Grades for the weekend so far:
The weather: D
We had plans, almost none of which have worked out. The rain killed our after-lunch geocaching. Mrs. Chili was jazzed about seeing spring, and we haven’t had much of it to show her so far. She’s enjoying everything blooming, but she hasn’t seen a blue sky (or 60º!) since she’s been here. Should be better tomorrow.
The food: A
No missteps here. We kicked it off Friday night at ‘seester‘s with her delectable vegetable lasagna and Krispy Kreme bread pudding. Lunch Saturday was at Main Street Cafe, where we all enjoyed quiche and spinach salad, as well as memorable dessert. (There are photos, none of which I have, so I’ll wait for one of my partners in crime to do a bit of blogging on that.) And Lea did her killer pork tenderloin and cream cheese poundcake for dinner on Saturday.
The Innocent Man: F
That’s the Grisham nonfiction we read in Dark and Stormy for this month’s broadcast. The book sucked, and we did a sucky show to go with it! Ha! We had all sorts of mild-to-moderate difficulties, resulting in non-negligible stretches of questionable material. The cherry on top was the fact that the speakerphone cut in and out the whole time. We promise to blog unusually robustly about this title to compensate.
The company: A+
I’m enjoying the weekend immensely.
- I’ve liked meeting Mrs. Chili’s brother-in-law, who serendipitously lives only a few miles from both Saintseester and me, and with whom she is staying. He’s smart, quick, and funny.
- I’ve enjoyed growing closer to ‘seester. The sustained proximity has us with new inside jokes, and something much closer to young friendship than old acquaintanceship.
- And oh, have I enjoyed Mrs. Chili. I expected to like her, but consider my expectations shattered. She is an engine of joy. You can’t not smile when you’re with her.
Church, then brunch, tomorrow, and maybe we’ll get our geocaching in.