It's Memorial Day weekend and that only means one thing: sales. We have realized that our placemats and napkins are pushing 10 years and showing their age, so we drove 45 miles to a Crate and Barrel - yes, that's the closest one - and bought two sets of placemats and jewel-toned napkins to go with, as well as some ramekins, wine glasses, and one or two other indispensables. Then we found a Le Creuset store so we had to augment our little casserole set, adding purple and green to the red, orange, blue, and black that we already have. Plus Dom bought an omelet pan and more ramekins. Then we had lunch at an Irish pub. We tried to come home via Lakeshore Dr. but something went terribly wrong and we just took freeways. Our breakfast table is going to look bee-yoo-tiful tomorrow.