Monday, March 21, 2022
Let’s go back to Thursday…I put Jen’s corned beef brisket in the crockpot with veggies, but I wanted to do something fun and the weather was gorgeous!
So, green beer and first time of the year 2022 at Captain’s Quarters on the river!
with Erica, my co-worker, meal prep partner, and friend who is always game for a happy hour.
This is new freedom for me to be able to go out after school on a whim- just a couple of years ago and I was still running around with after school activities and mom duties, you know!
We both agreed that just sitting by the water helped to relieve some stress.
Then, I was home by 5:30 to have dinner!
Friday lunch was buffalo turkey meatballs – yum! This was Erica’s turn:
I got a fun photo after school of my seniors who were in the musical…
They were eating at McAlister’s before call time.
It was time for the first live theatre event at my school since 2019!
But first, dinner at Mojito! Elizabeth had a sick dog and couldn’t end up joining Erica and I, sadly.
I ordered salad with grilled chicken:
and we split some potatoes:
and Erica got a mushroom flatbread:
I got to sit next to a former student at the play!
and current students were in front of us:
Snoopy and Snoopy’s beau:
I got home around 9:30 and then watched some tv and fell asleep on the couch. As I was heading to bed, the tornado sirens started going off! I had no idea that the weather had turned.
In addition to the sirens, our phones went off, and our Alexas went off. They kept extending the warnings and I am not kidding when I say the sirens went off for almost an hour from 11:00 p.m.- midnight. Our college kids had been hanging out together and the dorms had them huddle in the laundry room. They were texting me and a bit shaken, I think.
I just can’t sleep in that much anymore, so I was tired all day Saturday.
Saturday morning coffee – much needed:
I did some cleaning, organizing, and a bit of cooking. I ran to Trader Joe’s and did the gym.
Then, Tom and I left to try to get brunch or lunch and we tried 3 places and it wasn’t meant to be! We tried two that had a 40 minute wait and the third was no wait, but we couldn’t get waited on and had to leave in time to see a tiny college play that both kids were in. They had small roles, but since we are close we wanted to see it. There were like 20 people in the audience and it was like a horror videogame theme. I am glad I had a Built bar in my purse.
Group of friends:
So, we left and I finally got my lunch at 5:00!
I had an Angry Orchard:
Tom wanted nachos and I had some, too:
I had a salad and
grilled chicken tenders with buffalo sauce:
I was so tired when we got home but I decided to try Life & Beth – the new Amy Schumer show. Um, not good, unless I was just too tired to focus…
I got in bed early and then got up Sunday around 7:00 and did a bit of reading and coffee drinking…
and then some meal prep:
I really enjoy this morning weekend time and had an iced foamy protein coffee, too.
I am trying to either wear all of my spring stuff or put it in the donate/sell pile. I steamed some stuff for the week. I’m obsessed with steaming!
Then, on the first official day of spring…I got out my lemon decor!
It was beautiful out and I got some needed Vitamin D. But, I also had a quick Target return and ironically enough, I had to buy my Vitamin D gummies – ha!
The college kids were coming home for the day! They came for lunch and dinner and then went back. I made them some snacks and a…
copycat McD’s honey mustard snack wrap:
and homemade mac and cheese with the giant noodles from Trader Joe’s. I used my cousin April’s recipe!
And, they were happy to have their mom’s cooking! We hung out and watched a couple of shows and chatted. They are already starting to wrap up the second semester – believe it or not. I think classes end in about a month and then they have a study break and then finals. It has gone by so quickly.
How was your weekend? As usual, we need another day, right?