In November Ruben planned a mini getaway for us to San Francisco, even though we only live an hour away from the city, it was nice to be able to spend the whole weekend there and to walk everywhere. Driving in the city can be such of a headache. The best part about this getaway was that it was in every way imaginable a foodie weekend ( Warning - most of the food pictured is not paleo, but in my defense I was on vacation). On Friday when we arrived to our hotel we made our way out to grab a quick bite before dinner. We split a "burrito" at Sushirito. The burrito was a bit bland and would have been better if there was a sauce to go along with it. For dinner Ruben had managed to get us reservations at Gary Danko. I will be honest and say that I had never heard of Gary Danko before, but Ruben has always talked about going there since before we were married, so I knew he was really excited. Gary Danko was a great experience; we each chose a 4-course meal. My favorite dish was Rubens Pork belly, it was amazing! And I really enjoyed my dessert; it was some sort of apple muffin thing.
Dinner was decided last minute but I LOVED our food. The restaurant was called Wayfare Tavern, it’s a Tyler Florence restaurant. The decor inside the restaurant was super cute, and since we didn't make reservations ahead of time we only had the option to sit at what was called the chefs table, which is a little bar that sits around all the chefs prepping all the food. We actually enjoyed sitting there; probably more so than we would have enjoyed a table. All the food was delicious, but let me just tell you that their fried chicken is the BEST fried chicken I have ever had. I am not a big fan of fried chicken, but this chicken was crispy and had so much flavor. It was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
My mom began feeling sharp pains in her stomach and had the flu for a few days. She made an appointment with her doctor and when she went in they told her that her gall bladder was infected and she had to have an emergency surgery to remove it right away. She called me while I was at work and was frantic because she wasn’t expecting that they were going to have to operate on her. Long story short, she had the surgery done and that weekend I went over to watch movies with her and paint her nails.
The following week she received a phone call from her doctor notifying her that they had made a mistake and that instead of taking removing her gal bladder they removed a piece of fat. Meaning that her gall bladder was still inside of her. When we found out, we were beyond confused. I couldn't understand, I still don't get it. She went back to the doctors a few more times but they told her that her gall bladder seemed like it was no longer inflamed and that there was no point in trying to remove it. That was my December
January / February
Our bedroom has been the same since we got married. Brown curtains, brown carpet, beige bedspread. It was way overdue for a remodel. So on new years day I began building what would be our new bedside tables. They were the ikea Rast drawers, they were cheap and since they were raw wood it allowed me to paint them whatever color I desired. I built them in one day, but than took a month just to pick what color I wanted to paint them. I finally decided on yellow. It was fun doing the remodel, but I am definitely not a decorator, I get too frustrated and can never stick to just one project or idea. I end up with too many patterns and colors and before you know it I am crying under the covers because I am so confused. Ugh, I can be so dramatic.
I also decided to do the Whole30 in January. Since so many of our friends were also doing the Whole30 we hosted a Whole30 dinner party and I asked each couple to bring their favorite Whole30 side dish. It was a lot of fun.