I used to do an UP / DOWN post to review my weekend... it feels like an appropriate time to do it for the long holiday weekend.
Seeing what is good, & what is ... um... not so good.
UP / Finished Stranger Things & loved it.
DOWN / I'm so sad Stranger Things is over. What am I going to watch now? I have loved spending my nights watching one epside every night before I went to bed. I'm sad now.
UP / The ride to Nashville felt really fast. I give the UP to the McDonalds that we stopped at right before we get to the Tennessee border. It gives me the break to get out of the car & when you get back in, it feels like a hop, skip & jump until we're at our location.
DOWN / That McDonalds must be everyone's stop because the line to the bathroom was forever long... & I wait to the last minute to stop to go to the bathroom. So standing in line? Totally doing the pee-pee dance.
UP / ALWAYS seeing our Nashville gang.
UP / Meeting our new Grand-kitten. ... & getting to see our original grand-dog Pippen. He's getting so old. Poor little fella. He can't hear at all anymore & his eye sight is sketchy. Him & Bruno need to just get in an retirement home together. ... also glad to see our Grand-Chickens.
DOWN / I'm pretty sure Nashville is comparable to Rio. ALL THE MOSQUITOES. They hurt like a dickens too. Like needles.
UP / Julie & I escaped all the boys & made a Hobby Lobby trip! I was able to start on my sweater I wanted to start making. I'm glad I did it down with Julie who has such a knack at everything yarn. I kept messing up & couldnt figure out what I was screwing up on - but Julie figured out what I was doing wrong. Glad to have the extra eyes & knowledge to get me on the right road.
UP / Got to see Julie's new property that they will be using for an AirBnB. Nashville just has the cutest little houses around there. Like the old time floors & ceilings & fire places - they just have such a unique personality.
UP / Pied Piper. I say this every time we go there - I could eat here every time. It is just the BEST.
|That's how you do a vegetarian plate|
DOWN / Our waitress at Pied Piper. Bless her heart. We had to wait FOR-EV-ER to get our food. Actually, the kids had all eaten before any of the adults got their food & then when we were all nearing the end of our food before Ricky even got his food. She told us it was her first day & mercy, someone needed to help that girl.
UP/DOWN - OK, so it is probably a DOWN for us but an UP for our waitress. She honestly was one of the slowest waitress we've ever had, but when she told us it was her first day, we all felt bad for her... so we ended up giving her a huge tip to encourage her. We laughed when I said, "I think we're the only people in the world that are like, Bad service? Let's give the biggest tip ever!" ... haha.
DOWN / My allergies. I feel like someone has punched me in the face & choking my throat closed. Good times.
UP / SIP!!!!! We stopped for ice cream for the boys & I decided to splurge. I'm not an ice cream fan but my throat with allergies felt AWFUL & I wanted to numb it up. So glad I did. I got Coffee Fudge Ice Cream with Hot Fudge on top..... did someone forget they were on a healthy eating plan.? HELLO ME! Oopssssie
UP / A morning walk with the hubs before everyone was up. Living on EST & going to CST messes us up. Ricky gets up normally around 4:30am - so that's 3:30am their time... so we went walking before the sun came up. It was really nice.
DOWN... BIG TIME DOWN / We were eating breakfast with Julie & all of a sudden, I bite into something hard. I know that feeling. Sadly & unfortunately. My stupid freaking tooth. My crown had come off. I called the dentist that is open around here every day from 9-9 & they could get me in ... so we had to hurry up & back our stuff & get on the road so I could make the appointment. Talk about a fast exit.
DOWN / We didnt even get to say goodbye to Isaac who was at church with his daddy. BOO!
UP *But hang in there for this whole story / They were able to glue my crown back on after cleaning it & cleaning my tooth & having to run in & out a dozen times. it took a long time but at least it was an easy fix...
... ha hahahahahahahahhaaaaaahhaaaaaa....
DOWN / I asked them if I could eat & drink normally. Yep. So I got home & was STARVING since we had to run out of Nashville so quickly & get home. & I take a bite - one bite - of some quinoa - a soft food. & I hear & feel a CRUNCH. WHAT THE HECK?!?!?!?!?!?!!?.... I run to Ricky who tells me my crown is cracked. You have got to be kidding me. I called the dentist & they told me to come right back down... in the car we go ... again.
DOWN / My little freak out on the drive down to the dentist.
DOWN / Had to wait to get squeezed back in with the dentist.
DOWN / The dentist told me when I went back that it was just the porcelin that was chipped & it was in tact so it should be OK... & sent me home..... & THEN on Monday, guess what? The whole back side of the tooth crumbled off. It's just basically a medal piece around the tooth now. UGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.... needless to say, I'm going back to the dentist for another crown this week.
UP / New cell phone. We ended up getting an LG G5. I'm an Samsung Android fan but was sold on the LG phone when I heard the Samsung phone doesn't offer anymore replaceable batteries. I always love the idea you can switch a battery if its getting back instead of buying a new phone.
DOWN / My phone has been EATING UP the data lately & we have no idea how or why. Something has to be running constantly but we can't see what. So I am going through & deleting everything & reinstalling one at a time to keep an eye on it. We just upgraded to 12 gigs of data between 2 people & no joke, by the time we were home from the phone store, it had already used 2 gigs. WHAT?
DOWN / Lost all my pictures & all my info. I'm so bummed. I had over 700 pictures on my phone... good bye pictures. Luckily, it automatically downloads to Shutterfly, but its not easy to access from my phone now. Oh well.
DOWN / we got suckered into all the things at the phone store - a phone charger, protective screen cover & Otter cases for our phones. If we waited & got them off Amazon, we could have saved probably around $225.00.... this weekend has just been about throwing money away apparently
DOWN - did I tell you about my teeth? I'm so frustrated about it....
UP / always a good thing to have a day off work
UP / even better to have a 4 day work week.
So how was your long weekend?
Do you know anything about a phone eating up data?
Hope you had more UPS than DOWNS!!!