Monday, February 11, 2013

TWTW - A weekend in the life


5:52 p.m. I stopped at 7-11 for Drumsticks and king sized Reese's cups. I hit the Redbox out front for The Dark Knight Rises and Pitch Perfect.

6:30 p.m. I took this recipe, doubled the sour cream, added more cheese than was necessary (blue, shredded sharp cheddar, parmesan), and omitted the onions and bacon because I was fresh out of bacon. MFD scoured both freezers but alas, there was none. It was fatty buddahlatti, but it was really good. The jalapenos gave it a great kick.

7:30 p.m. - ?? Three episodes of The Office (I detest the Jim/Pam/Brian storyline, and Andy's return), one Criminal Minds (freaky), and a night of sleep on the couch for all of us.


6:39 a.m. Who let the dogs out? I did, I did. We only got about five inches of snow on Friday night. I'm happy I'm not in New England. Saturday dawned cold as hell and the snow was blowing every which way.

8:30 a.m. Coffee, a look at the snow, some quality time with the Property Brothers, lounging for all, and blog reading. I have to take photos of my coffee every weekend day. It's a personal rule.

10:40 - 11:15 a.m. Shoveling and cleaning cars off. I never help shovel, but I decided to use it as my exercise for the day. I'm sure MFD was pleased to have help.

11:15 - 11:50 a.m.  Family walk. Gleeful galloping dogs in the fields.

12:15 p.m. These healthy banana muffins were excellent. MFD ate five at once. Thanks to Erin at Keep Calm & Sparkle for hooking me up with the recipe.

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Reading while flanked by dogs, and intermittent dog photo ops.

2:00 - 5:00 p.m. The Dark Knight Rises. Bane was hard to understand and freaky. I love how they call Batman "The Batman." Just Batman will do, Commissioner Gordon. Just Batman. It never fails that whenever I'm in the middle of a movie, I feel like getting a shower. MFD kept pausing to make and answer phone calls, so I got my wish: a quick shower and a change into different lounge attire.

4:00 p.m. The battle continues, one more month to go. Which one will be cancelled in March? Birch Box or Ipsy? Neither really impressed me this month, but overall I've liked Ipsy better. I've been taking what I won't use from both boxes and putting them aside to give away at a later date.

6:30 p.m. Saturday night dinner: Hasselback potatoes, filet, steamed broccoli, filet, and fresh strawberries.

7:42 p.m. The Christie McVie vs. Stevie Nicks argument rears its head. MFD and I have been having this argument for 15 years. I don't have much time for Christie. I don't dislike her, but I don't think she is Fleetwood Mac like Stevie Nicks is Fleetwood Mac. MFD always wants me to soften my stance.

7 something - 9 something p.m. Moonrise Kingdom. I loved it. MFD fell asleep about 10 minutes in. We tried watching Pitch Perfect first, but that wasn't doing it for us.

10:00 p.m. - 11:15 p.m. I finished Defending Jacob, which I found to be disturbing, and started Heads in Beds, a tell all about the hotel industry. Then zzzzz.


8:25 a.m. I woke up at 7:25 and  laid in bed for an hour, a luxury I can't afford on a weekday. It was glorious. Coffee, laundry, blog reading, and 30 minutes of toning exercises while watching The Vampire Diaries.

11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Out and about: Lunch with my brother Stephen at On the Border. I ate like I was going to the chair and this was my last meal, so pictured below are the dregs. I also stopped at Target, where I discovered they are raiding my closet circa 1989. Very concerning.

2:30 p.m. I baked brownies in muffin sizes. MFD licked the bowl. Okay, I had some too.

3:00 - 6:30 p.m. Nashville, CSI and a nap. I woke up feeling shitty.

8:00 p.m. Sunday dinner: salad, delicious lasagna a la my mother-in-law, and garlic bread.

8:30 - 11:30. Reading, Downton Abbey, Sunday night crying time. I'm unable to watch the Grammys in their entirety. Too many douches.

How did I come to the timeline? I saw Casey's A Day in the Life post on Saturday and said what the hell! Let me give this a go on a weekend when I'll have photos. I'll probably do it again in the future on a weekday. I'm always intensely interested in how people spend their days versus how I spend mine. Regardless of what you did, I hope you had a good one!

