Fall · Week Recap · Weekend

Fall is Flying By

And in a blink of an eye October has vanished.  Very quickly.  It’s been well over a week since my last post and quite a bit has happened.  All good, none bad, rejoice!

We continue to have weekends at home which is nice.  Last weekend was just Bryan and I more or less and more relaxing time than anything.  It was pouring rain for the vast majority of the weekend.  We got dinner just the two of us at Din Tai Fung, watched football, went to Billy and Val’s orchestra concert, went to church, and had a good brunch at Poquitos.

I call this death by tree. Colors are wonderful this year.

We needed a low key weekend because last week was rather eventful for us.  I had my monthly SEAW dinner meeting on a fascinating but mentally taxing topic (after a 9 hour day of work) by a professor from the University of Texas.  I managed to get to barre class twice and ran once during the week in the glorious fall sunshine.  I had my weekly girls meeting on Wednesday after a great (and free birthday) dinner at the nearby Red Robin on the waterfront by work.  Meanwhile, Bryan went to Stephen and Ewelina’s for dinner with a few friends after a long row.  And FareStart was it’s usual grand self while staying quite late talking with our FareStart friends with our departures seemingly getting later and later.

This weekend was really a fantastic weekend!  I hurried home to get dinner made for Bryan’s coworker Mark and his son who I haven’t seen for well over a year.  I was frantic in preparations but then dinner was conversationally easy and relaxing.  Saturday morning Bryan and I both watched our teams play the early game in our PJs before setting out in the absolutely gorgeous weather for our favorite lap around Seward Park.  Saturday night I hosted the first (of hopefully many) girls night in while Bryan hung out with the guys for their night “off”.  Five of us girls enjoyed baking two really delicious, and new to us, fall desserts, using the abundance of pears and apples I had on hand, talking, eating a yummy fall dinner, and then settling in with multiple bottles of wine to watch Magic Mike and eat our sweet creations.  I had a great time and Bryan did as well; grilling steaks, drinking beer and whiskey, hot tubbing and going out to the bar to drink more and play video games.

Apple tarte tatin and pear chocolate almond tart. Not pictured is Polly’s homemade whipped cream!

My night did me in less than Bryan’s and Sunday morning came around but Bryan didn’t start out on the up and up.  Instead of going to church this week we headed over to Randy’s condo overlooking Shilshole for his annual donut party.  It was good to see Marika and Randy, the donuts were good, the coffee was needed, and before long the sun was trying to come out and Bryan and I were on our way to Centurylink to go to the Seahawks vs. Texans game.  The game started fast and furious and kept up that way the whole game.  The Seahawks scored way more than usual and let up way more than usual.  It was an exciting game from start to finish.  The sun came out full force in the second quarter and I was in high heaven soaking up the sun, yelling my lungs out and thoroughly enjoying the crowd and atmosphere.  Russell Wilson proved himself again with shear seconds left and the Seahawks pulled out the victory at the very end.  We were electrified leaving the stadium and  headed to get food at the new Halal Guys in Pioneer Square (the same group as the legendary street trucks in NYC) and enjoyed our gyro platters and chicken sandwiches before heading home.  Both of us were exhausted but the epic marathon of a World Series game kept us up.

Post game noshing

Such a great weekend…friends, food, and finally all of our teams with a win!!

Chelsea

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