What Did You Do This Weekend?

I had an unusually busy weekend, a nice balance of work and play. I’ve already shared a few of the highlights on social media, but I thought I’d consolidate them here for fun.

On Friday afternoon I visited the Audubon Center at the Riverlands, a wildlife preserve for bird. It was mostly a business meeting, but I took a few minutes to look at the dozens of bald eagles in the area. I don’t think I’ve ever seen even 1 bald eagle in person, much less dozens of them all in one place.

On Friday evening, some friends hosted the wine and cheese night to top all wine and cheese nights. I think there were a total of at least a dozen cheeses, maybe more (I didn’t delve into the wine). Here’s their cat inspecting the cheese, as cats do, followed by me paying my respects to their dogs.

Saturday was Biddy’s 12th birthday. I’ve known him for most of those 12 years, as I got him as a kitten. He’s very special to me, and I made sure to fill his day with food, treats, cuddles, toys, catnip, and head rubs.

On Saturday afternoon, a friend hosted a game day themed around route-building games (like train games). I like when games create memorable moments, even if the results are devastating, that that’s what happened in Ticket to Ride when I waited too long to complete my northern route (I was playing red). This is my final score (45 points); you can’t quite see it, but the blue player lapped me (160 points).

Finally, on Sunday afternoon I went to see How to Train Your Dragon 3, one of my favorite animated series. It’s a wonderful end to the trilogy, and I highly recommend it.

As I said, I managed to get some quality work in this weekend too, so overall I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. What was the highlight of your weekend?