A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

Monday, October 30, 2017

Weekend Wrap Up!

Happy Monday!
I hope you had a great weekend.
Here's what we were up to...

Luckily, I got about 7 hours of sleep Thursday night. My morning 6 miler went well, but it was FREEZING.

The kids were chatty at school and I had a short fuse. It wasn't the greatest day, but I did get a lot of work done.

For lunch I had quinoa surprise that I made a week or two ago. It is so good. I just make quinoa in the normal way with water. Then I cook up mushrooms, onions, and peppers in a skillet. I add those to the quinoa as well as peas, cooked/cut up carrots, corn, and chick peas. SO YUMMY. I eat it with chicken at work. (I think I forgot chickpeas in this batch.)

After work, I changed right into my jammies (what else is new!?) and just chillaxed. I was bored but I didn't want to go anywhere. Don't you hate when that happens!?

We played cards, then made a yummy down home meal. Turkey burgers, sweet tater fries, and pasta salad FROM A BOX. I cut up cucumbers and tomatoes for in it, so does that make it partially count as homemade?

I went to bed early and fiddled around on my phone. Then I got a notification that Mueller had filed his first charges in the Russian probe. TIME TO GET OUT OF BED AND WATCH ANDERSON COOPER.

I ended up going to bed before 11...

... and getting up around 7:30! Not too shabby!

I relaxed, drank coffee, and did some blogging. Then I headed to Millersburg to my parent's house. My dad and I were going on a trail run.

We ran down to the river, over the swinging bridge, then out the old railroad bed to the Ned Smith Center. We ran some loops on the trail, then came back into town the way we came. The weather was perfect. It was crisp, the leaves were changing color, and it smelled like fall!

Then we went home and had lunch with my mom. I couldn't stay long because Paul and I had plans. So I drove home to shower and get ready to go to The Valley and Hunters Valley with Paul.

We love their wines and they are a lot cheaper than at Adam's County. We ended up doing a small tasting and then shared a bottle while we played cards.

We also bought a bunch of bottles to take home! We love their Heart of the Valley and Susquehanna River Red.

The place closed at 6, which was a little surprising! We ended up having to eat the food we got from the food truck in the car! It was okay. We listened to a podcast about training cats and looked at the beautiful view!

When I got home, I was super excited to watch the last episode of The Disappearance of Maura Murray! I was disappointed they consulted a psychic on this episode. There are LOTS of things I don't believe in... like ghosts, good luck/bad luck, and PSYCHICS. Maggie and Art lost a little bit of credibility with me on that one. The ending of the series was a little lackluster but at least the police now are reopening the case and examining it from the beginning. Maybe some new leads will come up.

I woke up at 7:20 because a little cuddle buddy came up to sleep with me! What a great way to start the morning.

Then I sat down at my computer to blog my face off. I do this a lot on Sunday mornings! All I need is coffee and my computer.

Paul went to Philly with his friends so I had the whole day to myself! What to do, what to do? Well, first, I lifted. It was rainy and dreary outside, so it was a good day to stay inside.

Then I ran some errands, which included some thrift shops. I found two great sweaters at Good Will for $4.75 each. I love the details on the shoulders of the black sweater. The over sized grey one is for work. That sweater + leggings + boots will be the most comfy winter work outfit ever.

I found a Charles Wysocki puzzle (my favorite!) at Community Aid for 99 cents!

A student saw me coming out of the dressing room at Community Aid. "MS. MICHAEL!!!!" she screamed. Um, hi.

I was looking for wine racks, so I went places like TJ Maxx and Wal Mart. I found a lot of great candles and a Halloween costume for work.

Yes, I know the one on the left is a Village Candle. I didn't get duped again. Those are actually pretty fragrant!

Wal Mart and TJ Maxx were dangerous...

After Wal Mart, I headed over to Marshall's, but it had moved! It said it was in Hampden Commons. Where the heck was that? Well, I found it. It's where the K Mart on The Pike used to be. And connected to Marshall's is a HOME GOODS! Home Goods has nice things, but it's all crap I don't need...

What I did end up finding at Home Goods were two identical wine racks. They were exactly what I wanted, so I bought them. 

The one works out fine, unfortunately, the other one is bent at the bottom so when you put the wine on it, it leans to the left instead of staying stable. I am bummed! They were $7.99 each. Is $8 worth going all the way back to home goods and waiting in line to return it? Also, I already threw the receipt and tags away and put it out in the trash can outside. I'd have to go look around there...

Does anyone have any idea how I could successfully FIX this one?

See how the bottom is not flat on the table?

Last, I will show you the best part of my Sunday. This sweet bologna and cheese sandwich I got at Sheetz! I freaking love bologna!!!

Tell me something fun you did this weekend!

Do you like bologna?

How can I fix the wine rack?


  1. I too make pasta salad out of a box and then add my own veggies and cheese and such.lol!

    I don't know about that wine rack, i'd probably go back and exchange it. Or could you make sure the side that isn't flat always has a full bottle of wine on it while the other side has one that is only slightly full, would that balance it out?
    It rained most of the day here yesterday. We went appliance shopping. I will soon be saying goodbye to my all white kitchen. This makes me very nervous as I very much like white and I hate change...lol

    1. What color appliances are you going with? Ours are black. Appliance shopping is a good rainy day activity!

    2. We are going from white to all stainless. We have white cabinets too so that is why I am hesitant.

  2. Did you get your watch yet? Did you try out?

    The quinoa you make looks very delicious!

    So many Christmas things, and I know you are ready to decorate! We are almost there!

    What food did you get at the food truck? Quesadilla? Pulled pork? I love pulled pork!

    1. I think the watch will come today! Woohoo! We got a cheese quesadilla (AMAZING) and a chicken cheese steak. I liked the chicken and cheese but the sauce and mushrooms weren't that great. They were canned mushrooms. Ew!

  3. If you're ready for Christmas decorations, Michael's has switched over. I wasn't ready to see all of that, because I want Halloween first. I'm not ready to think about holiday shopping.

    1. We are going something new for Christmas gifts this year... it won't involve shopping at all!

  4. I want to try the quinoa recipe! That looks wonderful. Wow, you were busy and got some great deals. That's awesome.

    1. Let me know what you think of the quinoa. Use olive oil. :)

  5. I have never eaten quinoa! I should try it one of these days. So cool that you ran with your Dad. I love the smell of fall! hmmmm, I went to Halloweekends again for the last time this year, and got my kids into that kiddie haunted house. Score!!

    1. Yeah! I'm glad you got them in that haunted house! You never had quinoa!? THat surprises me. get it.

  6. How frustrating about the wine rack! I never "need" anything from Home Goods but its always fun to shop around there!

    1. Oh it is fun because everything is so beautiful! I stand by though that I NEEDED a wine rack. ;)

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