Pool Weekend

This weekend we spent most of the day at the pool. Lately, it has been raining here and it was not a good pool weekend last weekend, but we wanted to try to get some sun time in this weekend.

Yesterday, I got my hair colored. I get it done every 6 weeks. My hair is a little darker at the top at the roots, and the rest is all blonde. It makes my green eyes just pop. I love it. My hair girl does such a good job and it is definitely Boujee on a Budget.  She didn’t charge me for layering my hair, and angling my bangs, all she charged me for was the color.

After my hair appointment, since I was in the neighborhood, I went to see my parents and my dogs. Once, I parked next to my dad’s SUV, I saw the dogs come running up the back walkway. I got out of the car and opened the gate, and stepped inside my parents’ backyard. I love when they run up the walk way. I bent down, kissed them, and pet them little, before going inside. I hugged my dad and went inside the kitchen. I love stopping by my parent’s house even if it is just for a brief minute.

In the kitchen, my mom made us coffee, and I got a bowl of cereal. We chatted for bit, and told them about last night (Drew and I went out with his Aunt and Uncle for dinner.) We had a good time out with his Aunt and Uncle and are hoping to eventually one day buy their house, when they are ready to move, but we have a while to go and so do they, but it something to think about. My parents want to move, but they are waiting to see where we end up.

After spending some time there and catching up, I went home to my husband so we could get ready to go to the pool. When I walked in, he just finished making breakfast. Then we were going to get ready to go. I brought in the rest of the Hint water. I was raving about this water to my parents. We drink it all the time at Drew’s parents. It has no sweetener, no calories, just fruit infused water from non GMO plants. I love it. I haven’t tried all the favors yet. I have tried Peach, Blackberry, and I think I tasted the Lemon Cayenne ( I wasn’t a fan). I do like Lemon anything mostly, just not mixed with Cayenne. My mom said, that the Hint water might have been giving her a head ache. She didn’t want to chance it anymore.  I understood, and didn’t mind taking the cases of water home. Andrew and I inhale it.

When we arrived at the pool, it wasn’t as packed as we thought it would be. We laid out our towels, and put some sun screen on. I wasn’t sure if I should get my hair wet being that I just got it done. Kim said, if I wet my hair before going in the water, I should be okay.  I didn’t want to chance it, so I put it up in a ponytail, and put a hat on and played it safe in the shallow. I did lay in the water, but my head was on the steps. I didn’t want to risk it.

We stayed until 2:30PM. We had errands to run and dinner to make. I wasn’t feeling it since I couldn’t get my hair wet. We were planning to come back again tomorrow anyway. When we went home, we got showered, and then got ready to go to Walmart. We needed a shower caddy to hang over the shower head to hang out loofahs on. Also, I got some Olay micro bubbles body wash. He need hair styling creme, and deodorant (so exciting.) I also grabbed a case of Lemon La Croix sparking later there. That is also very Boujee on a Budget. La Croix is cheaper at Walmart but you only get 8 cans vs. 12 cans at your local grocery store.

After Walmart, we went to the grocery store and got our groceries for the week. Lately we have been on this fish kick. We try to eat a lot of fish. I got some salmon burgers, and this giant thing of salmon that was marinated in sweet bourbon. We picked up some chicken. I get tired sometimes of the same old, same old, but our work schedules don’t allow time for us to really change up our dinners. I would love some suggestions if you have any!

On the way home from the grocery store, Andrew said, “oh wow it is going on 7pm. I think it might be too late to cook. Do you just want to order pizza? Pizza Hut had that $7.99 deal for a large two-topping.” For some reason, we both were craving Pizza Hut. I agreed to the pizza. I honestly didn’t feel like cooking with it being so late.

When we got home, we unloaded the groceries, I put in some laundry, and he called for Pizza. I took some more laundry downstairs. When Andrew, left to go get the pizza I picked up my book the Death of Mrs. Westaway. I haven’t had much time to read it lately. I need to finish it before I start grad school, and before it is due back to the library. I am not going to have time to read for pleasure here soon at all.

Once he came home with the pizza, I put the book away and opened the door for him. We ate pizza and watched Smallville. We are on season 4 now. I have such an affinity for superman, especially Tom Welling.

