Ah, yesterday was lovely. While we somehow managed to wake up at 8:30 (why do we always wake up early, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed on the weekend???), we stayed in bed reading for about an hour and a half. I haven't done that in a long time, and it was really, really nice. I love the book I'm reading right now, and I'm glad I'm falling back into a habit of reading on a consistent basis. We made a delicious breakfast of eggs (sunny-side-up), tomatoes, spicy italian sausage, potatoes and toast, with the remnants of our Cougar Gold cheese. Absolutely yummy.
Then we headed over to the Farmer's Market, where we purchased all sorts of things, under The Boy's suggestion that we just buy whatever looks good and figure out how to cook it later. "That's what the chefs do," he explained. A good theory, I think. Now what to do with beets, bok choi, potatoes, onions, and fresh halibut, pasta, oregano, and basil? I think I have an idea...maybe. We scarfed down two (big) scoops of Three Twins ice cream while listening to three awkward asian teenage boys sing "All I Have to Give" by the Backstreet Boys. It was awesome.
I went to get a haircut, and stopped into the most relaxing store ever. Harmony Yoga Pilates is a yoga/pilates studio + aromatherapy store all in one. They spent a lot of time trying to get the aesthetic in the store just right, and boy have they succeeded. There are a ton of different kinds/brands of soaps, lotions, oils, etc., and they are displayed beautifully. I spend about 2o minutes just wandering around the store, smelling things and feeling relaxed. The yoga/pilates studio in the back is beautiful, with hardwood and exposed brick. Mmmm I might have to check out a class or two. I am on a hunt for a pilates ball, a small one like we often use in the class I take. It's not weighted, really, and it's about 9" in diameter I think. I've found them (I think) online, but I want to buy it in a store so I can make sure it's the right one. I think I'm going to have to check out a big sporting goods store.
Picked up a few things at Walgreens, where I saw these interesting and colorful flowers, and headed home to prepare to welcome Shonelle and her friend Maya for Craft Night. We actually got some crafting done (I finally finished my scrapbook from Amsterdam/Paris/England 2005), and ate our way through an entire batch of onion dip. Not that that's unusual. The Boy came over for a few episodes of The Office, and we went to bed before midnight. All in all, a lovely Saturday.
This morning, we walked down to the Thai Temple for brunch (or "Sunday Hour," as the sign says - even though it's open from 10-1). I love that it takes less than 5 minutes to walk there from my house. Awesome. Now we're sitting on the couch in total food-coma-mode, bellies full of curry and pad thai, and mango with sticky rice. The weather has been just wonderful, and I'm looking forward to a day of lounging around and relaxing in the sun. And maybe some fresh halibut for dinner.