Friday, December 27, 2013

Unexpected hiatus....

Well...looks like I took a little break there, huh?!? lol. Truth is we have been super busy. Last Friday night we had our FriendsChristmas Dinner. It was good but we must have been bad entertainers because mostly everyone left by 10. haha. Truthfully, Fridays are like Tuesdays to me and I went right to sleep. lol.

Then, between Christmas Eve and Christmas plus the day after Christmas shopping we really haven't had any down time. And, if we did most of it was in the home theater watching movies and drankin. 

And, while it seems like the easiest time to blog, during my time off, it's actually more challenging for me because I like to relax during that time. Like literally sit here in my pjs with my blanket drowning myself in horrible reruns and Lifetime movies. Like I'm doing right now......

So...I can't make any promises about whether or not next week will be better. But I'll try. :)

And here's a little montage from our Christmas Eve Celebration!!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thirsty Thursday - Christmas Edition!!

I'm so excited for this!! It's Thirsty Thursday and we're doing a Christmas version!! I can't wait to see what you all have linked up because my Christmas Party is tomorrow!! Just a reminder this linkup is a little different from normal. We have changed it to include anything that would be used to entertaining. You can link up a drank, a tablescape, some apps, etc.

Hopelessly Ever After


I'm going to linkup a few dranks since that was the original reason for me starting this linkup in the first place, but check out the post from yesterday for some other ideas for a Christmas Party of your own!! 

One of my favorite dranks for Christmas is sooo delish. Especially this brand. It's warm and cozy and perfect for a night spent with the people you love and Christmas lights!!!

Boordy Vineyards Spiced Wassail

If you've never heard of wassail it's a spiced wine that you drink warm. In order to heat it up the easy way you can fill a crockpot with water and just put it on high. Then, place your wine bottles in the water. That should warm it to the right temp for sipping!! 

My aunt is actually the one who came up with the next drank. It's a holiday favorite with a twist!!

Fire Noggin

On Thanksgiving my brother brought Fireball and Angry Orchard to make some Angry Balls. My aunt, who always likes to partake in some wine or whiskey spiked eggnog decided to pour some of the Fireball into her eggnog. Apparently the result was AMAZEBALLS!! I don't care for eggnog but I wanted to share if for those who do!!

Now it's your turn!! Scroll down and link up your Christmas party ideas!!

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1. Follow Hopelessly Ever After via GFC or Bloglovin'.
2. Grab a button from below and put it in your post.
3. Write about your favorite alcoholic beverage, tablescape, appetizer, entrée, decorations....anything for a partaaayy!!
4. Come back here and link up!!!
5. Get some new recipes or drink ideas for your Christmas Party and make a new friend!!
6. Send a tweet with #ThirstyThursday and include @leggs532 so I can see it!!

Don't forget, the next linkup is the last Thursday in January!!

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas is in the Air - Food Edition

First off, before I forget....don't forget tomorrow is the first Thirsty Thursday linkup since we gave it a break about a month ago!! Tomorrow is the Christmas Edition. Remember Thirsty Thursday is a little different now. You post can be anything related to entertaining at all!! It doesn't have to be dranks, although you know I'm always ready to find a new one of those. lol. You can link up a tablescape, some appetizers (if you do the Christmas is in the Air linkup you could just link that up with Thirsty Thursday, too!!), decorations, music, etc. The possibilities are endless!! Can't wait to see what you have in store!!

Chelsee and Christine have been doing this Christmas is in the Air linkup. Today is the "Food Edition" where you can link up recipes or ideas for others. I love this idea because we are having out Christmas Party on Friday and I'm always looking for new things to try. I'm also super excited because this year my husband and I are hosting Christmas Eve!!

Christmas Eve is HUGE with his family. Even moreso than Christmas Day. Which actually works out perfectly because my family usually has a big Christmas Day. Christmas Ever consists of a day full of appetizers, dranks, dinner, cards, movies, and more dranks. I'm super excited this year!!

Which brings me to my part of the Christmas Eve menu!! Let's start with the appetizers.

I found this Spinach and Red Pepper Dip recipe through Martinis and Bikinis blog during the Taste of Tuesday linkup with Ashley and Jess. I can't wait to try it!!



