Monday, April 1, 2013
Finally, a weekend that didn’t pass in the blink of an eye. But that’s only because it felt like the weekend started Wednesday afternoon when my sister and her guys arrived … every day felt like Saturday.
We had dinner Wednesday evening at Mike Shannon’s restaurant (Mike is the long-time Cardinals broadcaster). Naturally the interior décor has a definite baseball theme.
We enjoyed the meal, especially the upside-down apple pie. I wish I had thought to take a picture of it … but we couldn’t resist it long enough for me to get a picture!
Thursday we spent the day in St. Louis … we had breakfast at Rooster’s, a breakfast/brunch restaurant downtown.
After breakfast, we walked over to the stadium to do a little shopping in the Fan Shop … we made sure that our route included Citygarden.
We also visited Bowood Farms (which fueled my desire for spring to arrive!) and Winslow’s Home, where we had a mid-afternoon snack … and I’m still disappointed that we didn’t time that visit to include my favorite Turkey Sandwich (turkey breast with smoked gouda, baby arugula and apple slices – yum!). We wrapped up Thursday with a viewing of Oz the Great and Powerful … I was disappointed.
Friday we celebrated our dad’s 90th birthday. The celebration, while low-key, went well, and I think our dad was really enjoyed himself.
My sister and her guys left Saturday morning, but that didn’t mean there was much time to take it easy. I had to strip beds, wash linens, remake the beds, clean our hardwood floors, tidy up, and bake a carrot cake for Easter. I got right to work, and I was able to get in a couple of hours of work on T#2’s quilt.
DH had to get up dark and early Easter morning … the deacons at church prepare a large breakfast for everyone, which meant he needed to be at church by 5:00 AM. Thankfully he was quiet so I got to “sleep in” until 5:30. After church, we went to DD’s where we had a nice lunch, hunted for eggs, and just had an absolutely wonderful day together.