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Emergency Kit

I feel like I have been planning and getting ready for emergency preparedness.  Getting ready for the wedding in flooding-Colorado and backpacking through tough terrain and below freezing nights has put me into a mentality that I am essentially preparing for the very worst.  However, I am looking forward to this vacation and I am looking forward to both the wedding and the backpacking trip.

The weather has been somewhat of a drag and lingering doom of the winter to come and part of the reason I am looking forward to this trip.  It feels like fall, it looks like fall, it smells like fall, and I am not a big fan.  Fall, here, is probably the one and only season that I like less than the season in Michigan.  Not much leaf changing, not much sunny crisp days, not much football games (of my teams) to attend.  It’s dark, green, cool, and sleep-inducing.  And I have definitely adjusted to my early work mornings by falling asleep around 10 every night and waking up no problem at 7 every morning.

The week went by rather quickly with general busyness.  Monday night Bryan and I went over to Stephan and Ewelina’s for dinner.  She attempted paella, a difficult dish, and maybe not our favorite of hers.  The group was also hot for debate and both Bryan and I were were not particularly in the mood.  At least Monday ended with Breaking Bad and Bryan setting up my soundbar to the TV!

Tuesday I had a night for laundry and packing while Bryan and Polly went on their dinner and movie date to see the movie Planes (apparently horrible).  I got a couple of FREE! slices of Pagliacci’s AGOG pizza in celebration of their grand opening of their new Wallingford store.  Wednesday night was a late night at work, some shopping at H&M, and then the Yelp Elite Event (see post on that).  And it was Mama’s birthday!!!

Pagliacci's AGOG pizza (olives, tomatoes, garlic, goat cheese, mushrooms, yum)
Pagliacci’s AGOG pizza (olives, tomatoes, garlic, goat cheese, mushrooms, yum)

And Thursday, even though I needed to finish packing, I volunteered at FareStart.  Two graduates tonight in what was for some reason very emotionally touching to me.  It was a sold out night with Bainbridge Island chef of Hitchcock Restaurant.  The menu was per usual, amazing, check it out:

  • Heirloom Tomato, Piperade, Eggplant, Baba Ghannouj, Cultured Goat Milk
  • Heritage Pork Chop, Roast Chanterelle, Pickled Watermelon, Polenta, Collard Greens, Wood-Fired Hot Sauce
  • Wildflower Honey Sorbet, Orchard Fruit, Pea Vines, Spiced “Soil”
    Porkchop with amazing polenta and mushrooms.
    Porkchop with amazing polenta and mushrooms.
    Photo doesn't do this amazing deconstructed ratatouille with baba justice.
    Photo doesn’t do this amazing deconstructed ratatouille with baba justice.

    Cardamom ice cream with amazing little treats.
    Cardamom ice cream with amazing little treats.

Busy week and upcoming busy trip but so looking forward to it!!!

Chelsea

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