I think we decided we're doing a ton of dips this year and Mike's parents always want me to make my famous buffalo chicken dip. OK, so it's not really mine. I found the recipe on the Red Hot website years ago, but it's so delish and so easy!! I use real chicken and just shred it, though. Oh!! And I serve mine with Fritos scoops.....sooooooooooo good.


Of course, we're doing some cheese and crackers and I think Mike's mom is going to bring some shrimp.....mmmmmmmm, shrimp........maybe we'll make some meatballs. It should be a wonderful, fattening day!!

Then, for dinner, the MIL and I are going to try our hand at a Lobster Mac and Cheese. I found this recipe from good ole' Ina at The Food network and it looks pretty each and delish so I think it's the one we will try. The MIL is super awesome in the kitchen so I'm sure there will be some additions. I'll be sure to try to post the recipe after Christmas.


I also am making my all-time favorite CornPudding. I had never heard of this until i met Mike. Now it's a staple at both of our family dinners. This is Paula Deen's recipe and it's exactly how I make it. MMMmmmmm so good!!


Ok I think I'm going to have to stop. I'm starving now and I can't wait until Christmas Eve!! Can't wait to see all of your recipes!!

Don't forget about Thirsty Thursday tomorrow!!

Linking up for Christmas is in the Air!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Taste of Tuesday - Stuffed Dates

No, no, no....not like "blind date" dates. No one is dying here. I mean like "date" the fruit. I know, you're thinking to yourself...blech...but, these dates are reaaaaaalllly good!! I promise. 

This is something that my mom and I would make every year for Christmas. It was usually my job, which is ok with me because I LERV peanut butter. So, needless to say, the same amount of peanut butter that went into these dates, probably went into my mouth. :)

And, these are a great little pop of sweetness. You can't eat too many, because the peanut butter sticks to the roof of your mouth so it helps with portion control, too!! Unlike those dangerous oatmeal or candy cane cookies. MMmmmmm. I could eat those for dinner. 

Anyway, here's the recipe. Super easy. There aren't any exact measurements because it depends on your preference, so.....just make them!!

Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates


INGREDIENTS:
1 pkg pitted dates
creamy peanut butter
1 cupish sugar


DIRECTIONS:
Super easy. These dates should almost be split down one side. If it's not split the entire way just run your finger down the split to open them up. I open them all first, it makes the process a little less sticky. 

Then, just take a knife and fill each with your desired amount of peanut butter. After filling, roll stuffed dates in some sugar. 

DONE!!

So super easy. I made them last night and it took me less than a half hour from beginning to end. 

Option #2: My mom also fills some of hers with walnuts. I don't particularly like nuts twss but if I did I would definitely do both. A little peanut butter and then a walnut. I'm sure the possibilities of what you can put in these are endless. 

And trust me guys, they aren't bad. I promise!!

Oh!! And don't forget Thirsty Thursday is back this week! Come on and link up!! Here are the deets!! And here is the $175 giveaway link, too!!

Linking up for Taste of Tuesday!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

A $175 Cash Giveaway!!!!

Who couldn't use a little extra cash during this part of the year?!?! Enter below!!





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Oh and if you're new here, check out the post from yesterday!! I'd love to have you come link up with us next week for Thirsty Thursday!!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

It's Thursday and I have an announcement!!!

It's Thursday and it's coming back!! Thirsty Thursday that is!! Next week will be the first week back. And...like I said it's going to be a little different this time around. Starting off we're only going to do it once a month. The last Thursday of every month is when we are going to celebrate!!! (except this month because I wanted to get some ideas out for Christmas!!) Then, if things pick up a little more we will add on another week and so on.

It's also going to be a little different because this time I'm not requiring it to be a drank. It can be a drank, an appetizer, an entree, a playlist, all of that!!...anything that has to do with entertaining. It's so hard to find a new drink every week so I figured we could add in a lot more. Plus I love new ideas for entertaining and I can always use something I don't have to search Pinterest for!!

I also want to start a theme. So, the week before Thirsty Thursday I'll announce the theme for the next week. If that gets to be too much, though, I'm changing it. lol. Just a heads up. (sorry I'm lazier these days.)

