Even though the closing on our housing was Aug 28th and Sexybeast has done next to no packing in his apartment, we went to visit some friends this weekend in Vernon, NY for a 30th birthday celebration.
Really, the boys wanted to geek out and played some stupid game called Hero Scape. Whatever. I spent time w/ other wives and the new baby. I read Julie & Julia in a day and a half. I preferred the bits about Julia Child, Julie is really self-absorbed and annoying. My friend Melissa and I watched Gosford Park. Clive Owen!!! We had "cooking school" w/ Steph. I can now make the best mac n' cheese and oatmeal cookies.
We drank. We laughed. We sang along to classic rock.
Saturday night we sat on their over sized homemade picnic table and gorged ourselves on said mac n' cheese and a grilled pork loin. Which was Sexybeast's and mine contribution to the festivities. It was my gubmint special, an 8 lb loin for 18 bucks. We ate 4 lbs of it.
I also rediscovered the joys of the dollar store. I got a cool popcorn bowl for the new house. Guess how much I paid for it?
We left late morning to get back to the house to finish up the last of the cleaning. But we did stop for an early lunch at El Canelo for the 7.99 all you can eat lunch buffet. I had chili rellenos, chilaquiles, chicken fajitas, refried beans and a ton of other things. Normally, I stay away from buffets. I find the food to be of poor quality and then it sits there getting cold and congealed. If yr ever in Vernon, get thee to El Canelo.
After dinner, the moon was full and brightly coloured leaves on the trees looked so serene. And I felt like I finally fit in.