a lovely weekend!

sunday, february 5th, 2023.

My girls came to spend the weekend with me! Well, some of it, anyhoo. They wound up spending the night with a friend Saturday night. But— it's still been a really good weekend.

Friday evening, after everyone was settled, I beat Castlevania for the first time. Admittedly, I used a Game Genie infinite lives cheat code so I didn't have to keep continuing from the continue savepoint three levels ago. I still died a lot. Got a blister on my thumb and a muscle in my forearm that I didn't even know I had is a bit sore. But I knocked Dracula's head clean off and doused his second form in holy water. The credits rolled and then I discovered that there's a hard mode version of the game that starts after you beat it for the first time.

I think I'll save that one for another day. I think Castlevania is one of those games that I'll be returning to over and over again— the difficulty and timing get me into a really neat flow state that makes the hours fly by!

Saturday, we visited the farmer's market and I snagged some green oyster mushrooms, asparagus, zucchini, garlic, and cherry preserves. Planned on cooking some enchiladas for dinner for the whole crew, but my partner and I wound up having some palak paneer and naan from a local Indian restaurant. Oh! We also finally put away our Christmas tree... in February. We're winning at this whole adulting business. 😅

Today was chores— doing a few loads of laundry and grocery shopping. Took the girls to go see their grandparents. Wound up cooking the enchiladas for dinner and managed to get the little one to eat one bite in exchange for a cupcake. Tough crowd, that one.

It's been a really good weekend. :)

Until next time, be well!