This is a photo of Little O a year ago. I had a fair sized collection of photos to be printed - I have not been at home to keep up with my scrapbooking duties this past year. :) So today I took a thumb drive full of images to Walgreens to be printed (this one among them).
I've seen O many times in the past year (most recently last weekend:) - via FaceTime of course. :) I was surprised to realize that I don't have any images of him more recent than this past summer when I took care of him during GenCon. Gotta do some more screen captures next time my daughter calls! :)
When I got up this morning, I talked my son into coming along as I did errands in the early afternoon. The weather was gray and very brisk out today - temp's in the high 30's, not counting windchill which is considerable. Brr! We went for lunch at our local Ledo's (I had gluten-free chicken and kale ravioli with tomato sauce - very tasty!:) and then drove to Walgreen's to leave my photos to print.
I have been dithering over buying new earbuds for my devices - my ear canals are apparently smaller than normal as the general issue earbuds that came with my iPhone make my ears hurt ... but paying out $100 for new UrBeats that have adjustable covers that will fit my ears has felt excessive. Still, I've experimented with other brands and the cheaper ones don't last very long (I'm pretty hard on my tools:). I finally gave in last night and ordered new ones in rose gold (to match my phone:), to be picked up today at the Apple Store in our mall.
As the photos were printing, Hugh and I drove to the Columbia Mall just up the road and picked up my order from Apple. Quick, slick, easy. :) Back we went to Walgreens and got the photos and home we came.
When I decided to take Hugh out to lunch, I forgot that Skip and I had agreed to go our for dinner tonight for a belated celebration of our anniversary. Two meals eaten out in one day is unusual, even for me. :) We started out to go to the Chinese resturant in Dorsey Search Village Center ... but noticed the Yama Sushi place as we parked and decided to go there instead. OH, yum, yet another great place to eat! :) I had the Sashimi Deluxe Platter and Skip had Chicken Terriyaki. I also order a Sake as I had never had any (and wasn't driving:).
I actually remembered to take photos before I ate (please excuse the partial inclusion of my husband's dinner in the background):
Sashimi is sushi without rice - the white you see below all the goodies here is crushed ice. The bowl also contained a blinking, color-changing light (see how it glows green?). The white string-y looking bits are shredded Japanese radish and to the lower right of the bowl is pickled ginger and wasabi (ground horseradish). The rest is various kinds of raw fish but don't ask me which is what!
There were three brands of Saki available on the menu and I chose Yaegaki brand at random. It was very nice tasting - light, faintly sweet, very powerful compared to my expectation. Saki is 15% alcohol (vs beer which is usuall only 6%). Whew! No wonder people get sloshed quickly on this stuff. :) I quite liked it but did not drink the entire bottle - don't often imbibe and the bit I did drink was making me tipsy. Grin. The bottle was quite pretty - frosted aqua glass; I considered bringing it home for a vase but decided that I have enough clutter to contend with as it is. :)
Dinner was delicious and we both enjoyed it. It is pleasant to get to spend time with my guy - he is away so much for work. We talked about what we might do to celebrate more completely (I suggested a sea cruise, he was not too interested; we are still debating:). It will only be 9 more years to our 50th anniversary - hard to imagine as I just do not think of either of us as being old enough for that event. :)
Since we got home I've been knitting and watching episodes from season four of Murdoch Mysteries on Hulu. I did not think sewing while tipsy was a responsible choice (or a safe one!). Grin.
It is supposed to get colder and rainy this weekend. Nasty! I think I foresee more sewing in my nice warm house in the near future.