Monday, November 9, 2015

TWTW - the one with all the things

Alternate titles: the one where I ate until I popped like Violet Beauregarde, the one with 47 sugar comas, the one where I spent five minutes at home.

After a work happy hour at Tequila's (ole!) and a late train, MFD and I headed to Collingswood to meet Amanda, Frank, Michelle, and Bob at Bistro di Marino. Food was good, conversation was full of secrets, documentaries, science things, and laughs, and I finally got the chocolate cake I wanted all last week. Sugar coma 1.
Fart noise: the alarm came earlier than a work day alarm on Saturday. But the morning views from the yard were golden. 
After the required stop at DD, MFD and I headed to Parkside, bordering Fairmount Park - full of really beautiful stately old homes mostly fallen into disrepair, but it was nice to see some of them coming back around. Not the one we were parked across from obviously, but others. It makes me sad to see such glorious homes in decay. I hope they all come back. 
We met up with my parents, aunt & uncle, and our Lucy for the PurpleStride walk in memory and celebration of my grandmom. Madeline's Marchers raised $1665. I raised $650. Thank you so much to you awesome donors. 
Thanks to Carol for the first five pics
It was a nice 5k around Fairmount Park. She was showing all of her colors. Last week I was thinking damn I have no foliage photos. And just like that, I do. We took a pit stop to peek in at the Shofosu Japanese House too, it's so cool plopped there in the middle of the park like a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. 
We got our post walk calories in at Sabrina's at 18th & Callowhill. I love love love how they use mismatched mugs, and Carol got one from Dot's in Ocean City. Signs signs everywhere there's signs. I had Rosemary's Babycakes. I'm not typically a pancake eater, but I had to try them. They were good. Sugar coma numero dos.
I came home and took a rest with the dogs, then went to Target for the 23840384th time in the past three weeks. Debbie and I hit the JOVO Dance bingo fundraiser in support of the daughters of two of my oldest friends. I've known Jen since I was three and Denise since she was born. It was nice to see Jen's mom and some of her family ladies as well as her in-laws and of course my second parents Chuck & Jane. I'm over bingo though, so I ate my way through a sour patch kids bag for sugar coma number three. We went to the Rover for a beer with the Dance Moms and friends but Debbie had a cold and I had old lady syndrome so we UBER'd home before midnight. Check out these freaking cute apple bites the girl across from me made - aren't they adorable? Must try.
Sunday we loaded up MFD's car with furniture that has been accumulating in our living room. I feel like I'm running a freaking warehouse. He had an appointment with a new client in Sea Isle so he dropped them off at the shore house to get them out of ours. This was our only weekend home this month - we're pushing hard to get the shore house as done as it's going to get this year by Thanksgiving weekend. It's been rented for the first weekend in December. Eeee! And yes, for all of you that noticed, that freaking tent is still sitting by the front door nearly a month later. We've had words. 
I shuffled on over to Deptford for Maggie's bridal shower for some laughs with the Ferko ladies and sugar coma number four courtesy of freaking awesome red velvet cake and cookies. 
Do you know what gives me anxiety? IKEA at 3:45 on a Sunday afternoon where kids are sliding across aisles and rolling around in rug piles while their parents lounge on showroom furniture like they are in their own living rooms. I shit you not a man had his hands down his pants Al Bundy style. All that for wall rods to hang coffee mugs on that I had to go up and down the fire stairs to find and two measley bath mats. Balls. 
We rounded out the weekend food frenzy with Sunday dinner at Zahav with MFD's brother Mark and Sarah. It was delicious and the company was as well. 
Weekly food prep is not much. Breakfast is egg muffins, lunch (only needed three days) is Wawa salads, dinner is blackened salmon with wild rice and steamed veggies. Boring week. Since I only made the egg muffins, no photos. And honestly after this weekend I could stand to eat lettuce for 37 days. I don't even want to look at food.

These dogs...they always want to look at food. Apparently a shiatsu massager box is now considered food. Gus is the perpetrator. Gus is 10. Gus is also 100% deaf. I came home Saturday afternoon and he didn't come to the door. I looked all over the house for him and he was sleeping on the living room under a pillow and never even heard me come in or the other dogs going crazy. 

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Don't forget - tomorrow is Show us your books with me and Jana! I want to know what you've been reading. Good, bad, and ugly.

