accomplishments

Here’s what Greg and I did this weekend…

Friday night we went out for a very nice dinner with KaptainK and JJ. This was the first visit to the restaurant for Greg and I, and I wasn’t disappointed. My only regret was I should have had more of the yummy frites and skipped dessert. I’m definitely a savory sort of person.

Saturday morning we slept in, then headed out for some classic eggs benny for breakfast. It was yummy, but driving home I was feeling pretty full of rich food — a breakfast of fruit salad may have been smarter.

When we got home I got busy on shampooing the carpets upstairs…always an exercise in restraint as I stop myself from seeing just how many times I can go over the same spot until the steam cleaner stops sucking up brown, opaque water.

While I was doing the carpets, Greg got to work on cutting back the Escallonia outside our front door. In the past six years it has grown out of control, and this year we decided to hack it right back. Makes for quite a different view out the front door.

Escallonia GoneEscallonia Hacked

When I was done the carpets, I joined Greg outside and helped him take all the garden waste to the municipal yard. I also got some of the leaves raked, my pots cleaned up and put away for the winter, and cut back some of the dead plants in the garden.

After that, it was on to Thetis for a dog walk with a much appreciative Yoshi (with a stop at Starbucks beforehand), a stop at PetSmart for some more fish, and a quick lunch.

Once home with a tired pooch and a tired pregnant woman, I was off for a two-hour nap while Greg did some computing. When I woke up we had a gourmet dinner of hot dogs and parked ourselves in front of the TV for three hours. We’re totally hooked on the new version of Battlestar Gallactica.

Sunday morning we had another sleep-in, and after a breakfast of French toast, it was back to work. I tackled the basement while Greg did the garage. It was basically just a reorganization of the clutter, but at least the clutter’s out of the way now. It actually feels like I have a laundry room again. And thank goodness we have a garage. Where else would we store five bikes (keep in mind there are only TWO adults living in this house), three strollers and a wagon (keep in mind there is only ONE toddler living in this house) and a whole crapload of gardening, camping and sporting paraphernalia.

Basement Clutter ClearedBasement Clutter Moved



Clear Path to LaundryClear Path to Laundry

Garage - this IS an improvementGarage – This IS an Improvement

After the basement/garage clean up, we headed out to Elk Lake for another dog walk (again with a pre-walk stop at Starbucks). Yoshi was in his element, leaping through the long grass in the fields.

We then did our weekly grocery shop (oh yeah, we also got a menu plan done in the morning) and came home. After lunch I headed off for another nap while Greg again did some computing.

Post nap I cleaned up the sunroom, made dinner (and finally had my first success in making beef gravy), brownies and granola.

Now it’s kitchen clean up time, followed by some more Battlestar Gallactica.

But the best part of all was I spent the whole weekend with my husband.

So…how does one get this done with a toddler? Well, Elliot spent the weekend with Gramma. He’s been gone since Friday morning and he’s not back until tomorrow afternoon. We are definitely missing him (a LOT), but at the same time it’s been nice to get some stuff done. And he’s having a good time with Gramma.

It’ll be a sweet reunion tomorrow afternoon.