November 18th, 2019

I like pretty things

weekend

Life is bluring so I am sitting down and getting this written.

For the weekend.

Saturday: We woke up and talked about going to the downtown farmer's market but instead I asked Andy to cook some ribeye steak he had gotten at Trader Joe's. I made some rice and ate it. He made it too salty at first, and I complained, so he rinsed it off and sauteed it a bit more.

Then Andy left for 2 hours to get some alone time with work. I was working that morning, trying to catch up on a cloud networking feature I was working on. I was also doing online tutorials on and off all weekend since I'm trying to teach myself React, a framework in Javascript. In software engineering, you always have to be learning since the technology moves so fast. If you want to be competitive in your career.

I also got to swing by Uptown Dance to do a 45 min rhumba footwork workshop.

We were invited to two parties today, one for Sunaina, a doctor friend that had moved back recently to Austin. And also a party by Winnie, an old Serious camp friend. We went to both parties, and I wore my Elhoffer design cloak to both. It feels marvelous to walk around in a cloak. Kiddo was in a Parent's Night Out, at a new place. We picked her up in between both parties and she came along to Winnies and got to play with a light up sword. At some point, Andy and I was chatting with Winnie and kiddo was in the backyard, hanging out with adults.

After that we came home, and I made Andy play Overcooked 2 on the playstation 4. It is a co-op game and we quarreled through it. Finally I left in a huff complaining that we can't seem to do anything together. I do tend to hyperbole when I'm upset at Andy.

Sunday:
Sunday we did end up going ot the farmer's market: The Meuller one. It was delicious. We seem to spend too much money when we go to farmer's market. I want to try all the tasty things. We ended up getting the ninja pork belly tacos, dumplings (that I didn't like but kiddo did), a crepe, chocolate brioche, Andy got some Indian food, and Brazillian cheese bread (so good warm) and youpon tea. We sat around in the park and watched her play. I love that part after farmer's market. Where we just watch her play, and our bellies are satiated. Andy had to rush us though since he had to teach at the Hideout.

Kiddo and I went home, she just chilled and played by herself. I did tutorials and stuff. There's always little stuff that need doing over the weekends now that I've a day job. Like checking money, making sure bills are paid. I diverted some money to her college account today, $180.

Then kiddo and I went to Winnie's house again, she had a dumpling party. There were some pierogies, so we ate those. Then we moved on to make Asian dumplings, and I went fast. Maybe not as pretty, but I made food. Fast. Kiddo got really into it and made a whole bunch of dumplings. I was so proud of her. Then I got a text from the babysitter who was at our house. I forgot she was babysitting because I wanted to go to the Sunday social at Go Dance.

So we rushed back home and then I went dancing. I rarely go to the Sunday dance because Andy usually is busy. Today he's at the AIC potluck and a showcase. The Sunday dance is also hard to find partners, so I found that stressful. I was having a hard time until I went to the Salsa side room, got two latin dances in, and then went back out. I got to see some pros perform: Jake and Sarah and they were gorgeous.

I swung by the bubble tea place and got myself a milk tea, no bubbles. I am addicted to milk tea at the moment.

Then got home at 8 pm, kiddo was still not asleep. So I got into bed with her. Every night, Andy and I have been continuing on an improvised Lumber Jane story. Andy has to pick up where I left off and vice versa. Today the Lumber Janes had a pie eating contest! And then it always hangs in a cliff hanger.

Then I went outside to do more online tutorials and Andy came home so he wanted to cuddle with kiddo. So we all end up in bed again, cuddling. "Family cuddling time!" as kiddo likes to announce.

Then after that Andy and I also played Overcooked which I think stresses him out but he likes to do it because he wants to spend time with me. As I was falling asleep, I resolve to use Overcooked as a way that I can communicate better with Andy.