Not-so-lazy Saturday

We went to bed early last night and so we were up pretty early this morning. I had a craving for strawberry banana pancakes and so we headed up to IHOP for breakfast. I wolfed down my pancakes while Kelly had cinnamon-swirl french toast and eggs (the eggs were not cinnamon-swirl).

After a breakfast like that, l felt like I needed some exercise to we headed over to the lake at Buddy Attick park and did a single lap. The weather was quite nice for it, cool but not cold, and bright and sunny.

Back to the house, where I cleaned out my closet and dresser of old clothes and clothes that no longer fit me. Kelly seemed to take a perverse delight in this. In the space of 20 minutes or so, I’d gone through the closet, dresser and clothes strewn about here and there and filled up four garbage bags worth of clothes that Kelly is going to take to Goodwill, along with some clothes of her own.

We left the house around 1 PM and headed over to Kelly’s. Kelly was in a cleaning/organizing mood today too and immediately started tidying up the place, but I quickly stopped her from doing that We walked over to the shops in Clarendon and went to Eastern Mountain Sports. I was looking for something I could wear under my new leather jacket on those extra cold days. Kelly suggested something from The North Face. I chose the only greenish North Face jacket that they had in the store. I liked it because it was the only one. It fits well under my leather jacket. It’s waterproof (“hydrophobic” the label says) and windproof down to very cold temperatures. It was $129, but what the heck, I bought it on the spot.

We had a late lunch/early dinner at Baja Fresh. We’ve got poker night tonight at Todd and Jenn’s and we wanted to eat something before heading over there.

After eating it was back to Kelly’s. Kelly went into a fit of cleaning, cleaning out her closets. I sat down on the couch to read for a while. My reading was periodically interrupted when Kelly came out in a variety of skirts, asking, “How about this one?” or “What do you think of this one?” Then it was shirts. Then back to skirts. Then dresses. I really liked the dresses.

I dozed off for a while and when I finally woke up, I was craving ginger snaps. So I walked over to the grocery store (testing out my new North Face jacket) and got a one pound bag of ginger snaps. When I got back, Kelly was sitting on the floor shredding what seemed to be hundreds of receipts she had collected.

We just finished making brownies to take with us to Todd and Jenn’s this evening. We’re heading over there at around 7:30 and it should be a lot of fun.

Oh, and I’m about 240 pages through Our Oriental Heritage.


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