October 15, 2013

What I've Done Since Friday

I've been busy since we last talked on Friday, courtesy of both a long weekend and protracted government shut-down. What was I up to?

I went to my first weekday morning movie in a very long time. Captain Philips, by the way. Freaking incredible. Though Beth and I totally brought down the average age in the place by at least 20 years.

Took a nature walk around a lake. It finally stopped raining so we took the kids on a forced march around a local lake. They complained until we found geese to feed.

Watched Brave with the kids for the second time. It's not as bad as I'd remembered. Certainly not the best Pixar movie but far from terrible.

Crafted 30 feet of paper chain. For some reason we decorated the house for Columbus Day. It would have been more appropriate to find a native population and give them smallpox but we were all out of both natives and communicable diseases.

Began a new television addiction - The Good Wife. I think I mentioned that we cancelled our cable subscription. As a result we're on the lookout for more streaming television goodness. Based on the pilot episode, we'll definitely be checking out The Good Wife.

Went on a wonderfully romantic getaway with Beth, stayed in a great hotel and ate a wonderful meal in a fancy restaurant. We celebrated our 14th anniversary by taking about 20 hours out of our weekend to ourselves. I booked a nice hotel room and a swanky restaurant in DC. Despite the rain, we walked around the city, found a great dive bar, had a wonderful meal and slept in.

Read two books. If you follow my hot Goodreads action you'll notice that I've been reading a lot. Thanks Congress!

Collaborated with Mia to cook a wonderful meal. Mia found a cache of cookbooks the other day and wanted to pick a menu for dinner. She did and last night she and I cooked for the four of us. The menus? Sweet pea soup and something called Confetti Pasta which was pretty darn good.

So, that's what I've been up to. And thanks to the shutdown, Beth and I are headed to another mid-morning weekday movie.

Posted by Chris at October 15, 2013 8:22 AM | TrackBack

Sounds great, but spill it on the dive bar! We are always looking for a new one.

Posted by: Ames at October 15, 2013 12:09 PM
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