Sunday, September 18, 2016



Our weekend was, with the exception of the UT game, pretty good.
On Friday Mom took care of Raylan, so we met up with her when we got back to our house after work.
On Friday night I think we just ate pizza and watched some Seinfeld.  Last week was a pretty busy week, so we were sort of worn out.
On Saturday we got up, and I went to the store to do some grocery shopping.  Amy did some yard work.  I helped move some bags of leaves and sticks, but she did the lion's share of the clean up before I even got home from the store.  It was hot and humid Saturday, so I gave Raylan a bath afterward (he'd been outside "helping" Amy) and got him some lunch.  Then he took like a three hour nap.
I went to the gym.
When I got back and after Raylan woke up, we piled in the car and headed over to a baby shower in Mueller for our friends Danielle Tierney and Gavin Tabone.  They recently adopted a little girl, Abby, who was really cute.
There were a lot of friends there from the County Attorney's Office and from the DA's office (people who used to work at the CA's office, but who've moved on).  It was a nice get together with food and drinks.  We gave them a gift card and a quilt that Jean had made.  They seemed to really like the quilt!  (thanks, Jean, it was very nice!)
(Given that Abby is not in Longhorn garb on a game day, Raylan
greets her with suspicion)

We didn't stay at the baby shower all that long.  Raylan took a really long nap, so we go there a little late, and then we left as soon as it started showing signs of winding up because we had to get to dinner at Mom and Dad's house.  But it was fun to go, and the people from work enjoyed meeting Raylan (who was pretty well behaved).
Uncle Bob and Aunt Linda were in town from Florida for a visit, so we headed out to Steiner Ranch for a really nice dinner with them and the family (Ryan, Jamie, and Susan were also there).  Mom made chicken enchiladas (with rice and beans and salad).  It was a nice time.  It was good to see Uncle Bob and Aunt Linda and have a chance to talk with them.  Of course, it was fun to see the rest of the family as well.  Raylan ran around and did his best to entertain.
Eventually, after dessert, we left to get Raylan home to put him to bed.
At 9:30 the UT-Cal game started, and I watched that at home.  What a mess.  Texas' defense looked pretty terrible.  Shane Buechele did a decent job, although he made more mistakes than in the previous two games, including throwing at least one costly interception.  Overall, the big problem was the Texas defense, though.  They did nothing to stop the passing attack, and weren't great against the run, either.  While I think he has some raw talent to work with, it doesn't seem like defensive coordinator Vance Bedford is pulling things together.  To be honest, I don't have a lot of confidence that he's capable of rebuilding the defense. 
Also, it was ridiculous for UT to play a game that was scheduled in the evening like that on the west coast.  It had to hurt the television ratings for the game (UT has a big audience, but asking them to stay up that late is asking a lot).  The kickoff for the second half occurred after midnight our time.  Amy made it through the first half (which was after 11:30) and hung out with me, which is way past her usual bed time, so she gets a fan spirit award.  Anyway, they need to do those west coast games as day games.

On Sunday we got up and went out to breakfast at La Posada.  It was pretty good.  Good salsa.
Raylan is hypnotized by the plaster parrot decoration (not pictured) 
After breakfast we went shopping for some Halloween/fall decorations (yea!) and a few things for the house.  We went to At Home, which I guess used to be Garden Ridge.  It was fun to wander around.  Raylan got very excited about the holiday decorations.  He was, surprisingly,  not frightened by even some of the "scarier" Halloween stuff.

("Hey, Dragon, can you come here?  I got a question.")



Sunday afternoon we did some chores and some playing.  Amy and I both worked out.
In the early evening I went to band practice.  We played some old songs and did a little bit of recording.  It felt good.
Amy made red beans and rice with sausage for dinner.  Very good.  We went to bed early.  Because that lame ol' UT game kept us up late the night before (grumble, grumble).
Overall, it was a good weekend.  We had fun at the baby shower for Abby, and it was great to see Uncle bob and Linda!

Have a good week!

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