Monday, May 15, 2017

The weekend we celebrated moms....

What an amazingly beautiful weekend!

Why cant they all be like that?  Am I asking too much?

Friday kicked off with me stopping at Starbucks where I though I was going to THROW DOWN... not really... but dont mess with my drink.

The line, as usual, was wrapped around the building.  Happy Hour is a legit THING at our small Starbucks & they've been having a hard time keeping up it seems. So I figured I'd go in & order... only to find the line long in there as well.  #firstworldproblems

But I place my order & sit at a table checking my phone when I noticed the people after me were getting their names called.  What happened to my drink?  It was then that this lady that ordered in front of me, I noticed her drink & thought I saw my name on it.... I think she saw me looking at her & tried to figure out why I was giving her the stare down.  It was a few minutes later that I noticed she took the drink up to the counter & talked to the cashier & told her "This isn't my drink"...

The barista had to make my drink over & lo & behold, her drink was sitting on the counter already to be picked up... It didnt even look like the same thing. I had a grande mocha frappe - she had a like a venti vanilla frappe. Something you wouldnt get mixed up. She basically ended up drinking a full free drink.

Starbucks thief!!!!
Needless to say, I spent nearly a half hour of that happy hour waiting for my drink.

I spent Friday night getting caught up on my DVR shows - OHHH Scandal & Grey's Anatomy... Shondaland has me all in a frenzy.

Saturday, I ended up sleeping in till 8am. I cant tell you how long its been since I've slept in that late.  It was perfect weather to sleep in with the windows open & a cool breeze & the dogs all snuggled in.  Perfect Saturday sleeping weather.

I got up & cleaned up around the house a little & then started working on some projects.  I ended up doing something for a friend... I cant talk about it yet because its a surprise... but I ended up loving how it all turned out...

& then started working on more lettering projects.

I tried this time doing hand lettering with a paint brush. SOOO different.  I dont care for using paints on canvases because the canvases are so "bumpy" & the paint seems blotchy to me & seems to 'skip' on the bumps of the canvas.  Its all a learning experience.


Maybe I need to try new canvases?

It was time for me to do my virtual 5k with my buddy Nathalie - the Best Friends Forever 5k.

We had planned on doing this for awhile but my friend totally jacked up her ankle after a fall. & when I say jacked up, I mean she has pins holding her ankle together now.  That's jacked up.  But she's all about keeping a strong body & mind & she has been healing up so nicely & quickly after everything she's been through.  So we planned on the date to knock this race out together...

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it's so much fun knowing you are doing a run while your friend is doing it as well.

I always love when we send each other pictures of our race & just the support of one another.  I just love this lady oodles & oodles!!!

It felt good to run to. A 5k is so much nicer than 13.1 miles. SO MUCH NICER!!!

It was just the most beautiful day... & it was so funny because I was running up at the local middle school & noticed someone playing tennis... come to find out, it was my niece playing the end of a tournament! What were the odds of that?


Look at those skies!!!!

I ended up leaving my 5k to head down to find a gift card at a local coffee shop I've never been at for a friend's birthday ... only to spend 30 minutes finding this place &  get in there & was told they were sold out of gift cards. COME ON.... its Mother's Day weekend - how do you run out of gift cards?!??!?



But not all had failed when I walked out & back to my car & found a yarn store!!!

BE STILL MY HEART!!!



I used to visit this yarn store when it was across town but never knew where they moved to.... this is dangerous I know now where its at.

After fighting traffic to get back out of the downtown area, I went to pick up some dinner for Ricky & I... I have been so addicted to the salads at Topp't lately.  They are THE BEST!!! ... I actually want another one now just thinking about them...



I spent Saturday night watching Me Before You & crying harder this time than the first time I saw it... man... in the heart with the feels. Will Traynor forever!!!

Sunday - Mother's Day....

I ended up stopping at Starbucks before church & grabbing another iced coffee... & again, it took about 20 minutes to get my drink. This is getting a little crazy - its not even Happy Hour at 10am... geez...

Youth group was down a lot in attendance... I figured everyone was spoiling their mommas.... but it was such a good message on how we need to be praying for others.  We had a small group of girls & it was the best getting to really chat about real life stuff with one another.



I left from there to go celebrate with my momma...



My brother & his gang were there but couldn't stay long since he works 3rd shift & he needed to go get some sleep.  But my nieces stuck around & we had fun playing some games & they drove around their Papaw's lawn mower & checked out the pond to see if something was moving in it.





Look at that bottle up in the air #bottleflip

We drove up to McDonalds to pick up some food with all the girls & then I had to drop my nieces off at home so they could go to dinner with their other grandmother.

I got to spend some more time with my momma & daddy & then headed home to my fur babies...

It was such an amazing evening.  The heat is coming in this week so I took total advantage of the cool evening with a book & my doggies & soaked up the fresh air.

Oh, my little blind boy listening to me saying his name.... poor guy

I got a phone call from Julie & the boys wishing me a Happy Mother's Day & getting to catch up on life...

& then it was just time to settle in to get ready for a new week... yeehaww #totallysarcastic

So how was your weekend?

What did you do for Mother's Day?

Is it still cool in your area or has it turned to summer yet?

