We spent another wonderfully lazy weekend at home in part because it was cut short by another work trip and also because we didn’t want to do anything too crazy before our trip to Japan next weekend.
As usual, we didn’t mind.
Neither did the kitties.
Rufus cuddled with me on my stomach like he does every single morning. He likes to roll around like a baby until his little furry noggin is nestled gently under my chin.
He’s the biggest Mama’s boy ever, but I sure do love my teddy bear cat.
Sly washed a load of laundry and hung it up to dry on the hanging drying rack off our bedroom’s patio. Our house smelled like freshly laundered clothes (and baking bread) all weekend long.
I washed Max’s favorite blankie and put it on top of his favorite spot on the couch.
He slept there ALL DAY. He didn’t even budge to eat lunch.
I barreled through ebook after ebook. Sometimes I get into reading moods where I’ll read like five books in a weekend…and then I won’t read another book for months. This was one of those weekends where I couldn’t stop reading.
Max continued falling deeper and deeper into sleep…and deeper and deeper into the crevices of our couch…
Sly baked two loaves of bread from scratch!
Interestingly enough, it’s the guys in the family — Sly’ s dad, my sister’s bf, and Sly — that love to bake bread. (My mom is also a baking master, of course.) Sly has mastered bread making — he can whip up a loaf and have it in the oven in no time at all. He made a huge batch of dough and then froze what we didn’t use so that we could have fresh bread at a later time.
The hardest, most torturous part was waiting for the bread to bake, especially when it smelled so amazing. For 45 mouth-watering minutes while the bread was in the oven our home smelled like autumn, a french bakery, and home, all rolled into one.
The loaves tasted like a mix between the most amazing sandwich bread and a baguette of French bread. Ever so crispy on the outside and soft and pillow-y on the inside. We devoured both loaves, eating thick slices slathered with homemade strawberry fig jam and making Vietnamese style egg sandwiches.
We had some frozen bison in our freezer so Sly decided to whip up some simple bison patty melts made with grilled onions, cheddar cheese, and of course homemade bread. Per usual we stuffed ourselves late in the day so that by the time dinner rolled around all we wanted to do was eat watermelon and watch movies. Again. CANNOT. STOP. EATING. WATERMELON.
Also this weekend:
- My brother’s bday! A perk of living 14+ hrs ahead: I always get to be the first person to wish any of my friends or family a happy birthday. And if I forget, I have a day to remember! Happy bday, bro!
- Finally booked a room for our trip to Japan next weekend. I’m excited to finally get to go to Japan and most of all to experience it with Sly! I’ll need to stick to my watermelon diet this week as I’m pretty sure I’ll be stuffing myself with as mch Japanese food as I can get my hands on.
- Longhorn football. It’s still pretty wacky that I am watching the game at more or less the same time as my friends and family back in the states. It’s pretty awesome that we live in different states and countries but I am still able to connect with them every week over a game of college football.
- Watched the Dr. Who Season 9 premiere. Love that show.
- Sly’s work trip was canceled at the last minute! YES! I hate when our weekends are cut short by Sly’s work travel — it reminds me of when we were in a bi-coastal long distance relationship and had to say goodbye every Sunday. Even now the thought of it makes me cringe. I was pretty excited about the change in plans — more time to be slugs!