I think I'm tired of trying to do a daily blog blurb, so maybe I'll aim for weekly or something. And then I drafted something for the first week of September, delayed on publishing it, and then I lost power/internet at my house for four solid work days, so who knows what this publishing schedule will be. It's whatever I feel like!
And Leo does whatever he feels like. So here's the beginning of September, typically a favorite month for the change of seasons and my birthday.
For Tuesday night, the month opener, we made a date night and went to REI to buy Anthony a backpack. He got fitted for one recently, and with their Labor Day sale he was able to snag it for 25% off. They had one left in the store. He's headed to Alaska soon and will do some trekking for a few days, so it was time. Then we ordered dinner from Mahider and came home to eat a delicious Ethiopian feast. I remember the first time I tried Ethiopian in DC when I was a young one, and I was not a fan. Very glad I've grown out of that.
Miriam did jump onto my lap for a bit, which she hasn't done in awhile. I guess she just needed some extra cuddles when it was over. I'll take it.
Then I had to rush off for a young women's event - the annual back to school hot dog roast up in Millcreek Canyon. We haven't done an activity in several weeks and it's been pretty quiet over the summer. It was nice to see the girls, and I kinda love a hot dog for dinner.
Thursday I got a delivery from Mad Dough! They open orders each Monday at 9am and you've gotta jump. The blueberry cream one was excellent. All the fillings were quite good, and the Oreo one surprised me. Would order again.
Time for some cat photos. I got some packages and they love packages.
We got a Hello Fresh box again this week - I've come to accept that it's just always going to be one day late from here on out. At least it stays cold. I usually pick meals that I've never make at home (avoid the basic pastas, etc) but we got a pasta one this week and it blew my mind. Can't wait to make it again. Zucchini, mushroom, and a sauce with tomatoes and creme fraiche - so so good.
Friday at work I had an afternoon meeting with a couple folks about things I am working on, and it was a much tougher meeting than I expected. I walked away feeling like everything I've been doing got ripped apart, and I spent most of the rest of the holiday weekend wondering if I should've taken the other job offer that I got. Not a great feeling. Happy to report now that things are totally fine, but I keep reminding myself I took this role to be challenged. And here we are.
Friday night we had a small backyard BBQ with Chris and Sabra, to celebrate his birthday. They had a couple other people over, but it was small and outside and felt alright. And then on Saturday, cousin Julie had us over for Jesse's big birthday - number 40. And then she also made it into my birthday as well, with big ole balloons and a present from my Aunt Sally. Jesse made brisket and we had a good night with food and family.