Quiet weekend!

By , January 29, 2018 6:27 am

I’d been looking forward to this weekend for a long time – I had no social plans and wasn’t teaching! Laziness, here I come!!!

Okay, that’s sort of a lie. I had ONE plan, to get my nails done with my friend Kim Friday night. It was time to get the gel nails removed that I had put on in KC, and I decided to get new ones put on. They’re doing a good job protecting my nails, and it’s nice not to have them chip (too much, anyway… the left hand started to chip 1.5 weeks in). I wonder how long I’ll keep this maintenance up! So fance. Much self care. Very pamper.

Color is OPI “We Seafood and Eat It.” I love OPI! Background is Data. 

On Saturday, I ran, did errands (at an earlier time that I usually do, which was great because there were less people out), then assisted Steven with installing the antenna in the attic (this is the second antenna we’ve tried, with a stronger signal). My job was very important – I handed Steven tools, and sat on the couch and pressed buttons to see what the signal strength was and let him know, while he messed around with mounting it in the attic.

YOU GUYS. I made a major realization this week – now that we have an antenna we can watch things like awards show (the Oscars!), and sports games (the Superbowl), and Saturday Night Live (if I EVER stay up that late). EXCITING!!! We only got an antenna so I could watch the Olympics, so all of that seems like a bonus!

(Note: we can’t get cable on our street, and we didn’t get an antenna before because it wasn’t important and we doubted it would work with being too far from signals in Chicago and Milwaukee. But this super strength antenna seems to be working! Yay!)

On Saturday night, we had a “date night” in Milwaukee, and tried Beerline Cafe, a vegetarian/vegan restaurant. The food was delicious! It’s a treat to go to a restaurant where I can order almost anything off the menu!

Yay, I satisfied my nachos craving!

But the restaurant was in a super quiet residential area and I couldn’t come up with anything to do after! I suck at finding things to do OTHER than food, in any town. We don’t drink much, so going to bars and breweries is often out. I was looking for shows, and movies, etc., but it was too last minute. I need to work on that!

Sunday was another quiet day. More exercising, a few chores, knitting, short napping (Saturday too!), and relaxing. Yay! My next quiet weekend isn’t until March (if I get one!) so I am glad I had this one!

14 Responses to “Quiet weekend!”

  1. kathy says:

    Sounds like a fun weekend. Your nails look lovely.

  2. Chaitali says:

    Sounds great! I get really excited going to vegetarian restaurants too. Sometimes I don’t know what to do with myself when I have multiple options to choose from!

  3. Anne says:

    Yay for a quiet weekend! That nail color looks really nice up against Data! Glad you could do something fun and relaxing for yourself 🙂

    I thought your date night food all looked really good (even if it IS vegan ha ha)! I think it can be hard to plan other non-food stuff, especially on short notice and in the winter. We found a place around here where you can do axe throwing, which we’re doing for our anniversary (because $$$), but that would have been a fun winter date since it’s indoors and all.

  4. Shelley B says:

    Awards shows are my jam (says the woman who sat through 3.5 hours of the Grammys last night). I just love watching them and am excited for you and the upcoming Oscars, whee!!!!!

    • kilax says:

      We used to love watching the Oscars and even had a party for it one year, so I am excited about that! And we turned on the Grammys for a few mins last night!

  5. Yay! I’m glad your antenna seems to be working! If it hadn’t, I was going to recommend seeing if you could get YouTube TV – I haven’t used it, and I don’t know if it’s available for you (it’s available in “Chicago,” but I don’t know if that means “You must have a 606xx zip code to get YouTube TV” or if it means Chicago like “I’m from Chicago, by which I actually mean I live nearly an hour outside of Chicago in Naperville, but I’m calling it Chicago anyway,” haha.), but it has pretty much everything you’d expect from a basic cable package for $35/month. I assume, since it’s from YouTube, that all you need is the internet to get it to work, but again, I don’t have it, so I don’t know. But none of that matters because your antenna seems to be getting the job done anyway! Bring on the Oscars/Olympics/SNL! 🙂

    • kilax says:

      Oh interesting! I haven’t heard of that yet, and also wonder if our Zion zip would work! I wonder if that is similar to Sling, or not? There’s so many options that it’s confusing… and I am not sure any of the options are good. Ha! But the antenna did work and we watched about 5 mins of the Grammys!

  6. Mica says:

    Yay! I’m glad your super antenna is working. We got our POS antenna for the Olympics too (but in 2013 or something). I don’t watch sports or awards shows, but Harrison is pleased that our antenna picks up the local K-pop Tv station. Ha.

    I can totally relate to not having anything else to do in an area (and just going home). I feel like that happens to us a lot on vacation; we just get tired and go back to our room to chill after finding somewhere tasty for dinner. Do you usually feel “obligated” to find something “fun” to do for date night (besides eating out somewhere)?

    • kilax says:

      Ha! Thank heavens it picks THAT up!!!

      I figured you’d be able to relate! When we travel, I like to do that too – spend the day doing all the things then chilling at night after dinner. I am just not a late night gal. I don’t feel obligated to find something fun, but I did feel like it was silly to drive 45+ miles one way to eat then come home. Ha!

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