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...)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Weekend Wrap Up!

Happy Tuesday!
Yesterday I posted my Dam Half race recap so my Weekend Wrap Up got pushed back.
I hope your week has started off well!
We were super busy this weekend and I am proud of us for getting out there and having some fun!

Even though I go to bed very early, I am always tired when my alarm goes off at 5:30am! Luckily, some hot coffee helped perk me up before my run.

Cat's Meow Mug from BEAMM

I ran 6 miles in my hood before work. Fun fact: I got that sports bra from Good Will when I was in COLLEGE. That's right, it's about 15 years old! It used to be purple. Now it just has a teeny tiny hint of purple left in it.

The kitties and I have morning rituals. One ritual Christmas and I have is that right after my shower, he busts into the bathroom and hops up on the toilet to get his teeth brushed. It's chicken flavored toothpaste and he is a pig.

At work, I spilled some of my coffee on my pants, so I dumped water all over them so it wouldn't stain. They actually dried pretty quickly.

My voice hasn't been lasting me an entire week. By Thursday afternoons, it is raw and scratchy. On Friday, it was really uncomfortable to sing and talk. I hydrated as best I could.

One fun thing that happened at work was that I got a package in the mail. My crayons arrived! The PTO gave us money for our classrooms, so one thing I bought was crayons. 48 packs, to be exact. Kids take terrible care of crayons. These may last until January.

Why does Amazon put a BOX in a BOX!?


It was an early dismissal day for the students, so I only had to teach 4 classes instead of 7. My voice was happy for that. I spent the last two and a half hours of work setting up my classroom for Monday (that didn't take very long) and COLORING. I'm coloring some boomwhacker and bell music. I really colored for about 2 hours while listening to murder podcasts...

For some reason, I brushed all of my hair forward when I got home from work. It wasn't pretty.

"You looked like one of the Beetles when they were 22!" Paul told me.

"I look 22!?" I exclaimed. I can extract a compliment from anything!

My garden is on the outs, but I did get a couple tomatoes and a huge zuke.

Then I sat on the couch, caught up on some TV and blogging, and drank some wine. Paula Farris was on The View and she is INSUFFERABLE.

I ended the evening with some wine and Hillary...

The best part of waking up is Chrissy in your face...

Seriously, there is no better way to wake up!

Paul and I watched some TV and then hit the gym!

After that, we went to see the movie Mother! Yesterday, I told you I thought the movie was horrible and I had no idea what it was about. Well, after Googling it and reading lots of analysis and reviews, I got a better jist of what the movie was supposed to be about. That's all I'm going to say as to not spoil it for you. However... I still didn't like it. I even apologized to Paul for dragging him!

I wear glasses. Only when I go to the movies or the theater. These are so old though... I know they look really outdated. But I don't even know what kind of glasses people wear these days! I just don't notice glasses. But I did notice these are NOT good!

Then we hit up two wineries to do some tastings. First, we went to Hunters Valley Winery in Liverpool. We did the five 2oz tastings for $10 and it included a wine glass! We ended up getting some bottles to take home.


 What half marathon!?

My favorite was Heart of the Valley and Susquehanna River Red. 

Before leaving, we walked around the vineyard. I never saw grapes like that up close!

Bucks Valley Winery was less than 10 minutes away. This winery had beer too. They make pizza and stromboli on sight. The ladies that took care of us here were a hoot. The tastings weren't as good- three tiny sips for $3.

Yay, no smoking!

I ended up buying a glass of a sweet apple wine and Paul got a beer. We drank on the porch overlooking beautiful Pennsylvania. I know we ooh and aah over California and Colorado, but PA is pretty too!

By now, we were STARVING! Off to Red Rabbit we went! This has been on my bucket list for years! I've lived within 30 minutes of Red Rabbit my whole life, yet I had never been there. This is an old fashioned 50s drive up food place. The waitresses come to your car!

Paul and I got Bunny Burgers, fries, diet coke, and a vanilla milkshake. The burgers were really good, the fries tasted like Wendy's, but the shake was DIVINE. Best shakes ever. Even better than Chick Fil A. (And I don't go to that place anymore, so at least now I have a place to get shakes that are just as good!)

Then we zoomed home. I needed to get sleep for my half marathon the next morning!

