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Monday, September 20, 2010

Whirlwind Weekend

Whew...I can't believe last weekend was here and gone so fast!

Friday Dave was home with Eddie while I was at school--my flipping instrument was giving me fits and even after replacing the o-rings it still leaks. I haven't used it for more months that I care to admit and I'm starting to get really unmotivated and frustrated. The only good thing that happened at school was receiving a software package that I ordered about 2 months ago (it had to come from Germany) and I got to mess around with my old data and that did make me happy.

That night Allison and I went to see Anthony Bourdain speak at the Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento. We're cheap gluttons so we brought our own chilled Rose wine, cups, olives, crackers, and brie. Our seats were great--third row--so we could clearly see him. The only part of the show I didn't like was the annoying/awkward people who spouted their love and admiration for Bourdain instead of simply asking a question during the "question" session at the end. He was a good sport and would usually cut them off before they made complete asses of themselves, or he'd give an anecdote related to what they were saying.Saturday morning we packed up and headed off to Aptos for our college friend's wedding. It was an amazing wedding at a hilltop vineyard with an indoor pool (I want one). Eddie was a good boy, despite not taking more than a 20 minute nap the whole day (!!!). I didn't actually see the wedding because Edimus was being too noisy and wanting to run around, so he and I hung out in the front of the house.We met lots of nice people at the reception and got to see my beloved Amanda--my roomie and best friend from college and study abroad program in South Africa. Oh, how I missed her!For anyone planning their wedding who will have young kids present: you will get extra marital blessings (and possibly gifts) from your parent friends when you provide highchairs and goodie bags for the children attending your wedding. I'd never seen anyone take such care for their wedding guests before--Amy you are amazing! She even had gift boxes for us folks staying at the hotel.Sunday morning we drove back to Davis, making it back by about 11:45am. I was able to clean the bathroom, do some laundry, and help Dave install a roof on the chicken coop before I had to leave for a workshop I'm in this week (it is a science communication and policy development workshop put on by the Heinz Center and the John Muir Institute of the Environment at UC Davis...the kind of thing where you have to be nominated to even apply for a spot).

I hate that I had to give up 5.5 hours of my precious "family" time on a weekend for a school/work thing...putting Eddie down for a nap at 3pm knowing I won't see him until the next morning was sorta tough since I'm usually with him every night. But the workshop has been great so far and I'm really glad I decided to take the time to attend.

More on the workshop later, it is time for bed!

1 comment:

steph.kelley said...

Hey, Aptos — I've heard of that place. :P Looks like a wonderful wedding. You and Eddikins are a swanky pair. xoxo