Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday, Monday

It was such a busy weekend!

We went to a Fall Fest and walked around for four freakin' hours.  There were so many vendors and I still don't think we hit everything.

I picked up this coal bucket and some hydrangea and filler...

I added the last of the eucalyptus I had to it.  I like the way it looks.  Then I began quoting Patrick Stewart's version of A Christmas Carol (the best in our opinion) and kept prattling on about buying another coal scuttle and to make up the fiy-ah before you dot another I...Bob Cratchit.


We just walked until my hip sockets threatened to go on strike.  The Mr was walking funny as well so it behooved us to throw in the towel.  We drove to a mall area and had lunch...

That would be buttermilk chicken strips, gouda mac and cheese and a little salad.  Twas quite good.  Then I got a birthday coupon for a local store so we grabbed a few shirts and then got on the road so we could be home in time for our friends to come over.

I wasn't cooking this time, we said it was a surprise so we took her out to dinner at one of her favorite restaurants since they kept putting it off.  That's the thing about restaurants, you can't put off going too long because the day you finally decide to go is the day you find out they closed.  Afterward we went to Black Out Mini Golf.

I think they had fun.

I kind of made it a double birthday gathering since we both turned 40 this year.  I introduced her to Biscoff spread earlier in the year and now she loves it.  One of the things I promised her for her birthday was a pint of my cookie butter ice cream.  Friday I had to make it so it would be fresh and then I got the bright idea to make her Biscoff cookies.  You know, for potential ice cream sandwiches.  So sadly the Mr was cleaning far later Friday night in the kitchen than he cared to.  Sorry Mr!  But they seemed to be appreciated so, there's that!  In addition to some money, they got me scratch and sniff stickers!

Sunday was just complete and utter chill day.  I mean from exercise too.  Since we burned so much walking the day before and we were so tired the next day, we decided to flip flop rest days.  I hope it doesn't screw me this week but honestly, I was grateful for the suggestion.  Unfortunately I had a headache for a good part of the day.  I need a vacation.

We have our last birthday gathering on Wednesday when a friend of mine's schedule allows.  I haven't seen her in a while and she's the sweetest so I'm glad to entertain even if it means an early workout during the day.  I'm making chili.  It's something we can still fit into the calories just fine and I need to think of a little dessert to throw in there.

I'm ready for the new week.  Last week sucked, I have people trying to steal my sunshine for their own oversights but I shant let them get to me...this week will rock.  Why?  Because it's SLEEPY HOLLOW NIGHT!!!  I've been waiting for this for 9 months!

What did you guys do this weekend?  Any premieres you're excited for?

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  1. What a weekend! But lots of fun too. Glad we got a real rest day in. I feel like I've needed that for awhile now so it was good to finally get that.

    1. Yes it was fun. I'm so glad we let the bones rest yesterday. Hopefully we can get our workout in early, get our bidness done and then settle in for premiere night!

  2. We'll be watching Sleepy Hollow tonight too. I do have to see if I can find last year's season finale online to watch first, our cable was wonky that night so we missed parts. We know what happened, but would like to re-watch as a bit of a refresher before we start the new season. We're looking forward to the start of the new season of Walking Dead next month as well.

    This weekend was long and painful, but at the same time not nearly long enough. I didn't get much done on my lesson plans which means I'll be paying for that every night this week. I hate when that happens.

    1. Yes, definitely try to watch it again if you can before the premiere. I don't know if Fox still has it online or not. I thought I saw Hulu Plus had the rights to it so I don't know if you have that or not.

      Sorry to hear the weekend wasn't the best. Hopefully you can cram a few lesson planning into one night and get a couple days of rest so every night doesn't have to be hectic!

  3. How can that be a restaurant meal? The portion size looks so reasonable and the ingredients look fresh and homemade. Score!

    What in the world are you going to do with those scratch n sniff stickers? Don't you dare say scratch n sniff! LOL!

    1. I know, right!? We've been noticing a shift to...gasp...moderate sized portions!! The local burger place has 6 oz burgers and their Yelp reviews complain that for the price, the burger are too small. (I do agree with that) But I welcome not always having a half pound slab laid out in front of me.

      Of course I've already worn out one of the stickers. The burrito one kind of turns my stomach a little but the others will be used on old school cards I send out. :-)


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