New Year’s Eve weekend was probably the best ever. Two days before NYE, I begged my Austin Lover to fly in for our party. And she did!
We proceeded to do all the leisuring and all the drinking and all the eating all weekend. It was magical. Leisuring included not showering until 7:00pm on New Year’s Day and watching 10 straight hours of the Twilight Zone marathon on SyFy (my fave!). New Year’s Day is my favorite holiday. It’s the only day of the year where I can do absolutely nothing all day and have no regret. That night, we went to see Sisters and thought it was cute. By we, I mean hubs and I because Melissa fell asleep and snored loud enough that I got the stink eye from the girl sitting in front of her.
Eating included a trip to the Willow Tree in Sanford for the best German food in our area.
We ate sausages, spaetzle, potato pancakes, and a giant pretzel. I only got a picture of the pretzel, so hopefully your imagination can run wild with that one because I’m not posting it. I will post this picture of Melissa hydrating, all without taking her hand off her adult beverage.
And this opportunity that could not be passed up.
We also took Melissa to Kasa. Kasa is a mostly tapas restaurant downtown and it’s our new favorite. They have THE BEST dessert: an apple pie roll. It’s basically a deep fried apple pie “sushi” roll with salted caramel ice cream.
I don’t like fruit in my desserts and it is probably the best dessert I’ve ever had. Hubs even said after he took a bite that he would be OK with dying because life can only go downhill from here.
Drinking included a trip the The Barn in Sanford. The Barn is a country club and not a place I would normally go, but we decided to stop by for an hour before we went home because Melissa is from Texas and loves her country music.
(That’s our friend Jen on the left. Also, not a country fan.)
Four hours later, we were closing the place down, so I’m thinking we had a good time. Good enough for the gift shop to sucker Melissa into this gem of a hat.
And that ended her trip. It was short and sweet. She left the next morning and we were sad to see her go because our weekend of fun was over. We literally mourned fun on Monday morning. It was awful to be back to work.
Since Melissa left, I have been trying to do some adulting. School started on Monday and that’s about as adulting as I can get. This semester I’m taking two classes instead of one so I can take the summer off. Taking classes in Spring, Summer, and Fall last year almost threw me over the edge. This year, I will enjoy keeping my sanity, thankyou.
I’ve also been doing this.
I’m not going in order and some items don’t apply to me, so I’ve been substituting them. Like, kid’s clothes for socks and the mudroom for my extra home in the Hamptons. But man, I can’t wait to get home every night and add to my Goodwill pile. It’s so liberating!
I finished season 1 of Jessica Jones. Hubs and I liked it, but JJ made too many bad decisions that started to get annoying. Also, I like how she’s super strong when she’s fighting Nick Cage, but then she gets KTFO by someone who doesn’t even know how to fight. Too much inconsistency going on. And to my friend (who doesn’t read my blog) that said Jessica Jones is better than Daredevil: YOU ARE INCORRECT.
Apparently, season 5 of Homeland began and ended without my knowledge. So we are currently watching that. It started a little slowly but it’s getting pretty good now.
And that’s it for now. I’m running the Shark Bite half on Sunday, so hopefully I don’t pooch that race like that last one. Stay tuned.