To start the weekend off right, Maxwell made his final move on the living room furniture – he staked his claim on the leather chair.
John and I started our weekend right with another pizza. Yum.
On Saturday morning, John and I took a long, beautiful bike ride in the rolling farmland, and I was able to ride up the hill that last week I had to walk. It’s just over 15 miles, and the hill I’m referring to is rated category 5 – which is the easiest rated hill on Map my Run, but still, it’s a rated hill. Hooray for me.
(I realize category 5 is pretty much a wimpy non-hill by real cycling standards, but I can still feel good about it, right?)
That evening, we had some delicious sushi, including our neighborhood sushi bar’s newest special offering – the Flaming Jack. When the description stated that it came “surrounded by fire” I assumed they meant figuratively, but no. This was Sushi Flambé.
It was delicious. I would not have expected a grilled flavor to go well with spicy tuna and unagi sauce, but – wow. John will now demonstrate how we both felt about the Flaming Jack:
On Sunday, we stopped by the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts‘ studio sale, where I bought a new container for my sourdough starter.
I’ve been looking for one that’s big enough, with a loose lid, attractive enough to sit on the counter, and that we wouldn’t feel terrible or guilty about breaking (accidentally). I’m so glad we noticed the sign and stopped – we had fun browsing the sale, and I found a perfect solution for my sourdough.
I love bonsais! We’re wondering how hard it might be to bonsai a Monkey Puzzle….
And the rain did indeed return, and with it, the SNAILS.
They are out in full force.
Welcome back, snails. I can say that calmly, not yet having a garden of my own.
This guy was a happy one until Maxwell tried to say Hi.
He wasn’t a fan of that idea.
Note 1: This is my 100th post – hooray!
Note 2: Another thing I did this weekend was add a new page to my header – Best-of and Favorites. Let me know what you think!