Today, it was more of the same. We went to the pool, and once we arrived there I wet my hair in the locker room, and then came outside. I was excited to get in the water and swim around. Once we found our spot, we laid our towels down and put some sunscreen on. The weather app on our iPhones said, rain around 2pm-3pm. We were hoping we would have time in the sun before the rain arrived.

The clouds rolled and the first couple rain drops fell around 2:00pm. We packed up to leave, as I type this it is now 4:11 and the sun is out and shining through my living room window. It never fails. When we got home, I got showered, and then made some guacamole. We are addicted. We watched one episode of Smallville, and he is now doing some work from home.

Eventually, I will have to cook dinner. I am not looking forward to starting a new week. The weekends go by so fast. I hope everyone had a great, safe, and happy weekend!

 

 

Sunday, Drew’s Parents for Dinner

This morning, we took it easy. We drank some coffee and watched Smallville. We are on season 3 now, Clark meets Lois for the first time. I am such a sucker for Superman, especially Tom Welling. After Smallville, we got ready and went to the gym. I was going to try to get a really good work out in and run again. I am really trying to get back into it, without thinking about it too much.
The gym was a bit packed, I wasn’t sure how long I was going to stay, but whatever. I went to it. I got on a treadmill started out at 3.5 speed on 3.5 incline for about 10 mins, then I turned the incline down to 0.0 and increased the speed to 4.5 and started to run for atleast 4 mins. I used to be able to run for 7 mins, but it’s not happening as of late. I can’t wait to get back to that. I did another walking session back at 3.5 speed and a 3.5 incline and walked for 10 mins, before kicking it back up again and running again. I did this for about 30 mins, and then I got off the treadmill. I used to do an hour of cardio, but I have been talking to a few people and they said, that all you need is at least 20-30 mins of cardio anymore than that is ridiculous.
After the treadmill, I did some weights. I did the lat machine three sets of 20. I was sore the last time I did this, and I like that feeling. After the lat machine, I did the hip abductor. I looked over and saw Drew in the weight room lifting weights, he looks so in his zone. I am struggling so bad getting back into this.
After the strength training machines, I went home to get a shower and get ready to go to his parents. I put on some comfy beach pants that I got at Old Navy. I am so in love with that store. I pared the pants with a white tank top. I was just going comfy. When Drew got home, he got showed and then we were on our way to his parents.
When we arrived, his dad was already cooking on the grill and the dinner was almost ready. His mom and dad were happy to see us. It has been awhile, since we were over there for dinner. His dad made steaks, potatoes, hot dogs, hamburgers, salad, some cheese spread with cut up pastrami over peppers, baked potatoes, and sweet potatoes. I was ready for a steak. I was so sick of hamburgers and hot dogs. We talked about work, school, grandma, Tommy and Megan’s new dog waffles; I can’t wait to meet him. For dessert, we sang happy birthday and had cake, chocolate covered pretzels, and because they know I am not a fan of chocolate cake they bought me a piece of vanilla cheesecake. I am so hormonal and thanked them for the cheesecake, but told them I am going to have a small piece of cake today.
After cake, Drew opened his gift he got Bose wireless headphones. We are not too sure what happened to his other headphones. The cake was so good. It had pieces of chocolate chips in it, so yummy. I got up and went into the living room and laid on the couch. I was so full. I ended up fall asleep.
While I napped, Drew helped his mom set up her Fitbit. We gave her his old one. After he finished setting it up, Drew came over and kissed my cheek to wake me up. He is so sweet. He said, “Want to go soon?” I said, “Okay.” I smiled and got up from the couch. His mom packed us up at a doggie bag to take home. I love when they do that, because it is helpful to us, but at the same time. We were going to throw away the buns, and probably take the cake to work and see who wants to eat it. We don’t want that stuff in our fridge. However, the left over food will help with his lunches and dinners for a couple days. It seems like Drew had a great birthday weekend, now to get home and start a new week again.

