Good morning! This weekend was a good one. While I didn’t have too much planned, it seemed to get busier and busier as it went on!
Seriously. Where does the time go?
I feel like it is the days I predict will be relaxed and filled with tasks and projects are the days that go by the fastest. It’s like no plans? Okay… I might as well do this and this and this and <BAM> Monday happens. My mind gets blown every time!
Reebok Custom Kicks Gift Card Giveaway Winner
As promised, I am starting today’s post with an exciting announcement…
A huge THANK YOU to all who entered the Reebok Custom Kicks Giveaway over the last week. It was really neat to read all of the different kinds of sneakers and color combinations you all would like to design on a custom sneaker! You guys are just awesome.
• Entry #717: Rebecca Monchecourt – you won by liking Reebok on Facebook!
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address to claim your gift card. You have 48 hours to do so, or I will be forced to pick another winner.
To keep the good times rolling, here is a recap of what took place in our lives over the weekend. Because looking back at it is something we can do to make Mondays a little more marvelous. (<- blogger link up with Katie!)
Scott and I had plans for a date night. We ended up going to a funeral beforehand, which understandably left us both in weird moods. I guess that is to be expected though. Instead of letting the night slip by, we decided a quiet dinner and a movie sounded perfect.
This time I got the Whole Grain Tuscan Linguine with broccoli, red bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, garlic, white wine, cream and parmesean.
We arrived at the movie with just enough time to get inside the theater and settled into our seats before the start of the previews for Catching Fire.
Umm, have you guys seen this flick yet? Although I haven’t read any of the books (I know, I know… I need to get on that…) I absolutely loved the first movie and have only heard great things about the second. For being 146 minutes long, it sure flew by and had both Scott and I on the edge of our seats the entire time. During the end of the final scene we both looked at each other confused, then took turns saying “that’s it?”
I really wasn’t ready for the ending. I guess we will just have to wait for the third movie of the trilogy series to come out!
I spent the morning and early afternoon at home getting chores done around the house. (<- Jealous?)
A little after 2 p.m. I needed to run some errands and found myself shopping all over the area. My first stop was at Petco. You know, “where the pets go.” 😉
I filled my cart (which later I found out wasn’t even one from the store… whoops) with wet food, treats, and other necessities like an obnoxiously bright cat box. It’s a long story, and I will probably share the reason we need two in the house if my plan is successful.
As I proceeded to the check out line, I couldn’t help but swoon over the fluffy dog coats a few aisles over. Aren’t they adorable?
It took everything in me not to get one for Roadie. Scott has a hard enough time dealing with the one I got him last year, but these look so much warmer. I might just have to go back and get one!
On my way out to the car, I noticed there was a Michaels right next door which is always trouble.
I went in with a few items on my mind (scented pine cones, holiday ribbon, tall candlesticks, etc.) and was proud of myself for staying on track!
Eventually I made it over to the grocery store which was the reason I left the house in the first place. See anything interesting in there? I can name at least two things that are slightly embarrassing.
We’ll just keep moving…
I hurried home to get in the shower and get ready for dinner with Scott and one of my teammates at a new to all of us place in Downtown Birmingham. The restaurant was an Italian one called Bella Piatti and everything was amazinggg.
I might just have to do a separate highlight of this one another time because if I didn’t you would be scrolling through ten or so more photos. (You’re welcome.)
I loved this area of town and can’t wait to explore it more!
We went back to our place after to watch Elf, which I later found out was Scott’s first time seeing it. I couldn’t believe it, mainly because I quote it all the time and he acts like he knows exactly what I’m talking about.
He might be a cotton headed ninny muggins.
Sunday morning started later than anticipated. I guess the week caught up to me because I got up early, but allowed myself to drift back asleep for a few more hours and didn’t actually start anything productive until about 11 a.m. By then, I figured it was a perfect time to make “lunch”.
If you didn’t happen to catch this one via Instagram, on my plate was anything apple and cinnamony I could find:
– sliced apples and sprinkled cinnamon
Greek yogurt on any type of waffle never disappoints! I ended up working on the computer for the next hour or so and then went back upstairs to do laundry and get my game bag ready.
Our Pistons played the Miami Heat last night, and even though we didn’t score a win we did perform a Groovy 70’s themed halftime!
Yesterday kicked off another four games in seven days week for us. This week will be another busy one I’m sure!
After the game, Scott and I had plans to meet up with a few friends at another new-to-us place for dinner. This time it was right around the corner from us in Rochester, called The Hills Bar & Grille.
It was a neat and unique atmosphere. There were televisions decorating the walls, but the rest of the restaurant felt more on the fancier side. A fancy bar if you will.
Just like after most games, Scott came with a hungry appetite and we decided to treat ourselves. I started with a Peppermint Martini, which was actually a little too strong for my liking.
‘Tis the season, eh?
Chips and salsa followed as well as these delicious crab cakes.
By the time our entrees came, I was already getting full. I ordered a spicy chicken and shrimp dish with a side of asparagus and sweet potato fries which will always be a weakness of mine.
I am already looking forward to the leftovers!
Both the food and the company was great. I loved getting to catch up with Bri and her boyfriend Zack.
And just to throw out a fun fact I think most of you would find interesting to know, Bri is one of the few we trust to watch Roadie when we go out of town! He really is in love with her and freaks out every time she enters the house. They might be best friends.
(Singing karaoke into his steak knife, of course.)
Sorry ladies… he’s all mine.
<said in confidence with wide eyes and crunched eyebrows>
I hope to have made you smile at some point in this post today. Now go have a great start to your Monday! 😀
Question of the Day
• What is your favorite holiday movie?
Ever since I can remember, I have watched National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation with my family every Christmas Eve and can probably recite the entire thing. Growing up, I also loved A Charlie Brown Christmas, and of course Elf is now also a top contender!