So, last week was a pretty crazy and fun week for the man and I ~ and it was only dampened by the fact that, true to form (I have silly bad luck), my nearly brand new MacBook Pro needed not only a new battery, but a new hard drive, at the tender age of 3 months.
So I wasn’t able to blog at all, which was a huge bummer.
Because …. !!!!
Not only did we have The Chef Event last Tuesday ~ which was a ton of fun, despite being completely underwater with the constantly pouring rain (no worries ~ it was held inside!) ~ but, it was the year anniversary of Ambler Symphony’s concert at Hope Lodge. This year, the man was able to join me, and once again we brought some yummy cheese and charcuterie from the restaurant, and two bottles of really good wine (everyone make note ~ if you haven’t tried a rose yet ~ run to the liquor store and get Charles & Charles Syrah Rose from Washington State ~ you will not be sorry!).
On Thursday ~ and I know you’re not going to believe it ~ but we had our neighbors over for dinner, and I actually cooked. No cheating involved ~ except for the taco seasoning! 😉
We had antelope burritos with cilantro sour cream and homemade guacamole. In general, pretty successful, although I was a little bummed out that the sour cream didn’t reflect the cilantro flavor the way I wanted it to ~ I guess there’s always next time.
On Friday (yes, I know, we’re social butterflies! ~ haha) we spent the evening enjoying FriEndsDay (a twist on WeHangsDay when Wednesday’s don’t work out) ~ and excellent grilled Orange Ruffy with mango salsa, and sides of Israeli couscous and summer squash. We even squeezed in a fire pit ~ niiiice!
Saturday was our first weekend at home in a few weeks, so we reverted to some of our favorite things ~ a long hike with Lucy in Valley Green, and then we headed into the restaurant to do some taste-testing of nightly specials (oh, go on, twist my arm!). After dinner, we discovered a pretty amazing beer ‘haven’ a few blocks away ~ where our bartender proceeded to instruct me on a variety of brews, and hops in general. So incredibly knowledgeable ~ I could have sat and learned all night, but I couldn’t keep drinking beer!
Sunday was a day for us ~ I was a little under the weather, and spent most of the day cuddled on the couch with my puppy, who was very accommodating and smelling deliciously of puppy. Have you ever seen “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”? If you haven’t, you should. Really enjoyable piece of cinema.
And that brings us back to Monday. Today was comfortingly ‘boring’ in it’s normalcy. Lucy and I did four miles this morning, and this evening, the man and I grocery shopped and did a strength-training workout before sitting down to watch Master Chef . Ah, suburban life!
Before I sign off and climb into bed ~ I just want to send a very Happy Birthday message out to Minda. She’s a birthday diva like me, so I hope today was a great kickstart to her summer of freedom (#teacherenvy!). Happiest of happy, my friend.