This is what the majority of our weekend looked like.
(labels read "Adorable Ms. Phelps", "Stacks of DVDs", and "Saturday's Mail". Not sure why this didn't quite turn out how it was supposed to...)
We camped out on our air mattress in the front room and watched the Olympics and played Scrabble. It was the best weekend I’ve had in a long time – so cozy and fun.
I scored 91 there on "Pastured" and "Razors". It looked as though I would win until Jon threw down "Kindling" near the end of the game for 92 points. He ended up winning by 5. THIS time. Oh, how I love Scrabble!
Somewhere between board games and Olympics, we fit in a trip to the grocery store for blackberries and ice cream so that I could make this little treat:
…which was delicious. I also made a German pancake on Saturday morning. It’s one of our favorite things. Like a crepe-meets-popover - you bake it, and it puffs up. We eat it with an entire layout of toppings... Jams, nutella, lemon juice, powdered sugar.
(I’ve discovered something about myself, by the way. I used to think that I hated cooking/baking, but it turns out that I just hate making something when I don’t have good ingredients to make what I REALLY want to make. When Jon was in school, I HATED the thought of cooking because it always involved pasta, some sort of canned soup, frozen chicken, blah blah blah. Boring, cheap stuff. But it can be fun when you’re making something yummy with delicious ingredients. What a breakthrough!)
Also this weekend, we peeled ourselves away from the TV to go see Dark Knight which… I’m almost afraid to say, did not live up to the hype for me. I’m sure it didn’t help that I had my eyes closed during the entire last hour (if you’ve seen it, and if you know me, then you know why). Sure, it had great acting, and it was dark, but in the end it was still just another comic book movie for me. I’m sorry! Pretty much everyone else I know that has seen it thought it was AMAZING, and I wish I felt that way. I really do. It was good, but I wouldn’t say it was great.
We also discovered THE BEST gelato shop called Frost. The display is a work of art. Each tub of gelato is sculpted into pretty shapes and garnished with things related to that flavor. I got kiwi, peach, and coconut (which was my favorite). Please come visit us so that we can take you there. Thanks.
…and that’s about it. Sorry it’s been so long in-between posts. As you can clearly see, I’ve been too busy laying in front of the TV eating potato chips to post on my blog.