Let's go see what strange choices people and builders make.
Also I love these windows. The wood and the black just got me.
After work I went to the IFA store to get help with our lawn. It's just so sad. They're super helpful, and I came away with stuff to kill all the dandelions that have popped up (even though I did a treatment earlier in the year), and stuff to help the soil hold water and summer fertilizer. Fingers crossed that something works. It's so bad.
Came home and did a quick run, then made a very late dinner. It sometimes sucks to eat dinner at 9pm but also I am so tired of picking things to eat, so that's what happens.
Little Q is a climber and a gymnast and a dancer.
And little Arch is growing fast. He finally warmed up to stranger Anthony. It's been awhile since we were all together.
I had some blackberries left after Sunday's mocktails, and I decided to make a syrup. My favorite drink at all these soda shops around here is a Dr Pepper with blackberry and coconut syrups. But somehow my homemade syrup just didn't quite do the trick. Oh well.
After work Meghan and I did a short hike/walk through Memory Grove, then we grabbed dinner and parked at the Garden Park ward to eat. Which is exactly what I did a few weeks ago with Carol. Same restaurant, same order, ate in the same spot.
Lunch stop - Normal's lab truck! They have a mascarpone ice cream with homemade tomato jam concoction that Anthony wanted to try. Always with the savory.
Also he won't open his eyes. But whatever, the ice cream was good. I had an Oreo ice cream with cookie butter drizzle and some crushed potato chips on top. Next time we gotta roll by their store location to try the raspberry sour cream ice cream.
Came home to Miriam being a weirdo in a box.
For the afternoon, I took off for more parade homes. With my great new mask that I picked up!
Nothing particularly inspiring today, as most homes are new builds out in Daybreak. But they did the backwards book trend again here and hmm....
These two love our new chairs.
Anthony met up with some friends in the park in the evening, and I went on a walk. This dump of a house is a couple streets over and nearly sold for what we paid for ours. That broken down van has been there for months. And someone hauled out tons of junk into huge dumpsters. Curious to see who's buying and what they'll do with this place. Likely flip it.
I'm making my way through How to Be An Antiracist.
I did a quick evening run with Peloton and I never regret it. And then played with these two on the stairs, per evening ritual.
We grabbed some takeout from a new Carolina BBQ spot near our house and took it to a nearby park. I'd give that restaurant a pretty solid review. The cornbread was excellent, as was the meat.
Sunday, August 23