Annnnnnd not to brag or anything, but this morning in a whirlwind of car scraping trunk not opening key fuckery, I left my car keys on the hood of my car and drove off. So they're somewhere in between home and the train station and probably gone for good unless a good Samaritan reads my HELP post on our neighborhood Facebook page. But in reality, they're just gone and I need to accept it. My Dirty Dancing key chain is gone. We've owned the shore house for less than a month and already need replica keys made...that's a record, even for me with my very shitty key record. Edited to add MFD spent his morning retracing my route and found the freaking keys. Amazing!

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Linking up with Biana at B Loved Boston for Weekending

37 comments:

  1. That was one whirlwind of a weekend. The cake looks amazing. How did you not stop for naps?! Ikea sends me into rages, I usually look everything up and then just to the back the endless circle makes me want to hurl. Love the place with the mismatched mugs, though you knew that I would. ;)

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  2. Pretty awesome weekend you had! I'm loving all the pictures from the park - looks like you were transported to Europe!! Hope your monday is relaxing so you can recover! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Wow! You really did have a jam-packed weekend! Congrats on raising that money for Pancreatic Cancer! Props to you!!!
    Hopefully your Monday is easy so you get a chance to fully recover from everything you did this weekend!

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  4. What a great weekend! Congratulations on your walk!
    We have old mill towns with estate homes that have been all but abandoned. It's easy to imagine what they were in their prime. Ikea gives me anxiety. Those pancakes look amazing; what a great flavor combination. It just works. Have a great week!

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  5. I'm exhausted just reading this. I haven't been brave enough to try Ikea yet.

    It wouldn't be a weekend without a dog destroying something, right?

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  6. Every second from Friday on- whew! I really dislike when parents take their kids to crowded stores and let them roam all over. Get a sitter or one person stays home. I was lucky enough to have Gamma and Mommom when I needed to go to the store. Gussie- that box with the instructions on the back has been intact since 2005!!! You are not a puppy!
    I love that Japanese house! It looks so serene. Goddess speed for a wonderful week !
    Love, Your MOMMA

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  7. Love those fall foliage photos and you look great in the photo from Sunday dinner too!! I've done the whole "Drive off with ____" on the roof a few times - once with my hubby's bike computer/speedometer, he was SO PLEASED with me ;) getting my books post ready for tomorrow!!!

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  8. On the bright side, if the shore house isn't ready, you can offer the renters alternate accommodations... aka, sleeping in MFD's tent :) Those pancakes sound interesting (who thought to put all that together) and I want that cake.

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  9. Aww Gus. I don't like that you're getting old little bud, but not being able to hear those other two is probably a good thing most of the time!

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  10. Your husband's brother looks so much like him! (at least in the picture) That is pretty awesome that your husband got renters already. The Japanese garden looks beautiful, I would love to stroll around there. I despise going to Ikea on a weekend, I try to avoid it like the plague. It's too crazy and my husband and I always end up getting annoyed at each other because it's too crazy.

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  11. It looks like you couldn't have asked for a more pretty fall day for your 5K! And how awesome that y'all raised that much money in honor of your sweet grandmother!

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  12. What a busy weekend you had. That park is simply beautiful.Oh ikea is the worst place to go on the weekends. I avoid going to Ikea on the weekend, it's just too crazy. There are always kids running around which is so dangerous. I don't understand why people let their children do that.

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  13. Sounds like you had a busy weekend! Those apple bites look so delicious!

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  14. haha- I'm glad to see my dog isn't the only one that tears up random things.

    Being in stores & witnessing "public"... its usually jaw dropping a few times.

    My house looks like a warehouse too & am so thankful a charity is coming to pick up a load tomorrow - I just gotta get it to the front porch tonight

    I want those apple bites!

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  15. When kids are seen and not heard or in the way I'm all for taking your kids places, but those parents woof. Looks like you had a busy, successful weekend! That park is gorgeous, look at all the Fall colors!!!

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  16. Those fall color photos are gorgeous! I haven't played BINGO in so long. My roommate & I used to go all the time in college. I miss BINGO & trivia nights.

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  17. My goodness you packed a lot in to your weekend! You make me feel like a lazy ass haha! Which I was! All the food sounds amazing! And those colors!!!! Those fall colors!!!! I need them in my life! I am so glad to hear that MFD founds your keys. That is always a frustrating and scary though. Congrats on getting your first rental. How exciting! Gracie is deaf now as well. It makes me so sad when I walk in their room in the mornings to come get them and Mac is going nuts and Gracie is passed out asleep because she didn't hear the door open. I about scare the shit out of her when I touch her to wake her up. Poor girl.

