It was a long week, lots of days staying late at work, and unfortunately not a very big feeling of accomplishment at the end of it all. But I got the days off for a trip to Rehobeth with Chris’s family, so that is something relaxing to look forward to.

Jen and Dee Dee at the dog park

Jen and Dee Dee at the dog park

As annoying as the whole week was, at least it ended well, with a visit from Jen and Dee Dee to plan our hiking trip. Dee Dee has an awesome little backpack that she can carry her water and food in… and she’s a little ball of energy, so I’m sure she’ll be fine for the three day trip. I’m excited to go backpacking with a dog. Its a new experience for all three of us. We walked Dee Dee to the dog park, which is a whole new experience for me. Its a different kind of culture- I can defiantly see how having a dog can be a great way to meet people. You’re sort of forced to interact while the dogs get friendly. We were eventually chased out of the park by a hump-happy bulldog, but it was a nice walk anyway.

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Spent some nice time at Ultimo reading and knitting….mmmm they have some very tasty pastries there. I’m torn between the lime bars and the raspberry lindsor for my favorite. I bought an awesome grey Ultimo shirt- Usually I don’t buy shirts for places I frequent, I feel a little like That Guy wearing the shirt of the band he’s going to see. But I am all about Ultimo. Seriously, if you live in Philadelphia and you haven’t been by yet, you are really missing out.I highly recommend their mochas. And you haven’t had real coffee until you try their special blends. Aaron takes great care with the brews he selects and you can really tell. Also- word is the beer is on its way. Ultimo can only get better.

Best Dessert Ever

Best Dessert Ever

Best plan of the weekend: rootbeer floats. Such a simple dessert, but so satisfying in the heat of the summer. Really good following our dinner of fish (with a really good kikomon marinade) veggies and couscous.

The long days at work sort of wiped me out for productivity this weekend, but I did get some work on the blanket done as well as some further headway on the docs I’m working on. Chris and I tried the new-ish sushi place on Passyunk, and were less than impressed. I think Kisso has spoiled me for your average sushi, no place I’ve been has been able to compare. Some movies and some knitting will wrap up Sunday night, hopefully with another root beer float. Oh weekend, I wish it could continue.

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