The Emerald Girl

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Weekend Review: 2nd Edition

This weekend did not exactly go as planned. To start, Jack had a cold. On Saturday when the three of us were planning on visiting the Christmas in Seattle Gift Show, it ended up being just me. My parents wanted me to take pictures for the website. Luckily, my cousin was there to walk around with me while I shot away at shopping customers and great booth spaces. I did not end up getting home until just after 2 when the original plan was to be home around noon. Ooops! Later that afternoon, I ventured out to get a couple more silverware place settings for the dinner we were hosting on Sunday. We were expecting 16 people for Sunday's dinner.  I was envisioning so much warmth and laughter filling up my house as we gorged ourselves on gourmet made from scratch gnocchi and uova al purgitorio. 16 quickly turned to 15. I was definitely expecting that. But when only 4 people had arrived by 3:30 I was frustrated to say the very least. Currently, I'm eating gnocci with creamy sauce and chicken for lunch at my desk as I write. (Sidenote: I just started to spell chicken like schiken before realizing my mistake). I'll be eating gnocchi for dinner and lunch all week. So will Jack. And so will Matt. After a busy weekend, I was not ecstatic to return to work. I never get enough time with my little man. Sorry to be such a downer and thank a vet today.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Weekend Review: 1st Edition

Friday could not have come soon enough. Around 3pm Friday afternoon it suddenly dawned on me that it was FRIDAY! Saturday I shot a super short and sweet wedding at Volunteer Park. I quickly rushed to Century Link field to meet Matt and Jack at the Sounders vs. Timbers MLS playoff game. (We lost, so sad, but there's still another chance to move on this Thursday). Sunday was a lazy day. As any parent knows daylight savings means diddly squat when you have a baby. It makes it worse when you look at the clock and it shows an hour earlier than you wish it was :/ Grrrr...alas, I digress. We had breakfast at Americana on Broadway.
(I had sourdough French toast with blackberry compote and drenched in maple syrup).

We accomplished one more thing on my weekend agenda: bought our first antique rug! I must admit I definitely felt like I was being sold by the rug shop owner. So cliche. But he was educational and I researched afterwards to insure I didn't get screwed over. 
(It's a Turkish Kilim).

And we love it. In time I hope to have several layered oriental rugs in the living area. 

3 giants loads of laundry later and we're set for Monday!


Smooches all!