mentioned in my last post that Bill and I were going to celebrate Valentine's Day by going to an '80's skate at a nearby roller rink.  Well, Friday came and I was super excited, yet feeling super guilty because I knew Bill wasn't looking forward to it as much as I was.  Who am I kidding; I'm pretty sure he was dreading it.

Forced smile (left) and genuine smile (right)

Little did I know he did a drive-by of the place during the week and scouted a little pizza place where we could have dinner first.  (Sweet move #1)

As we parked the car we sized up the clientele.  We saw lots of teenagers going inside.  My immediate thought was "uh-oh", but there was no way I was turning back now.  We got to the counter to pay and the lady said, "Are you here for oldies night?"  My reply was, "Uh, yeah, but we were calling it '80's night, thank you very much."

Holy cow can those teenagers skate.  They were weaving in and out and flying by us at high speeds.  But we eventually got in our groove.  Bill even held my hand and it wasn't even a couples skate. (Sweet move #2). 

I couldn't believe they played "Let the Music Play" by Shannon, which was on my wish list, and I didn't even request it.  I think making requests wasn't possible because it seemed that it was already a pre-planned playlist going.  Too bad.  They could have used my help. 

I must say I was quite impressed by Bill's skills on the floor.  He can even skate backwards.  Who knew?  I'm fairly certain he had a good time.  As for other people our age....well, there was one other couple there for '80's night, so we weren't the only ones.

On Saturday I was up early to take Billy to Stage Crew, and then Bill and I split the 2 basketball games the boys had later that day.  We made it home safely in the snow.  I parked myself in front of a fire while Bill made me a delicious Valentine's dinner. (Sweet move #3)

Oh boy, was it delicious.

Fast forward to Monday and everyone is off from work and school for President's Day.
As luck would have it, the roller rink near our house has special afternoon hours!  All seven of us went this time and had a blast. (except the two times Bill fell, once on top of Mary!!).  They played "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by chance and "You Dropped A Bomb On Me" by request made by...you guessed it... Bill. (Sweet Move #4)

I really know how to squeeze a special occasion for all it's worth, especially if it falls on a weekend.

Thanks to Bill for making it all happen and getting me "in my element" for the weekend.  You are the best.  


  1. LOVE this!! And your dinner looks REALLY good!!!

  2. That sounds like a great time!
    Wish we had a nice skatin place by us. There is only one and it is far away and very icky.

  3. Glad you had such a good time, Kathleen! Bill and his brothers were great skaters when they were young! We kept them well supplied with new "roller blades" each year so they could cruise the neighborhood - and mark up the kitchen floor! xo

  4. How fun are you two?!?!
    Glad you had a fun and cozy and yummy weekend. : )
    And I'd love to go with you sometime!!!
    But Oldies Night?!? Noooooooo!

  5. Oh my goodness! You two rock! What a fun date!

  6. Hi Kathleen! Well, you have to be the coolest parents ever! I love that Bill scouted out a place to eat before skating. You need your strength! And he could skate so well after all!
    I hope Mary survived being fallen on the next day :) Your husband is a sweetheart. (Pass the wine too!)