Hey there friends! I hope today is treating you well. It’s a chilly start to the week up here in the low 40s. Yup, we’re there already and this new northerner is not quite ready for it.
Instead of letting the cold get me down, I wanted to jump back into recapping weekend shenanigans and linking back up with Katie to share what is making this Monday marvelous. Lots of things, considering we had a fun-filled visit from one of my NBA dancer co-hearts just a few hours away!
I met Kelley through a mutual friend about ten months ago and we instantly clicked. At the time, she was a dancer for the Chicago Bulls and we have enjoyed telling stories and sharing the experiences our jobs bring us. I have been urging her to visit our neck of the woods for a while and was ecstatic to finally see her face pop up at our arena last Friday night!
We had a home game, and although the Pistons lost it was still a fun one.
(Photo credit: Brian Sevald)
I’m so glad she was there to see everything, and both of us agree that it’s neat to experience how games are run in different cities.
After the game, we joined our entertainment teams in celebrating the start of the season at a post-game hot spot right down the road. It was so much fun!
At one point I remember calling Scott out for his new Movember mustache and it becoming the photo opp theme of the night. Good times!
After a late night out, we took advantage of a Saturday morning to sleep in and I made us Fiber One pancakes for breakfast as soon as we got up and moving. I should have snapped a photo because they were notably delicious topped with the pumpkin butter I have been obsessed with lately.
The majority of our early afternoon included catching up on girl time and hanging out with these furballs.
Scott made it home from a work event a little after lunch and we finally got motivated to show her some of our favorite things to do in the area. Of course a stop at a cider mill was one of them!
There we enjoyed a cup of warm (and cold!) cider, a couple of donuts (the best) and a brief trail walk to take in the scenery.
After the mill, we headed over to Rochester Mills Beer Co. for dinner and each enjoyed our own small fire roasted pizza. (Again, fail on my part for not taking a photo!)
At this point of the night, all three of us were content with staying in with a low-key night, but decided at the last minute to do something a little more spontaneous. How about a night out in Canada?
I have mentioned on the blog before how close we are to international territory… forty minutes from Windsor to be exact.
So, instead of giving into feeling “meh” we got dressed and made it out the door within the hour to spend a night across the border.
We arrived on the late side around 11 p.m. and only made it to a few spots before calling it a night, but for what it’s worth had a great time people watching and dancing the night away!
Early into the morning, we made our way back to the car and crossed the border back into Detroit making jokes about technically being in and out of a country for just a few hours… no big deal.
Sunday started early with a team practice for me, followed by plans to take Kelley to lunch on the way out to drop her off at the bus stop.
By the way, have you ever heard of the Megabus? My friends here have raved about it and I convinced her to purchase her ticket over from Chicago for just about $50, which is a lot less than what it would cost to drive over herself. Her overall experience was a positive one and I will be keeping that option in mind next time we want to make a trip over to CHI town!
Anyways, plans for lunch quickly dissolved when Mr. Roadie decided to hightail it outside and take a jog around the neighborhood on his own. He doesn’t run away often, but when he does there’s no getting him back in until he’s ready. Sometimes he can be a real peach.
We finally got him back inside with just enough time to get Kelley over to Detroit for her departure. We said our goodbyes and I ended up napping the entire car ride home.
As soon as we got inside the house, I really gave into the lazy Sunday feeling and enjoyed a much needed nap accompanied with pet snuggles. I woke up to Scott watching football and we spent the rest of the night extremely mellow.
There was a trip out for coffee, followed by a movie rental of World War Z.
It was okay… the reality of the main character surviving the situations seemed unrealistic to me but, after all, it was Brad Pitt. So everybody wins.
It was for sure an enjoyable weekend. I’m looking forward the week ahead and I am sure there will be plenty to keep us busy even though there aren’t any home games on the calendar. Now I’m off to catch up on some work and get ready for practice tonight.
Before I go, I want write a special THANK YOU to all of the veterans who served and who are currently serving our country. You are special soles who bless others every single day with what you do. Thank you, Veterans, much love and prayers to you!
Have a great rest of your Monday! 😀