Why are some days better than others? Sometimes, the world just feels like it is in the correct alignment and that the gods are smiling down on us. This was one of those weekends for me. It was long overdue! Here are a few of my weekend highlights…
Friday, I took down my mall show. My kids have done an outstanding job in art this year and I was so happy to display their work!
I happened to walk through Belks as they were putting out their Crown and Ivy shorts. I quickly snagged a pair as they sell out quickly. Yay!
Once I finally arrived home, I was so tired. The only thing I had (that didn’t require cooking) was wine and Zestas. You know…the white cardboard crackers. Healthy eating didn’t so much happen on Friday. But, the Zestas had never tasted so good!
Saturday morning, I found a few things in my fridge to make an awesome greek-ish omelet. Yummy! However, I discovered that sun-dried tomatoes are NOT a friend to my temporary bridge. I discovered, also, that three-day-old hair is NOT my friend. Yuck.
Taking advantage of the gorgeous day, I threw on a tank top and worked in the yard. While I pulled up a zillion wild onions (will these things never cease?), Chad vacuumed the pool. Still, he’s been the best money spent so far this year. He did such an amazing job! He even sucked up a dead lizard. All was awesome until I had to dislodge the dead critter from the filter. Sometimes, being a single girl is not glamorous.
I ended the day by visiting my sister and brother-in-law. Yes, I actually caught them at home! We shared a drink before heading to my parents’ house for Dad’s birthday dinner. This cheap Winking Owl from Aldi’s is fantastic! It’s $3 a bottle, maybe? Even if I didn’t know it was cheap (because that’s always a winner with me), I’d still love it.
We feasted on Mom’s famous grilled chicken for dinner. Nothing can ever beat mom’s cooking.
I totally overslept on Sunday and didn’t make it to church as I had planned. I blame it on the Benadryl I took at 3am for my allergies. Since I slept the morning away in a slumbering bliss, I woke starving and made homemade 90-calorie blueberry muffins…that were actually tasty. Then, I dragged down of my pink decor from the attic. The cats and I had to have a little spring happening around here! While I was doing that, I remembered a Rubbermaid in my parent’s attic that contained Easter goodies from years past. After retrieving it, I had the best time unwrapping all of the long-forgotten treasures.
The day ended with wine on the porch and yummy shrimp fajitas- low-carb style. Remind me to write a post about the homemade fajita seasoning soon! I did realize, a little too late, that I ate moldy cheese on my fajitas. That’s what happens when you are a single girl and you just can’t eat all the food before it goes bad. Eating mold is a new level of thriftiness for me. I cringe when I look at the spots of mold in the picture.
Sometimes, you realize how grateful you are for the good things in life. Maybe it was the glorious weather this weekend. Maybe it was the family time. Maybe, you just have to make your own happiness and see past the mold in an otherwise fantastic dish. Whatever, I truly believe that 2017 is going to be my year. Finally, I’m becoming my own person in my party-of-one world.