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Vegetarian Wednesday!


In my continued effort to workout more regularly and eat more cleanly, we had a vegetarian meal tonight. After I did a quick run and the gym and Bub exercised at home, we had a dinner of portobello mushrooms, sweet potato fries and broccoli.

This is the recipe I used for the mushrooms. EXCEPT I didn’t put them on a bun or accent them with lettuce and tomato. I did sprinkle them with balsamic and top with blue cheese and the sauce (recipe at the bottom of the above link). EXCEPT I added about a tablespoon of honey to the sauce and used dried parsley instead of fresh (about 1 tsp).

I used this recipe for the sweet potato fries, and it was AH.MAH.ZING. So good I wish I’d made more than just one potato’s worth of them…even though I did split the leftovers between two lunches.

The broccoli was just steamed and topped with olive oil and sea salt. I did it in my 50-year-old, mustard yellow, Tupperware microwaveable steamer…which almost met its death tonight because I accidentally set it on a hot stove eye. Luckily, I caught it in time and it wasn’t ruined, just scarred. (Mom, you know the severity of this…haha.) If you don’t have one of these, get one…you NEED it!

20130123-194225.jpg This is what mine looks like…it’s the best ever!

I was still a little hungry after dinner so I had some whole wheat toast with almond butter on it (and a little peanut butter because my almond stuff wouldn’t spread very well).

Overall, a great dinner to top off a great day that included lunch with my old friend Dwight at Gourmet Market where I had a “Fake Steak” sandwich (made with portobellos). 🙂

Now that I’ve regained you with my meal plan today…I’m off and looking forward to a rest day tomorrow (finally) as I’ve been in the gym or in a class everyday since LAST Sunday (10 days i a row with six days in a row before that I think)…go me! Adios!

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#BackOnTheWagon, Still Out of Shape


Ugh…this damned ankle sprain from our summer beach trip and my failed attempt at skim boarding (aka the dumbest thing I’ve ever done) is still plaguing me. I had to take several weeks off from the gym to rest and let it heal, then had to catch back up to where I was…and it’s been HARD!

I mean, I was working out ON vacation the same day I almost had to have my foot amputated (ok…amputated is a little extreme, but it was bad)…so the whole thing has been annoying.

Anyway, I’ve been getting back into it…

64 ounces of water a day and 80 grams of protein a day…back in the gym as often as I can be…tracking my meals…almost dying because I am so out of shape.

As I tweeted earlier today, two road miles are harder than two treadmill miles. And they must have been even harder than I thought they were because this new kid in the neighborhood…who has tried hard to make friends with us and has sold us Boy Scout popcorn…saw me as I was stopping for water and said, “Jeeze! You look exhausted…I saw you running! I heard if you put your hands on your head you can breathe better.” As I kind of shrugged at him pretending that I had headphones on (even though I didn’t) and couldn’t hear him, he continued, “Your face is really red!”

This is how I wanted to respond: “Hey kid, I’m aware I am out of breath. I am sweating like a man and my lungs may literally explode in a second, but you can keep on walking.”

Instead I almost killed myself running my last lap out of spite.

i finished two miles in 22:31…three laps around our neighborhood’s outer ring. Not super fast obviously…but, remember, I’m out of shape. :/

Seriously, though, haven’t the kid’s parents told him not to comment on women who are working out? Or women in general? And not just him…I don’t want anyone to say anything to me when I look like I am about to die…not even if I am actually dying as a result of a workout…just let me be. At least I’d be able to say I was doing something productive when I went. 🙂

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We Survived Thanksgiving and Black Friday


Well…a lot has happened since my last post last week.

 

Us at the farm

As you know…duh…it was Thanksgiving.  We had some great fun with my family up in Wartburg (picture of us above is inside the cabin–my favorite place to sit while Robbie is cooking dinner so I can watch, learn, help and tease).  It was Tanner’s first time up there and I think that he was surprised at how pretty it was.  We had a HUGE crew up there and the food was, as always, fabulous. My contribution to the meal was a ton of biscuits.  I made my sweet potato biscuits (perfect with butter and maple syrup on top) and then some regular biscuits (this time I made low-calorie biscuits with yogurt instead of shortening and skim milk instead of buttermilk…they were pretty good).

 

I also made us a turkey of our own so we could make turkey sandwiches this week (a great idea!) and this is how it turned out.

A turkey for my turkey.

I basically just brined a small turkey breast and then baked it.  I didn’t have a roasting pan so I rigged one up with a cookie cooling rack and a glass casserole dish.  It worked out pretty well.  I didn’t make gravy because we just wanted sandwiches, but it was still very yummy.

I also finished doing my Christmas decorating.  I finally got my stocking hanger done.  Here is a picture.

