Everything just felt back to normal for the first time since I got back from yoga teacher training.
Backtracking a little to Friday and I started off the day with the same smoothie I’ve been making all week: Publix Greenwise vanilla protein powder, 1 cup spinach, a cup of almond milk, 1/2 a frozen banana and 1 cup of frozen pineapple. SO GOOD. I usually end up eating a second breakfast around 9-10 a.m. but it’s been a nice change from oatmeal.Later that morning I walked into my bathroom and caught Salem weighing himself. He does this a few times a week. He’s actually waiting for me to open the shower curtain so he can jump in the tub (he loves hanging out in there – freak) but I like to think he’s just concerned about maintaining his girlish figure. I was happy to see he’s down to 14.7 lbs. He was 16 last year! I think having siblings to play with is helping out a lot. Friday night we made an exciting trip out to Taco Bell. On the way we caught this gorgeous sunset. Saturday morning I stumbled into the bathroom half asleep and found this bag waiting for me. Travis and I both agreed that we weren’t going to do anything ‘big’ for Valentines Day so I really thought the roses he had delivered last week were going to be it! I decided to wait until he woke up to open it (I got up around 6:30 a.m.) since seeing someone open their gift is half the fun. Well, by 8 a.m.I couldn’t take it anymore, and figured if he didn’t want me to open it without him he wouldn’t have left it out, so I tore into it. He got me the Sims 3 for PC! I’ve been playing the free Sims game on my phone for a few weeks so this was perfect. I’ve already invested about 5 hours into the game.
Later that afternoon we headed into Dothan to do some shopping before dinner. For Christmas I gave Travis a Date Box. In it were about 10 cards in envelopes that each had a, “open when…” written on the front. So, depending on the mood he was in he’d pick a card and we’d do whatever was inside. He can’t open another one until we’ve done the one he’s selected. It’s been a lot of fun! So far we’ve done three.
“Open when …. you feel like being a nerd and getting caffeinated.” – Inside this I put a gift card to Barnes and Noble and one to Starbucks (side note: You can’t use starbucks gift cards at the starbucks inside of Barnes and Noble!)
“Open when … you feel like dinner and a movie at home.” – A Papa Johns gift card and one to Best Buy to pick up a movie.
“Open when … you feel like doing a bit of shopping and having fun.” – A gift card to Toys-R-Us
I save the points on my credit card all year to get Gift Cards with for Christmas so that’s where 75% of the dates came from. There are a few good one’s left to do that I’m excited about! We had a lot of fun walking around Toys-R-Us. We both wanted to get Life, and then saw Chutes & Ladders for only $3 and had to grab Candy Land as well.
For dinner we tried out La Parrilla for the first time. The place is always packed when we drive by so we thought it would be fun to try out on Valentines Day. There was a 45 minute wait so we walked across the street to Best Buy and by the time we got back (30 minutes later) our buzzer went off. Some of the reviews said the service was bad but our server was on point. We had delicious chips and salsa within 2 minutes of sitting down, and our food was out about 10 minutes after ordering.
I ATE ALL THE BEANS. I had a chalupa (my first one!), a cheese enchilada, and two black bean tacos. Plus almost an entire basket of chips to myself. I kept thinking I couldn’t fit anything else in me … but I did.
Travis had his eye on dessert so we ordered the fried ice cream. I didn’t care too much for it so only had a bite before letting him devour it. Sunday morning we got up early to get on the road to be in Pensacola by 11:30 for our massage appointments. My parents gave us both gift certificates to my favorite massage therapist (Tanja) and this weekend was perfect for us to use them. Before we left I had a random craving for French Toast so I had to make that happen.
Tanja did an amazing job, as usual. I have the worst TMJ pain from knots in my shoulders/neck and she really worked them out for me. I’m so sore there right now but it’s such a great soreness! After our massages we went to TBS comics to look around for a bit (I’m always on the hunt for anything Sailor Moon, Buffy, Charmed or X-Files.) I didn’t come across anything in those categories but I did see this comic that Travis was nice enough to get for me!
Finally we made a quick stop by Jason’s deli and we were back on the road for Alabama. It was a long day but the perfect way to end our weekend. The cats missed us so much they left us poopy presents on the floor. We are so loved.
How was your weekend?
Did you ever read comics? Have any 90’s show obsessions?