I can’t believe it’s Monday already. This weekend flew by, and it was nothing like we thought it’d be. As such, I didn’t have my camera with me at any point. We entered Friday night ready for a laid-back night at home, but got a call and ended up staying out late and hanging out with friends at Broadway Brewery, a local place downtown. No pictures, but gosh we love that place. There really is a difference between food that is merely assembled and food that is thoughtfully done with care. Everything we try is amazing, and they have so much fun with their menu. And of course, the beers and ciders are always good. I really can’t say enough good things.
On Saturday, we cleaned up the house and prepared for the arrival of Rachel and Luke. Rach and I were scheduled to do a 5k on Sunday, and she and Luke were going to come up and hang with us at the Mizzou Tailgate and then find some place to chill out for the night. Unfortunately (or fortunately?), right as they were packing the car, two puppies wandered into their yard. Random right? So Rach, being the absolute pup-lover that she is, opted to stay in Springfield to figure things out, while Neil and I headed to the tailgate alone. We of course, couldn’t go without some good snacks…
Neil put together bacon-wrapped sausages, brushed with coconut sugar and baked. He called them “meat candy.” They really were like candy, and disappeared pretty quickly from the table.
I put together a peach pie energy bite recipe I’ve been working on. I think I finally have it the way I want it, so I’ll have to share that soon.
We also picked up some festive seasonal beer. I’m on a mission to try as many pumpkin and Oktoberfest varieties as possible this fall. So far I’ve had the Arcadia Jaw-Jacker and Schlafly Pumpkin Ale. Both are good, but I’m a little partial to the Schlafly, which I think has a warmer spice to it.
Then our night took a complete 90-degree turn. We were headed back to our car to head home when I received a call from my friend Erica. She had a ticket to the game. I almost never get to go to games, so I was pretty excited. While Neil headed home to join friends for computer games (his favorite pastime), I treated myself to a soda and gummies and enjoyed some amazing seats in the 10th row. It was such a blast. The stadium was packed and the game was a good one, very close right down to the end.
I didn’t get home till around 10, and then Neil and I stayed up watching episodes of Workaholics. He had spent all night gaming, and neither of us were really that tired. I still wanted to run the 5k, but I just wasn’t feeling it. The idea of spending more time getting to the event than actually running it, and doing it alone, just didn’t seem worth the effort when I could run a more enjoyable out-and-back at home. So that’s what I did. I’m really trying to pump up my running now that the temps are fixed in the 70’s. It’s amazing how much easier running is when it’s not 105 degrees outside!
Did your weekend go as planned?