 

Stocking Hanger

 

Ps. That third peg there is for a “pet” stocking for Toby and Winston…I just don’t have it yet. Sheesh! Here is the whole thing put together…I’m planning to go back over it today with maybe some light green to make those trees stand out a little more.

Here is what it looks like with the rest of the decorations:

 

Christmas at the Harris House

 

Not too shabby, huh?  I registered for some stocking holders (and some shelves to put them on), but this will work for now.  I think Tanner really liked it.  Right now, we’re trying to figure out how to hang my cute little door hanger on the front door (sticky things not working) and how to hang my wreaths on the front windows…I think Tanner has it figured out, so we’re close to getting those up too.  Other than that, we’re done.

Oh yeah, we’re also done shopping (just one more gift left to get)!  We both finished up our shopping for the advent calendar and I’m pumped to get that going on Wednesday.  I’ll try to keep you guys posted as to what we get if I can, but also want to try to keep it a little bit sacred for just the two of us (bummer, I know! haha :)). All those presents under the tree are things we’re giving for Christmas.  Not one gift under there is from me to Tanner or from Tanner to me and none are for us except for the Bed Bath and Beyond box to the right on the bottom.  That’s our first wedding present from Virginia and Bill McRee.  Don’t be fooled because it’s under the tree…we certainly opened it already, but I wrapped it back up so I could keep track of the ribbon until I get back from next week’s shower with all the bows from that trip.  They got us three of our 12 flatware sets.  We are so pumped to get those…you all know how I feel about flatware!  It is all so beautiful.  I know we picked out the right stuff.

We have our first shower coming up next weekend in Kingsport and I’m excited.  It will be nice to get up there and see Eddie and Silvia since we didn’t have a chance to see them over Thanksgiving with the awkward time of the game and the busy shopping on Friday.

I shopped with mom on Black Friday.  We did a great job and got a ton of Christmas stuff done (like I said, all mine is done).  We started at 6:15 a.m. (that’s when she picked me up at home) and then shopped until about 2 or 3.  In that time, I had to take my car to the shop to get a tire (two tires actually) replaced and that kind of fun stuff, but the day was a success nonetheless.   I also got something to wear to the Kingsport shower.

On another note: my dress is IN!  I don’t remember if I said that or not in an earlier post. But it is in.  I went yesterday with mom to try it on.  It was so cool.  Trying on MY dress and picking out my veil and my hair piece.  Hopefully the hair piece will be in before Dec. 27th when I go do my hair trial with Dana at the shop.  I’ve already got some great ideas about what I want it to look like.  Mom got some good pictures of me in my dress at the store (but I won’t post them here–no way! :)).  Like I said, it was exciting…and it fit pretty good except for that it was a little tight in the back (as in across my back) and I think that might have been because it wasn’t fitted in the bust yet, but it made me think…time to get really serious.  I have just a little over 90 days to get things right.  I went to the gym this morning at 6 a.m. so I could get the week off to a good start.  Those are popping up more and more as the holidays get closer and so I need to just make myself get up in the morning to go to the gym on the days that I can’t go after work.  No excuses.  I missed a whole week of working out (really more because I went from Saturday the 20th to today without working out and that can’t happen (granted I was sick and it was the first time that I haven’t been to the gym at least twice in a week since I joined…but it can’t happen again).  So now we’re kicking it into high gear even if it means a lot of early mornings.

Like I said, I got up early this morning and went to the gym to do a cardio run.  I burned about 260 calories in 30 minutes and felt awesome after I was done…though it was tough to get going and get myself out of bed since it was freezing outside, it was well worth it.  Next time though, I’ll have to get up a little bit earlier 😦 to make sure I have ample time to do what I want to do and get to work on time.  Shouldn’t be too bad I don’t think, especially since I’ll have time to work out again in the evening if I want or have my evenings free at the house to sit and enjoy it being Christmas at home. 🙂  We’ll see.

Anyway, thanks for reading.  I’m so thankful for all of you for taking the time to keep up with what is going on in our lives.  We are super pumped as we just passed the 100 day mark to the wedding.  So things will be picking up like crazy and we’re excited to share it with you all.

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We Finally Had An Afternoon in Big Orange Country


Well…it’s finally here…it’s FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE!

T is so excited, he’s like a kid on Christmas trying to keep himself busy tonight with going over our list of things to take to the tailgate tomorrow and working on his fantasy football draft numbers.  I know he can’t wait and I’m so happy to be a part of that for him again this year.  When he wakes up tomorrow morning, he’s going to be so ready to get down to campus (for the 6:00 p.m. game) and hang with our friends.

The weather for tomorrow is supposed to be great.  During the day tomorrow it’s suppose to be a high of 59 and sunny and low of 54 as we get into kickoff.  We couldn’t ask for better weather to kick-start football season.

