We're onto the first weekend of December! We eased into it with pretty low-key plans. Eric had shows all weekend in southwest Michigan, so I was on my own for the most part. Sometimes I love making plans with friends when he's off playing shows, but sometimes I also just love having the weekend to myself. On Friday night, I cooked myself a super yummy dinner of bowtie pasta with sausage and escarole, watched Christmas movies all night, and was in bed by 11pm. Kind of heavenly!
On Saturday morning, Eric and I headed off to breakfast at The Westsider Cafe. It's a small diner on the west side. I especially love it for their Polish fare. My grandma was 100% Polish, so I grew up eating lots of Polish food like pierogies, kielbasa, sauerkraut, pigs in a blanket (stuffed cabbage), and city chicken. So anytime I get to indulge in a little Polish food, I'm all in. The Westsider's Polish Skillet with scrambled eggs, kielbasa, sautéed onions, potatoes and kapusta (cabbage) is so incredibly delicious. This visit though, I opted for two buttermilk pancakes and a side of bacon. Eric had the Irish Skillet, which he really enjoyed. He just found out he has a little Irish in him, so I think he's a little excited about that. Haha!
After breakfast, we headed home to watch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I had never watched any of the movies before, but last weekend, we went to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with two of our good friends, and I absolutely loved it. The next day, we started watching the movies at home. Love them so far, and excited to finally know what all of the hype is about, however many years later. Haha! I was pretty terrible about keeping up with pop culture in high school, to be honest. I listened to most of my music downloaded off Napster, and avoided the television and radio at all costs. On one hand, that was kind of great. On the other hand, I did miss out on some things I probably would have enjoyed back then!
After the movie, Eric headed off to play his second show of the weekend, and I headed to Pyramid Scheme to see one of my favorite bands from high school, Copeland. I've never them before, so that was kind of crazy, considering how much I used to love them. It was a really good show though... and I loved hearing everything off Beneath Medicine Tree. I got teary during Take Care and California. It's crazy what time does, and how much life can change. It just got me thinking, that I honestly have loved every phase of my life. And even though I'm sad that certain phases had to come to an end, I've loved every one, and I'm excited for all of the future phases my life will go through. If that makes any sense at all...