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!

1 comment:

  1. the menu for your party sounds fantstic! glad it was a success :)

    we went to a dodgers/mets game on sunday at citifield. last year we went to a phillies game and the year before we checked out nationals park. maybe we'll eventually get to them all!

    good for you, no idea how you found the energy to go for a run afterwards!!