Monday, March 19, 2012

the weekend that was - birthday weekend edition

Four days off in a row with favorable weather

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Getting my label maker in the mail

Lazy Friday:
cooking, doing laundry, having lunch, drinking wine, watching March Madness,
 and hanging out with my mom for many hours.
My lovely pink hyacinth is already flowering Mom! Thank you!


Making and eating one of my favorite meals - Guinness slow roasted corned beef


Soup of the week = skinny stuffed pepper soup - you all must make this, seriously.
Thank you Lauren for pinning it!


Trying new recipes and liking them all - hearty black bean quesadillas for lunch with mom, baked southwestern egg rolls and sausage and pepperoni pizza puffs for Saturday, and chicken with baby bellas and artichoke hearts for Sunday dinner.
Oh, and a Cinnabon cinnamon roll cake for MFD.


Celebrating my Grandmom's 80th birthday on Saturday


Saturday night at Casa de Gallagher in Mo'ville laughing my face off with Dustin, Gallaghers, Sannellis and McKnights about foraging for nuts, pick up sticks, little red wagons full of thin mints, difficulty with steps, and falling off of chairs, among a million other things.
I'm thankful to have such great friends who are also hilarious.

For most of the evening, I drank Harp courtesy of the McKnights.
 I had to take a break and go old school with one of Amanda's wine coolers.

10 warm, deep, and glorious hours of sleep on Saturday night


Drinking coffee out of my new mug, thank you Amanda

Ron Swanson rules

Productive Sunday:
writing blogs, doing laundry, purging files and cleaning and reshelving all of my books in alpha order... during which I discovered I own multiple copies of The Sun Also Rises, Jane Eyre, and The Great Gatsby. And If There be Thorns of my V.C. Andrews Dollanger books is missing. Balls. I immediately went to Amazon and put it on my wish list, along with a few books I need to round out my Judy Blume collection.
Books are super dusty. But I love them anyway.

Gus wasn't a big help
Watching The Vampire Diaries. Damon Salvatore, I love you. Madly.

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I made my own Febreze.
MFD uses Febreze like a mad man and it is way too expensive to keep buying.

New library art, part of my birthday gift from Dad & Carol

Daffodils and crocuses saying hello, hyacinths coming up too


Lots of quality time with MFD and the dogs
Hello, Geege.

the weekend that was

Confucious said "I  want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being." So do I.
Have a great week!



  1. OK, that Ron Swanson mug is the tits. I, too, love Damon, although I'm only a few eps into season 2, and still Team Stefan. Ian Sommerhalder is actually a great actor, though, something I never would have guessed from watching him on Lost.


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