We had our first pretty eventful weekend honestly since December. We took Friday night to chill at home with a good pasta dinner and movie in between FareStart night and plans Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday was a double-hitter. Bryan and I had purchased tickets to the Seattle Rep’s Special Club 20/30 performance of the latest play, Two Trains Running, midday. The ticket prices were cheap and included free drinks and snacks in their VIP room before the show and during intermission. It’s good to be young in the realm of live theater. The play had a long running time of three hours with one intermission so immediately afterwards was our scheduled Girls Night, the first of the year. Ewelina graciously offered to host in her apartment, while I brought all of the supplies for candle-making and others chipped in with some essential oils. It was my idea to make pumpkin spice candles back in November but the baking night was a little too full to cram them in. The girls still wanted to make them though so we had a large selection of scents to choose from to make our candles smell wonderful. It was a fun night catching up with just the women and enjoying each others potluck dishes. Some of the boys, in the meantime, enjoyed several drinks out and at David’s, along with a Mexican dinner out.
Sunday morning began like many with church. After a month spent on “Margin” we have moved on to “The Centrality of Christ” in the book of Colossians. This week was the occasional table talk at church which means the message is short with time to discuss questions among a table. I think everyone gets nervous and worried when they see the tables set up like this but I’ve enjoyed them every time. We get to know members of the church a whole let better and we get to talk to one another about meaningful things. We actually exchanged numbers with one of the couples, one of the girls from my women’s group and her husband, to get together another time. After church we picked up some soups for lunch from Met Market before heading home. I managed to squeeze in some studying Sunday afternoon after none on Saturday. We had another night of plans though that cut that short. We had reservations at the new-to-us Ethan Stowell restaurant Marine Hardware for their Lobster Hip Hop night they do on occasion. For $55 we were treated to a full lobster and tons of delicious sides, hip hop tunes, cookies for dessert and a really good time. Here was the menu:
Old Bay Fries
Goat Cheese Crostini with tomato jam
Roasted Baby Beets with avocado, grapefruit, and pickled shallot
Little Gem Lettuce with red wine vinaigrette, radish, and walnuts
Whole Lobster with drawn butter and lemons
I really enjoyed this experience. We had a great date night out, we enjoyed delicious food and went to a new restaurant. This also met my standards for splurging a bit more on experiences (whether they be food or other) instead of just meals. Great fun! A great weekend with very little studying in…whoops. Oh well, hopefully I can get some in this week.