There was a lot of family togetherness (aka Forced Family Fun) with the Angsty Teen, the Stern German, and me.
Hmmmm... well, I guess this would be that there was a lot of family togetherness with the Angsty Teen, the Stern German, and me,
Well... here it is...
Wait for it.....
Dang. That wasn't very exciting for you to read.
I will try again.
I planned the Mystery Day of Fun read about it here to celebrate the Stern German's birthday. I had the day all planned... and even though things really didn't go as planned, it was a nice day on the whole.
We were driving in the Minneapolis area... before we had been on the road fifteen minutes the Stern German had already told me that he like how gregarious and fun-loving I was in life. That was nice. Within a couple more minutes he had already told me to shut up. Pretty sure he doesn't like being teased about his stern Germanness. Pretty sure he was joking...
So, we get to the Latin restaurant that we were going to eat lunch at... and the sign doesn't have the right name on it... and it is closed... not sure if it is closed permanently or just for lunch on Saturdays. Dang.
Turns out that the first brewery tour was supposed to be at 11:00 not at 1:00. Missed that one.
Plan C: We drove out to the town for the second tour (the Stern German still doesn't know that we had another tour planned first!). Decided to get lunch there. I have always heard about their nice downtown area with coffee shops and gifty shops and bookstores... thought that might be fun to walk around for a while.
On the way there it started pouring. Walking around sounded like a terrible idea.
Plan D: By this time the Stern German was starting to get a little... um... stern. When he needs food, he needs food. It was a little after noon.... so, it was time for lunch. Instead of driving to find the nice downtown area which I didn't think he would appreciate, we went to Bdubs. (Told him to choose from the restaurants we could see... thankfully he didn't choose White Castle...)
He was happy (might be too strong of a word)... um, he was pleased.
After lunch we went to Lowe's. Looked at concrete blocks/pavers for a patio we want to put in on the side of our house... so we can put up the pergola and the privacy panel and block out the nosey neighbor.
Made decisions on all of that and then the Stern German's phone rang. AND... he answered it. Really? We are on a hot date here at Lowe's.... Well, he was gearing up to be on the phone for a while with someone from his work... kind of a troubleshooting call. So I started meandering.
The Stern German had said that tomato plants were verboten this year. Seems that he thinks I never really take time to care for them or pick those things in a timely manner (that may be true). So, I decided that if he was going to be on the phone on our hot date, I would wander through the plant section.
Basil. Needed basil. Went to pick some the day before... there wasn't any because I hadn't planted any this year. Needed basil... definitely.
Then we went into the tool section. Seriously? How many different tools are there? How many different tools do you need to look at?
Now it is finally time for the brewery tour. He looks all happy because he is going to get free beer.
|Who goes on a brewery tour by themselves?|
Some of the day wasn't so great... I dislike riding through metro areas with the Stern German driving. Please remind me of this the next time I want to plan some FFF.
Again, it would probably still be that there was a lot of togetherness this weekend.... with the Saturday Mystery Fun Day with the Stern German or running family errands on Sunday with the Stern German AND the Angsty Teen. It was just a lot of FFF.
Or it could be the toasted ciabatta I burned... kind of a toss up... At least with the bread I didn't have to ride in a car or shop with it for hours upon hours... just sayin'.