Today was a small hint of a hopefully relaxing weekend to come. After our Thanksgiving with Lindsey’s family we have no commitments ahead of us until Monday, and that is such a great thought right now.
It’s been good having her back home, aside from a few small arguments brought on by stress on both of our parts. We’ve both been going 110% for the last 2 months, and it is starting to show. But, today we had a good day of just getting stuff done. It bodes well for the weekend.
We got up this morning and went to the grocery store to take care of preparing for tomorrow. We’re taking a couple of things out to her parents for lunch tomorrow, and we wanted to get to the store early and beat the crowds. That was a successful effort, much to our relief.
While at the store Lindsey learned a small agricultural lesson. HEB had brussel sprouts still on the stalk. Lindsey pointed to them and asked, “What is that?”
“It’s brussel sprouts on their stalks.”
“They grow on stalks?”
“Yes, they grow on stalks. How did you think they grew?”
“I don’t know, out of the ground?”
Now, while they are a small hassle to dissemble, they really are better this way because it keeps the sprouts from wilting. We used them in one of our favorite dishes, brussel sprouts with toasted pecans and dried cranberries– along with a healthy dose of butter. Trust me, it’s great.
In between fun conversations and stalk puns (“Get it? I’m ‘stalk’ing you!”), Lindsey was able to very successfully study for and take her mid-term for the Women’s Development program. We sat down and talked all about it, had a good dinner of my Mom’s chicken and rice and the brussel sprouts. Lindsey made a pie for tomorrow, and now we’re heading off to bed.
It was a really good day, all in all, and I think it really points to the start of a good holiday weekend. I’m really looking forward to it.