Monday, October 25, 2010

Weekend Round-Up: Rainstorm

This was a quiet weekend thanks to a gale of a rainstorm that passed through town. On Friday night, Rob gave me an early birthday present: a Kindle! I love that you can download old books for free to the device and spent hours researching the kinds of books I adore: mystery novels set on cross-Atlantic steamers, strange French fairy tales and Dolly's College Experiences from 1909 (Rob's response: "whoa, does she get crazy and show her ankles?").

Saturday morning was super rainy again. Rob left for work - this is his last weekend of working both days - and I went back to bed to read and nap until almost 11.













A bit of spin on the bike for exercise and then lunch. It's great to be home at the apartment during a storm, I could sit and watch the rainy garden all day. At 2:30, I headed to work for a last minute video shoot with some co-workers. We have a bit week of announcements ahead so I didn't get home until 6. Quiet dinner with Rob in the evening.












Sunday morning, a lot more rain but less laziness on my part. I spent the morning cleaning and preparing for next week's Black & White Ghouls Ball! I polished all the silver, always my favorite chore.









At 1:00 it was still pouring rain outside and blustery but I braved it to run some errands with the car. Quick stop in the mission at an amazing Picado flag store. Then to the grocery store, Pier 1 and Trader Joe's. I was absolutely soaked to the bone by the time I got home loaded with supplies.












Cup of tea while packing up my summer clothes to swap with winter tweeds up from storage. I was just thawing out when Rob returned from work early - the power was out in Oakland. He wrapped up the day while I hung lights on the banisters.












Artichokes and fondue for dinner with Rob. Luckily, this is supposed to be the last of the rain. It's amazing how much the weather slows you down in this city. The week ahead is packed with the LAC, opera and an awards gala and I still have a few errands to run before the party!

3 comments:

Kristi said...

I always love your weekend recaps! Can't wait to see pictures from your Halloween party!

Two Pitties in the City said...

My husband also surprised me with the new Kindle. I was so excited to see how many free books they had, and to be able to pack less in my luggage. You're always up on the latest fashion; you should post if you see any good kindle cases out there. I'm leaning towards a felt one I saw on Etsy, but I'm not very good at locating resources. I'm also excited to see pictures from your party!

MrsEm said...

I'll definitely let you know about kindle cases. Haven't even started looking yet.