Monday, March 14, 2016

Weekend This and That

That was an extra quick weekend...losing that hour and all :)  We finally got Millie to get a job. She has chosen to be an Uber driver. Unfortunately, the only one willing to ride with her doesn't pay very well.
Truth is. that scene played out when we stopped at the gas station on the way to the farm. Zommie was in a rush to get to "treat heaven" and Millie had a frisbee date with Buddy.
 So fun to watch these two chase frisbee after frisbee...tripping over their tongues as they go.
 Funky dirty tongues that is...
 Pretty much every frisbee was returned like this.
While we were at the farm we arranged to have this cabinet delivered. It once belonged to my husband's grandmother. I am working on turning it into my linen closet.  This little nook in the hallway is right outside the bathroom door and seems to be the perfect spot.
My mom has been visiting my brother's family in California for the last few weeks. She arrived home Saturday with these goodies from my sister-in-law. The lemons and avocado were grown in her friend's yard. The kumquats are from their yard (those are the biggest kumquats I have ever seen). She also sent several types of mints.
My sister-in-law is Cambodian and has introduced us to some delicious foods. I've tried to make a few, but never know which herbs she uses (or can't find them in my stores).  She sent me a couple to try growing in my garden.
My husband has recovered well from his oral surgery, thanks in large part to his mom's mashed potatoes I believe. After eating them plain for days, Sunday morning he asked me to make potato patties one of his all time favorite breakfasts (since he met me). I mix cilantro, jalapeno and cheese with leftover mashed potatoes.
I use the mixture to form the potatoes into patties and fry. I serve it with an over easy egg. He was so eager to eat them I didn't get a picture of the finished product.
Sunday afternoon I went shopping with a couple friends and my sister. In general, I am not a shopping person, but we had a good time. All the summer shoes are out. I was surprised to hear a saleslady refer to these as sandals...but they certainly aren't boots...
 Strappy seems to be this summer's theme.

 I found this display just a little too creepy.
We also did some clothes shopping. I am trying to think outside my box a little. I would have tried on this dress, but it was a size too small :(  I picked up a couple things for work. Overall, the clothes shopping wasn't too bad and I am almost looking forward to doing a little more. Maybe I will reward myself when I get back to my low.
 Star Wars is EVERYWHERE. I found these in the Build-a -Bear store.
And of course, I found this in the LEGO store.  I think my husband was a little disappointed it didn't come home with me.
I never thought I would drink so much vinegar. I enjoyed sampling a several balsamic vinegars - fig, pomegranate and summer peach were probably my favorites. I also sampled a couple olive oils. That just made me want to eat lots of bread and I really don't need bread dipped in olive oil :)
It is another super busy week at work. My goal is to get a walk or two. My eating is still mostly good. I did have have one day that was over my goal, but the tracking kept me from going crazy, Not to mention, one "over" day in two weeks is much better than 14 days in two weeks :)

What do you have planned this week.

11 comments:

  1. Great job with your eating! I'm not a huge fan of shopping either. I grab and go, if it looks cute. I love that Millie is now an uber driver. Too cute!

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    1. I am a grab and go girl too. Hopefully Millie will get some paying customers soon :)

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  2. Are you guys in the process of moving? I'm fairly new to your blog :)

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    1. No, we redid our floors last summer. It is a small house and we decided to get rid of stuff we didn't like We are slowly working on new furniture and organization.

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  3. LOVE the cabinet for your linens!

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    1. Thanks - I am excited to get some space back in the hallway closet. Storage is at a serious premium in this house.

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  4. Looks like a fun and busy weekend! :-) That cabinet ROCKS!

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    1. Thanks - it was a good weekend. Next weekend we are going to have to buckle down and work on some projects.

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  5. Millie is probably the cutest Uber driver ever!!!

    I much prefer online shopping to brick and mortar because I never like having to put on pants or a bra. :)

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    1. I feel like I have to see something to buy it. But as returns get easier to make I am sure I will try more online.

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  6. Those potato patties look delicious! I think it's cool that she sent you herbs to plant. Hope they work well!

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