Words, Weights, Whatever

Monday, August 15, 2005

***Weekend Words***

Saturday we were forced to get up early as one of contractors arrived (late I might add) to work on the finish of our wooden staircase. R. and I had a pleasant breakfast at a local eatery.

The primary goal this weekend was to look for rugs. Oriental rugs, that is. The family room's complete and we needed one to put all our furniture back on. We checked out a local shop and found a nice one. We then drove up to see some lamps at Dale Tiffany.

For years we've seen the Citadel, an outlet mall, off the 405 freeway. We finally checked it out. $199 for two complete men's suits? Good pants for less than $20? Kewl!

As long-time readers know, we have an Accord hybrid with the (optional) NAV system. We indulged that system over the weekend, using it to map our way to several locations via side-streets. Thus we saw places and stores we normally couldn't see if we had taken the freeways. We visited one of the largest Borders bookstores we'd ever seen via our long trek back home. We spotted lots of furniture stores to consider in the future. Interesting restaurants and sidestores. And I felt we were traveling back in time as R. pointed to neighborhoods that looked like they were from the 1950s.

We ended Saturday reading at the local Starbucks.

Sunday we (finally) slept in. After jumpstarting our stomachs with a spicy Indian brunch, we saw more rugs over at the local Expo, followed by another small shop out in Belmont Shores . A brief respite (with coffee, of course) we then visited the bookstore, Equal Writes, and loaded ourselves with a couple of hundred dollars worth of books for our reading pleasure. Evening was spent dining followed by the movies (watching anime, that is.)



I'm glad we had this time together. R.'s schedule for the past few weeks has approached those stereotypes of physicians: the doctor's constantly busy, leaving the spouse alone. I can handle alone; that's not an issue. But I am married and want what that entails. Otherwise, what's the point? I can have roommates or "friends with benefits".

4 Comments:

  • Glad to read you and R. got to spend some quality time together Joel :) Your right... couples do need that.

    By Blogger Keith, at 9:14 PM  

  • Changing your driving pattern does help to see more even in smaller places like Victoria. Of course you have to have the time to do it.

    By Blogger Leon, at 8:15 AM  

  • always good to steer off the same road and explore another neighbourhood once in awhile.

    By Blogger joe, at 1:50 PM  

  • always good to steer off the same road and explore another neighbourhood once in awhile.

    By Blogger joe, at 1:50 PM  

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