Last weekend Zach’s sister Nathalie and her husband Bil and daughter Josie came to town to have a look around and do a bit of work. On Saturday we had the most delicious dinner at Autentica on Killingsworth. Black bean flat bread and salsa, queso fundido, tomato salad with avocado and cotija, and pulled pork tostadas. It could possibly have been that we were in the middle of the move and the only other things I’d eaten all week were bagels and pizza, but I think it was actually just amazing food.
On Sunday we took Josie over to our new neighborhood park where she went down every slide available, played on the merry-go-round, swung in both the “baby” and “big girl” swings, and generally ran amok.
And on Monday it was my turn to hang with Josie – just the ladies – while mommy and daddy went to a work meeting. We napped, jumped on the bed, got ourselves dressed, played with Pete and Gibson, went to New Seasons and made dinner. She even requested extra kisses from Sarah before bedtime. Good times had by all, I think!
Yep, that’s right! The house (finally) closed and we’re actually moving! We don’t get keys until Monday, but I already started the packing today… the guestroom is in boxes and all ready to go. Who’s going to be our first visitor?
In the Concordia neighborhood, we’ll still be in northeast… a short bike ride from McMenamin’s Kennedy School and all the shops and restaurants in Alberta. Plus, just one block from Alberta Park – the dogs will be thrilled!
Possibly my new favorite blog of all time. So true.
Overheard in PDX.
A friend of Zach’s recently wrote a post on his personal blog telling the story of independent businesses struggling during these tough economic times. One of those struggling businesses is his mother’s bookstore in NE Portland called Broadway Books. But, not only did Aaron post on his blog, he Twittered about it and wrote about it on Facebook and emailed his friends. And, he’s offering to buy a burrito for anyone who can produce a receipt from Broadway Books for $50 or more between now and Christmas – “Meet me at Cha Cha Cha on SE Hawthorne in Portland on Friday January 16th at 6PM with a receipt from Broadway Books for over $50 and between today’s date and Christmas and I’m buying your kind ass a burrito.”
I don’t have any books on my Christmas shopping list, but I hope to make it to Broadway Books soon anyway. And, I’m not doing it for the Cha Cha Cha burrito (although they are delicious), but I’m looking forward to seeing how many people show up on January 16th to celebrate with Aaron.
If you’re in the Portland area, maybe I’ll see you there!