Monday, March 4, 2013
Whew! Is it Monday already? I didn’t get any days off the past two days! It’s been go go go but, thankfully, that’s about over with. It was a fun weekend but I didn’t have any free time to myself. This is what I did…
After work Friday I spent the night with Chipper, my older dog friend who I haven’t seen since Christmas. I’ve missed her! She is such a sweetie. I gave her some brushies on Saturday morning. She tolerated getting brushed, but she really wasn’t thrilled with having her picture taken!
This piece of artwork is hanging in my friends’ entryway. I love seeing the new messages that get written up there! They recently had twins, Gus and Bee (short for Beatrix), who I’m pretty sure are the cutest newborns ever. And I don’t throw that phrase around much, so you can imagine their cuteness. This weekend was the first overnight with the babies and I hear it went well! I love hanging out with the Chips when I have a chance, so I’m glad things went smoothly for everyone.
This weekend was the opening weekend for the Portland Saturday Market and I was right there with it at Luna! We are in space 814 this year, right next to the coffee booth. (Mmmm…) It’s a smaller tent space this year, 8x8 instead of 10x10, so it was a little interesting at first to figure out where things were going to go and how to make the booth great, but I like how it turned out! It’s so great to not be under the main tent because it’s so much brighter now! I am really liking this new space and I can’t wait to work again.
After Saturday at the market I met up with Jonathan and we went to one of my favorite places in Portland, Deschutes Brewery! Love love loooove their beers and their food is ridiculously good, as well. I can’t remember what I had (it started with an A) and it was absolutely amazing, but Jonathan also had an “A” beer, the Andromeda Belgian Ale and it was SO GOOD. Best Belgian I’ve ever tasted. The food was fabulous, as well, and I got to meet Gina, the head of social media for the company, and she was super awesome! Apparently anytime I’ve messaged Deschutes on Facebook or Twitter, she’s the one I’ve talked to!
Jonathan bought a sweet vintage Blazers sweater on eBay and wore it to the game for the first time. Some guy told him, “Nice sweater, bro!” at the end, which was pretty awesome. I need to find a cool vintage Blazers top and rock it myself. Maybe by the time next season happens, because I’m not sure we’ll be able to make any other games this season.
After Deschutes we scurried over to the Rose Garden to watch the Blazers beat the Timberwolves. There were some great plays throughout the game and we were in the lowest seats we’ve ever sat in, so it felt fancy, ha ha! We’re usually in the highest row or within a couple rows of it, so this time it was nice to be a little lower.
Sunday I went back to the market, where it was super slow. After the market I went to my friends’ house to dog nanny when they went out. They have six dogs! Two of them are in wheelchairs, so they need someone to be with them in case they need to go outside or need assistance. They’ve added a new dog to their mix since I was last there. Her name is Daisy and I think I’m in love with her! She’s the only little dog there and she was so incredibly sweet. She’s lucky she went to such a great home!
This morning I began my new commute to work. I plan on walking from home to the MAX station on 82nd and catching the Green Line down to Clackamas Town Center. It’s nice to get some exercise in the mornings and evenings to counteract sitting all day at work! I want to rent a bike locker at one of the MAX stations along the I-205 bike path eventually so I can ride my bike partway to work and then take the MAX the rest of the way. The only difficult part is that with all the house-sitting I have scheduled it will make the bike riding part more of a hassle, so I might just stick with taking transit and just getting in more walking. As long as I’m getting exercise I’m happy!
Overall, my weekend was awesome! How was yours? Did you do anything awesome, as well?