I returned to work a little over a week ago, and as much as I was dying to go back I must admit that now all I want is to be off again! Having so much free time got boring at certain points but it sure was nice to have all the time in the world to cook and do crafts-- my two favorite things! Now I'm back to the grind and free time is slim. Luckily we are in the "in-between time" (the time between busy summer craziness and the fall/winter holidays when our lives are total chaos) so we have a few free weekends to enjoy however we please.
This past weekend we went to dinner with a group of friends at a place that's new to us, called Drake's. It was aggravating at first, because the whole restaurant is open seating and we had a group of 8. We had to stalk a few tables with to-go bags and hope no one else swooped in and stole the table away before we could plant ourselves (which did happen on our first try!) Once we got seated we absolutely loved it there. It had a fun atmosphere with two large bars and a dart board and shuffle board area, but it still had that restaurant feel. The food was great! They had a good variety on the menu and a delicious selection of sushi which was a really pleasant surprise. The men sat to one side and ate their fried bologna sandwiches and cheeseburgers while us girls shared an array of sushi and edamame. Yum!