Well hi! Long time no chat, so to speak. It's been pretty busy around here for the last week or so what with Valentine's day and all the birthdays, and the british soap operas which required my undivided attention. To quickly summarize:
What I have not been up to:
- Reading nearly enough
- Following the Republican primaries
What I have been up to:- A lot of yoga
- A LOT of work...
- Celebrating my mom's birthday- Celebrating my dad's birthday
- Celebrating my birthday
- Wasting time on facebook
- Baking cake
- Eating cake
- Watching squintillions of hours of Downton Abbey while consuming said cake
|Internet time suck strikes again|
And oh yeah... last Thursday was my 29th birthday! It was totally not a big deal, but some of my work friends were mad that I didn't say anything, so we're going to celebrate together next week when we travel to the thrilling locale of north Texas.
After work, I hit up a hot yoga class, and came home to find a freshly-baked batch of cookies and a home cooked meal courtesy of my wonderful husband :) Mini decided to help with some chores, and even Sidney somehow found the time to make me a card, despite his lack of language skills and opposable thumbs.
|I help u.|
|Happy B-Day! I didn't pee on the floor today!|
On Friday, we went out to dinner with my parents and my mom's friend Pat, who was visiting from Portland. Pat and my mom have been friends since before I was born - she was like an aunt to me growing up, and is definitely an honorary member of our family. It was really a joint Birthday celebration - my parents and I all have birthdays in the first half of February, and over the years we've moved towards more of a joint celebration than celebrating them all separately.
We went to Blackbird, which was fantastic as usual. I had the celery root and mushroom risotto, which was amaaaazing. Ben got the Walleye Po Boy, my parents both ordered Orichette, and Pat had the Cassoulet - definitely my favorite dish at the table besides my own :) After dinner we walked back to our place for coffee and cake.
|All of us at Blackbird|
A few friends brought beer and various snacks, and I baked a second cake - Dorie Greenspan's French Apple Cake (via David Liebowitz's blog). It was a lovely night and we had a great time just hanging out and chatting.
In other news, it finally snowed!! And I am obsessed with Downton Abbey and wish I could be BFF's with Dowager Countess Violet. And that I had all of Mary Crawley's dresses. And this week's episode of How I Met Your Mother almost made me cry. WHAT?!?
Also the most exciting part of my day was re-entering some numbers into a spreadsheet. They were cost-related numbers and they were much lower than expected. It blew my mind.
My life is super exciting.
|It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...|
Happy Tuesday! The worst part of the week is over!!!