Friday I got home late after grocery shopping. I wanted something simple, so I whipped up some pastrami and muenster wraps. Jill still had work to do, so she went upstairs and I read newspapers. She went to bed fairly early, and I watched some TV and played with Illa.
Jill was up somewhat early on Saturday, starting with a bagel. I made egg sandwiches for myself, then read the paper before starting in on something I reall didn’t want to do – taxes. That took most of my afternoon, while Jill ran some errands, then more studying. The excitement of the day was when Alex and Jennifer from PawNanny came over to trim Illa’s nails. I’ve never been to a nail salon, so I didn’t know they’d use a Dremel on him. They warned me he cries during it, but it was like someone was sticking red hot pokers into his paws. After they got through one paw, I went in the kitchen and held him and petted him as they finished, and he didn’t offer up another peep the rest of the time. Saturday night I grilled steaks. Jill made a salad, and I also sauted onions and made a garlic chive butter for the steaks – I really liked that. I also made a Acapulco cocktail (cousin of pina coloda) that I thought was tasty). After dinner we finally watched 24, then Jill had some more work to do while I read.
Sunday Jill got up around 10 to go to a meeting, then I got up a little later, then made french toast that she’d requested. We cleaned up the 1st floor as we’d invited people over for the game, then Jill headed upstairs. I read some comics, then got cleaning. I also made some pulled pork and sauce with the crock pot, then jumped online to start an auction before the game. At 6, I scooted downstairs to make the coleslaw to go with the pulled pork, and kickoff had just happened when our guests arrived. I think 5 people is just the right amount to actually watch something on the TV for a while and be comfortable. Scott and Mel brought over a veggie tray and strawberry Newtons, and Sandy brought some Ritz chips, both vaguely healthy and went well with our pulled pork sandwiches, chicken empanadas, and ham croquettes (ok, the latter weren’t that great). The game was good for me (I was pulling for the Colts), food and company was good, and the commercials were funny (the only thing we used rewind on the dvr for), especially this one:
My second choice would be this one, solely because they used a piece of music I chose for my ATW CD (Infidel, Inc – “Fix”):