Nearly forgot to post about packing up my rag-tag band and going over to Sandi's for dinner on Sunday. I had been hearing glory tales about her hubby's brisket for months now, so I figured it was time to let him put his money where his mouth was.
And the brisket was really good. Like, super-yum. And then we all just hung out, talking and joking, while the kids puttered around and were generally hilarious. (Adeline was on FIRE. She kept making this octopus out of clay, but she couldn't find enough space to attach all eight legs. So she kept rationalizing, "Well, it's only five legs, but it LOOKS like eight. No one will ever know." I nearly died out laughing. Then, when all the legs came off, she decided he'd make just as good a "sea rock" as he did an octopus. I am not kidding. She came up with that all on her own. I love this kid.)
We met Katy the dog, who was much smaller and much more energetic than I thought she would be, and hubs let Clay run around the back yard SHOELESS, which only happened because I was paying too much attention to all the knitted finery Sandi had stashed in her closet to notice. (Suffice to say that if volcanic ash blocks out the sun, plunging the world into a premature ice age, we should all meet at Sandi's house. She's got enough scarves and hats knitted out of alpaca to see us through, I'm sure of it. And what she doesn't already have knitted, she can quickly create with the mountains of yarn that she's stockpiled. The woman has a sickness. A talent, but also a sickness.)
So that was fabulous meal number one of my week.
Then, hubs and I sneaked away to Walker's for lunch one day. I hadn't been there in a while, and I'd forgotten how great the food is. I just had a hamburger and fries, but it was the best hamburger and fries I'd had in a long while. Plus, we got to chat and laugh a bit, which is always one of the highlights of my week!
If you haven't been in a while, you'll really appreciate the decor. Everything looks shiny and updated, and they still have the nice outdoor dining area for pretty days. Prices are not cheap, but still reasonable for what you get in return, I think. I will go there more often in the future!