Rainy weather and a lot of relaxing this weekend. It really feels like the holidays now.
On Friday, my whole office went out for drinks to celebrate a big week. We first shared some red wine, mussels and fries at Local. Then walked to Varnish which is a cool art gallery in an old brick warehouse with a full bar. Rob met us there for a drink. At nine, a bunch of us took the train to the Castro for a late dinner at a teeny underground place called Sushi Time. Rob and I walked home and crashed to bed around 11.
Woke up the next morning with terrible headaches from wine on empty stomachs. A slow morning with coffee, oatmeal, clementine oranges and the Daily Show on Hulu. Eventually, I went out to run errands in the neighborhood. Picked up a package at the post office, bought ribbon at the variety store, went to the bank and the video store. A bit on tinkering with the bike in the afternoon and a nap. At six, we ordered thai food for dinner (our kitchen sink is broken, so delivery is key).
At eight, we went to the War Memorial Opera House for the last show of the winter season: Otello. Fun to get all dressed up with feathers in my hair for the night out. Otello was pretty good, but I think Il Trovatore was the best show we've seen so far.
Slept in a bit on Sunday morning. Breakfast of coffee and oatmeal with flax seed. It was a cloudy and drizzly day outside, but Rob motivated for a bike ride. At 10:30, Kellie and Lauren came by to plan for the LAC party coming on Tuesday. We had tea before walking up to the Paper Source store on Fillmore for supplies. A perfect brisk day for a long walk across town.
At noon, the morning's visitors had left and Margaret arrived. Rob and I got dressed up and we all rode bikes to Golden Gate Park for our annual Christmas card photo. A preview of my elfy, outdoorsy getup below:
Beautiful day in the park! I think our photo this year will be a good one. Back at the apartment, we dropped off the bikes and ran a few errands in the neighborhood. At 4:30, we caught a cab to the Trader Joe's in Fisherman's Wharf.
Supplies purchased, the three of us walked up the hill to cook dinner for Matt, Amber and their adorable twin boys. Two roasted pork loins for a big taco spread, followed by an apple cranberry gallette. Back home by bus and subway after dinner. Rest of the evening spent preparing for a short, but busy week ahead.