Yesterday we put the bikes on the car rack and toted them down to Centennial Lake in Columbia. We went around twice, which added up to about 5 miles, so it was a much easier ride than the day before. Afterwards we had orangecream Slush Puppies as we sat by the lake and watched butterflies and bumblebees share the flowers.
Aside from those bursts of activity, the weekend was mostly couch-time and sleeping-late-time and playing-with-the-puppy-time and food-time. We took a brief trip to the mall to find pajama pants and shorts for the boy, and some suitable pants for biking for me. We also made an awesome dinner for last night. The sesame ginger marinated chicken was lovely. The grilled zucchini (what little managed not to fall into the fire) was sweet. And the grilled corn on the cob was seriously the best I have ever had. The procedure, which we did not know before, is to pull back the husks and remove the silk, rub the ear with melted butter, wrap the husks back, then grill. SO tasty. Thank goodness for free how-to pamphlets from Safeway!
I was really looking forward to this weekend with no plans. And it turned out just as it should have. Next weekend, I get to take care of the puppy while Ben and Sharif are both out of town. So now I have something else to look forward to!