Monday, June 08, 2009

Great Weekend!

Yay! I had a great weekend! It was busy and I had to drag myself out of bed with a crane to get to work this morning but it was a fun and productive weekend. A lot of the events revolved around food.

Friday night, *the boy* took me out for pizza nearby and then I spent the rest of the evening in this ADD circle of stitching, watching tv, looking on the computer for god knows what and trying not to succumb to a food coma since I ate one breadstick too many at dinner. Don't you hate when you do that?!

Saturday, I did a ton of errands and then dragged *the boy* to the farmers' market one town over from me. Let me tell you, it's amazing the number of people who have complete lack of consideration for a person on crutches. They don't move out of the way, people push, they are too busy yapping on their cell phones and don't pay attention where they are going and then there are the kids going in all different directions including crashing straight into his leg. We saw that one coming through and the kid was like a little runaway toddler. Luckily his mom caught him/her right at impact so it softened the blow. At the market, we bought a truckload of stuff...apples, apricots, peaches, cherries, tomatoes, shallots and green onions. We were crushed to see the *sold out* sign at the blueberries stand! We absolutely love farmers' market!! After that, I took a nap from all the running around and being in the sun and *the boy* went on a neighborhood adventure. After my *you need to exercise and get out!* and *no, I'm not driving you the two blocks to Safeway* rants of the past couple of weeks, the boy is much more adventurous. It's good...he has to get his heart pumping to improve circulation so that hopefully that bone of his heals. After our respective jaunts to dreamland and the hardware store, we got ready to head out for dinner. I had told *the boy* on Friday, I wanted to have a nice dinner out and then I remembered this Cuban restaurant that I have been wanting to try for at least the last three years! So we headed to La Bodeguita del Medio. Let me tell you, it was fantastic! We decided to hit the appetizers and just share everything. We had croquettas, empanadas, mussells, greycliff conch/shrimp chowder and the cuban sandwich. How we finished everything is beyond me. We were stuffed to the gills. I probably should have run a few laps just to work all that food off! Everything was amazing! My only complaint was that the drinks were done with a light pour instead of an average or heavy pour. I'll probably just get wine next time. And there will definitely be a next time. YUM! OMG, drooling just thinking about it...

Sunday, I treated myself to a lovely massage and then dragged *the boy* to the farmer's market on my street. Yes, we are crazy farmers' market people! We got fresh prawns for dinner and a blueberry muffin for *the boy* and I got a much needed coffee. Again, they were out of blueberries! *The boy* and I had made a barter. He would make me lobster ravioli with prawns if I made blueberry muffins. Since the farmers' markets' were out of blueberries, I had to head to the much dreaded Costco. So more errands, blueberry shopping and quick housesitting stop before dashing back home so I could get *the boy* and we could go see UP. It was a great movie and we saw it in 3-D. I like 3-D but I didn't notice very many 3-D scenes in the movie. Maybe it's just me. I'd recommend it. It had some really funny parts, and sad parts and scary parts and parts that were heartwarming. Go see it! But if you have kids that are scared of dogs, they might get scared in the movie. After that, he made me dinner and I made him muffins...both which turned out great! And that was the end of the weekend!

Wow, I've rambled...hope I didn't bore you to tears! As for stitching, this is all I can show for it. I finished the ABC row!
Five rows down...four more to go!I finished that first row on my Lizzie*Kate ABC Lessons and that's about it! I always have such grand stitching goals! But I only have about 20 stitches left in my sheepie and the button to sew on! I'll have abother HD before you know it. Now to decide what to do with it. After that, the week and weekend will be devoted to RR and exchange stitching.

Time to bring my rambling post to an end. Hope you all had a grand weekend too. :D

Until next time...

7 comments:

Meari said...

Yep, know what the food coma is like. Was there on Sunday after the picnic with JT. Have to ask... what is ADD stitching? That Cuban restaurant sounds a whole lot better than the place we went on Saturday night! I'm happy you enjoyed it. :) Everyone I know who has seen UP says it's a good movie, and here you are giving it another thumbs up. Your LK piece looks great!! I soooo want do that one. Too bad they don't just sell the chart. :(

Missy Ann said...

Sounds like a great weekend.

I love Cuban food, sadly we lost our local Cuban place - but we did find a Colombian to replace it. If you ever come out Houston way I'll take you. :D

KarenV said...

Glad you had a good weekend! :) Your L*K ABC is looking very nice so far.

Theresa said...

I'm drooling just by reading your blog..... Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!!!! So glad you enjoyed it~
Your L*K ABC is definitely growing~~ It is looking better and better!!! Keep it coming~~

Mary Elizabeth said...

I am so glad that you had a good weekend. Many smiles and hugs for you! The stitching looks great too. (as always).

staci said...

Sounds like you had a very fun, busy and yummy weekend!

Lisa said...

I finally got around to reading my fav blogs...wow, you all were busy over the weekend. Farmer's Markets are such a wonderful way to spend time, something that we have certainly enjoyed since moving to CA. We had planned to go to one last weekend, too - but all boys (DH included) got involved in a silly computer game. Oh well...love watching your L*K ABC grow, it is coming out nicely! FYI...if you have a Trader Joes, they have big clamshells of beautiful blueberries (but don't know how $ compares to Costco).
Take care!