Monday, November 10, 2008

A Minor Accomplishment

This weekend we were busy socializing. Uncle Josh and Auntie Erica came down Friday evening and stayed until Sunday afternoon. Yay, us! We love time with them, mostly because our kids are completely entertained without us lifting a finger. Except, of course, to change poopy diapers.

We went out for dinner kid-free (thanks, Mom!) Saturday evening, and thoroughly enjoyed our meals at the Spitfire Grill. Plus, we brought home 2 meals worth of requested leftovers for our hard-working babysitter.

The boys played Guitar Hero: World Tour for several hours, while Erica fell asleep and I sorted EIGHT months of digital photos. I tell ya folks, that made me feel reealll gooood.

Sunday after church, the boys enjoyed watching the Vikings luck out (again) and win a game, Erica and I made a mammoth trip to the grocery store. Somehow I scraped through all of last week without going, in part because of a trip to Walmart/Sam's Club late the week before. But anyway - as long as we have milk we are pretty much good.

So this trip Sunday was about twice my usual grocery bill, but I had actually planned the meals for the whole week, including supplies for dinner that night, for which we were having a co-worker of Aaron's and her husband over.

That's right - an hour after Josh & Erica left, we had new guests. I think we are slightly insane. But as Aaron and I worked to tidy the house, he commented that while we are working together towards a common goal, we don't argue...like we had been the whole weekend.

Included in our "common goal": clearing off our counter tops. There are 3 major ones in our kitchen: the buffet, the island, and the desk. And all of them had multiple piles of gifts, magazines, tools, and random other items. But now, for one of the few times since we've moved in, they are mostly clear. In fact, I may just go attack one of the remaining piles now....

6 comments:

Noel said...

I'll second the nomination for Doolittles Spitfire Grill as a favorite restaurant. We probably eat at the one in Alexandria as much as the one in Fargo since it is conveniently located half way between here and my Mom's. We seldom get further south on 25th Street in Fargo than 13th Ave South.

JJ and EJ said...

Awww! What a nice post! We LOVE coming to visit! Thanks so much for feeding us all weekend! Can't wait to spend more time at Thanksgiving!

Lyz said...

Oooh, Noel, we like Doolittle's, too, but I was referring to the Spitfire Grill, an independent newer restaurant on 13th Ave in West Fargo. It is in the former Uno's Pizzeria.

Yay, Thanksgiving!

Noel said...

And it's Doolittles WOODFIRE grill, too. My bad. We ate at Uno several times, but haven't gotton to Spitfire in spite of good word of mouth comments. We don't get to western North Dakota very often (defined as west of Lowe's).

Blue Castle said...

Hurray for a common goal! It does help.

AJ said...

I just need to convince Liz that painting is a common goal too. =)