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I spent my first Friday off doing absolutely nothing, and it was awesome. It’s been a long few weeks, and while I’m only on my second week of the 10-hour days, this was the first three-day weekend after working 3 days – Since we were supposed to go to Omaha, I’d had Monday off. Jay and I spent it running errands instead.
I’d waffled about doing a bit of work on my Friday off – We’re allowed unlimited overtime right now, so I could’ve made up my PTO for having Monday off. The urge to slack off was too tempting, though. I dropped off the bambino at school, came home and got myself some breakfast, and settled in to watch some “Dateline,” while I wrote in my journal.
And I would’ve spent the entire day doing that, but my hair stylist messaged me and asked if I wanted to come in that afternoon, instead of at 8 Saturday morning. We got it coordinated, so I had my haircut early and still made it to school in plenty of time to pick up the bambino. We popped over to Choco Latte, which we hadn’t done in ages, and had a little after-school snack.
On Saturday, we went to the Brookings Activity Center for the Sons of Norway’s Belgian Waffle Feed. We last went to one of these when the bambino was around 18 months old. It was fun, as well as delicious.
We’d decided to walk up to the Activity Center, and once we were done, we took the long way home to walk off the waffles. I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed wandering around downtown with a camera (the following pictures were just taken on my phone).
When I first moved here, that train depot in the background is where Jay worked. Very convenient for him, since it was a block away from our apartment. Then they were bought out by another radio station, and moved to the other side of town, which is where he’s been ever since.
The city girl still lurks in me, because I have such a fascination with huge grain silos like this one. I don’t know why – It’s not like there are tons of them in or around the neighborhoods in Cincinnati where I grew up. But I love seeing them whenever we’re driving through South Dakota or Minnesota.
As for the scones…I’ve had my eye on this recipe for quite awhile, but just haven’t had the time to make them. Until now. Though they are a little more time-consuming than I expected – There’s a lot of freezing time, which is hands-off. But it yields delicious results.