July 26, 2008

The One with the Bookshelves

Isn't it funny how on the days you can sleep in, you still manage to wake up at the same time your dreadful alarm normally sounds? Maybe you don't know what I'm talking about (and if you don't count yourself blessed), but that's what happens to me every weekend. But you know what, even though I could be bitter about it, I'm not. Yeah, that's right. I'm not. Sure, I go back to sleep for about an hour (still getting up at 8am for "no reason" on a Saturday), but I don't mind living in a routine. I think it's the healthiest pattern after all. And as long as you don't have to hear an alarm beeping telling you you have to get up, then it's really not that big of a deal. [*whew* Now that I got that off my chest.]

Our Comcast cable and internet went out this morning so we were without the "essentials" of life. But no fear, we made the best of it. :) Yup, you guessed it. We popped in a disc or two of Friends (a la Sara Luke). It was a good time. We decided when we watch Friends together we're going to work our way through the seasons chronologically...but if I'm home alone or whatever, I'll just pop in whatever I grab first. (Glad you know that now, aren't you?)

Kevin's folks arrived around 11:30 with Brian and Gpa & Gma in tow. They delivered our lovely set of bookshelves...which look just marvelous under the oversized wall-clock in our living room. (I spent the hour or so after they left toting crates of books from our upstairs closet to fill our shelves. And they look wonderful if I don't say so myself...so full of literature of all sorts [classics, childhood fiction, marriage topics, theology texts, and chemistry resources of course.]) Around noon we hopped back in the van and headed for Xochimilco...the best restaurant in Mexican Town. mmmmmm, mmmmm. I had the chicken chimichangas with rice and beans. (Well, I had one chimi...one's in the fridge for later. *smile*) We got quite the "tour" of Detroit trying to follow the GPS directions. ha, ha!

After stuffing ourselves, we rode into Eastern Market where I immediately spotted a great deal on strawberries=1lb. for $1.00! We bought 4 lbs. and his parents bought 8 for $7 and brought them home to make strawberry jam! (wow, I can't tell you how much I love homemade strawberry jam...and now we have 10 pints in our freezer!) Kevin and I also found 10lbs of potatoes for ONE dollar.

Oh, and we finally made our way into the Rocky Peanut Company right there beside the market. I was expecting barrels and barrels of peanuts everywhere and nothing else...but I was mistaken. This was a great bulk foods store...pasta, rice, chocolate, spices, baking products, candy, coffee, etc, etc...oh and Peanuts of course! We bought 2 lbs of long grain brown rice.

I'm hoping we might venture over to Comerica park tonight around 10pm after the baseball game to catch a close up of the fireworks. That would be fun, don't you think?


  1. Darling when you use words like "folks" and make homemade strawberry jam - that's a sure sign you are an old married woman!

  2. That is an AWESOME deal on strawberries! I am so jealous. ;) Enjoy your jam--you are oh so right that homemade is the best.


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