This year, we’ve been displaced from our tailgating spot and so are all a little bit nervous about how we are going to like our new home.  Before, we tailgated right by the rock (two years ago), then by the former home of the rock (last year) and this year, because the former home of the rock is under construction to build the new student health center, we have decided to move down to Fiji Island.

Though we had mixed feelings about the move, these are the pros of moving to Fiji Island:

  1. There is lots of grass underfoot, something we all decided was a necessity for our tailgating style.
  2. The actual tailgating area is close to the car and makes for easy drop off and pick up of tailgating materials.
  3. There are other equally die-hard volunteer fans around us to help make the day awesome.
  4. There is usually very little bothersome patrolling going on through that area.

The cons were:

  1. We were moved a great distance from the bathrooms we were used to using (real bathrooms, not porta potties).
  2. Though drop off was easy, it wasn’t as easy as the spot we had before.
  3. It might be overcrowded as the construction on campus has (most likely) displaced quite a few tailgaters.
  4. There might be activities going on that could disrupt our tailgating experience (ie. sorority and fraternity events, philanthropic activities, etc.)
  5. It was a lot farther away from the bathrooms we were used to using (note that I mentioned this twice, because we’re really worried about it).

At any rate, we’re all super excited to try out the new spot…I think it’s going to be just fine.  Hey, we might even make some new friends.  Plus, I just had a major realization today that we might be able to use the bathrooms in TRECS, which are actually better than the bathrooms we were using in Stokely Athletic Center…so it might just be better for everyone!  Also, because I am on campus now, I can meet whoever is dropping off the car full of stuff on campus and drive them home (ie. I can meet Louis on campus where he can park his car in a metered spot and leave it overnight and then I can drive him home so that when he comes to campus in the morning with Shaun, the car is already there, pretty close to our spot!).

So, I’m looking forward to tomorrow to see how it’s going to go.

It’s Louis’ birthday tomorrow…the BIG 30!  So I made orange cupcakes (I used Fanta instead of water and added food coloring…six of the cupcakes are really orange, 12 of them are basically plain old cup cakes, but they’ll get orange icing tomorrow morning…also, they are charbroiled on the bottom because I used dumb old paper cupcake liners instead of the aluminum ones like I knew I should, but regardless, the cake is good and it’s the effort that counts…I’ll try them again next week since it will be Shane’s 30th birthday).

I took off today to do some wedding things.  So I slept late and then got up this morning, had a yummy breakfast of Banana Nut and Chocolate Cheerios (you can’t buy them like this…you basically have to buy both the Banana Nut and the Chocolate Cheerios and then mix them half and half in your bowl.  It’s so yummy.  Like a banana split for breakfast and, now, just about the only cereal I want to eat, ever!).  Then I went to Yoga at the Court South in Alcoa.  I had originally planned to take a Pilates class at the Court South out West, but because the months changed over in the middle of the week, the Pilates class got dropped from the schedule and I went to take yoga in Alcoa.  Little did I know that the 10:30 Friday Yoga Class at Court South Alcoa was the geriatric class.  No joke…I was the youngest person there by 50 years.  I mean, don’t get me wrong…it made me feel good that I was way more bendy than those old fogies, but also made me reflective to think…I hope I can bend like that when I’m 70.  You go seniors!

I left there, came home, showered, then started my day of wedding things in big orange country.  I went by All Occasions to turn in a mail coupon to get 15% off of the remainder of our deposit, which saved us a little bit (every little bit counts).  I also took my wedding shoes in to make sure that the ties and table runners I had picked out matched them (they did!) and then I changed my basic linens from white to ivory, just because that seems to be the way we’re going anyway.

After that, I went to White Lace to try on my wedding dress (again!) because I was helping April pick her bridesmaids dress size and she’d never seen the dress (and, let’s face it, because I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE putting it on).  Well anyway, April looked great in the bridesmaids dress, just reinforcing that I made a great decision there.  And she got all teary eyed when I walked out of the dressing room, just reinforcing that I made a great decision in asking her to be my matron of honor (old married hag…jk LOVE YOU SIS :)).  *I also picked up my second batch of invitations. After that, we went for lunch at Brixx (where I had a very yummy Sunny Margarita…hey, it was my day off!), took a jaunt around the mall to get her a UT shirt and she bullied me into splitting the “Buy 3, Get 3 Free” Deal at Bath and Body Works.

After we left the mall, an ran into just about all the traffic in the state, I called Louis to meet me on campus, took him home, got myself home…and have just finished with the grocery shopping and making my cupcakes (they are in the microwave on a plate so they can cool appropriately tonight to be iced first thing in the morning).

