that I finally post something! It’s been a full summer thus far but I think it will be slowing down here in the next week or so. Luke is going to be going to his dad’s for the month of July beginning Friday so it will be just me and Little A most of the time after that.
Last week the boys went to stay with Jeremy’s parents for the week. On Monday we met at Chili’s, had lunch (I got a cup of the Chicken Enchilada Soup, so YUM) and then we drove back to Dallas…..alone. It was so quiet that it was just plain weird.
We had planned to get some things done Monday afternoon when we got back into town but I was so tired by the end of the drive and had a headache from reading in the car. All I wanted to do was lay down. So I DID! It was glorious!
Tuesday we got to go somewhere that I had been wanting to go for a really long time. The last time I went to the Allen Outlets was a few years ago and I only got to go into one store. Jeremy and I made a day of it and got there first thing! We shopped around a while, finding nothing and getting hungry so over lunch I devised a plan of attack!
I circled and labeled all the stores I really wanted to go to and when we got back we started on one side and worked our way to the other.
FINALLY, I found the first of many purchases at Kenneth Cole. I love the tagline on their shopping bag….Everyone Needs an Outlet. Yes, and shopping is one of mine! Thank goodness for Jeremy’s sake I am a bargain shopper.
I couldn’t believe I found these, they look almost exactly like my ones from Target! These are better because my Target ones don’t have the braid over the ankle and my heel slips off the back when I walk. These feel much better made although I have a blister on my big toe now. It’s ok…they are cute enough to endure the pain!
We had lunch at Mimi’s Café.
Tomato Basil Soup & Fresh Turkey Sandwich
Would you like some turkey and bread with your lettuce?
I asked for no tomato and mustard instead of mayo….I guess they heard no tomato sub lettuce, no mayo sub lettuce. Either way it was really good! I ate half the soup and half the sandwich and it was a perfect portion for me. I hate the huge portion sizes they serve at restaurants. It’s so hard to leave half on my plate even though I KNOW that even just half is usually too much. I think every time…..such a waste, there are people starving.
Reality of Love
I think the original name was “I Want to Marry Ryan Banks” but I guess they changed it at some point. Good move, I want to marry Ryan Banks is cheese.
I LOVED this movie! I love it so much I want to buy it! It was adorable and honestly, who doesn’t love Bradley Cooper? If you don’t, you should see someone. I want to watch it again.
We went to breakfast at La Madeline.
I ordered the Breakfast Sampler.
Fruit Salade (no, I didn’t misspell), Mini Chocolate Croissant, Oatmeal with brown sugar and toasted almonds
This was REALLY good. I ate half the oatmeal, half the croissant and all of the fruit. It was perfect and filling.
Then we caught the matinee of Snow White and the Huntsman.
Love, love, loved. It was freakin loooooong but I had no clue. This says a lot because I have the attention span of a 5 yr. old. I think Kristen Stewart did a great job. Clearly she has had some acting lessons since her Twilight days. Charlize stole the show for me though. Evil Queen indeed!
I had on a cute top under this jacket….but since I get cold if its 85 degrees and there is a breeze, I turned into a fashion DON’T before our movie. Good thing we were in a dark theater.
We decided on lunch at the Chick-Fil-A in the mall. It was 2 pm and I was getting hangry. So I figured it would be a good idea to get something quick.
We found a sunny spot to thaw out under and enjoyed lunch. I got my usual side salad with fat free honey mustard. I added all the sunflower seeds and croutons. This time I decided to add my fruit cup on top instead of eating it separately. I didn’t like it as much…I don’t like the honey mustard on my fruit. I think I will do this next time but change my dressing to the vinaigrette.
…and then this happened
Jeremy made me do it…..but really, it was inevitable.
I didn’t eat it ALL…..just about 3/4! It was REALLY good, but as expected not as life changing as I had imagined. I could totally make this at home and in fact, have made something like this before with plain M&M’s, granola, raisins, and some sort of cereal.
That night I got to watch the week’s episode of Dallas!!! I am so excited to have a new show to watch!!! I never really get attached to a series because I never have time to watch them. But this is appointment television for me! Scandalous! I vaguely remember the show from when I was little, but I want to buy the original series and watch all of them!!!
I can’t really remember what we did Friday, but I DO remember dinner!
Crunchy Onion Barbecue Chicken w/ Alexia Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries.
I can’t even begin to tell you how good this was. I have yet a THIRD go-to recipe from my new cookbook!
Friday evening we watched this movie.
Great storyline, just waaaaaaay toooooo long. I fell asleep but was rudely awoken several times by sounds of gunshots. I’d recommend it, just know it’s really long.
I just remembered what I did Friday. DUH! Jeremy worked his extra job so I had the day to myself! I slept in late, cleaned the house a little and then went to exchange some things from Ulta & Target. By Friday I was REALLY missing the boys. I was honestly sort of depressed. It’s funny because when I said goodbye to them on Monday, I thought….gee I am not sure 5 days will be long enough. Clearly….. I needed a break. By Thursday I was getting pretty bummed and by Friday I was just depressed. I really missed my little boys. It was so incredibly quiet Friday morning. The energy they give off is tangible.
Finally FINALLY it was time to go get them! The drive there seemed endless. We met again in Abilene and ate lunch a Chili’s. I had the chicken enchilada soup again! So YUM!!!!
The best mom/mimi in the world and her boys!
I am so glad they are back. We all slept late this morning and had a great day today! Fussing, complaining, fighting and all! It was music to my ears. Tomorrow is back to reality and a regular schedule. I hope the treadmill doesn’t kill me after a week of ignoring it!