I enjoyed this last weekend. Since I have to work every other weekend, it matters to me that I feel like I've had some good time with my husband on the weekend, and that I havene't just wasted the weekend hanging around the house or only doing routine things.
Friday evening, we watched a couple episodes of Stargate Atlantis on DVD. Saturday, we went downtown to see the Botanical Gardens. Of course, the outdoor gardens weren't on display, but a couple years ago, they built a huge greenhouse (http://www.cbgarden.org/Visit/Glasshouse.html
) with exhibits about the cloud forest in Costa Rica and the spiny desert in Madagascar. Very interesting. And there was a special program about bugs going on, so lots of people were there with kids. Years ago, I worked across the street from there (at the Law Library at Case Western Reserve U.) and used to check out special things going on there, but it's so much bigger and nicer now.
For lunch, we headed up the hill to Little Italy, and ate at a cafe/bakery that had great pizza and desserts. Had to pick up a couple pieces of tiramasu to take home. Yum. In the evening, we watched a couple more episodes of The Life of Mammals, which we are thouroughly enjoying.
I didn't get called in on call Saturday night, so Sunday was great. (If I had gotten called in, I would have gotten four hours of sleep.) After a wonderful Easter service, Dolce and I went with my dad and sis to an old fashioned restaraunt that felt like just right place to go for a holiday meal. It feels like the kind of place you might have gone out for a nice dinner in 1960. Soup, salad, relish tray, basket of rolls and cinnamon rolls, and dessert were included along with the usual entree, potato and vegie. We took home lots of leftovers.
Sunday evening, Dolce headed to bed early since he's going to be going in early and staying late at work this week. I grabbed the salsa out of the fridge and some chips and headed over to my sister's place to watch "Becoming Jane." She's a huge Jane Austen fan, so she was the right person to watch it with. (Dolce would have gotten bored within the first half hour and wandered off to do something else. Why can't guys appreciate costume dramas?)
Quotes of the Day
Never wear anything that panics the cat.
P. J. O'Rourke
A man is not old until regrets take place of dreams.