We had plans, you see.
Spring Cleaning! Lots to do! A three-page list of tasks from the garage to the upstairs office to the back patio, we were going to be a whirlwind!
Well, yeah. Anyway. Not so much. But you know what? It was a pretty good weekend anyway.
We wound up eating out all three nights, which was unexpected. Friday night was dinner at The Lake House
to celebrate Aureth's birthday. This was our third time at The Lake House, and each time the service and food quality has gone downhill. While the company was great and we had a fun time, I don't see a huge need to return to that restaurant. There's too many other good places in the area still to try. (Like Rugan's
, which has a "beer fraternity"
Saturday was gray and wet outside, and neither takaza
nor I felt particularly motivated. We did give Buddy a bath, which is always amusing. Once he knows that it's bath time, he'll tuck his tail between his legs and walk slowly into the bathroom and climb into the bathtub on his own, then look at you with this expression of, "Can we please just get this over with?" Anyway, with him clean we took the opportunity to wash his bedding as well, but then pretty much ran out of get-up-and-go. Instead we opted for a bit of retail therapy. We needed someplace to put all of our DVD's and (small) collection of video games, so we decided we needed to go to Ikea
and pick up a couple of Benno DVD towers
We called Roho and Genet to see if they wanted to join us; Roho was tuckered out, but Genet was up for it! One trip to Ikea later we had the towers, as well as a few other things (yeah, that's the way they work). We then went over to Five Guys Burgers and Fries for dinner, the first time we had visited one. The verdict: great fries (yeah, Dan ordered the large size - big mistake), and pretty darned tasty burgers. A little pricey, but I expect we'll be going back.
Sunday we made a small dent in some of the work to do, sorting through a few of the boxes in the office. Side note: we have a clash of family cultures in our house. We always have had an attic where we had a dozen or more boxes of stuff sitting around. We'd look at it every five years or so, shrug, and back into storage it would go. Dan's family didn't have the stash of boxes and doesn't see my predilection for not minding all these boxes stashed in a closet. So we're compromising: Sort through the boxes, get rid of what isn't needed, sort the rest into clear plastic bins, and get some order into the place. Well, that was the idea, and we'll still finish it at some point. On Sunday, though, we did a little work then decided to take a break. Then it was time to head out for dinner!
Dinner this night was at The Sequoit Creek Lodge
a mostly-bar-but-also-a-restaurant in Antioch. There we met up with Roho, Genet, and chebutykin
, on her way home from Ebertfest in Champaign (and recovering from drinking gin and Squirt with mirkowuff
). We had a fun time, and were surprised at the end of the meal when Aureth and Jenne dropped by, having seen tweets of where we were eating. It was a nice reminder of how fun Cheb is to hang out with, and why we really must persuade her to visit for Memorial Day :-)
This week is a lot more sane than the last. A high-speed project was created, written up, executed, and the final report signed off late Friday of last week, and I'm still recovering a bit from that. We've got plans for the weekend (more on that later) that will keep us hopping as well. Hope everyone has a great week!