I usually post these on a Monday but, as you can probably tell, I’m a little behind with my blogging. As I mentioned in my previous post, I made Daniel stuffed shells for dinner on Friday for his Hanukkah gift. That night was kind of quiet for us because we both had to work on Saturday morning.
On Saturday night, we went out for dinner to a new tapas restaurant downtown. It’s called Taberna and their tapas are fantastic but what really knocked my socks off was their paella. If you’re ever in Downtown Durham looking for a new place to try, go to Taberna. The service was amazing and the prices are very reasonable. You can try a huge variety of great food and it’s a really cute restaurant. Daniel and I can’t wait to go back. That was sort of our belated anniversary dinner, since we both forgot about it earlier in the week. It was Hanukkah and his dad’s birthday on that same day, so we just ended up hanging out at his parents’ house to celebrate those.
After dinner at Taberna, we drove to the new apartment of Forest and Fran. Forest is one of Daniel’s friends from high school and Fran is his girlfriend. They just moved out of Forest’s mom’s house and into an adorable apartment near Southpoint. We drank beer and wine and watched trailers on Youtube for some of the worst movies every made (including The Room, Enemy Mine, and Tiptoes). It’s always a pleasure to see to them.
On Sunday we went to a small Hanukkah party with delicious food and good company. Everyone brought a “white elephant” gift, which is kind of like a gag gift; basically, it’s something weird or random you might find laying around your house that you don’t want. My brother recently gave me a bag of some of the most random dvds ever, so Daniel and I chose 3 of those, wrapped them, and I think Daniel’s parents finally ended up with them. We came home with a silver picture frame. Honestly, I’ll probably re-gift it to my mother. She would get some use out of it.
On Monday while Daniel was at work, I went out to a craft store to buy more yarn for the fluffy infinity scarf I’m working on. I also stopped at Bath and Body Works to pick up some of their candles because they were having a 2 for $20 sale. The sale might still be happening. I bought a Japanese Cherry Blossom scented candle, which is a really classic scent from their signature line, and I bought one of their holiday candles called Snowed In. I’m burning that one as I type this and it smells great. I wasn’t sure about it at first but I’m glad I bought it. I was bummed that they didn’t have any of their 3-wick candles in Sea Island Cotton, which is one of my favorite scents, but I would never wear it on my body. I just think it’s a perfect candle scent.
I hope everyone is having a great week!