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, January 27, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up!

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Good Morning! I hope you had an awesome weekend. We had snow again, and it's supposed to get even colder here this week. How do you get colder than a polar votex?

 Anyway, here it what I was up to this weekend!

Friday after work, Paul and I headed to Wal Mart to pick up some essentials. You know, like chocolate...

What's your favorite candy pictured?
They are all so good!!

I don't know why, but I have really been enjoying miniature chocolates lately. And by lately, I mean for the past two months!

Wal Mart was a shit show. We even went to the "nice" one. I made the mistake of going there without grabbing a snack first. I was getting very hangry, and determined there should be a law against using your cell phone pushing using a grocery cart, but that's just me.

You may have remembered me telling you how our heat went out on Thursday. When we got home from Wal Mart, Secco came to try to fix it, and fix it they did. You can read about the horrible, expensive, stupid reason our heat stopped working here. Thank you to my readers who pointed out it was similar to an AWESOME episode of Friends where Monica couldn't figure out what the light switch controlled!

Her switch ended up controlling the TV across the hall.
Mine controlled the furnace.

I drowned my Secco sorrows in carrot cake... and with some Jelly cuddles...

I freaking love carrot cake.

90% of the time, if I'm on the couch, Jelly is on my lap.

I don't know why, but apparently I am exhausted by the weekend and need to sleep in. On Saturday, I didn't get out of bed until 1:15pm. (I know, it is shameful!) This made for a very strange day. I didn't work out until 5pm, and dinner wasn't until 8:30pm!

I didn't feel like going to the gym, so I did a really weird workout at home. It was a combination of spinning and circuits in my living room.

I did the circuit 4 times.

The good part about working out at home is I can wear my ugly workout clothes without any judgement!

That night, we used a gift card from Christmas and got sushi!

My sideways sushi. I'm a blogger, not a photographer.

Paul's shrimp tempura! Why did this come out right side up?

After dinner, we picked up some stuff at Target and Wegman's. By now, it was almost 9:30pm, and both stores were dead!

This was Wegman's. I know, I can hardly believe it!

I also tried my first scotch! It smelled like tequila, which worried me,
 but the taste was much better. I enjoy a strong drink.

Paul whooped my ass in Monopoly Deal as we drank our scotch.
A high class Saturday night!

** FUNNY STORY: The next day, my mom told me that on Saturday night, my dad tried his first scotch at a buddy's birthday party. WHAT ARE THE ODDS!? Father and daughter try their first scotch ever on the same night!!! We're two of a kind! (He liked it, too!)

Sunday turned into "Get Shit Done Day". I had a long to-do list and I got it all done! It included a cold workout in my carport. It was 21 degrees, but I bundled up. I really could not stand one more trip to the gym or a boring spin bike workout, so this is what I did...

Another thing on my to-do list was a quick trip to Aldi.

This is why I love Aldi: I got everything pictured for $10.74.
That's strawberry jelly, sandwich thins, deli turkey, chocolate truffles, and 
two medium sized bags of sweet peppers! 
This order would have cost me twice as much at Giant!

I finished the evening sipping some scotch, icing my knee, and watching Dateline and the Grammy Red Carpet on E!. You know, it would be so fun to be a celebrity. You could travel, wear gorgeous clothes, go to cool events... sigh.

Oh well, my life ain't so bad as it is. As long as I quit turning my furnace off, things should be fine!

Tell me a highlight from your weekend!
Did you watch the red carpet?
Have you ever had scotch?
What's your favorite drink?


  1. I would have to pick the Reese! that episode cracks me up...LOL. By the way, your blog posts are very inspiring to me and I have nominated you for the Liebster award! If you are interested, you can head on over to my page to check it out: www.girlgoesrunning.blogspot.com Keep up the super posts!

    1. Wow thank you!!! I will check it out. :) I was laughing so hard at those Monica/light switch clips too. I love how she is soooooo high strung.

  2. Haha I posted a photo of food on my blog sideways the other day, too. I didn't even realize it until after it was up. I've never had scotch, but have been thinking of trying it a) because they keep talking about it in how I met your mother and b) because now you've mentioned it on your blog, too.

    1. I watch HIMYM too! I actually forgot about the whole scotch thing on there, but you are right. I bet their scotch is even better than the $24 bottle I got! I put in a little bit of water and let some ice melt in it. I bet you will like it. The first night I tried it, I was a little afraid to let the taste simmer in my mouth, but by Sunday, I was able to do that and it's not bad!

  3. For 27 years of my life I was a Reese's PB cup girl but now all of a sudden I prefer just plain milk chocolate. I know dark chocolate is better for you but ... if I'm eating chocolate I'm eating the sweet kind :)

    I'm glad to see someone else sleeps in late on the weekends too! I feel like all my friends get up at 8am on Saturdays and I'm usually rolling out of bed around 11. I think it's one of the perks of not having kids!

  4. Yup, chocolate is definitely an essential, I seriously can't go a day without it.

    Haha, wearing ugly workout clothes is certainly one of the best parts of working out at home, and is probably why all my workouts have been at home as of late.

    1. Me too! I sweat I have more ugly clothes than nice ones!

  5. Yum I love the peanut butter M&M's! You are very brave for going to Walmart. I refuse! I've never had scotch. My favorite drink is either whiskey and coke or rum and coke. I like the dark liquors, definitely not a vodka girl!

    1. Ooh, whiskey! I think that should be next on my list to try.

  6. Holy cow girl, what are you doing with all that candy??? I have always like PB cups but have found a new like for M and M's lately!
    I love it when stores are "dead". It allows me to concentrate on what I need to get instead of trying to get in and get out!
    We went to a Sportsman expo this weekend. Not my cup of tea but fun for my husband I guess!

    1. The chocolates are to munch on when I get the munchies from all the scotch... hehe!! Dead stores are the best.

  7. Sounds like an amazing weekend! I seriously got SO excited when I saw all of those mini chocolate bars. My pick would be Hershey's cookies & cream chocolate bars, oh man. So good.

  8. Hey, weird workouts can be good workouts too haha sometimes my brain is scattered in the gym and I end up doing a bunch of random stuff too. It works! Also--ALL of those chocolates look good but I'd probably choose the PB M&M's if I had to ;)

    1. That's the first thing I had- M&Ms on the way home in the car!!!!

  9. Would you believe I JUST discovered Aldi? Now I want to make a trip back there ASAP. I had a pretty uneventful weekend but I LOVE my "get shit done" days, too -- makes me feel so accomplished, haha. :)

    1. Hey, better late than never!! Aldi is like the best place EVER!

  10. lmao that Friends episode...YES.

    I drank Scotch while in Scotland. It was cool to go to the distillery and learn about what a "good" Scotch really is. Now I'm very picky! lol

    1. Oh I bet! Once you have the good stuff, you can't go back.