Chris and I had the morning to ourselves while Alice and Elizabeth shopped at Metrotown. We outlined Bad Uncle, talked about family matters, and shared a few stories of our parents as a means of brewing up ideas for our present project. When I'm home I'll put in place a rough outline that Chris and I can fill out.
We watched the Seahawks/Redskins game in the afternoon. The Hawks overcame a 14-point deficit to win the game 24-14. Very impressive. For dinner, we went over to Chris Jr. and Natalie's condo in the city. Their place is warm and comfortable with a spectacular view of Vancouver and the mountains. We ate at the Afghan Horseman a few blocks away.
|Very good and very full!|
|Chris and Natalie|
It was delicious. Chris and I mentioned hosting an unsung heroes party for our cousins in the summer. All aunts and uncles are welcome! I've love to see a few cousins I haven't seen in years...Lisa, Bobby and Leo. Kim and Gwen would be all over it.
After dinner, we drove back to Chris and Elizabeth's where we watched the two-hour season premiere of Downton Abbey. The intrigue and melodrama sometimes border on the contrived, but it's still a lot of fun to watch Maggie Smith deliver her signature lines. Sad to see the Bates storyline completely stalled in prison, but delighted to see Mary attempt to self-sabotage her wedding over a 20-second conversation that by its very nature demands a series of discussions and debates. The petulant, quixotic Mary is much more preferable to season two's calm, reasonable Mary.
Bed at 12:30, late for us.