Well hello. So first of all, for anyone who tried to visit the site in the last two days and found it down, I apologize. I did not anticipate this, just as I did not anticipate that transferring sites between Weebly and WordPress would be one of the HARDEST things I’ve ever done in my life (and I’ve ran a marathon and given birth twice). The whole experience was one never ending migraine headache, punctuated by frequent online support chats with exasperated Eastern European men named Vlad or Stivan, who couldn’t understand why I just couldn’t tell them what my FTT exchange EPP host provider IP was (that’s not a real thing, I don’t think). I consider myself a somewhat knowledgeable computer user, but my goodness did this whole deal make me feel a lot like this:
Regardless, I survived. The site survived (I think, please forgive me if there are broken links and missing pages, it’s still a work in progress). I am really happy with it. I think it’s fresh and functional and will ideally be a great home for the continued growth of this little blog of mine. I hope you guys like it.
So I thought I would just do a quick recap of what I’ve been up to since we last touched base.
R and I got in a date night at Stella’s, one of my favorite restaurants not only in Richmond but on planet Earth.
Unless you do it like months in advance, it is pretty much impossible to get a reservation here, but what we do is go early and eat dinner at the bar. The upside is that you get the Happy Hour prices (holla $10 carafe of house wine and house meze specials!). Plus let’s be honest, at home we typically eat between 5-6pm anyways, and when we do go out on the rare date night the early bird special is right up our alley at this point in life (so we can be home and in bed by 8 🙂 ) Now, the other thing I love to do at Stella’s is instead of ordering a large entree (don’t get me wrong, their entrees are all amazing, but for some reason I just always do this instead) I order a bunch of small plates along with their ginormous classic Greek salad. My favorites are this insanely good charred octopus with fried artichokes, the kefte (lamb and beef meatballs), and of course the tiropita and spanakopita with the creamiest tzatziki (that puts all other tzatzikis to shame).
And I had to take a picture of the salad, which is one of my favorite things to eat in life. And you’re probably thinking, a Greek salad, really? What’s the big deal? Any yahoo can make a Greek salad. But my friends, it’s all about the ingredients, and every part of this salad is absolute quality, from the tomatoes to the olive oil to even the salt. The feta alone is the stuff of which dreams are made. We spent our honeymoon in Greece, and the food at Stella’s rivals almost anything we had there. It’s THAT good.
Our weekend was pretty blah because R worked, but yesterday we had the fun (?) of a mid March snow storm. I kind of got excited because I do love snow, regardless of the time of year, but when I tried to take Ryland outside to “play,” she was about as enthusiastic as the rest of Richmond with this development.
Luckily most of the snow melted, although it was still too cold for much outdoor time. So we met some friends at one of my favorite indoor Richmond toddler friendly spots, the Maymont Nature Center. Ryland spent about an hour running around in circles shouting “WHOA!!!” She likes fish. A lot.
So that’s most of our excitement for the last few days. I am SO relieved to have the site back up, and I will never, ever, ever move it again.
Hope you’re all having a lovely start to your weeks! Let me know if you find any part of the site that’s not working and I will do my best to fix it (or just silently weep and hurl my computer into our neighborhood pond :))