Weekend Round-Up: Suddenly Summer

Weekend Round-Up: Suddenly Summer

My sincere apologies to those of you mired in snow and cold right now…the weather in San Francisco has taken a sudden turn for the absolutely gorgeous. 60+ and sunny; there really isn’t a better place in the world to be when the weather is this fine. It’s amazing how 20 degrees can change your mood.

I noticed it was strangely warm on Friday night. And our whole street smelled like flowers: the blooming mock orange trees are a sure sign of warm temperatures. We had a quiet night at home with the windows open, delivery sushi and America’s Ballroom Challenge (unequivicably one of television’s finest).

On Saturday, we had coffee and oatmeal for breakfast before driving out to golden gate park for archery. It felt so much like summer with the warm weather and blooming meadow. After an hour or so, we came back home with hopes to have lunch at Woodhouse Fish Company. It was closed and I made grilled cheese with an iceberg wedge salad on the side instead.

At 3:00, we rushed downtown to register at Gump’s. Rob and I decided to forgo registering anywhere else to just get our china and a nice set of sterling flatware. I’ll give a full report on Wednesday. But needless to say, it was pretty amazing!

Back home via subway to quickly change and eat before Calie’s birthday party. We met them at a pub on 9th and Irving for rounds of drinks and hearty conversation. Back home around midnight with a quick stop at the neighborhood market. The middle eastern guys who run it are such gentlemen!

Breakfast tacos and coffee on Sunday morning while watching God Grew Tired of Us, a documentary about Sudanese refugees. At 11:00, we took the tandem out for a ride through golden gate park. We sat at the beach for an hour with a picnic watching dogs and kids play in the sand.

Our total ride was about 10 miles with an average of 12 mph. Back home for some chores and errands in the warm afternoon. Dinner of brined pork chops and spaghetti-thin asparagus.

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  1. Petunia Face at 5:58 pm

    I love those early Spring San Francisco weekends! I took my daughter to Washington Square park and we played with the dogs and their frisbees. Such a lovely weekend!

  2. love.boxes at 6:11 pm

    I have such a hard time hearing stories about Sudanese Refugees.. or any other kind of refugees really. It just breaks your heart what people do to each other, but it’s so important to be informed.. we can’t do anything if we bury our heads in the sand.. so good for you.

  3. ChristineCPK at 8:28 pm

    How was God Grew Tired of Us? It’s on our netflix, but I keep pushing it down the queue ’cause I’m not ready for it yet (I know I’ll cry my eyes out)!
    And, YES– hooray for sunny SF weekends =)

  4. mrsem Author at 8:36 pm

    It’s very good! More uplifting than not. The two main men they follow are really amazing people.

  5. Jessica at 8:42 pm

    America’s Ballroom Challenge is the best! Although I was sad that Tony & Elena retired from competition this year.

    I’m sure you’re not as nerdy as I am, so I just realized you probably don’t know who I’m talking about, ha.

  6. Alyssa Coberly at 8:47 pm

    oh my jealousy rages … its -40 today with the wind chill … i love chicago but BRRRRR im freezing to my death!

  7. Kate at 1:23 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend. We had the same weather here and while Alabama doesn’t offer the same amount of things to do, we made do. We did talk about moving to SF this weekend actually. Or trying to get the owners of A16 to open one here. Great blog! Just found you.