This past weekend was probably one of the best that I’ve had in a long time. Friday evening started off with a top notch experience in fine dining. Elise and I sat at a picnic table that was attacked by flies and ate dry hamburgers at Sandy’s on Barton Springs and S. 1st. The burgers were okay once we doctored them with condiments. After splitting a frozen custard, we drove up the road to Peter Pan Mini-Golf to play a very competitive 18 holes on the east course. Elise beat me by a stroke. We had bubble gum raspas after turning in our clubs. We drove home and sat on the back patio and talked about nothing for the rest of the night and into the wee hours of the morning.
Saturday was a lazy day. We did absolutely nothing. I think we watch Back to the Future 3. I don’t remember. That evening I made fried rice and a watermelon and mango salsa. I taught Elise how to grill sesame crusted tuna steaks. The salsa topped the steaks. We sat on the tailgate of my truck in the driveway for the rest of the evening. I’m really getting used to Elise’s downtime at work. I like it much better when she can be at home with me on the weekends.
We woke up at 6 a.m. on Sunday. That was due mainly to me setting my alarm for work on Saturday night. That was stupid, but it made for a productive Sunday. We hopped out of bed, showered and headed out for breakfast. We had migas breakfast tacos at Taco Xpress on South Lamar. I thought they were the best breakfast tacos I’d had in a long time. I think the homemade chimichuri sauce was fantastic.
After breakfast we drove up Lamar at a whopping 30 mph. This because nothing opens until noon and we had two hours to kill. Our mission: to spend large sums of money on a king size mattress and twin box springs and possibly bedroom furniture. Our first stop was at Capital Mattress. Seeing how Elise and I have never shopped for mattresses before, this was an educational mission. We were introduced to the Simmons Beautyrest – the patented single pocket coil mattress that will allow you leave a fragile glass of red wine on your mattress and throw a bowling ball onto the mattress without spilling your wine. Seeing how we find ourselves, quite often, bowling drunk in bed, we both agreed that the Beautyrest would be a good purchase. We’ve learned to avoid impulse buying so we shopped at other stores throughout the day. We shopped for mattresses and bedroom furniture. We really couldn’t decide on any furniture, so we focused on the mattress. After many sales consultations, we finally decided to go back and purchase the Beautyrest from Capital Mattress. To save ourselves a few hundred dollars, we went to Sam’s and bought a king size Memory Foam mattress cover. The new bed will be delivered on Tuesday afternoon. Now the cats will have more room to shed hair, sleep and barf up hairballs.
We drove over to John and Christine’s for dinner later that evening. John and I went to HEB to buy ingredients for jambalaya. Then we, uh, made jambalaya.
We got home late after having to drop off some boxes for John to be recycled. I immediately plopped down in bed and fell asleep. Monday morning came all too early. “Sounds like someone’s got a case of the Mondays!”