I want to start by hoping that you all had a good weekend! I was able to have a productive, and relaxing weekend with my wife. Friday night was very relaxed, we didn’t do anything except unwind from the work week. Saturday we went to a fairly local mall, and did some shopping. She was able to get herself some shirts that she can wear during her pregnancy. We stopped and had lunch at Olive Garden. I have become a big fan of their grilled chicken flatbread. When you realize how much you ate after salad and bread sticks the flatbread is the perfect size. It helps that it also tastes good XD . We looked for a few other things, but didn’t have much luck. We planned on going a bit further out, to another mall, but the weather was too bad in the area. On a side note, I was able to play a bit of Ingress while I was there. (Again if you haven’t heard of or played Ingress, it is a smartphone, augmented reality game. You play in the real world, and basically fight to hold more territory than the other team. It is a world wide game and can be very addicting.) The area we were in was largely controlled by the “enemy’ team, so I had to blow it all up and flip it to our side. Once we got home we started looking for furniture for our house. We have fallen in love with wayfair.com and we aren’t even ashamed. We weren’t able to make a full decision Saturday but it carried into Sunday.
Sunday was my little brothers 27th birthday so we all met at a local Mexican restaurant for lunch. Afterwards we went to my parents house to watch the Steelers playoff game. Now if you know about me I am a huge Dallas Cowboys fan so I’m ok with the Steelers winning, as long as it’s not against Dallas! 😀 😀 Almost everyone in our area are Steelers fans so you really can’t get away from it. They ended up stomping the dolphins, it looked like they shouldn’t have even been there. That seems to be how the first playoff games all went. Anyway, we had ice cream cake from DQ and were all able to hang out for the majority of the day. When my wife and I got home I realized that I had to shovel the sidewalk, because if I didn’t do it then I knew I would never do it in the morning. It was oddly relaxing. It is always physically demanding, but somehow I was able to overcome that and find enjoyment in it. I ended up doing my whole driveway!! It took about two solid hours in 10 degree weather, but I was all about it. later that night my wife and I made all the decisions on furniture, and we did it. We bought two rugs, a couch, a loveseat, an armchair, a bed frame, a dresser, a dog bed, end tables, a free standing medicine cabinet, and we will be ordering the night stands when they are back in stock. that is a ton of stuff! Thankfully it is mostly showing up on different days, but it looks like I will be assembling furniture for weeks!
Today at work I am alone in the networking end of things. My co-workers wife is having surgery today on her spine eek! I have had to go to our sister building across town twice to help a new supervisor get all set up on his first day, and put out a few smaller fires here in the main building. Overall it has been a good, fast, day.
I hope you all have a bright and warm week! I’ll see you back here tomorrow! 😀 😀