Monday, September 28, 2020

Last Weekend of September Recap

I truly don't know how it's the last weekend of September already.  Then again, my birthday was at the beginning of the month and that feels like eons ago.  This is like the fastest, slowest year ever.  

Remember last week or whenever when I said something like do you ever want to keep driving and figure crap out when you get there?  Well, I meant something more permanent but in this case, we just kept driving until we found ourselves in Michigan.  I could not be home one more minute and we knew there was the Grand Traverse Pie Company not too far over the border so if nothing else, there was pie.  

But first, we saw an orchard and decided to stop.  Apparently, these people don't know there's a pandemic going on so we got the hell out of the store and went to the pre-packaged counter out front and grabbed some road food including this caramel apple we split.

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I used to live for those as a kid come autumn and they're still good.  I need to commit to making some of my own because every time I taste something I always think "I could make that better."

Something told me we'd need our cooler and I'm glad we brought it because I spied a Plum Market which I knew carried our much loved Wow Bao's from Chicago in the freezer section.  But before we got those, we passed by the world's largest cauliflowers.

Use the large heads of broccoli for scale.  They're more impressive in person.

Because it was that kind of day, we ate dessert first at GT Pie company.

Their apple crumb is the shiznit and homegirl needs to be shown how to properly warm up a slice but I was just glad to have a taste of what feels like a second home during this crap fest.  It was really strange to be outside dining.  We weren't near anyone but it just felt weird to not be eating in our car.

Speaking of which, then it was time for dinner so I found a deep dish place up the street.

It looks huge but it's a small so we ate two pieces and threw the other two away.  It was good but I wished there was a little garlic and a small hit of sugar in the sauce since it leaned toward that strong tomato paste taste like Giordano's.  I was afraid it would give me heartburn but thankfully didn't.

I wanted to go to Frankenmuth since it was only 70 miles away but that would be 70 more miles to tack on to an already hellacious drive back so we didn't.  Regardless, it was nice to not be cooped up.  The Mr got right to rolling with The Stick when we got home since history has taught us long drives mean Charlie horse legs if we don't.

The Mr paid for it the next day though with the worst migraine of his life.  All of our usual tricks weren't helping so it was basically misery for him all day long.  I made a big brunch which we haven't done in a while hoping it would help.

Those Beyond breakfast sausages were not great.  I'm glad we didn't stock up on them in Michigan.  They aren't available around here but now I know we're not missing anything.  The French toast was good, I think.  I had a lot of morning congestion (normal) that wasn't budging so that was a bummer.  While he was in and out of consciousness, I went down and stained some wood for a project that I had to fix from a crappy Etsy purchase.  I'm getting really tired of having to fight for crap to be right in almost every aspect on the smallest to largest scale.  It's getting rather exhausting.  I just want this year to be over.  Not that things will magically get better then but yeah, I don't even know what I mean by that.  

Just mentally done.

When he was finally feeling about 75%, we went to the park at dusk and walked as the sun went down.

As we finished, we were walking in the dark.  Then we grabbed a few items from the grocery store and went home.

The Mr has his MRA today so if you could say a little prayer for hiiiiim.  At least we didn't have to wait until November. 

How was your weekend?  Anything planned for the week?

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  1. It was so nice to get out this weekend - even if I had to deal with a migraine the next day it was worth it. Just being able to walk at sunset yesterday was enough for me to enjoy that too. That picture you took says it all as to why it was worth it.

  2. Yay, glad you got out and about! Weekend was caulking and spackling, I'm in a race against mother nature here. Got my pool closed up. Cleaned up my woodshop. I feel like I start nesting this time of year. We are going live on new software remotely next Monday so its crunch time. Gonna be a hectic next 4 weeks or so.
    Have a great week!

  3. We got out of town on Saturday - did a little shopping, went to the zoo (inside exhibits were closed, and there was hardly anyone there), went to the Halloween Store which is always great but there were a lot more people there than I would have liked. I bet it will get worse as Halloween gets closer though so I'm glad we went when we did.

    My school had 2 cases, so we've been on remote learning for two weeks and go back in person today. I'm so glad to be back in person, but nervous too.

  4. So glad you got out of town and enjoyed yourselves! It was a great weekend with a wonderful trip to a local zoo. The hubs and I had so much fun and were running around like kids looking at all the animals. Because it's a smaller place it's amazing how much closer you could get to the exhibits. We took a bunch of great pics and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. They have some big shebang every Christmas and we said we'd definitely go next year (too worried about crowds to go this year). We had gotten all the shopping and house chores done on Thursday and Friday so the weekend was completely free. I got a good nap in before heading into work Saturday night. Yesterday was the last day of summer weather and we are in the 60s and even 50s for highs later this week. It's a gloomy day today it -- makes the colors pop.


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