So......next week's theme....of course....is Christmas!!! Show me a table setting, a drank, a food, your favorite Chistmas songs....you name it!! Just make it something I might be able to use at my Christmas party!!

I'm also still looking for cohosts!! If you're interested in cohosting let me know! hopelessly_ever_after@yahoo.com

I wanted to change the button for next week. It will typically stay the same, but a special occasion calls for a special button!

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Cant wait to see what you have for me!!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal...

So I've said this before, but Christmas isn't exactly my favorite holiday. There really isn't one reason why, just seems like a lot of stress for 2 days. I, personally, like the family time more than the presents. Of course, getting new things is awesome and all, but the food and mostly the dranks are really my favorite part of Christmas.

But today, I'd like to talk about holiday movies. Chelsee and Christine are doing an awesome linkup called Christmas is in the Air. Last week we shared our Holiday Gift Guide, and there is a different topic for the next 2 weeks, too. Check out their blogs to get the deets.

I wouldn't say I had a favorite holiday movie, but we have a few that are on repeat throughout the entire Christmas season. They're all your old favorites. Well...kinda.

The first one stays on a loop from the moment it comes on Christmas Eve night through the entire marathon ending Christmas night. I can recite the entire thing in my sleep.

A CHRISTMAS STORY

Now, this is more a Mike thing that one that I actually like. Truthfully, I usually dread when it comes on because I know it's the only thing I'm going to be watching for the next 24 hours. When I said i can recite it in my sleep I'm not lying. I dream it, and usually find myself involved in A Christmas Story in my dreams. 

Home Alone...
allllll of them..

Who can go through the Christmas season without watching these?? I mean truthfully it's unAmerican. Pretty sure I've seen them so much I feel like Kevin is a part of my family. I wish i could have the balls to take on 2 robbers all by my lonesome. Get it Kev!!

And finally...my favorite of all time.
The Polar Express

Growing up, we used to read The Polar Express before bed every single Christmas Eve. We would read through it once and then listen to the guy talking on the tape. It was so cool and a tradition I hope to continue with my children. Last year, Mike got The Polar Express in 3D for me. I can't wait to watch it in the theater this year!!!

Now it's your turn!! Go link up for Christmas is in the Air!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I need a drinkity drank....

So, if you've been following along on my new blog Fittin It In, you now I've been trying so hard to be healthy. Mike and I premake most of our lunches and I'm trying to find things to make for dinner that taste delicious but are good for you. 

But........with that eating healthy and living a healthy-ish lifestyle, comes less beer. BBBOOOOOOO!! Like for real. I came home every. single. night. before and got myself a beer or a glass of wine. Last week I only drank on Thursday and Saturday night. And even then it was in huge HUGE moderation.

I know this sounds super crazy....but I'm so not used to it!! Truth is I've been telling myself for about a year that I need to cut back. I know it's one of the reasons I've gained a lot of weight over the past few years and honestly there were a few times I felt like it was getting out of control. Not that I would get drunk every night or even come close for that matter but I craved it AT. ALL. TIMES. so.....I guess this is a blessing. Or something....


On another note....heading to the liquor store to get me some vodka. Hey, if I'm going to be stuck at home on this snow day, I might as well make the best of it. Peace.

Oh...and all my drankers out there, you're going to want to tune in on Thursday for an announcement. Note the day....hint, hint. It's back beetches!!

Friday, December 06, 2013

Happies and Crappies!!

It's Friday...sooooooo time for HAPPIES AND CRAPPIES!!
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HAPPIES

1. I've gotten so much motivation from my followers at the new blog Fittin It In. If you don't follow, please go check it out! I need all the help I can get to get this dang (dang?) body back in check. But I'm so thankful for all of you guys because you hold me accountable!!

2. Only two more weeks until Christmas break!! And I've finally started to get myself into the Christmas spirit. You might not know this but Christmas is far from my favorite holiday. Of course I love getting together for dinner and decorating, and everyone loves presents...but for some reason, as an adult I have never really gotten excited for Christmas. I'm really trying this year. Maybe it just takes some time to get back into that Christmas spirit like you were as a kid.

