Yay! so glad it is Friday!!! Had a wonderful evening last night. Managed to convince my sweet darlin' that it was a eco-conscious good idea for us to ride home together in my car to: 1) save gas and 2) because we both needed to be here early today and have to go back to Columbus separately for a meeting at noonish, then I have to stay in C'bus to meet Debbie the Bug Lady at the house for our annual inspection/treatment and then go back into town to get Chris and take him to work...yep the Mom Taxi is alive and well.
Okay, confession time...really wanted to knit on the way home and have not perfected my knitting while driving skills yet...KIDDING (about the driving and knitting part anyway). Working on the new pattern from squares class this week and it is sort of a booger. It is...gasp...kinda lacy...lots of yarn overs, slip stitches, and k2togs. Flat out eats up the yarn.
Got home, only had to rip out 4 rows and redo during the drive, went for a run. Actually was a pathetic run as my knee was purely aching and had a slight calf strain in the other leg. Jack went with me and I only had to drag him past the house with the evil dog on the return. Only managed to do 2.29 miles, thank you knee and calf...they were both hollering! Before I went out, whipped up a caesar pasta salad and stuck it in the fridge to chill. Pulled my sweat soaked cap off, fluffed my hair and stuck it up in a clippy, fired up the grill and prepped to throw the brats and dogs on.
Chris is going to be the death of me...he won't try different foods and is apparently on a boycott of all foods new and old I make...with the exception of spaetzle. He did NOT want a brat, but said he would eat a hot dog...said he wanted FOUR, yeah right...as soon as he finishes the plate of spaetzle from the other night, the baked potato he had me fix last night and did not touch, and the leftover rice and chicken he begged me to save, and the leftover chicken strips from last Friday's dinner out that he swore he would eat for lunch the next day.
What can I say, I must be a slow learner because, you guessed it I fixed FIVE hot dogs (there were six, but Jack looked pathetic). Guess how many he ate? Yes, I know I should not be surprised...1 1/2!! Wes just looked at me and shook his head. At least I am consistent. We enjoyed our pasta salad, brats, and chips/queso and the requisite beer while sitting out on the back porch. Lovely, lovely evening.
Now, on to my thought for the day...in honor of Friday, will share my Five Favorite things of the moment:
1) cuuuuuute wedge sandals...me and heels don't always get along, but wedges are safer and today's shoe choice is yummy cute...until it starts raining and then I may cry if the fabric and jute wrapped wedgy part get messed up
2) It IS Friday, so that means Jimmy Johns #6 with extra sprouts.
3) Miller Light Chill...usually only have a beer once in a while when we go out on Fridays...okay really only have one when we go to B-Dubs, last night was an exception, but I do like this girly beer.
4)Pima Cotton...it is a scrumptious yarn...same yarn I used for the baby sweater is now also being made into what I am referring to as the "Spite Sweater" only because I am making it (it is adorable) to spite Wes who had the audacity to suggest that I might be "too old" for it...my knitting buddies assure me that I am not and that he is in trouble!
5) Blackberry cobbler...okay technically not a favorite, but a new found like. Have always hated blackberries...love the flavor, not the seeds...it is a texture thing. Think the last time I tried one was when I was about 8 and you cannot argue or reason with an 8 year old that makes up their mind about a food. So, I made a cobbler for Wes because he loves blackberries and I love him. Tried some hot out of the oven, covered with vanilla bean ice cream and came to the conclusion that 8 year olds don't know anything.