Busy Bee Weekend


Well hello everyone and a very happy Wednesday to all of you!

It’s time for another edition of What I Ate Wednesday…but in my case, it’s what I ate on Saturday of this past weekend.

OMG. Can I just tell you about this past weekend? It felt like one of the busiest but I think it’s just because it felt like all REB and I did was drive around the mitten. And we did.

The “fun” started on Friday night while REB and I were downtown having a mini-date night. We went to our favorite vegetarian restaurant, Seva, and then on our way back to the parking garage, decided to stop and get some coffee. It was there that REB realized he didn’t have his wallet.

Oh crap.

So we retraced our steps. I called up the restaurant, they said it wasn’t there but took our number down. We decided to just go to the restaurant and the people who were at the table we sat at were kind enough to let us look on the ground and helped us look around the table for it – no sign. So then he had the horrid thought that it fell off his lap as he was getting out of the car in the parking garage after he got the ticket to enter and park. Never a good sign. That thing was probably picked up by a student and was long gone. Luckily he only had a dollar in there, but he still spent the rest of the evening calling up places to cancel cards, etc. Not fun.

So if you don’t have a wallet, then you don’t have a license. If you don’t have a license, you shouldn’t be driving. And that’s hard to do when you  commute to and from work 30 minutes each day. So up and at ‘em we were early on Saturday morning to drive to one of the ONLY Secretary of State offices in the state of Michigan that’s open on Saturdays. Thanks to the horrible Terry Lynn Land, she closed many of them down. Hag. The line was atrocious but it was a 2 hour wait, and we were out of there with a temporary license for him.

After that fiasco and dealing with Michigan construction the entire drive there and back (orange is our state’s official color in the summer months – gross), I treated him to a much needed brunch pick-me-up. We went to our favorite place that does brunch, Cafe Zola. No surprise what we each ordered.

A nice half pot of chai accompanied the meal and he was instantly feeling better :) Hey, I’ll do anything to bring the smile back on my husbands face! We decided to walk around a little bit on our way back to the car and realized how peaceful and pretty the morning was.

But our thoughts were still leading to one thing: let’s get more done at the house! So a quick stop at home to change into painting clothes, and we headed to the house to finish up the second coats. We finished the second coat on our family room wall – just an accent wall in the most AMAZING color blue!

Just needs to be trimmed where the tape is covering up, and this room is good to go! We also finished up the trim on the main/formal/front room of the house (formal living and dining space) and now that room is complete!

The kitchen is also completed! A beautiful gray color in there (to match my red and white theme I have going), but I totally forgot to take a picture of the finished product. I’ll make sure I do that soon for all you lovelies :)

Once all the painting and cleaning was done at the house, we were exhausted! We headed back to the apartment, fed the dog, showered and then ventured downtown again for some good eats. Gah. It seems like we’ve been eating out so much — I can’t wait to be in the house so I can start cooking again! We went to one of the Indian places in town that also serves South Indian food. I was having a mad craving for some dosa and totally cured that craving.

More than half of this monstrosity went home with me.

Food definitely won that night. I had two pieces of the dosa, and was done. Kind of sucks too because dosa is delicious but tastes like rubbery cardboard the next day, even when warmed up again :\ Oh well.

We walked down to the gelato place after dinner and split gelato of pistachio and chocolate frangelico.

Gelato makes me miss Italy like whoa :(

 Sunday was my father-in-law’s 60th birthday so REB and I went up to the in-laws house. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law were also there. My FIL is getting his kitchen completely remodeled so we helped out and cleaned out the cabinets and moved things around so the contractors will have an easy time ripping everything out! With all of us helping, we were done in a few hours!

REB and I were even able to make it back to A2 for Sunday Funday with our favorite people! It was also the Game of Thrones Season 2 Finale (OMG! I hate cliffhangers!) After all the work we did this weekend, REB and I needed a much needed drink.

I can’t think of a better way to end the crazy-busy-but-fun-nonetheless weekend!

As always a big hug, love and thanks to the gorgeous Jenn for hosting these WIAW parties! Click on over to her site to find out to join the fun! And if you do participate, don’t forget to go to her site to link up! :)

Have you ever lost your wallet?
What fun things did you do over the weekend? 


9 thoughts on “Busy Bee Weekend

  1. Diana @ VeggieNextDoor

    Wow. That is SERIOUSLY one busy weekend. That stinks about the missing wallet, but I am sure your delicious dinner at SEVA made the search more than worth it :-)

    Your house looks more and more gorgeous everyday – as do you! I love your super-hero comic-book style photo :-)

  2. Emily

    I’m a UM student and I’ve never tried Indian food (sad, I know). What is this delicious place you speak of? I’d love to check it out!

    1. Aparna B. Post author

      It’s Madras Masala on Maynard. It’s across from Nickels Arcade and next to the parking garage there on Maynard/Thompson. They have north and South Indian food but when we go there, we go just for the dosa. Our favorite Indian place is actually Raja Rani which is off Williams and Thomspon :) Have fun!

    1. Aparna B. Post author

      YAY! We did coat one on our master bedroom so I’ll have more pics soon!! I really should just do a video walk through of our house and focus on the kitchen…because face it, that’s what us bloggers are more interested in :) NERDS.

  3. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

    Omg, I am in love with that comic book-esque picture of you! What do you use for that? Sounds like you guys had QUITE the weekend! Bummer about REB’s wallet though. I’ve never lost my wallet but I did drop my debit card in a department store once and couldn’t for the life of me find it after retracing my steps like 500 times. Then I noticed a suspicious person eyeing me so I took off and went straight to the bank to cancel it and order a new one. My gut tells me I was about to pay for someone to have a whole new wardrobe!

    The paint colors look great! Love the blue accent wall and can’t wait to see the kitchen (my favorite room in any house)! I’d like to paint my kitchen but it shares a wall with the living room with a 12 foot ceiling and I am SO not diving into all that!

    Tell me more about these dosas you speak of! I’ve never seen or heard of them before, but they look great!

    1. Aparna B. Post author

      Thanks Heather!! It’s an app I found called Halftone. I think it was $.99 but it’s pretty sweet! I LOVE IT! Yeah I’m bummed for him too :\ It’s never fun losing something you need on a daily basis :P But he’ll get some new cards and everything soon enough! I wouldn’t want to tackle a 12-foot wall either (o_O) I complained enough about painting all four walls in the front room LOL.

    2. Aparna B. Post author

      P.S. Dosa are like savory thin crepes of south India. They’re delicious!! And can be served plain and you dip into various chutneys (coconut, tomato, etc.) or you can dip it into sambar (a lentil, tomato soup of sorts). OR you can get the dosa made “masala” which is rolled up with a potato curry on the inside. It’s spicy and delicious!


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