Friday’s mail brought Tim a bag of pistachios and a birthday card with a dog sitting on a baby. Signs of an awesome weekend to come? Oh yes.
After work I took a long walk to an exciting neighborhood two miles away from my own. I caught up with my family via phone and, at the local Bongo Java, checked in with my pal Garcia Lorca.
On my walk back, I got this text:
- Tim: Idea train: we should get a porch swing or a hammock for our backyard.
- Me: Idea train: we should get a dog
No answer. Hmmm….still hope, right?
Friday night was a wining & dining affair. A few of Tim’s friends from the department invited us over for a meal, which really meant a feast for kings. 3″ thick steaks marinated in ginger and sesame oil, grilled onions and mushrooms, bread, cheese, and sausage, wine and beer. The food was A+, and the company was even better. Tim and I are still walking around with bug eyes from the degree of amazingness that was our Friday night.
Despite ingesting a cow eight hours earlier, I managed to be at the gates of Percy Warner Park by 7am with Tim in tow.
The trails were far better than I anticipated. Only a handful of fellow hikers and some steep, wooded hills with winding dirt paths makes for the perfect hiking environment. We walked 4 miles at a turtle’s pace (you’re welcome). I acted as scout and ran ahead to sniff out the path.
Saturday night we invited some of our new Japanese friends over for fajitas and chips. They one-upped us by bringing delicious homemade sushi (five kinds!), gummy Japenese ice cream, and chop sticks. SO good! We had a great conversation about Japanese traditions and American holidays.
Enjoy your Sunday!