(Google+ just made my lights twinkle! Amazeballs!!)

3. Mike and I are staying in this weekend. Well, at least that's the plan. Don't get my wrong, I love going to new places and finding little bars and what not, but sometimes a relaxing weekend to get ish done around the house is needed. And we need it get ish done. lol. Plus, we really need to save some money and that means we can just have people over to hang out!!

4. I got to break out the Santa socks last night!! Not like I couldn't have done it before but I felt the need last night.

CRAPPIES
1. This whole eating healthy thing is so hard. I just want a huge plate of cheesy fries!!


BUT THAT'S IT!! It's been a pretty good week so far so I'm good!!

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

My Stocking Wish List!!

Chelsee and Christine are doing a linkup over the next month and it's all Christmas related!!! And...today's is perfect timing because the theme is WISH LIST!! I have been wanting to tell my mom...errrr I mean Santa...what to get me for my stocking this year but it's so hard without her seeing a picture. I have my Pinterest board for my actual Christmas list but these things are so little and silly I didn't want anyone to get mixed up with the things I REALLY want. lol. So I figured I would put it on here!!! Selfish?? Nope. Resourceful!!

So, bear with me on the specifics, they're for my mom. HI MOMMY!!!

So here it is....
my Stocking Stuffer Wish List!!


1. Socks!! - Everyone can always use some new socks. And I love the fuzzy kind, too!! My problem is that every time I wear my boots, it puts holes in the big toe of my socks. Don't know why. My toenails are cut. Maybe it's just my big big toe. lol.

2. Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara (waterproof, color: very black) - I love, love, love this. And, it's appropriate that I'm talking about it on Chelsee's linkup because she's the one who introduced it to me. I love it because it doesn't clump. And I have long eyelashes, so that's usually a problem.

3. NYC Pencil Eyeliner (waterproof, color: black) - Yup, cheap arsh NYC eyeliner. It's my fav. It's one of the only ones that I can use the right way. I used to have the crayon one but then it was always too thin. I love this one. Try it!! You won't be disappointed!!

4. Excedrine Migraine - This is the only thing that kills my migraines. Literally nothing else works. So, I love to keep it on hand.

5. Rimmel London Natural Bronzer (color: Sun Bronze) - Another cheap makup. Can you tell I don't really care about makeup. I have never, and (unless I win a $165 gift card to Ulta or Sephora) never will but any expensive makeup. Why? because I don't know how to use it right. haha. I'm a makeup loser. I've pretty much been doing the same thing for the last 10 years. And last time I had someone do my makeup I hated it!!

6. Amazon Kindle Gift Card - I mean who couldn't use one of these? With Book Club and all the other awesome books out there I want to read I'd love this!! 

7. Black Statement Necklace - This one is from Target and I love!!! It's the one thing I actually did put on the Christmas List board because I love it and I want it. I have a few other statement necklaces but no black one.

8. Bed Head Extreme Straight Shampoo and Conditioner - OK, so I'll confess. This can be kinda expensive and maybe doesn't need to be under Stocking Stuffers. But, really, I can use any shampoo and conditioner. Make it the moisture kind or straight kind, though.

9. Boot Slippers - I love boot slippers. I prefer the kind with the rubber bottom because I wear them outside, but I guess I can wear my old ones if need be. But I definitely need a new pair. My old ones are horrid!!

So there it is!! My Christmas Wish List. Head on over and check out the linkup!! Next week is holiday movies!!

Monday, December 02, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans!! (and a Giveaway)

First off, don't forget about the $165 giveaway to either Sephora or Ulta going on at Southern Beauty Guide's blog. It's such an amazing giveaway and we all could always use some awesome new face paint!!

Now on to the Weekend Shenanigans!!! It seems like my weekend was pretty eventful but it certainly didn't feel that way. I guess we did get a lot in!!


1. This weekend was my nephews birthday party. You can see Uncle Mike gets into the spirit. He's the favorite. Drives me nuts!!

2. This is how Logan reacts every time he gets attention. He hates it. Not sure where he gets it from. We're all pretty much attention hogs. But he cried the entire time we sang "Happy Birthday". 

