Terrible, terrible weather all weekend long. I guess it was a blessing, since we had a chance to rest and relax.
On Friday, Rob and I went to the climbing gym after work. A climber who had fallen and broken her arm was waiting for an ambulance to arrive when we got there. With this lovely risk in mind, I proceeded to climb very badly and burn out quickly. Spicy white bean, cheese and red cabbage tacos for dinner at home while Rob worked on the wedding website.
Saturday morning consisted of coffee, oatmeal and an episode of Planet Earth in HD. This show always manages to blow my mind. After the show, we went to the laundromat and market while it was still dry outside. Between loads, it started pouring. The rest of the afternoon was occupied with cooking, setting the table and watching Two Days in Paris. We attempted to step out for an errand around 4, but it was far too cold and wet.
Matt and Amber arrived for dinner around 6:30. Olives and local goat cheese for start with a bottle of rose champagne from Napa. Dinner of asparagus, potatoes and salmon with a nice red wine. After dinner, we pulled out Parcheesi. The game was just starting to get competitive when...
One of the legs of the dining room table apparently had too much to drink and fell completely off; taking with it several glasses and candles. A big mess, but Rob cleaned up pretty quickly while I made coffee ice cream sundaes.
We had a quick musical interlude and continued the game along with a second bottle of wine. The party ended at 10 and we did some clean-up before watching SNL.
Sunday morning...a wailing windstorm has kept us up half the night. I had breakfast of earl gray tea and leftover spaghetti while watching a rerun of last night's blustering Chinese New Year's Parade. At 1:00, I braved the storm to meet Calie in front of Zara's. She shopped for a cocktail dress while I looked for a jacket. I found a really cute leather number for $200 but it smelled strongly of cat food. Instead I got a sweater on sale at BGBG. We had thai for lunch in the basement.
Rob picked me up downtown at 2:15 with a change of clothes. I had to switch from jeans and a sweater to a wrap dress and tights in the car between Kearny and Columbus. We were meeting friends at 3:00 to scope out their wedding locations, one of which doesn't allow jeans. We're doing the photography for this fancy affair in May. The ceremony will be at St. Peter and Paul in North Beach, they'll be staying at the St. Francis. We managed to sneak into the penthouse ballroom for a quick peek at the fogged in city.
Their reception will be at The Olympic Club. How would you like to swim in this pool everyday?
Back home at 5:00 for a hot bath and a couple errands. We briefly ran into Paul outside Safeway. A very tasty dinner from Burgermeister and a lot of blogging for the week ahead.