Where has time gone? Brian and I had an action-packed weekend. Friday we tried out a new-to-us restaurant in Holland, Thai Kitchen. It's been a while since I've enjoyed one of my favorite dishes, Chicken Pad Thai. It was good, but I wish a little spicier. Unfortunately, they didn't have crab rangoons, but they had some mini egg rolls that kicked ass. We also saw the new Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix.
I enjoyed the movie, but was very upset about how much of the book they cut out. The cut out a major storyline for Hagrid and Ron's venture in Quidditch, amongst other things. Brian and I both agreed they could've tacked on a 1/2 hour and no one would have minded. I loved every scene with Luna Lovegood - the inflection in her voice was hilarious! I thought Dolores Umbridge was quite well played, too. I could have enjoyed the movie even more had it not been for the teenager behind me that insisted on narrating everything to his Potter-naive friend. We actually had to get up and move seats. At the end of the movie I came face to face with the culprit, prepared to give him a dirty look, and then realized he was one of my patients. He said "Hey, aren't you my doctor?!" I just said "Yup" and continued on. It was amusing to run into him because I talked to him about Harry Potter the last time I saw him in the office.
Saturday we had a wedding for Brian's cousin, but we did find time to walk to the farmer's market in the morning. We picked up some great peaches, basil, spinach, potatoes, onions, strawberries, and focaccia bread. I also nabbed a pickle recipe and am going to try it out this Tuesday.
The wedding was beautiful as weddings typically are. I am happy for the bride and groom. They're a sweet couple and have a lot of fun together.
Two things I also love about weddings, cake and dancing. It was too bad that the reception site did not have a/c, so we were a little too hot and sticky for much dancing. Maybe next time.
Here's a new pic of my brother-in-law with his girlfriend. She's a little too cute - makes me feel like a plain Jane. I'm easily intimidated by beautiful women. Does anyone else ever feel that way? I'm sure we'll get to know each other better with time. She definitely knows how to take a good picture. (He's quite smitten with her, if you can't tell by the photo.)
Today (if you're still reading!), I spent a little time slicing and freezing peaches along with making another chocolate zucchini cake (gotta find a way to use up all this zucchini). I've learned my lesson about how to properly scald and peel peaches, as well as freezing them first on a cookie sheet before lumping them together in a bag.
We had enough time left in the day to go to Lake Michigan for a little swimming and relaxation. The water was the warmest I've felt all season!
What did you do this weekend?