So after a year of Sunday Night Dinners, we finally had our first repeat meal. I think that’s pretty impressive all things considered. Jen and Evan made us lamb ragu for dinner and it was as delightful and tasty as I remember. Also, this is a much better picture.
Andrew and I went to the movies and beforehand we got dinner at Five Guys. It took me a while to warm up to them, but dang, they make good burgers. The fries? Eh, I can take ‘em or leave ‘em, but they sure give you a healthy serving.
Friday evening I went out with Liz and Betsy for happy hour and dinner. Since I hate beer, I got a pear and blackberry cider. It was gross. I could only a quarter of it because it was too syrupy sweet for my taste.
We went to a place called The Ale House which has the most nondescript sign. It looks like a sad, generic little place, but inside it’s actually quite busy and the food is really good. It was a pleasant surprise.
Andrew was away this weekend which meant I had free reign of the house. Since my schedule was light, I ended up making good progress on my projects. I got the entire table frame together before I lost momentum. Yup, I put it together in our dining room, right next to the old table. It was a little crowded.
Being trying to decide which color to stain it. I’ve been talking to a lot of people and learning a lot about this whole process. It’s a little nerve-wracking, because after all the work you put into building the table, you want to make sure the finish looks good.
For the first time in three years, I had a sudden craving for a Chipotle burrito. I haven’t been in a Chipotle for a while, but it seems to be burritos are going out of style. Are burrito bowls the hip things to get nowadays? Someone enlighten me for my next burrito trip in three years.
I’ve been off-skates at derby practice for the last month because of a knee injury. Watching my team doing a paceline around the track was making me dizzy.
Getting to hang out with this girl is always the best. Her family isn’t so bad either. ;P (Also, she’s worthy of the actual camera instead of just phone cameras.)
We went to the CAPS game against the Edmonton Oilers. The CAPS led the entire game despite it being a somewhat lazy game. And then somehow they managed to let the Oilers tie it up in the third and then lose in a shootout. Cool to see a shootout, disappointing game to watch.
Andrew was out of town this weekend so I was going to go solo to Sunday Night Dinner with Jen and Evan until I remembered that the Millers are in town! Arthur called me earlier this week to invite me up to their house for dinner tonight so I could get together with everyone and I jumped at the chance.
When Andrew is away, quite frankly I fall into a hermit-like state of being. After leaving dinner with friends on Friday, I realized I hadn’t spoken to a single other person until this morning at derby practice. I spent Friday night and most of the day on Saturday working on my many projects. I actually made good progress which I rewarded on Saturday night by going out and getting a giant burrito.
So this afternoon after basically interacting with no one, it was a delightful change of pace to head up to Frederick for the evening. Along with my isolation when Andrew is away I also fall into the habit of eating terribly. Combined with having no one to be food accountable with, when I’m working on a project I have a tendency to forget to eat. So my weekend has been fairly sparse of food, but punctuated each day with a gigantic meal when I realize it’s dinner time and all I’ve eaten that day is a hunk of bread.
Katy cooked us a hearty meal, perfect for a gloomy rainy Sunday.
We noshed, we talked, and we all fawned over Little Baby Lucy who is getting cuter and cuter every time I see her.
Also, it was Kevin’s birthday a few days ago. He says hi! And we say Happy Birthday Kevin!
I ended up staying later than I had anticipated, but I was having such a good time I could not pull myself away. I joked that Andrew was going to beat me home (he was coming from Pennsylvania) and when I pulled up to our house, in fact, he beat my home. This meant I missed his reaction to the big reveal of many of my projects, but so far the reception has been positive. Those are for another post…