/1/ My quest for the best ramen in the area continues. Unfortunately, I did not find it in Kizuna. Their ramen was bland and very greasy. On top of the mediocre food, I think it's expensive for what you get. $13 for a bowl and it doesn't even come with egg. Still...we had this meal without the children AND it was a Friday lunch so I got out of the office for a bit...all was good in the world :)
/2/ I didn't talk much about how we fared during the whole hardwood installation process in my last post. Overall, it was fine. For the first two days, the contractors didn't arrive until the kids and I were already out of the house so no problems there. But, at night, they didn't leave until 5:15 to 5:45. Since we get home earlier than most people (4:15), there were some inconveniences. Like the kids had to retreat to the basement and watch TV (which they most definitely loved) after school. And I couldn't cook like I wanted to, but that was OK by me. I only didn't like the moving/rearranging stuff part. Every night, we dusted and wiped and tried to return to normalcy only to get disrupted again the next day. Keep in mind that we had already moved our stuff last month for the paint job, too. That's a lot of shuffling around in the last few weeks! In the end, I am just glad that it's all over now and our house looks a million times better.
/3/ School pictures for the blogging record. Do you buy school pictures? I am a sucker for them, even though they are way over-priced.
/4/ I am coming along nicely on my fall bucket list. I already ate homemade apple pie (twice!), volunteered/attended school events, ToT-ed, read more fall-themed books, saw foliage every time I left the house. Soon I am going to make Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana....I just love that soup. And Will's birthday is this Sunday and then my Boston Market feast in 2 weeks :)
/5/ Who else is excited about Fuller House and Gilmore Girls?