March 3rd, 2008

[fades] browns and reds

Weekend in review--

Didn't have a lot of time to stop and breathe this last weekend. Star came over to help with some lawn design ideas--we discussed a sort of courtyard in the front area, and she had a lot of ideas for trees that should be put in/taken out. Had a nice breakfast (philly cheese steak-esque omelettes, buctlen--puffy little brioches with egg custard sauce), then a little more discussion of the lawn/garden sort of thing.

After that, we had about 30 minute to get down to Sparrow's house for the semi-monthly furry movie night, which ran until 12:00. So, at this point, there's been about 15 minutes of free time. Wheee! The movies were pretty good, though, a made-for-TV horror anthology film called "Nightmares" which was, really, very tame, and a silly Aussie film called "Black Sheep" about weird man-sheep-hybrids (don't ask, yes, they went there repeatedly) going on a bloody rampage. That was a fun film, with a great costume of the main monster.

The next morning, got up, went to church, worked one of the tables (and one of my high school friends that I hadn't seen in 10 years is joining! Neat!), then went to the horse races with Fizzit and Itza...that was amusing, had never done that before. Had lunch at Cafe 290, where they served a good, but not great, chicken fried steak (I'm still looking for the perfect CFS, still haven't found it, but this was probably the best in Austin). Did a little unsuccessful shopping for plant stuff, then got home at maybe 8:00.

So, there goes the weekend! I wanted to go shopping again for some plants, but the little packet of stuff containing my ID and credit card seems to have gone missing. I hate it when that happens. I didn't think to grab my checkbook on my way out the door.

I'm hoping to get a little more free time this weekend, maybe go hit one or two garden supply places and get at LEAST the shade trees we talked about, so we can plant those--kind of a "if I only get to one thing this spring, let's at least start the one that takes five years to grow" sort of thing. Maybe I can run down south on Wednesday afternoon and look into that.