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So, what did I do this weekend? - Elf M. Sternberg
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So, what did I do this weekend?
Friday, fallenpegasus wandered over for Fish Friday, which is rapidly becoming the tradition. We had soup in bread bowls, which was delicious, and then sat around pretending to be alive. I finally shuffled the girls off to bed, and Omaha went with them because she was just exhausted. Pegasus and I watched the first episode of Battlestar Galactica, now that I've figured out the magical incantation that lets me render them onto DVD. It seems that the renderer breaks if it doesn't have a constant border, so letterboxing still requires some pull-in on the sides.

Saturday, we did housework almost all day until FallenPegasus showed up, miraculously, to fill in since out two babysitter plans had fallen through. He had volunteered to fill in so that Omaha and I could go out with jenkitty and technoshaman. We hit Cedar's restaurant and then lounged at Tubs. It was pretty nice, and I'm very grateful to them for taking us away and giving us adult time.

Sunday, Omaha and I woke up and made waffles for breakfast. The girls were good, they woke up a little bleary but after we got some food into them they were fine. The waffles come out excellently.

After breakfast, I made dinner. I put chicken, barley, vegetables, a chopped onion, some chicken, and cubed butternut squash into the crockpot and just left it. Then, we did some more housework. I mopped the kitchen and dining nook floors, because they really needed it, and I finished burning off the definitely-not-for-kids Elfen Lied to DVD.

Lunch time rolled around. We made sandwiches-- egg salad for the girls and Omaha, but I wanted a bacon-lettuce-tomato thing, heavy on everything, and then we all went to the nearby park. Not the little one up the street, but the more popular one about a mile away. There were a lot of kids on the playset, with another older group on the swings, two games of basketball, and two groups of college-age kids, one playing football, the other volleyball.

We had brought the girls' bicycles, and after pumping up the tires and tuning the brakes Omaha and I had them lap the park. We prefer this park for bicycle practice because it's mostly flat and level, unlike the one closer to the house. Yamaarashi-chan did a lot better than Kouryou-chan this time around, but I suspect that by the time summer rolls around both of them will be competent at bicycling. At one point, Yamaarashi-chan protested that "not everyone learns how to ride a bike!" but I pointed out that if she did know how, she'd be able to ride with the rest of us.

After a couple of laps that had the adults very tired, we let them go back to running about. It was a pretty good day, all in all, and we stayed until the sun went down.

Current Mood: happy happy
Current Music: Jimmy Buffet, Grapefruit JuicyFruit

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From: technoshaman Date: February 21st, 2005 07:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Saturday, we did housework almost all day until FallenPegasus showed up, miraculously, to fill in since out two babysitter plans had fallen through. He had volunteered to fill in so that Omaha and I could go out with jenkitty and technoshaman. We hit Cedar's restaurant and then lounged at Tubs. It was pretty nice, and I'm very grateful to them for taking us away and giving us adult time.

Our pleasure. We've even got a nefarious plan as to how to do something similar without having to draft poor fallenpegasus... :)

I put chicken, barley, vegetables, a chopped onion, some chicken, and cubed butternut squash into the crockpot and just left it.

You mean chicken stock, for the second chicken? How much, enough to cover? and does it need spicing later, or does the onion and the stock do the trick? Sounds like something da Kitty and I might take a swing at...

And here's to less stress and more energy for everyone... gods know we all need it.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: February 21st, 2005 08:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Draft? Poor?

Tending Kouryou and Yamarashi are their own reward.
elfs From: elfs Date: February 21st, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, thank you nonetheless. They're fun in small doses.
elfs From: elfs Date: February 21st, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, it was chopped chicken thighs and vegetable broth. I didn't mention the salt, pepper, thyme, and so on. If you want it hot, it can be hot. We had it over couscous (also prepped with vegetable broth) and it was the very definition of "hearty."

It was probably good for me, too...
From: technoshaman Date: February 21st, 2005 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like it. We'll definitely give this a whirl sometime soon...
jenkitty From: jenkitty Date: February 21st, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd probably throw in some whole garlic cloves and herbs (thyme? rosemary?) as well, but that's me. I like herbs and garlic with my chicken. Sounds delicious, though.

Hey Bear, a little red wine and we've got an interesting take on coq au vin.
omahas From: omahas Date: February 22nd, 2005 01:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, rosemary...that would have been a good addition. 'Specially since we have the fresh stuff right outside on the deck. Mmmm. Next time for sure.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 21st, 2005 09:17 am (UTC) (Link)
So what were your thoughts on Battlestar? It's no Firefly to be sure, but It IS the best scifi on TV right now.
elfs From: elfs Date: February 21st, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I think it's better than Firefly, myself. It's more honest about what it's trying to acheive.
omahas From: omahas Date: February 22nd, 2005 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I just need to get me a copy of the mini-series first so I can watch it, though Elf swears you don't need to watch the mini-series first to start watching the series. I like to do things all in order. heh.
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