Friday was take-the-tree-down-excavate-all-rooms-drawers-and-boxes-PURGE-AND-REARRANGE-EVERYTHING-IN-SIGHT-and-don't-stop-till-you-drop kind of day.
There's more to be done, however, I'm already feeling less cluttered with a fresh perspective and focus for what the new year will bring.
Theo volunteered himself into the Goodwill pile, but I told him no banana, he's not going anywhere!
To reward ourselves of a job well done, and because we were too tired to cook, we ventured to Lang Van for some of the best pho in town.
Meanwhile, Theo passed early because he had such a long day helping us clean and move furniture:
We spent the morning in Gastonia with my mom, catching up, and installing the Roku stick that we got her for Christmakkah.
The rest of the day was dedicated to prepping a mini feast for the Panthers game. We smoked a butt, sausage, and farro and made a handful of delicious sides. Harris Teeter provided the cherry pie. We feasted with friends, watched the Panthers smoke the Cardinals right out of Charlotte, and played Rummy (because we're 65 year old retirees).
Theo reporting for quality control duty.
Smoked farro on top of a bed of blanched kale and roasted beets.
Dressed with freshly squeezed lemon juice and olive oil.
Roasted sweet potatoes topped with roasted marshmallows.
Chicken & Sausage Biscuits
with a side salad.
The Martin sandwich was not enough to get Katie to stay in Charlotte.
Katie, Boston is so lucky to have you and can't wait to see what's next in store for you.
And that, my friends, is my weekend in review. It feels good to dust off this blog every once in a while and I hope to do it more in 2015. No promises, though. In the mean time you can catch me on my (new) tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, and the Book-Face.
How was your weekend?