Oh glorious weekend. I do wish each and every one lasted forever, or at least a day or two longer. Especially wanted after having such a nice, long break from work. But alas, we are back to work after a lovely weekend in Seattle that was surprisingly warm and sunny all weekend through! Sometimes I actually love weekends in winter spent with Bryan over those in summer, not sure if it is the surprise of good weather or more time spent relaxing and enjoying each other’s company indoors.
Friday night was the epitome of low-key for Bryan and I. After my cooking class and FareStart we ended the week on the couch, binge-watching the second season of Sopranos (with a few episodes of Making a Murderer) in front of the fire and only taking a break to make a quick tortellini, chicken, broccoli and pesto dinner. Glorious!!!!
Saturday picked up right where we left off. A fantastic bacon and roasted veggie hash to another few episodes of the Sopranos while we watched the Seattle fog lift and the sun come out. Bryan went for a run along Lake Washington while I changed it up and went for a walk. I did have a destination in mind; Viet Wah to finally get the goods to make a panang curry and papaya salad from my Thai cooking classes. It was warm in the sun and really beautiful out.
Bryan and I each raked in our 10,000 steps easily before heading out to Billy and Valerie’s house for a Spanish tapas dinner they were making us. They really went all out, trying many awesome recipes from their Tapas cookbook; patatas bravas with garlic aioli, orange and fennel salad, arugula salad with serrano ham, crab and almonds, tortilla Espanola, and sliced chorizo. We capped off the night with learning a Japanese board game from them and more conversation.
Sunday morning was a big deal for Seahawks fans. According to the Seattle Times, 87% of TVs in the city that were turned on at 10 am were tuned to the Seahawks vs. Viking games. That’s amazing!!! We did not nearly play our best but still managed a win against the Vikings in the Wild Card game and advanced to playing Carolina next Sunday. It was a frightening game and a nail biter for sure but thankfully our team did not give up and we were both ecstatic. And I was ecstatic that Bryan made me banana pancakes and bacon!
After the game, Bryan and I took a walk together to enjoy the cloudless sky. We walked to Volunteer Park in Capitol Hill and back home, rounding out at about 5 miles total. We had carpet cleaners come clean for us while Bryan worked on wedding stuff (!) and I made the papaya salad and panang curry. It came out fabulous!!! Both Bryan and I were very happy with it and stuffed and have more than enough curry paste now stocked in the freezer for a quick Thai meal another time. Our weekend finished with a play at the Seattle Rep; Disgraced. This was a play on racial tensions and relationships and was definitely a thought-provoking one that had us discussing it the whole ride home. A really good play, though somber, and worthy of the it’s Pulitzer Prize award.
Still wishing it was the weekend…but we got dance classes starting tonight!!