26 comments:

  1. Your mother is beautiful, Rebecca Jo! I heard last week that this was the last season of Scandal. We watched the first four seasons, I think, and then got behind and never caught back up! Maybe soon!

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  2. that yarn store!!! i would have fainted from all the yarn things.

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  3. I LOVED the book "Me Before You" - I cried like a baby. The movie, however, I turned off after the first half hour or so. Just didn't connect with the characters. The book.. ugh.. that book. So good.

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  4. I'm so behind on watching pretty much anything. I guess it's a good thing I don't have a DVR because it'd be filled up all the time. My list on Netflix is ridiculously long ... The weekend was bittersweet ... guess I'll get used to it. I did enjoy the weather though and hated that we turned on the A/C yesterday afternoon -- I love sleeping with the windows open! DEFINITELY not ready for high-80 temps this week!

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  5. That yarn store is beautiful; I love going into yarn stores and seeing all the different colors. We went to one in Ireland, I think? Also, that fiasco with the Starbucks drink; I wonder how often it happens?

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  6. What is up with the long coffee wait times? That would kill me.

    Lovely weather for you, glad you got to spend a lot of time outside enjoying it!

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  7. Sounds like a fun weekend! Sorry about your drink, but at least they re-made it for ya. I agree the weather has been so nice here too which just makes weekends so much fun. :) I love your canvas, and it looks like a nice mother's day with your family! We just did ALL THE GRADUATIONS this weekend. Bleh. ahha glad it's over! XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  8. I love those pictures of your momma! So beautiful <3 So glad you had a good weekend and way to get another medal girl! SO awesome

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  9. This seasons Scandal is so good - as is Grey's I cant wait to see what happens!! What a crazy line to have to wait in for coffee -people wanting coffee is never a good thing LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  10. Your mom is so cute and I'll bet just as beautiful on the inside like you are! I bet you were like a kid in a candy store in that yarn store! Have a wonderful week sweet lady!

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  11. Look at all that yarn! I still need to watch Me Before You. I just adored the book and I know I am going to bawl my eyes out so I guess that is why I have put it off. Starbucks and I were about to go at it on Friday too! What is the deal???? I went to get an iced coconut milk mocha machiatto (which is freaking heaven by the way) and they gave me a regular caramel one instead. While I like them, it wasn't what I wanted!!!!! I was in the drive thru and Z was about 30 minutes past her nap so I wasn't going to ask for a new one.

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  12. What a lovely weekend! Mine was really low-key and I loved every minute of it. I actually felt recharged by the end of it. I spoke to my Mom yesterday but it's not quite the same as being there in person. It's really the one thing I truly miss living so far away from family. I always think long lines at coffee shops are dangerous. I mean you have a bunch of people in dire need of a caffeine hit. What could be scarier? :D

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  13. Sounds like the perfect weekend except for the the waits. Wasn't the weather just gorgeous. It could stay like this for always and I'd be happy.

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  14. sounds like a pretty good weekend other than the Starbucks craziness. I can't believe you waited that long twice in one weekend. I understand happy hour but not on a Sunday am.

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  15. My husband and I started running last week because he has to do 1 mile 1/2 in less than 16 minutes. Sounds super easy right? Wrong! haha I thought since I'm a pretty fit person that it'd be a breeze to pick up running again, but seriously kudos to you, I thought I was going to die lol.

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  16. I love those blue skies! We've had a lot of rain and gray stretches here the last few months and I do love when the blue pops out :)
    Do you have the Starbucks app? I always app order and rarely have an issue waiting! It is the best.
    Your virtual medal is the cutest!!

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  17. It's always so disappointing when stuff like that happens when you're waiting on food (or a drink). I can see what you mean about the bumpy canvas texture, but your lettering is soo good & the sign turned out awesome!

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  18. Awww... It sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day! I hope your fur babies gave their puppy-momma some extra lovings, too ;)
    We're getting a Starbucks here at the end of the month (FINALLY) and I'm nervous that it's going to be crazy slow and terrible. Mainly because I don't trust the people in my town to be efficient Starbucks baristas. That's terrible isn't it.... I hope they prove me wrong!

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  19. The dogs are so adorable. There are some annoying people at Starbucks. I hate when someone glares at you because you stood within five feet of their laptop...as if I really want to steal their novel or screenplay, hahahahahahaha!

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  20. You have a beautiful momma!
    I LOVED LOVED LOVED Greys Anatomy I watched about the first few seasons but when I started having to get up earlier for work and it wasn't coming on until 10 pm, I had to give it up. This was of course before DVR.

    That bottle flipping, might be cute now, but when they do it in class it's annoying..lol

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  21. What a fun weekend! You're mom is just beautiful!
    Love all your signs you make, so cute! you are talented in so many ways!

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  22. Sounds like you had a good weekend in spite of the long lines at Starbucks! Mine was spent working our art festival. Lots of pictures on my blog today.

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  23. Awww...I had a blast doing the race with you!!! Thank you for thinking of me when it was advertised! You're the BEST!!!

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  24. Sounds like a great weekend minus the Starbucks mishap. They need to get it together! I love the idea of a best friends race. It sounds like you are both a great support to each other. I'm glad you enjoyed your mother's day too and got some loving from the fur babies. Beautifully Candid

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  25. Haha I love the sight of you and the yarn store!! I know you were in Heaven!

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