Well sorry for the late update, but
last weekend 2 weekends ago, we spent a lovely long weekend with my family and 1 overnight child-less hotel party evening in Pittsburgh, PA.
We headed up Friday afternoon, and got there in time to have a great birthday dinner with almost the entire family.
We drove and drove for three hours, which seems like thirty when a three year old is yelling from the back seat, “Are we there yet?” every four minutes. We got home in enough time to have a lovely birthday dinner with my brothers and sisters-in-laws and my mom and dad. It was great to have everyone together again. Well, everyone except my sister. I think I saw her at Christmas time?
These pictures are a little out of order, but basically we had a wonderful time visiting with family.
Gabe and I got away a few times, too. One night we went to Pittsburgh and stayed in a hotel downtown. We got to go swimming and enjoyed walking around and drinking wine at a few different places. It’s nice to have those grown up evenings and mornings sometimes. The hotel we stayed in had warm chocolate chip cookies when we arrived, so that was cool. We had a good night.
And for our anniversary, my mom and dad gifted us a generous dinner at a very good restaurant up near their house in a tiny town called Hanoverton. It’s called the Spread Eagle Tavern (I know, don’t laugh- it’s not a strip club). But it was built back in 1837, and the building itself is so neat. We sat in the bar for a while, which is in the basement of the building. The walls are covered with Republican historical memorabilia, which was funny to look at and Gabe said, “Actually this place was started back when Republicans were cool, so it’s cool.” haha.
I snapped a few pictures but mostly it was really interesting to just look at everything there and think about how long it had all been there. Our meal was fabulous and we had our own private fireplace. It was a great night. We finished the night at the usual sports pub in my hometown, where drinks are so cheap you check the bill three times before paying it, to make sure they charged you appropriately.
I saw the pictures of Mitt and George W. on our way in, and had to stop myself from pulling out my phone right away. I decided during dinner that I wasn’t leaving without a picture of the hostess desk, and as we were leaving I said “I can’t leave without a picture of Mitt and George.” They smiled and moved papers out of the way.
Anyhow, now that was nearly two weeks ago. That was my last weekend off, and it was really great. I started this post a few times and couldn’t find the energy to post it because I’ve been in a really crappy mood and dealing with some grumpy situations and people.
Since I don’t have anything nice to say about it, I won’t bother but I am looking forward to my next weekend off- this coming weekend, and hoping some big changes are coming down the pike because I need to be in a better mood more than four days a month.
Grumble grumble, sorry for the lame post and surly mood….