3. I finally got to meet this little man. He was so good and just wanted to sit and watch everything that was going on. The party hat was just as big as he was. 

4. Later that night I went out with the besties. It was funny seeing B again because we had just gone to VA to see her last weekend. lol. Hey I'll take all the time I can get. She deploys again in February and I won't see her until October!!

5. I also ran into this long lost love. Jay and I went to school together from the 3rd grade all the way through high school. I haven't gotten to hang out with him in years and it was so cool bringing back memories and funnies throughout the years.

6. Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!!

7. Mike and I wanted the tallest tree we could get with our 9 ft ceilings. We finally found the perfect tree that both of us agreed on. So excited to decorate!!

8. Here is me doing the honors. Nice view, huh??

Linking up with Sami for Weekend Shenanigans!!
Sami's Shenanigans

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Weekend Shenanignas and a giveaway!!

This weekend was freaking awesome!! My bestie's birthday was at the beginning of the month but she has been underway and wasn't home to celebrate. So, her sister and I went to Va Beach this weekend to surprise her!!

Her boyfriend did an awesome job! He just told her they were going out to dinner and then invited some friends from Va Beach to meet them there. We were behind the friends. She was super surprised. Here, I'll show you!! Hope it works.


We had a great weekend. Spent lots of time together. Drank. Ate. Drank. Drank. lol. But it was so much fun!!


1. Sister and I waiting patiently for the bestie to show up at the restaurant. I was shaking and anxious. Sooo excited!! We had wanted to post updates or text her all day but we refrained and it turned out to be a huge surprise!!

2. Besties boy toy, bestie, sister, and I at dinner. Dinner was so good!! Mussels for the appetizer and a burger topped with crabcake for dinner. And, it came with hush puppies!! My favorite. So good. Waterman's in Va Beach.

3. It was so warm we were ale to sit outside and play cards. Until it started raining. Boo!!

4. This is the calm before the storm. haha. We were all pretty trashed by this point. It got crazy after that. haha.

5. This is only one page of the beer list at the restaurant we went to Saturday night. OMG!! There was so much beer there!! They had my favorite, Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat. Then I tried Goose Island Sofie and Breckenridge Vanilla Porter. Both divine.

And as I promised, here's the giveaway going on!!

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Linking up for Weekend Shenannies!!

Sami's Shenanigans

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I can't get enough!!

For those of you that don't know, Mike and I are tv addicts. Every night that Mike is off is spent catching up on our shows. It's turned into one of our favorite things to do together. How often do couples get to cuddle up and have quality time together? I guess we figure we better get it in before we have kids and our time is taken up dealing with them. 

Right now, however, we have soooo many tv shows in season. And, there are so many it's kind of annoying. haha. You see I like to go to bed fairly early on the week nights. Any time after 9 and it's up in the air whether or not my eyes are willing to stay open. 

But, I always like to know who is watching the same stuff I am so I figured why not talk about my favorite shows playing right now!!

#1. Homeland - Can someone say mindf*#&! Ummm...I honestly can say that I don't know what the hail is going through this writers mind. I mean....there are times when watching this that I can honestly say I might be a terrorist if I was in the shoes of Nicholas Brody. Even though he's not. And...talk about blindsided. However, I have to admit, it's kinda hard to watch Claire Danes in her completely mental state throughout the whole hour. Like I might be under the impression that she is actually, in real life, like fo shizzle insane. Diagnosed, medicated, straight issues insane. But it's totally worth it and it's fo sho my number uno.




#2. Top Gear - No not the British kind, the American kind. For real, if you haven't seen this, watch it. It's hilarious. These guys crack me up every single week. I could care less about the cars, but I wish these were like legit my friends. Rutledge is my absolute fav. He so cute in his plaid flannels and glasses. And they do the funniest ish ever. Like the episode where they had to make an amphibious car (one that drives on land and in water). 



#3. The Walking Dead - I know, I know. It's the cool thing to watch, but Mike and I were Walking Dead fans waaaaay before it was trendy. I have to say that this season, they way they are breaking up the episodes between The Governor and the jail, is kind of interesting. I'm not sure I can say that I like it, but it's definitely interesting to hear the back story and what's been going down since the end of last season. The Walking Dead is also awesome because it's never out of season for long!! But that damn Carl better start listening!!