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  18. I would totally have had those pancakes as well! I love mismatched mugs. I have an extensive collection myself. Hooray for MFD finding the keys!!

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  19. Poor Gusgus! I am so incredibly jealous of your dinner at Zahav! What did you have?

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  20. Such a busy weekend, but packed full of goodness! That cake looks amazing, definitely worth the sugar coma! Poor Gus, at least he was comfy ;-)

    Green Fashionista

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  21. Okay, that is AMAZING that he found the keys! You need to play the lottery or something this week. I love Ikea but on the weekends, it takes ten years off my life. It's all too much.

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  22. How do you pack so much into one weekend? I would not be existing on Monday morning if my calendar looked like yours ;) I really want to play some Bingo now... I actually NEVER have. And those apple bites look awesome. Glad your keys were found!!

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  23. I love mismatched mugs! When we registered, I didn't register for a single mug because I love the mismatched look and the stories that come along with it. :)
    Bahahah @ the tent still sitting there!

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  24. HOORAY for finding the keys!! I would have been a messy ball of angry anxiety if that had been me.

    That was a seriously busy weekend. Holy hell. Congrats on all the raised money! Pancreatic cancer is one of the bigger asshole cancers. I mean, all cancer is an asshole but I think you know what I mean. I'm sorry. I'm so tired, my brain isn't working.

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  25. You are the second person to go to Sabrina's this weekend. I need to try this place out.

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  26. YESSS! That is amazing that MFD found the keys! Losing keys is the worst feeling in the world. Or for me at least. I don't know how you do so much in a weekend, just reading this makes me exhausted. Still, it sound like a really wonderful one!

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  27. I get exhausted just reading about your weekends. And hungry.

    I may have to talk to you about your off-season rates... my friends and I are missing our old Cape May house weekends.

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  28. HE FOUND THE KEYS?! that is amazing! seriously. i lose stuff all the time, that is probably something i would do. yay for finding keys!
    that chocolate cake! yum. those pancakes. double yum. i'm not much of a pancake eater either, but sometimes i am. lol.
    ew to al bundy at ikea. no. when we were shopping for beds the other day, we (and everyone else) were laying down on them, tossing and turning to test them.... there was a couple taking their testing WAY too far. they were asked to leave. it was SO awkward.

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  29. what a jam packed weekend! Mine, by comparison, was so not exciting. haha. But, I suppose those are good every once in a while so the busy ones feel especially special. =)
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  30. Sounds busy busy. All the Fall foliage is beautiful! No signs of such things here.

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  31. I need to try that pancake!! It sounds so insanely unique, I would had to have ordered it. Love all your Fall pictures, so pretty! Congrats on already having a renter that is awesome!! You guys are busy, busy :)

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  32. He found the keys?!?! MFD wins man of the week, and the week just began! I don't know what a dance bingo is, but I'm pretty sure I'd like it.

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  33. Love your fall photos. Can't freaking believe he found your keys, hallelujah!

    We have our Purple Stride 5K on the 21st. There will not be beautiful fall foliage in Houston, Texas... Boo.

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  34. I'm so glad you found your keys!! You were crazy busy this weekend and just reading about it makes me exhausted. What an amazing place for a 5K! Beautiful park!! Yay for shore house renters! That's exciting!

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  35. oh man do I want all those fall leaves! So, so pretty! And the Bridal shower pics are so cute!!! I love me a funny groom! :)

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  36. Congrats on raising all that money! That's great!

    And I can't believe MFD actually found your keys. That's both shocking and extremely exciting! I've never lost my keys (I'm probably jinxing myself or something by saying that, though), and I would be a complete wreck if I did. I'm pretty crazy when it comes to things like that, and I would literally be unable to focus on anything else until the keys were either found or my locks were changed (because I'm kind of paranoid about certain things).

    The food looks amazing, but I totally understand the eating until you're about to pop feeling. That was me every single day in New Mexico. One night it was so bad that I was doubled over in the car complaining the entire way back to the B&B. I'm sure it was delightful for Eric. Haha.

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  37. I do love your pictures of fall. That's not something we see down here... Not a bad way to enjoy raising funds for a good cause at all. Gus giving you the side-eye over the pillow is THE BEST. That dog is a sasspot.

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