Cheers to the Freakin’ Weekend

First off, what do you think of the new theme?  Like it, hate it?  I really like it, but you won’t hurt my feelings if you don’t.  Unless you’re really mean about it…  ;-)

And now on to the weekend!  I had two of the three days off.  Not in a row, but I’ll take them!  Especially knowing I have four events next weekend.  Ugh.  But let’s focus on the positive of the here and now, shall we.

It’s been a quiet holiday for us.  Just the way I like it!

Friday night I went to dinner with a friend.  The restaurant is located on the second floor of the building with some pretty nice views of the surrounding mountains.  We’ve been to the particular restaurant before but only for drinks on the outdoor patios.

My favorite is this front patio, but it was raining that night so we had to sit inside.  They also have a lovely, larger back patio but it’s more secluded.

We had heard rave reviews about their appetizer Macaroni and Cheese.  “Our infamous macaroni:  Jumbo noodles in an Oregon Tillamook white cheddar sauce, topped with a crunchy Parmesan crust and fresh parsley.”  The reviews were right, this dish was amazing!  My friend ordered the Capellini d’Mediterranean with chicken.  “Angel hair pasta tossed with kalamata olives, spinach, and tomatoes in a white wine garlic sauce topped with feta.”  I almost ordered that dish but decided I could take a taste of his before he mixed the chicken in.  It was pretty yummy, too!  I ordered a 7″ Santa Rosa pizza.  “Feta, sun-dried tomato, garlic, mozzarella, and ground black pepper.”  I was not impressed.  I didn’t care for the crust and the toppings were sparse.  Next time I will order the mac & cheese as my dinner entrée!

(Sorry no pics of the food, it was a dark atmosphere and all the photos I took reflected that.)

And did you notice anything in the photo above?  There is snow in the mountains again!  It snowed Wednesday-Friday up there.

That is the same peak we just hiked last weekend to watch the eclipse.  Trust me, that hike would not have happened if the snow had been up there then.  I am not a fan of hiking in the snow.  I don’t like to be cold.  I also don’t like to be really hot.  It makes me crabby.  Yes, another reason I’m a joy to be around.

Saturday morning I met a friend for coffee (chai tea for me actually) at one of my favorite coffee shops.  This picture doesn’t reflect all the people who were there.  I wanted to show you the place without freaking everyone out by taking their photo.    This was the only spot not occupied.

I like this place because it has great coffee, fresh food, comfy seating, high ceilings, and is a cool hexagon shape, offering great views.  And it’s only a few blocks from my house, which is a plus and a minus!

Saturday afternoon was spent at local greenhouses shopping for flowers for our planters.  We bought the planters a couple of months ago before they got picked over.  We wanted to spruce up the front of our house.  It’s a rental so we can’t paint or do anything drastic like that.  But flowers we can do!  We already have over 40 rose bushes around the white picket fence in our front yard, but we wanted color up against the house.

And color we got!  The flowers are looking perkier even now, just two days later.  I think they like their new home.

And there may have been a stop for froyo that afternoon.  And I may have had Thin Mint Cookie, New York Cheesecake, Mountain Blackberry and Peanut Butter froyo flavors in mine topped with cappuccino crunch bits, Heath bar pieces, sliced almonds, granola and shredded coconut with an orange spoon.  Again, I say may have.  I’m not confessing to nothin’!

Sunday I had to work a few hours.  Then my younger daughter went to a friend’s house for a sleepover.  Leaving me home alone with my older daughter.  We went shopping for the third time in search of her 8th grade graduation dress.  And we finally found something!

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She wanted something that said “spring”.  Do you think we made the right choice?

Just kidding.  She found a cute sundress with a white, purple and black floral print.  But I can’t show you the dress until graduation.  I will say I am glad to have the dress hunt over.  Good lord, 14-year-old girls can be exhausting when it comes to finding the “perfect dress!”  Who am I kidding, they exhausting it many other ways, too.

Then last night we had a movie night.  She picked out “One for the Money.”

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Have you seen it?  It wasn’t bad.  Not my favorite movie but pretty entertaining.  And it didn’t hurt to have these two in there either…

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Jason O’Mara and Daniel Sunjata?  Yes, please and thank you!

This morning I slept in until 9:00 AM!  Woot!  And now I are having a quiet morning with coffee and cutting coupons.

I have to pick up my younger daughter in a couple of hours.  I understand she and her friend are trying to make some summer spending money by having a lemonade stand right now.  Better her mom than me!

Late,r one daughter has softball practice.  And I need to get a run in. Today is the first day of  the first ever Runner’s World Summer Running Streak 2012!  To participate, you just have to run at least one mile daily starting Memorial Day and ending on the Fourth of July.  My girls and I are going to do it together.  I’ll let you know our progress!

What do you think of the new theme?

Are you still getting snow in your area?  We usually have a few late spring snow showers in the mountains around us.  I remember getting snow the first week of June last year.  Of course, my older daughter was on an 3-day, overnight school trip on that mountain at the time.  They cut the trip in half due to hail.

Any spring planting happening in your house?

Did froyo MAYBE happen to you this weekend?

Are you a coupon clipper?  I’m not hard-core.  I’ll never be featuring on a TLC show, but I like to save where I can without spending hours hunting for the coupons.

Are you participating in the RW Summer Running Streak?

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