Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Hey! Hope everyone had a good weekend! Amy and I both had Monday off for President's Day, so we got a 3 day weekend. Pretty cool. We did a lot of house stuff and chores stuff, mostly. 
On Friday night we stayed home and watched Edge of Tomorrow.  Neither of us had seen that movie before, and I was really impressed.  It's about a soldier (played by Tom Cruise) who ends up in a sort of time loop while fighting against aliens during an invasion.  The movie was well written, interesting, and more creative than anything I'd seen in a long time- especially from a blockbuster, Hollywood sci-fi action flick.  We both enjoyed it.
On Saturday we got a lot of the nursery stuff put away (babies, for being so small, amass a shocking amount of stuff, apparently). I put some cube-like shelves together for use in the nursery.  I wrote baby shower thank you cards and visited with our landscape guy about our ongoing drainage situation.

Amy stitched this for the nursery.  It's from Dune.  The Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear.
When Amy and I met, she was literally reading a copy of Dune.  Talking about that book was one
of our first conversations.  So if Dune helped bring this kid into the world, it's more than
earned a spot in the nursery!

On Saturday night, Valentine's Day, we went out and had some Thai food for dinner.  It was nice.  It felt relaxing, the food was good, and I enjoyed having dinner with Amy.

On Sunday we did some shopping and ran a few errands.  We also hung some stuff up in the nursery.

Nursery progress.
In the afternoon we drove over to our friends Adam and Katie's house to meet their new daughter, Ophelia.  Ophelia was born about 6 weeks ago.  She's awfully cute.  Adam and Katie seem to be doing well, also, and it was great to see their little family settling in to life together so nicely.

Ophelia and Amy
Sunday night we watched Pacific Rim.  I had seen it once before, and Amy had never seen it.  Pacific Rim is a fun movie.  Amy really liked it, and I think I actually enjoyed it more the second time around.  The movie has a pretty good sense of humor, and going into it the second time I was more prepared for the way that Guillermo del Toro sort of emulated Japanese anime and kaiju films.  The movie is more than a bit melodramatic, but so is the source material that it's derived from.  Throw in some awesome shots of city-wrecking robot versus kaiju combat, and it's hard not to be entertained. 

On Monday we had the day off for President's Day.  I'm not exactly sure why, but when it comes to vacation time I will not look a gift horse in the mouth.  So on Monday my parents came over for a little while.  They're getting us some blinds for our back door, so we figured out how that would work.  We did a little bit of shopping, and worked on hanging some more stuff up.  Our house hasn't had things put back up on the walls since we got it painted, so we're figuring out how we want to do it this time, starting with a clean slate.
Monday night Amy made a really good red beans and rice recipe with chicken sausage and bacon.  Very tasty, and the slow simmering made the house smell good.

Anyway, that was about it.  Other from that we exercised and took Cassidy for walks and just sort of hung out.  Another 3 day weekend that went by too fast.

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