Monday, July 23, 2012

Weekend Report: Housewarming and Baseball

As you may recall, SpeedyKate and I moved into our new apartment back in May. It took us a few months, but we’re finally settled in – furniture is in the rooms and pictures are on the walls – so this past Saturday we threw a housewarming party! 

We wanted it to be semi-classy, with good finger food and fancy drinks. The menu was elaborate – the two of us went on our respective Saturday morning runs,  then literally cooked all afternoon.

SpeedyKate made:

I made:

(I'll be posting my recipes this week.)

There was one hiccough in the preparation – a minor cake disaster required a last-minute grocery store trip (the party started at 7 and I was sprinting the aisles of Safeway at 6:35). I may have been panic-face-in-apron as the first guests arrived, but hey, they’re my friends, they’ve all seen the Mollie-panic-face before…

Lots of friends came, I’m pretty sure everyone had fun, and all enjoyed the food and cake -- so I officially declare our house WARM and our party a win!

On Sunday, after picking up all the party pieces and eating leftover cake for breakfast, I made my way down to Nationals Park for a 1:30 baseball game.

Thanks to reading The Art of Fielding, I’ve been in a baseball-watching mood recently (weird, I know). The weather was really nice and the game was super-fun! The score was 9-2, and the Nats hit two home runs. In true baseball spirit I ate a hot dog (duh) and put in some solid effort into paying attention. I guess now that I’ve lived in DC for 3 years I’m officially a Nats fan, so yay!

I got home exhausted and thirsty and joined SpeedyKate on the couch until we could talk ourselves into running. Uuugggghhhhhhhhhhhhhbllleerrggghhhhhhaaaaaaa. (My I-don’t-feel-like-running faces and noises may or may not be mildly disturbing.) But our run was pleasantly surprisingly great! At 6:30 pm we left the house for an 8-mile out-and-back to Arlington Cemetery. The Mall at sunset is soooo nice.

And that my friends, is that. Hope you had a good weekend too!