We’ve not posted an awful lot lately in part, I suppose, to the fact that we’ve been living a pretty quiet life. Outside of painting the nursery, nothing much is going on with our baby related life. Susan had a physical indicator (a specific type of acne) that she may be carrying a boy a few days ago – I guess we failed to mention that…
As for our personal lives, like we said – we had some friends over with their awesome kids over on Saturday for a little grill out. Hockey is progressing at its normal pace – we’re currently 2 and 3, which is a pretty reasonable record for us. Our last game was pretty close, so our improvements continue and our morale is as high as always. Its nice to have a group that gets along so well!
We’ve been eating out a fair amount lately, due mostly to being lazy about cooking and buying groceries. We need to really get back into the habit of cooking, but I think we’ve both gotten a little tired of the small rotation of recipes we’ve been using. I need to suck it up and get in the kitchen, basically. 🙂
Eating out, though, has fed us some nice meals lately. Last night we went to Samurai, probably our favorite sushi shop in town. They have only sushi – nothing from the kitchen, per se. We we pleasantly reminded that spicy tuna rolls should actually be spicy.
On Sunday, I bowed to Susie’s choice and ate at Battr’d and Fried a second time. I wasn’t wildly impressed by their menu, so I wasn’t too excited about going a second time in such a short period. Its not a bad place – I enjoyed the food – but I think I kind of need to be in the right mood to eat greasy fried foods. Susan got some miso soup and a sushi roll – yeah, sushi two days in a row – and I had a salad topped with giant buffalo chicken fingers. It was reasonable…
Susan spent a fair amount of time yesterday researching air conditioners and seeking someone to give us an estimate. She’s placed a couple of phone calls and we’re just awaiting a call back now. We don’t expect this to be a very inexpensive process – I’m sort of thinking we will need to have a second unit installed to cool the second floor. At the same time, we knew this would be an expense in our near future when we purchased the house – the system is around 15 years old. We are both hoping, though, that the savings from the efficiency gains in the last 15 years will have a significant impact on our utility bills. We’ve agreed that we can make it through this year with the current system, but next year, with the baby, it will be a must.
My grandmother is doing pretty well from what I’ve heard and we’ll get to see her this weekend. My dad, however, was diagnosed with an arthritic disease in the past few days. It’s a blessing – we can now explain a lot of his pain as something other than his lack of exercise or his vices, but at the same time, its a tough thing to fight. On top of that – it’s hereditary! Ankylosing spondylitis. At least I know what to look for in the future.
Okay… so maybe it hasn’t been all that quiet after all. 🙂