Monday, November 8, 2010

you are the best thing.

We had a low key weekend here in Little Rhody. Woke up to snow this morning. Snow? Thanks but no thanks.

Friday night the hubs and I went to one of our favorite restaurants, The Mew's Tavern. They have an amazing beer selection and we both love a good beer. Dinner conversation consisted of house stuff and budgets and crunching numbers...literally we were sitting at our high top table with calculators in hand. Nerds? Yes we are. I'm sure this is just the start of the joys of home ownership!

Saturday we both worked. At opposite times of the day. The life of a nurse and a resident.

And by the way, the end of daylight savings time is really not fun when you work night shift. Writing down vital signs for 2 am, twice, is very discouraging!  Especially when you're recording those vital signs along with continuous dialysis numbers, intake and output numbers, and cardiac output numbers on a really sick patient. The extra hour makes for an even longer night.

Once I emerged from bed at about 1pm on Sunday, the rest of the day was very productive. Made the whole weekend lovely overall. I managed to get all the cleaning done that I wanted to and spend the rest of the evening in the kitchen. I really love to cook and bake, but sometimes I'm in the mood much more than others...and yesterday was one of those days. We had a little of this guy playing on Pandora...



Seriously, whoever invented Pandora was genius. We love it. Dinner consisted of a roasted asparagus appetizer. Just a little olive oil, lemon zest, salt & pepper and bake at 400* for about 20 minutes.

And baked potato soup. Recipe found here. That website is awesome for recipes, by the way! The soup was delicious paired with some crusty bread!
And of course, there was dessert. J's request: oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I think this was the best batch I've ever made. I'm gonna give credit to my Kitchen Aid mixer. Best gift ever.

After all that, I was more than happy to snuggle up with my man and this little bug.

11 comments:

CMae said...

the picture of your hubs on your side bar he looks like Antonio Bandereas! Latin! haha is he? i didn't know you live in Rhode Island!? I've never been there! sounds very cold already! I escaped the midwest winters going on six yrs now! :)

Lindsay said...

that soup looks delicious. i tried baked potato and it didnt turn out good at all. ill have to try your recipe :)

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

And daylight savings is no fun as a bartender (drunk people excited to have another hour to party, and the bartender is ready to go home!)- in my younger days. The soup looks so good, think I need to try it!

Mrs. Ruby said...

I LOVE the Mew's!!!!

July said...

One, I am such a fan of Ray LaMontagne! Everything from his lyrics to his soothing voice...I love it!!!

Second...omg that picture of your little dog is just beyond adorable! Makes my heart melt!!!

Jenni said...

Wow, I never thought about what it would be like for someone working a night shift when the time changes!! That WOULD suck!! But thank you for your service to those patients. :)

Also, these pictures are FANTASTIC! What kind of camera do you use? Could you email me at jenni.storyoml@gmail.com? I am in the market for a camera right now.

Ray LaMontagne is one of my very, very favorites! I think you and I would get along great! :) Have a great day girl!

Lauren said...

Looks like a great weekend! And Pandora really is the best thing ever! Your pup is so adorable :)

Anna Walker said...

I love love love that song, and of course, I love Pandora, it's freaking amazing! :)

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Faith said...

i love your pictures! you have a great camera!

minus the extra hour of work, it sounds like a relaxing weekend!

it's a good wknd when i can get all the cleaning done around the house ...

jessica lynn said...

have you ever tried a little parm cheese on top of the asparagus!?! delicious!

Dani'sfadingmargins said...

i know this post is old, but i clicked on it specifically because of the title, hoping to find another Ray LaMontagne fan. Was not disappointed!

Love your blog. :)