The Dam Half was hard but I felt so accomplished by the end. I recapped the race yesterday!

When I got home from the race, I did a lot of blogging and cooking! I was so tired and would've rather have gone straight to bed, but then I'd be up all night.

Instead, I did some cooking! White chicken chili, broccoli for lunch during the week, a pasta type casserole with cauliflower and chickpeas in it, and a Pumpkin Supreme Bar I made from a box.

Paul watched football while I cooked. But we did spend some time together when we cracked open a bottle of wine!

Bed felt gooooooooooooooooooood!

Local peeps: Any wineries I need to hit up?

Local peeps: Do you like Red Rabbit? Anything else we should try from there?

Who is reading What Happened?

Did you go see the movie Mother!?


  1. Oh gosh, so much going on and so much to comment on!
    1. I spy a fall wreath on your door. I think you need to do a fall decorating post!
    2. Why did the kids get out early? I thought maybe it was for PD, but I guess not if you are in your room coloring...lol
    3. I'm not a wine drinker but I do like dessert wines and think maybe a visit to one of those wineries this fall would be nice. We have 2 here. Ferro vineyards which is right down the street but is really small and then 4 friends which is up north but i've never been there.
    4. When you said that second vineyard was 10 minutes away, is that 10 minutes from Hunters valley or 10 minutes from your house?

    1. I know, this was a long one! And we actually did some fun stuff that I could talk about. Let's get to your questions/comments...

      1. No the wreath is actually the same green one I have had, but I do have a very pretty fall wreath that I got at the Christmas Tree Shoppe that I will put up soon. I don't think I can do a fall decorating post because all I have is that wreath. I probably need to take down my American flags since they have been up since the 4th of July! And now Patriot's day is over and I don't see a patriotic holiday in sight for awhile. Oh wait, Veteran's day! I think I will take all out except put one in my potted plant on my front stoop. I could get some pumpkins and gourds to sit out and a mum... we shall see!

      2. About once a month the students are released at 1:40 instead of 3:20. Sometimes there are PD things we have to attend, sometimes we have time to work in our rooms, and sometimes they assign us something to work on, like our SLOs or DSSDs (boring teacher data stuff you have to do too!). On this day, we were supposed to start thinking about our SLO and watch some Safe Schools videos... but I already watched the videos and while I colored I "thought about" my SLO hehe. Just to clarify... the coloring was the help the students with our boomwhacker songs we have coming up. I don't want anyone to think I was coloring for pleasure for two hours! Although I did enjoy it so I guess it was for pleasure. :)

      3. Hunters Valley had a really good sweet wine and they had some sweet and sparkling ones to choose from. So I think you could find something you like up there!

      4. The second Vineyard was 10 min front the first. But it was in the direction of our house so it ended up being on the way home. It was a nice day/night out for us!

  2. Can I do a "when I was a kid" rant? Kids nowadays are so spoiled with crayons! my son has tons of crayons, yet he wants to dispose crayons when they break! Back in my kids day, we used to get a bucket of broken crayons and the teacher would confiscate the new crayon boxes, and hide them until we ran out of a color.

    I keep seeing about Mother! and I went to research it... the movie sounds disturbing, and full of metaphors.

    I think you don't do superhero movies, but check out Wonder Woman, it is an amazing movie.

    1. I don't do Superhero but so many people told me Wonder Woman was good...

      Here is my kid/crayon rant... I hate when they peel the paper off the crayons and just LEAVE THEM ON THE FLOOR!!!! Pick up your trash in my classroom!!!!!

  3. I've never heard of a Red Rabbit but it looks like you had a great meal! I love that you carb loaded for the half marathon with a wine tasting too. I think sometimes that helps, you unwind before a race so you're not super nervous or anything. I like that. I'm glad you had a good weekend and hope you are recovering from the voice issues AND the run.

    1. Thanks Amy! Yeah I think when I run a race for "fun" I don't even worry about what I do the night before... for better or worse! Luckily it worked out for me.

  4. I hadn't heard of the movie Mother. I do really want to go see the Kingsman movie when it comes out this week. I was surprised how much I like the first one. Do both of the cats get their teeth brushed?

    1. Nope, only Christmas. I try to brush Jelly but he is just not interested at all! Christmas is my little piggy...