Sunday, April 25, 2010

ahhhh weekends...

You know your weekend is going to be good when it starts off by bringing home a couple of ginkgo biloba branches for the new apt :). Yes, I (a little bit guiltily) stole a couple of gingko biloba branches from a tree at work. I feel a little bit bad about it but they are just so darn beautiful and let's face it, I don't have room to plant a tree where I am currently at and there are plenty of 'em at work, so I thought the Ginkgo Biloba gods would be okay with me taking just a couple of branches home especially because they could probably see how happy I was walking out of work on Friday with my gingko leaves in hand :).

Here are the lovely little guys soaking up some Saturday morning sun :).

I'm happy to report that apartment decoration inspiration is also beginning to strike here and there (finally!). I've been in the new place for almost a month now, but between flying to the east coast and just normal every day life, I have to admit, I am still no where near unpacked -which stressed me out a little bit first. I'm a homey type of person and I like my surroundings to be all set up and comfy an cozy and I can get a little cranky when I don't feel like everything is just in its right spot - but I'm letting go a little bit - partly because of the lack of time - there's more to life than just organizing and partly because well, I'm not a money tree and furnishing and fully equipping my dream apartment might just not be in my budget yet - and you know what I'm doing okay :) and it's making the whole process so much more enjoyable. I found a couple of adorable mixing bowls on sale on my last Target trip and just couldn't resist taking 'em home with me, here they are...

...oooh and those adorable measuring spoons were a fun cost plus find - I love that place.

I also found these fun lanterns which I am trying to figure out how to rig up - that'll be a project for the week.

And then, THEN I got to have a date night with my loverboy :). We made a deeelish Indian recipe that I got from a co-worker, it was so fun to cook with some new spices - here is what we made...

A little coconut rice with turmeric, peppercorns, bay leaves and cardamom.

and some chili - ish chicken.

and voila...

We watched a little post dinner movie - Precious - really touching albeit a bit tense and depressing.

Sunday morning we woke up to bright sunshine and made our way out the door to the Redwood Regional park (the site of our first date and kiss by the way) for a lovely 6.5 mile trail run. I love being able to run with him :). He's in pretty darn good shape and boy was I feeling it at the end and once he starts running more regularly again, I'm not sure I'll be able to keep up, but I'll just have to make him run at my pace every now and then. It's so nice to be able to share something that I love with someone I care so much about :). On our run Joe told me how excited he was to get back and eat a big breakfast and maybe it's a little silly, but I love that he thinks about this kind of stuff, because I tell ya, one of my favorite parts of running is the big meals I have after I run. We got back and Joe cooked up a big yummy, cheesy veggie, potatoe egg creation and I had a great big bowl of cereal - my fav! And then we drank lots of tea and coffee - oooh and I also love this about him - that we both get so much joy out of relaxing on Sunday morning with multiple hot drinks :).

Post shower and re-fuel, we made our way over to a local nursery and bought a whole bunch of tomatos and basil to plant in his roof top garden troughs. And while we were there, I got some bamboo for the apartment and a lovely new plant for the new office :).

Meet Herbert the Hoover office plant.

And lucky, because everyone needs a little of that in their life :).

Happy week everyone - oh and before I forget - I'll be internetless for a few days this week - I'm excited for the potential space this will create in my life, since I'm an email, blog-aholic these days. Be back later in the week!

1 comment:

Blake Bunch said...

I love the bowls, the boy, the spoons, your delicious little concoctions! I am jealous of the redwood access you have!