This past weekend, I had to put some hours in at work. Boo.
However, I luckily chose to put in those hours on Saturday. Therefore, I was able to fully enjoy the glorious ’75 and sunny’ Sunday we had in the ‘burgh.
The Boy and I started the day apart – him= flag football (he plays with the Pittsburgh Sports League – I have never participated but it sounds like a good organization and a way to stay active and network/socialize), her= run.
We then met up and hit the Strip District. I guess we aren’t usually there on Sundays – I did not realize so many places would be closed. We wandered around Penn Mac, Stan’s Produce, and Wholly’s. We grabbed sushi at Wholey’s and ate it there, in the small upstairs eating area. Tasty and light. We also got some provisions for last night’s dinner..
The Boy made his signature seafood and tomato sauce. Oh, do I love this. The tomatoes we used were fresh, a result of the overabundance of produce in other family members gardens (thanks!). The pasta was made by The Boy. The sauce also contained garlic, basil, bay scallops, shrimp, and langosteen.
The Boy actually made a very similar dish the first time he ever cooked for me. The night I met him, he (perhaps helped by a few drinks) told me about how much he loved to cook and how he was actually decent at it. I quickly (perhaps I had a few drinks as well?) demanded he prove this to me, preferably by cooking me dinner at my apartment. He did so a week later (which just happened to be about 2 years ago, plus or minus a few days). The rest is history 🙂 .
Last night, The Boy also surprised me with the same wine we had at that first dinner; an amazingly smooth and rich 2007 Rochioli Pinot Noir. We savored every drop.
What a wonderful day.
Monday morning, I arrived at work and immediately began tackling a myriad of projects. At one point, I was waiting on the phone, listening to that horrific ‘waiting music’ drone on. As a new tune started up, I heard ‘Yesterday..all my troubles seemed so far away…’
Couldn’t have been more fitting. Such is life though. Live for the weekends, right?