Happy Monday! It’s a big week; Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras, the beginning of Lent, Valentine’s Day, and I’m sure there’s something else sprinkled in that I’m forgetting about :).
This is a quick version of weekending as I’m feeling a little under the weather. I’ve been pretty lucky, and didn’t get sick most of last year so I’m hoping that I can kick this thing early.
Anyway, I had a lovely weekend. Friday went by too fast because it was filled with errands like medical visits and emission testing.
I’m not sure about where you live, but in Washington State every other year our cars have to pass an emission test in order for us to renew our license. Pretty exciting!
Saturday kicked off with some pickup sand (inside) volleyball. This really isn’t the best pic, but you get the idea. A big converted warehouse filled with sand. And a tiki bar:). In the dead of winter, the sand starts out feeling pretty chilly, but once you start running around you quickly warm up!
I quickly tried to shower off the sand and doll up as much as possible for a birthday dinner celebration. Ma’Ono is known for its chicken, and when you order it ahead you get a half or whole one waiting for you in all its fried goodness. We stuffed ourselves past the brink so you would think there would be no room for dessert, to which I say Pshh! There is always room for that! Especially when it’s a banana cream pie to die for:).
Superbowl Sunday landed us at a group of friend’s house from church. They had smoked and deep-fried meat galore so E was in heaven. I was content with my mom’s potato salad that I made because instead of celery (blech) the recipe calls for pickles (yay!). It really is delightful. E doesn’t think that celery has a taste, but it definitely does (and not a good one in my opinion).
Even though I watched the game half-heartedly I enjoyed it. I love seeing a dominating defense take down a powerful offense. Defense wins games people! As for the commercials, a few made me giggle. I liked the “Hot Dog” one, the Superbowl babies, and the Ryan Reynolds commercial. What did you think? Any favorites?
Better than the commercials was this sunset that was right outside! No filters used, it really was breathtaking!
The only thing that would have made the night better is if I was celebrating a Seahawk victory under those skies. Oh well, you can’t win em all!
Have a wonderful week friends; whether you are ringing in the Year of the Monkey or getting into the Mardi Gras spirit, make it a good one!
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