You still have 15 hours to enter my $25 Target giftcard giveaway!

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  1. Great post! You pack a lot in. I really liked Pitch Perfect, but that could very well be because I was in show choir in high school, and I'm still hanging on with Glee. I'm hating this season of Vampire Diaries, however. I loved Moonrise Kingdom, as well.

    If you have a guest bathroom in your house, I got a good Pinterest idea last week to buy a glass apothocary jar and fill it with my extra smaple-sized toiletries and put that on my guest bath vanity. It looks great, and now guests can help themselves to whatever they may have forgotten to pack.

  2. I liked Pitch Perfect too... didn't expect to because the movies my autistic guest picks are usually only picked because of a cute blonde.

  3. stop telling people to enter your giveaway, i need that in my life. :) i loved and hate pitched perfect, just a little too much for me sometimes.

  4. Stevie Nicks is the BOMB. Love her. Love her solo albums best. Like Fleetwood Mac. The Birch gave you a Ghir. choc caramel- Divine!
    Great to be able to stay in on a snowy weekend. UGH those jeans in the
    Target. My favorite re: Batman, when Stephen used to say "I'm Batman" in that deep voice. I cannot watch any of these morbid, creepy shows like The Following(kind of reminds me of a more violent Mentalist/RedJohn)and Criminal Minds. Like the timeline.
    Happy the snow is melting, but not happy about muddy dogs. Grateful for the garage. Carpe diem! Lovely reading, as usual.
    Love your MOMMA

  5. Love the pups in the snow!! And I'm secretly wishing I had your weekend... pjs and movies and good eatings... yep — that's what I missed this weekend! But we did get to see some family members and friends so I guess that made up for the time not in pjs. Ha! Let's kick this Monday in gear, mainly because I'm ready for it to be over already! =)

  6. Loving the play by play. Sounds very similar to my weekend :)

  7. That first cheesy goodness thing looked amazing... minus the jalepenos. I can't believe how much more snow you got than us, and you're really not that much farther north! Those target jeans made me cringe. Yikes. Some things are just not meant for a comeback. I don't know how I'm such a beauty product whore and I don't do any of those monthly boxes. I guess I'm just afraid I'll hate everything. Hands down the worst part of the Grammy's was the camera panning to Chris Brown & Rhianna all happy and cuddly every 5 minutes. I mean, really.

  8. Oh, those jeans! Say it isn't so. Your Ipsy eyeshadow colors are different than mine. I wasn't gaga over this month's selections but it also drives me nuts when people bitch about them on the website. People. You know what you're getting into here, and it's a whopping $10 a month. Deal with it or cancel it.

  9. You made the muffins!!!!!! I can't get off the no bake energy balls!! I cracked up at your Instagram pic this weekend of those jeans...too freakin' funny!!

    I have been thinking about BirchBox...never heard of Ipsy!! I must look into it!!

  10. You and your damn drumstick!!!!

  11. Love the pics.Perfect weekend...Would u like follow each other? let me know. Kisses

  12. I, as always, LOVED your weekend. It was about 23948 times better than mine, to be expected.

    Loved Moonrise Kingdom.

    My birchbox is snowed in, whatever.

  13. Those potatoes look fantastic. I want them. Now. I had to stop watching Criminal Minds because I was getting nightmares. I am super jealous of the snow. I think I am going to cancel Birchbox, mostly because I haven't found anything that I need to buy out of them.

  14. I absolutely loved Moonrise Kingdom! And I will definitely be trying those banana muffins!
    Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

  15. I still haven't seen Dark Night! After the movie theater shooting, I just can't bring myself to watch it. It happened an hour away, so I'm still a bit freaked.

  16. The Office is so lame lately! I fast forward through anything having to do with Dwight and I think Pam is being annoying. Brian is hot though! And I like the Erin/Andy/Pete stuff. I love your family snow walk! I want it to snow one more time here before spring hits. Moonrise Kindom was the best! I love everything Wes Anderson does. Did you ever try Pitch Perfect again? I love it, but some people seriously hate it.


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