Monday, December 13, 2021

Knick Knack Paddywhack Weekend Recap

No idea why I titled it that.  Happy happy Monday!  Did you whoop it up, get crazy, shake your groove thang or otherwise participate in some hijinks?  If not, I suspect you should schedule it in and you don't need a weekend to do that. 


While I admit I had my moments of super twitches and boredom, we also had some good times.  We spent Friday night playing a game of Scrabble.  I wanted the board to look like it did when we were younger so I got this retro addition.  

While the board looks good, the tiles are weird and not the ones from the 70's/80's.  This is like the geriatric large print version which is fine because our vision is getting worse from eye strain anyway but I had to order new letters to get the retro squishies for our era.  In case any of the word police out there are tempted to yell "YOU USED A NAME!"  Yes...yes we did.  Our house, our rules.  We allow names and abbreviations because we're adults.  😁  (And because the Mr has PTSD from playing with his oldest brother and great aunt who did nothing but suck joy out of the game for him so fast and loose rules for our household.)

I love making words on my rack and am always bummed that I can't use them.

We had some yummy annual eats too.  A restaurant around here makes sticky toffee pudding this time of year and we have to get it.

It's so yummy and since they insist on putting the ice cream in with the warm cake, we have to eat it in the parking lot.  So we go find a spot where we think no one will pull up next to us and inevitably someone always does.  I have to flip my visor down so I can shame eat in privacy.  😜

We also got happy mail of Boudin's sourdough clam chowder bowls from San Francisco.  It's usually our meal when we arrive in Stowe, VT for the holidays so it was a bummer that's not where we were enjoying it.  But it was still a yummy dinner none the less.

12:01am Sunday we watched Dexter.  It looked like it was supposed to be a good episode but was kind of meh.   Now there's only 4 episodes left and they have a lot to cram in there.  I hate when they have the opportunity to right a wrong and squander it.  It'll be interesting to see if it goes where we think it will.

I had a pretty bad headache that brunch didn't cure.  I did the trick of putting 1/8 tsp of baking powder in with our 4 scrambled eggs and whirled it in the Magic Bullet (boo-lay) and it did give some nice fluffy eggs.  

Late Sunday afternoon we walked at my co-workers cemetery since the day seemed to suck down the tubes.  We met a skittish friend.

It's name is Nipsy.  Man, it wanted to come all the way up to us so bad.  Maybe next time.  We did have quite a nice sunset view to enjoy.

We swung by a nursery that was about to close and grabbed a couple of poinsettias which we haven't had for a few years.  Then had a salmon burger, baked sweet potato "tots" (which looked more like cat turds) and Brussels sprouts for dinner.  Then we settled in for some Chateau DIY and some hot cocoa.

What did you get into this weekend?

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  1. We are going to get those cats to love us. It is a mission now. Some might say a futile one - but we will have treats on our side. I love the shot you took of the sunset that is great. I actually do like walking in that area a lot. So glad we got our sticky toffee pudding as that is a must this time of year. I also loved the Boudin!

  2. That sounds like a really nice weekend with some relaxing, fun things that kept you going. My weekend was so-so. Usual stuff with a bit of added stress of finishing up some last minute packages to UPS and a trip to the police dept and fire dept. Our little tree arrived on Saturday so we'll see about getting that up mid-week. Here's hoping the lights work on it! lol


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