And that bad ass Daryl. God I hope when the zombie apocalypse actually happens I find someone as awesome as him.




#4. Eastbound and Down - Another freakin hilarious show. If you havenever seen anything with Danny Mcbride in it, you're missing out. Pineapple Express. and This is the End are probably my favorites. And now, after a very long hiatus Eastbound and Down is back!! So excited! The stuff that happens on this show is just absolutely ridiculous. And the fact that his wife on the show, Katy Mixon, used to date Bobby Deen just cracks me up. And my all time favorite line from any tv show to ever appear on this earth...


#6. Boardwalk Empire - Although there isn't much to get into the season. Same old same old. It's during the Prohibition and all the gangsters are shipping their booze and heroin. Mike loves history so he's more into this than I am. I fall asleep during most of them but only because they're usually the last ones we watch. It's probably the best show about history I've ever seen though. Plus I'm a boozehound so.....boooooooze!!


We are also watching American Horror Story Coven and I have to admit I watch Teen Mom 3 and Beyond Scared Straight, but these are my favs. 

What are you watching??

Monday, November 18, 2013

New Blog!! and Weekend Shenannies

Truth. I'm fat and lazy. OK, maybe not fat, but bigger than I want to be and bigger than I have ever been. So I'm doing something about it....again...

Most of you guys know I was doing really well at the beginning of the year. Unfortunately, I broke my foot in July and that stopped me dead in my tracks. I was stuck in a huge boot for 3 weeks and couldn't go to the gym. Then, when we moved, we actually moved 20 minutes away from the gym. So, it's not on my way home or 7 minutes away anymore. However, all these are excuses. The real reason is that I'm just too lazy and I love to eat. I loooooove food. I like trying new things, I love the taste, I love cooking, I love everything about food. 

So in order to get my ass in check I started a new blog. Don't worry, Hopelessly Ever After will still be here. You guys have been awesome for me!! And I hope you'll stop by the new blog Fittin' It In and follow to help keep me motivated. 

I really am determined this time. Over the past few months I've felt really crappy about my weight. I can never find anything that looks nice because the rolls are always there. I figure if I have a blog dedicated to me getting in check I'll actually do it. 

OK enough of my filthyness...here are the Weekend Shenannies!!





Friday was pretty awesome. Mike worked so I stayed in made some hot cocoa, got comfy, and read "The Fault in Our Stars" for a while. Don't tell me what happens, I'm not done. So far I'm in love with this book. Too cute for these two love birds, even though there's cancer involved. I'm just to the part where they had dinner in Amsterdam. Can't wait to read some more!! Don't worry, I'm pretty sure I've already heard what happens at the end. But I actually like books like that. Something unpredicted.







Saturday I went to the gym!!! Yayeah!! I'm still really congested so the elliptical kinda kicked my ass but I went!! And I ran!! And then worked out a little but with arms while Mike finished up his squats. 
Then, we came home and cleaned the house for company. UFC was on Saturday and the card was awesome. Go GSP, although everyone is complaining that he shouldn't have won. Guess Hendricks shouldn't have left it in the judges hands. Dana was pissed, but here's an awesome shot of GSP's face. haha.

Mike and I are also bug Chael Sonnen fans. He's hilarious and the fact that he was fighting Rashad was even better. I used to hate Rashad, mainly because we love Rampage and so when they were coaches together on TUF I felt like Rashad was a total puss puss. I've since calmed down and actually like him now so that fight was awesome. I could have gone either way.

Sunday was a bust. lol. Mike and I slept way too late and then the Ravens game was suspended due to bad weather. While we were waiting I accidentally deleted a ton of pics from my phone. I got all freaked out because Google+ backed up my photos but I thought that meant everyone could see them on Google+ and truthfully, you don't want to see some of those pics!! lol. There are no nasty ones, don't worry, but there are some pics of me in my "draws" from the pics I took when I was working out before. And then, when I went to go check out some recipes from this blog all of my pictures were deleted from here too!!!!!! OMG!!! I freaked the frick out! But, somehow I got it figured out. It was something I had messed with with Google+ during my freak out about the backup. Whatevs. And the Ravens lost.

