Monday, May 19, 2014

Ups & Downs...

Here we are.... back to a Monday
Let's see how the weekend went... full of ups & downs

UP - My Friday started off with Starbucks & my most favorite drink of all... Peach Green Tea Lemonade.  I almost jumped over the counter & kissed the girl when she said they had Peach in...

UP - did some shopping & headed over to McAlister's.   I've been seeing their Pecanberry salad in pictures & all the fruit looked amazing. I was excited to try it.  Little did I know that those pecans?  they're caramelized. OH MY GOSH - this salad is a winner & a half!  I need to go back & order a full size one. (It comes with chicken, but this vegetarian just tells them to hold it... save a bird)

DOWN - all the cheese on that spud ole... I can't resist cheese... sorry

UP/DOWN  - McAlister's Tea.  At least I get it half & half & not totally sweet.  Those cups are HUGGGGEEEEEE!!!! Love the tea... hate the calories I'm sure that is in a gallon of sweet tea

UP - We went to a toy store (which alone could qualify for an UP) - but I found a Magic Eight Ball!!! I haven't seen one of these forever.  I asked it, "Will I ever be fit & skinny?"... the answer?  It is certain.  You heard it right here folks!  It's GONNA HAPPEN! :)  ... if it said no, I would have just drop kicked it across Toys R Us

I'm holding you to it Magic Eight ball

UP - got up early to get in my T25 before my busy day!  I hate morning work outs so this was a big feat for me.

UP - I was up to do the T25 Ab Focus video & this time, I modified it where I got a great ab work out & didn't hurt my back.  Not the Tonya modifying either - I've worked out long enough to know what muscles are working in exercises so I made it work... my abs were a quivering bunch of jello.

UP - Photo session that keeps me walking & getting in the miles...

This momma was up for walking everywhere too... no slowing her down

UP - Baby shower!!!! & I did pretty decent with the food there.  It's easy to ignore food when there are so many people you want to talk to & see that you haven't talked to in a long time.  That's the best diet right there... talking....

DOWN - I lost a game that had to do with Disney movies & songs in them. Everyone thought I would win.  I'm a loser.  Lost by 3 ... the winner lost by 2 ... she cheated. I'm sure of it :)  She sat right behind me so I'm sure me singing every word of the songs (except 3 of them) had to help her :) .... The ones I didn't get were from Robin Hood, Hunchback of Notre Dame & Lion King II ... Dang it!!!!

UP - Chunky jewelry - I never wear it & bought a piece & gave it a go... I usually am just a 'I'll wear my cross every day" kinda gal. I LOVED the necklace. Made my jean shirt & maxi skirt look more 'jazzed' up.  I now need more chunky jewelry

DOWN - Chunky jewelry can be expensive... or at least my taste is expensive.  My husband would say, "Amen"


UP - Grease & then Grease 2 was on TV

DOWN - I went to bed super late because I had to watch Grease 2 ... for the 3,289th time (I literally was addicted to this movie growing up)

DOWN - I was late to church on Sunday for a meeting because Grease 2 was on again & I had to wait to see the talent show & sing "Girl for all seasons" & of course, the dramatic Biker Heaven scene..."Just remember Stephanie, I love you, & you're the only one who can keep our love alive..."

Some people may call this corny
... I call it, my childhood dream...

UP/DOWN - depends on who you ask - I know every word to the songs, the dances in Grease 2 & most of the words to the script.  It's kinda sad... kinda fun...

UP - More photo sessions... keeping me active & busy

UP - Yoga pants are on sale at Target for $10... WHAT?  Is it wrong I wanted to buy like 7 pairs?  one for every day of the week?

DOWN - So we went to our local Starbucks (which is still 15 minutes away) & they said they don't have the Peach for Peach Green Tea Lemonade... I told them I just got it from another store & they said, "It must be left over from last year"...

Yes, I know my affection towards Starbucks changed quickly in a day


Ron Burgundy: Boy, that escalated quickly… I mean, that really got out of hand fast. Champ Kind: It jumped up a notch. Ron Burgundy: It did, didn’t it? Brick Tamland: Yeah, I stabbed a man in the heart. Ron Burgundy: I saw that. Brick killed a guy. Did you throw a trident? Brick Tamland: Yeah, there were horses, and a man on fire, and I killed a guy with a trident. Ron Burgundy: Brick, I’ve been meaning to talk to you about that. You should find yourself a safehouse or a relative close by. Lay low for a while, because you’re probably wanted for murder. 

UP - such a beautiful evening, I couldn't stand staying in the house & the hubs was going to do yard work.  I headed over to my parent's house & went down to their barn to check out the horses & ended up sitting outside & just talking with them for awhile... nice way to wrap up a Sunday.
DOWN - the Bill Board awards... I didn't care for it.  I was all geared up for Michael Jackson & the hologram thing... it just looked horribly CGI in the Breaking Dawn scary baby CGI way... & just made me sad that Michael Jackson is really gone.

Abridged Breaking Dawn - CGI

So how was your weekend?
Did you catch Grease or Grease 2 any this weekend?
Do YOU want a cool rider?


  1. #StarbucksFail

    I still can't believe MJ is gone too. He was such an icon in the music industry... I didn't watch the awards (I never watch those things though) but I didn't expect the hologram thing to be that great either.

    Love that magic eight ball story!! Picturing you drop kicking it if it said no made me LOL! :0)

    1. I would have too... Screw that Eight ball... as of now, its my friend though :)

  2. oh my gosh that salad looks amazing. i would have it without chicken as well, gross. mmm potatoes are my fave! cheese + sour cream = perfect haha.

  3. McAlister's sweet tea is too good. I have no regrets when I drink one. LOL!

  4. Replies
    1. me too!! I really did open a can of worms with this one :)

  5. I love horses, it's my dream to own a few one day:) That picture of the farm with the pond and horse is actually beautiful!!!
    My weakness is cheese too, I can't help but put a little on anything it would go with..

  6. I have never heard of that drink at my beloved Starbucks so I am going to search it out, it sounds yummy! Your picture of that beautiful couple is amazing and I LOVED your necklace!! And...I've never had sweet tea...crazy right?

    1. You must not be from the south. Its in our baby bottles down here :)


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