Monday, October 26, 2009

Weekend Round-Up: Indian Summer

















Summer is finally here in San Francisco - of course, it arrived the day after I packed up my summer clothes and put out the tweed. Regardless, it was a lovely backdrop for this relaxing weekend.

On Friday night, Rob and I rode our tandem bike from work downtown to Hayes Valley for dinner and the opera. We dropped in on a sushi place called Otoro that turned out to have great food and a nice atmosphere. At eight, we joined the opera crowd to watch The Abduction from the Seraglio - pure camp! Irish coffee at intermission and home around midnight.

Rob left early the next morning for an all-day mountain bike trip, leaving me to have a nice lazy day. I stayed in bed reading until 11:00, ran some errands in the neighborhood, came home for a big salad lunch, had a bath, ran more errands in the afternoon on Union Square, switched out all the kitchen cabinet knobs with new ones from Anthropologie and worked in the evening on our wedding album and decorating the house for Halloween (with contact paper and my favorite rubber rats).

On Sunday, Rob and I had a leisurely breakfast of coffee and gingerbread pancakes. We've both been so busy lately - so we promised each other this relaxing day on our own. We took the tandem bike out in the late morning for a ride to the Legion of Honor. We saw the John Baldessari exhibit and had a tasty lunch in the garden cafeteria. We had plans for all sorts of chores in the afternoon but ended up reading and having naps. In the evening, a few of my oldest friends came to town for dinner out.

4 comments:

JayBee said...

Do you have a recipe for the gingerbread pancakes. They sound delicious!

MrsEm said...

Oh dear...people keep calling me out on the least well-thought-out recipes. I've made them from scratch before, but this time just added a tablespoon of molasses, a teaspoon of ginger and some cinnamon and nutmeg to the Krusteas oat bran mix.

Nellie said...

Just in case I needed a reason to be completely head-over-heels in love with your style and your blog (which I was before).... I have been dying to replace my dresser's knobs with the beautiful Anthro ones for about a year. I bet your kitchen looks fabulous! I'd love to see photos.

JayBee said...

Sounds easy! I'm going to try that this weekend. Thanks!

I have the same problem that the recipes I make up are the ones people always want.