But it was gorgeous outside, so that made it all better. Kinda. 

Go check out the new blog!!

Linking up with Sami for Weekend Shenanigans!!


Sami's Shenanigans

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thoughts?

Just a new layout. Let me know what you think!! I'll probably be playing around with it for a while. lol.

Just so I can have more than one post this week...

So I've been MIA but get over it!!

Truth is I've felt like absolute poop all week. I stayed home from work for 2 days. 2 DAYS!! I never stay home sick for more than a day. It's just too much hassle with making sub plans and expecting the substitute to actually follow them. AND be able to even work a computer seeing as how I teach technology. You would think, when you see a position open for a Computer Literacy position, you would know that means you have to be able to use a computer. I mean Computer Literacy actually means being able to use a computer. But nope. I still get a bunch of fools. This time wasn't that bad, however, my office folk did forget to print out my current plans and instead gave the sub my plans from 2 years ago. lol. Oh well. Luckily it's pretty much the same schedule. 



I have a confession. Being sick, it was kinda nice not to have to worry about Thirsty Thursday yesterday. Especially because I wasn't even able to drink this week. Believe me, Mike wanted me to try. It just wasn't happening. Between the razor blades in my throat and the snot machine in my nose I just wasn't up for it. But...I'm not going to let that sink in, because we will be back!!

OK, I know short but sweet. lol. Hopefully next week I'll be a better blog friend.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Weekend Shenaniblech....

I was sick as a dog yesterday. Boo!! It started on Friday night. We had made plans to go to sushi which I was super excited about bc I could litereally eat sushi every single day and we hardly go. I'm not sure why. The place that we go is super cheap and sooooo good!! They have BOGO rolls every day of the week. Mike and I got crab rangoon wontons, siamese spring rolls, and 4 specialty sushi rolls, plus a drink for $45. I know, right?!? And everything is soo good. MMmmmm. I want some right now. Right MEOW!!

But I could tell on the way home I was starting to feel pretty crappy. Actually, let's be honest, I felt so crappy I took it upon myself to fall asleep on Mike's shoulder. haha. I kinda felt bad for the other chick in the car, but I felt like poop.

Saturday wasn't much better, but we did decide to wake up early and head to a new IMAX in Wilmington to see Thor. If you follow on Instagram or Twitter you might have seen this pic. Mike and I usually pregame before heading to the movies, or anywhere for that matter. So, naturally, my body was ready for a beer before heading out. Only problem was that this time we left early in the morning so it was only 8:45am. You should have seen Mike's face when I told him I was thinking about having a beer. I felt like an 8 yr. old child and daddy was disappointed in me. Oops.


Despite me not feeling great we still had a really good time. We explored down by the Riverfront where there was a little walking trail that was lined with handmade bird feeders. These bird feeders were amazing. Each one was crafted after a real place. They were awesome. The walk was beautiful. We managed to find a little coffee place in a market and got ourselves some coffee for the walk back. It was really a wonderful morning. And Thor was awesome.


Oh!! And I almost forgot!! When we were standing in line waiting for the movies to open all these runners started running by. Apparently there was some kind of 5k or something going on and it ran right by us. It was actually pretty cool and very motivating. I have wanted to run a 5k for forever but after I broke my foot I stopped running. I was almost there, too!! Guess I'll have to start again!



Sunday when I woke up I was feeling horrible. Pretty sure a little fairy or something decided to take a razor blade to my throat. I literally laid in bed all day until the Ravens game at 1. Then I managed to pull myself up to go lay on the couch. Mike put on some ham and cabbage to boil for dinner. OMG. Perfect meal when you're not feeling well. Everything tasted so good and there's nothing like some good old comfort food when you feel like 'ish. 

Overall, considering how awful I felt, it was a pretty good weekend. It always sucks when your sick on the weekends, though, because it feels like you don't get a break before the new work week.

Oh well, maybe next weekend.

Linking up with Sami for Weekend Shenanigans!!

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