Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesday October 21, 2009

My full intention this week was to get in a good bit of outdoor activity. Both mine and Toby's waistline is beginning to suffer from lack of outdoor activity. Not that we have not had the desire, but the intense heat and drought of the past summer put a damper on most outdoor activity that did not include water refuge.

Finally we got some relief from the heat and then here comes the rain. I'm not complaining about the rain at all because it was way overdue - just saying it's not very conducive to outdoor activity.

Yesterday, we did manage to go check out one of our favorite spots before we went about our long list of errands that had piled up over the past week. We were very glad to see the creek had some water flowing through it. Hopefully we are on our way out of this miserable drought.

After our short walk (only about a mile) we were ready for lunch. We decided since we were not far from Austin's "Chinatown" - more like a China Center, we would grab us some authentic Chinese food. We picked a place called Wok on Fire.

Quite honestly the place looked a little hole in the wallish to me, but I guess you can't judge a book by it's cover. The food was the best and the owners were friendly and attentive.

After playtime we proceeded with our long list of errands.

Our list was long enough that we dragged it out into today. It really didn't matter because it was raining anyway. Today was very laid back and unrushed. We stopped in the Dollar Tree, browsed in Pier One Imports, and finished the day off with Wal-Mart...everyone's favorite place.(somebody needs to come up with an emoticon for sarcasm)

After we got home and dumped off all of our grocery stuff, we headed back into Manor to enjoy the Farmers Market activities. Summer won two sack races, got a free pumpkin and Toby and I came home with some delicious locally homemade tamales and salsa.

I have not decided what will be on the agenda tomorrow. As of this moment, I am looking forward to a relaxing evening with Toby tonight.

1 comment:

  1. You are the only other person I know who built "pine straw houses" like that!! That made me smile. My sister and I did the same thing in the woods next to our house.