Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The weekend that had it all...including an extra day

Can we all confess how badly we want 3-day weekends to be a normal thing in life?

It just makes sense.  For sanity reasons alone.

Friday had me stopping to celebrate the long weekend by getting a Frappe... a free on with my reward stars. That always makes it taste even more yummy.

I didnt eat any dinner for the night so I figure those calories balanced out.

Saturday, I ended up going outside & sitting & enjoying the air that was full of rainy air - I love the smell of rainy air...

But I ended up sitting out there reading this book that I had just started the night before...

& I ended up sitting outside & reading it until I was finished.

I can't believe I did that. I never just sit & read a whole book... it was heavenly.

& then I was shocked it was 2 in the afternoon & I had spent 5 hours sitting in that same position.

Guess you could say the book had its hold on me.

The day was full of sunshine, then rain, then sunshine, then rain... a crazy day.

Ricky &I had run down to get some dinner & I was sure I was going to run into everyone I knew because I didnt have on any make up. Luckily, I survived that one without bumping into someone.

We arent appetizer kind of people, but Ricky wanted to try something new... they are called Sauer Balls... they are fried balls of sauerkraut. OH MY GOSH - they were AMAZING. The waitress brought us some Thousand Island dressing with them because she said she liked it... I cant get over how good they were.

Needless to say, we were so stuffed from these that we had a big TO GO bag to take home.

Ricky needed to run into Home Depot, which is like torture to me... so for payback, we also ran over to do a Target run.  I was good with that.

Sunday had me at church - with only one more MSM meet up for the year next week. I can't believe that.  So sad.

But after that, we changed our bible study time so I had 3 hours to kill.... so Ricky & I went to Sam's Club to shop around & where I could buy some fresh pineapple... yum!  & then we went to grab some lunch at McAlisters.  I love they have changed their menus that now show the calories... which is kind of shocking on some dishes. YIKES.

We kicked off our new study & had new faces join in ... & it was just so wonderful to get some good discussion going & to kick off our study of BREATHE by Priscilla Shirer... we can tell that its going to be a good study for everyone.

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Because we start late now, I ended up not getting home till nearly 8... yikes.

I'm glad it was a long weekend just for that reason.

Monday, I ended up sleeping in till 8. THANK YOU LORD> That's how you do a long weekend!!!!

But I was so productive on Monday, I was actually amazed.

I got my closet switched over... which was sort of depressing going through clothes that are a little snugger this year than last. But I'm going to turn that to motivation & not depression.  Right?

& while I was cleaning out my closet, I ended up finding a box that I wasnt even sure what was in it.  It was like finding a time capsule. It held so many things from when Ricky & I first started dating... & cards from friends... & concert & movie tickets. We found a movie ticket where it cost $4.00 for the movie. WHAT?!?!? Have we been together a long time or what?

We are babies... I am 21 years old... WOW... just wow

& then I ended up cleaning up my library which is a job in itself. That room has turned int our 'catch all' room -  especially around Christmas - so I still have wrapping stuff & boxes & gifts that we bought at the end of the year for next holiday all laying around in there. It was exhausting... & I still have a load to do.

I do have a bunch of books I need to give to my reading friends too that have those little free libraries in their area.  I have a LOADDDDDD.

Between my closet & the library, I have a HUGE load that will be going to Goodwill soon.

I wasnt about to cook dinner after all the work for the day, so Ricky let me pick Beef O'Brady's for dinner - some place he's never been a huge fan of - but it looks like they've changed up their menu & we were both happy.

Veggie Bowl... DELICIOUS

& then it's always depressing to know that a weekend is winding down - especially a long weekend.

But at least this one was full of friends, of reading, of productivity... it doesnt get any better than that.

How was your weekend?


  1. They really do make the most sense - you get one day to do errands and things and two days to relax! That dinner you had at the end of your weekend looked so good! I loved all the throwback photos you shared on IG!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. LOL i do that too but with alcohol....no dinner = more wine since the calories balance out! :D

  3. I love doing decluttering/cleaning out the closet. There's something so freeing about it. And the three day weekend was an incredible blessing; it was so nice getting an extra day on Monday that was less crazy than Monday's normally are.

  4. That is one of the very few things I miss about working in the government - we had a schedule of working eight 9-hr days, one 8-hr day, and one day off every two weeks. Going to a 'regular' 8-hr day job after that was hard since I used that day off to run errands or just get stuff done around the house. Fried sauerkraut?? I'm intrigued and will have to try those sometime!

  5. I really love the long weekend. You got so much done yesterday! I emptied 80% of a table that was our catch all, need to figure out where to put all of the Spring stuff that I bought to decorate the house...And I'm feeling you on the tighter fitting clothes. I'm trying to motivate myself to lose the extra few pounds, so I'm put a self imposed ban on shopping until I lose the weight...hey gives me a reason to lose it. Now that I've put it out of the internet, it's thing, right?

  6. It sounds like a lovely weekend. I'm anxious to hear how the bible study goes. Our group did Fervent a couple of years ago and I did The Armor of God last year. We're going to see Priscilla in June. She is a good teacher!

  7. Duff has been on my TBR for awhile, I really need to get around to it. I love a book that sucks you in deep! Those Sauer Balls look and sound so delicious!!!

  8. Ya know, during this last campaign I said I would vote for whomever could make the work week only 4 days and allow pets on the family health care plan! Sadly neither of that happened! #futurepresidentialgoals
    It just doesn't seem fair that we have to work 5 days to only have 2 off. How is that for family/work balance? Ha!
    It use to take me hours to clean my closet out because I would get into those "boxes" and take a stroll down memory lane. Now it's more about discarding clothes I don't want..lol!

  9. I just got back from our company PO box and it was quite a successful trip. I told K that I believe all weekends should be 3-day because obviously that's why the box was so full ;)
    I accidentally ended up going through an old box of hs band memories last weekend. It was a weird experience. It's been 8 years since high school so it's still kind of fresh in my mind, but there was a lot of stuff I forgot about!
    That veggie bowl looks delicious! Sending you energy vibes to get through this short week!

  10. I would love if three day weekends became a regular thing! Those fried sauerkraut balls sound amazing. I would never have thought of that and I don't think I've seen that on a menu anywhere. I'll have to keep an eye out for them. That a great photo of you guys with King Kong :)

  11. That veggie bowl looks DELISH and I'm all for 3-day weekends!! Sign me up!!

  12. I'm firmly in the "every weekend should be a three-day-weekend" camp! Oh my goodness--fried balls of sauerkraut?!?! I'm drooling...

  13. Gosh, we have four or five Beef O'Brady's here in Lakeland. We haven't been in a few years because everything on the menu was fried. Maybe we will check it out and hope they also have a new menu. That picture of you and Ricky is so cute!! Wow. They years go fast, don't they?!

  14. Yay for long weekends! I could not get over your flashback photos at Disney. Too. CUTE! I love it when I get to read a whole book in a day, yes please. And I can 100% relate to praying you don't run into someone you know when you go out without makeup or in PJs. LOL The struggle is real! :P YUM THAT VEGGIE BOWL LOOKS AWESOME!! XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  15. I love that oldies photo. So cool. Those saukraut balls look really good. filling though. And yes to a free frapp. I love those and I have a free drink right now that I need to use! Sounds like a great weekend. You got to read a whole book. I call that a major win.


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