Dog Sitter Drama

The morning went slow. I had lunch in the kitchen with the girls. I remembered my lunch today. 🙂 We were going to the hospital to see Grandma after work today. It has been a roller coaster ride with her.
After work today, I met up with Drew and we drove to AGH traffic was a little backed up since it was rush hour. When we arrived at the hospital, we took the elevator to the 6th floor. When we walked into her room, Drew’s mom and Aunt Paula were in the room. A nurse was tending to her. We noticed that my mother-in-law and Aunt Paula had gloves and a smock on. We asked if we need to be suited up, and the nurse said, “No we rolled out pneumonia, but she does have MRSA.” We entered the room and kissed her cheek. She was so happy to see us. We both gave Aunt Paula and mom a hug. It was nice to all be there together.
Drew pulled over a chair and took a seat. I held Grandma’s hand for a moment. Then Drew showed her pictures from out trip. Emotions were lifted and happy. We are trying to stay positive. She beat pneumonia before and a staff infection.  My mom calls her the energizer bunny.
Eventually my mother-in-law and Aunt Paula left, and Grandma fell asleep. We stayed until about 7pm, and then said our goodbyes to Grandma and left the hospital. On the way home, we picked up some fried chicken for dinner at the grocery store. I don’t know why, but every once in a while I crave it. Then, we went home. Well on our way home, Drew realized that he forgot his house key on the coffee table in our living room. He gave it to me the other day to let me in, when he went to the store.
We had to meet his dad at the mall parking lot to get the spare key we gave him. I was so annoyed. I was hungry and ready to go home! When we got home, I said please put the key on your key ring. He laughed and did so. I heated up dinner and platted it for us. We ate and then I got a shower and planned to relax the rest of the night.

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Well we were laying there watching Smallville. I have him into the show. I am so glad. It is such a good show and I love Tom Welling, especially as Superman.

After one of the episodes I checked my phone and turned on the camera app to check on the dogs. The dog sitter asked my mom if she could take the dogs with her back to her house. My mom said, “no.” She said, she will be gone for like 3 1/2 hours to do laundry. My mom said, That is okay just leave the dining room light on and give Louie and Paris a calming pill (melatonin) before you leave, they should be okay until you get back. While I was watching the camera, Louie was howling and crying in the dining room. The light wasn’t on in the dining room, only the kitchen light. I said, this woman is stupid. I know she didn’t give them melatonin or else he wouldn’t be this upset.
When I talked to my mom, eventually I got her to agree to fire the dog sitter that night. I said, “She is not following directions, she isn’t being kind to the dogs, and not giving them any love and attention. She is not a good fit for this job.” My parents kind of agreed. I said, “have her leave her key on the kitchen counter, when she leaves for work and I will take over starting tomorrow evening.” My parents were so happy and would rather me watch the dogs, then anyone. The girl they have during the day is awesome with them, but she won’t stay the night. She is scared. My mom said she is only 19. I said, at 19 I was begging my mom and dad to go so I could stay the night at my house by myself.
After I got off the phone with my mom, I packed up a bag to go to my parents. Drew made my salads for me for the next couple days. I was so happy and so thankful for him. I got the car packed up and then it was time for bed. I was going to have a non stop couple days.

The Choice Review

After dinner we watched the movie, the Choice. It is originally a novel by Nicholas Sparks. The movie was so good.  After I watch any movie by Nicholas Sparks. Every time I read a Nicholas Sparks book, or see once of those movies. I just want to live in South Carolina or North Carolina.  I love everything about his books, the way he paints the south.
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Oh and did I mention, Tom Welling is the movie! I love Tom Welling. I think I my have watched this just to see him. Image result for the choice tom welling

New Washer & Spring Cleaning

We were up at 6am. Supposedly the delivery people said we are the second delivery today. I got shower, got dressed, and made some coffee and watched Reign, while Drew was getting ready.
When the delivery people showed up, Drew went outside to direct them to our place. One of the delivery men came inside with Drew and then they went downstairs to the basement. The delivery man had to get an idea of how the house was set up, so when they brought the new washer in, they hooked it up and got it ready to go. The old washer, when they brought it up, the hose came loose and water dripped on our light beige carpet. I just gave Drew a look. He knew I was pissed. The guys apologized.

When they left, Drew and I went to Walmart and picked up some carpet stain remover.
When we got home, Drew sprayed the carpet and then he ran the carpet cleaner machine that we borrowed from my parents’ awhile ago. It was going to be a day of cleaning. I was so out of it, from getting up early.
In the afternoon, Drew left to go to the gym, I laid on the couch and took a nap. When I woke up it was 4:30pm, and he was on his way to pick me up, so we could go grocery shopping. When we came home,  he ran the vacuum over the dry carpet and I made dinner. It was a long day.