Friday was the ultimate lazy day. Andrew woke me up with pancakes and coffee and we ordered Showtime so we could catch up on Shameless and watch the last season of Dexter. I'm not feeling it so far. I took a nap and stayed in PJs until we went out for a dinner that night when the roads were declared safe.
Icy windshield, icy car, icy plant. This never happens in Houston | Bauer did't hate that Mom and Dad were home all day.
Saturday was a Houston Blogger Meet-up at Hearsay in downtown Houston, which is in the same area as all the bars from my staycation weekend a few weeks ago. There were only three bloggers there I didn't know (and I was lazy and didn't meet them... oops, sorry!) and lots of bloggers who I haven't seen in a few months! The atmosphere at Hearsay was really cool. The building was from the 1800s and there was exposed brick, a lofted area, and guitar player, and good food. Andrew told me to eat light so we could go enjoy dinner, so I had a cup of carrot-ginger soup and the four cheese mac and cheese. Oh, and bottomless mimosas. Pretty sure everything is better with bottomless mimosas!
Second Saturday in a row to see Miranda! | My mac and cheese didn't disappoint, and I'm hard to please. These are the only pics I took so I guess I was having a good time!
Andrew and I went to a new restaurant in Houston, Cultivare, for dinner that night. The wait was an hour and forty five minutes which was not fun. I think it deserves a post of its own, though. While we were driving around looking for parking, I saw a mural and lots of people on the side of a bike shop. I wanted to check it out while we waited for a table. It was black paint with the heading "Before I Die..." and people filled in their wishes. Some were silly, like eat a $500 hamburger, and lots were more sincere like find true love, write a novel, ride in the MS150 (a bike race from Houston - Austin for MS) I took pics of some of my favorites.
I love the "eat everything" one of course, but "have Taylor Swift write a love song about me" was pretty cute | I took this plc because of "buy a light gray Birkin" in honor of a friend who shall remain nameless who has a knock-off Birkin.
After dinner, we went to check out Fat Cat Creamery, a new ice cream shop. The company used to sell ice cream from a little cart and distribute to some of my favorite markets in town and just opened a storefront with more options. Their brown butter waffle cone was highly recommended, but it added $1.50 to the bill. I thought it was good and very crisp; you could definitely taste buttery richness as opposed to straight sugar in other waffle cones. I sampled the salted brown butter caramel ice cream but it was way too salty, so I got the coffee and cream, which was delicious. Andrew got the cookies and milk, which tasted too buttermilk-y to me, but he liked it. We'll go back if we're in the area, but it isn't a destination like my beloved Cloud 10 Creamery.
The fat cat mural was way cute | My single scoop cone
Poor Andrew woke up sick on Sunday so I got to feel like a wife. We do a lot of chores together; I am lucky that he doesn't expect me to cook, clean, and shop and knows that they are not things I enjoy nor am good at. But, I went to the grocery store by myself (I know it's no big deal but it's very rare), cleaned the house pretty thoroughly, and went to buy an iron. Nothing blog worthy but of course it has made me contemplate the ways in which living together before marriage affected my ability to "be a wife"(since I have never lived alone) so a blog post contemplating that is coming soon.
So really this is proof that all weekends should be three days because I got done so many good things. A lot of people hate or don't read weekend recaps so I tried to keep mine short. Tell me, how was yours? If you live in Houston, you better be doing some ice dancing so Tuesday's storm gives us another day off!