It was basically a great day, even though I’m exhausted right now.  Every time I’m in my dress, I love it more and more.  I know I made the right choice in it because every time I see it, I can’t help but think “T is just going to love this.  He’s really going to die when he sees me in this.”  And then I think, “When he sees me in this, I’m going to be seeing him in his tux and it’s going to be perfect.” Then I think, “We’ll be getting married.”  It’s just so overwhelming and so wonderful.  I feel beautiful in it and can’t wait for him to see it.

*Second batch of invitations explained: Apparently when my first batch of 250 invitations got delivered to White Lace and Promises, the box was in disarray.  The only explanation was that in its trip from Carleson Craft to White Lace and Promises, something happened on the delivery truck and the box was DESTROYED.  So the delivery people did the best they could to repackage the invitation pieces and get them to White Lace.  Well, “the best they could” wasn’t good enough for the WLP team.  They were so mad that my invitations were messed up…by messed up I mean, probably 50 invitations were creased in the middle, ripped, smudged with dirt/mud…just literally unusable.  So WLP called Carleson Craft, had another order sent and now I have 500 invitations…well really more like 400-450 invitations because of the pieces that are ruined from the delivery mishap.  Most people would see this as a major crisis situation, but not me, I’m overjoyed because now I don’t have to stress about if we have five more people pop up on the guest list and we go over the 250 invitation number, I also don’t have to worry about if an envelope gets messed up or something rips because I basically have infinity invitations.  So, it’s all good.

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We’ve Set The Dinner Menu For the Pre-UT Football Weekend


OK, so we’ve set the menu for this week…and I’ve got to say…it’s a good one.  We have two days where we’ll be eating leftovers and not having a special meal: Tuesday and Thursday.

Tuesday T and I are going to a reception for the new Introduction Knoxville class, but we’ll eat left overs from Sunday and Monday.  Thursday, I’ll be working late at UT for the Life of the Mind Lecture from Tracy Kidder.  Should be kind of neat, and I’m exciting about a late event with the new team.

T and I actually ran into my new supervisor at Kroger today.  I was glad she got to meet him.  It was really funny because I saw this girl in the parking lot and said, “That’s a pretty dress she has on.” T agreed and then I heard the lady beside her say my name. It was Karen and the girl whose dress I liked was her daughter.  We talked for a few minutes then parted ways. Pretty funny. Small world.

So, on to dinner for the week.

Tonight: Parmesan-Crusted Chicken in Cream Sauce with Brown Rice and Sugar Snap Peas and Mushrooms

The recipe for the chicken comes, of course, from allrecipes.com.  The brown rice is instant and instead of asparagus, we’re doing sugar snap peas with a recipe from cooks.com, it combines the peas with mushrooms, which works because we bought some this week.  I don’t usually like this website as much as allrecipes.com, but sometimes it comes through.

Tomorrow: Pinto Beans and Cornbread

We are doing a crock-pot pinto bean recipe and then I’m making my yummy, yummy cornbread from scratch.  I wanted to do a different cornbread recipe that included cream corn, but T wanted the regular old staple, so we’re doing that.

Tuesday: NO MEAL.

We’re having leftovers because we have the Introduction Knoxville reception.  They usually have some yummy drinks and finger food, so we’re going to eat there and then, if we’re still hungry when we get home, will have yummy pinto beans and cornbread to munch on.

Wednesday: Manicotti

The manicotti recipe I usually make is from my Stepmother (ex-Stepmother now).  It’s pretty good and your basic recipe.  She usually suggests putting black olives in the manicotti mix, but I don’t like black olives so I usually leave them out…this time I’m using mushrooms and we got an Italian sausage and garlic spaghetti sauce, to give it a little more FLAVOR!

Thursday: Leftovers.

T will be on his own for dinner on Thursday because I have to work late at that event, but he’ll have a choice of manicotti, pinto beans and cornbread, lasagna from last week (which we still have a ton of) or he can make a sandwich and have chips.

Friday: No idea…tailgating prep.

So, Friday is the day before the first tailgate of the season…so we probably won’t cook dinner because we’ll have a ton of leftovers to eat.  We also won’t know who is coming to stay with us so it will be up in the air.  For Saturday we are doing hot dogs and hamburgers.  T and I are going to take the left over hamburger patties from our cookout and supplying the buns.  I’m also making cup cakes for Louis’ birthday and then Sunday we’re going to dinner with Louis and Crystal and everyone to celebrate Lou turning 30!  Should be a fun weekend.  Supposedly it’s suppose to be 87 on Saturday, which is a lot more bearable than 95, but we’ll see.

For my cupcakes, I think I’m going to do white cake with white icing, but I’m going to put orange food coloring in the cake so that it will be themed.  I might do some with the white cake and the orange icing…should be good.  I am so excited!

So that’s the schedule and the menu this week.  I have training on Monday (which is good because the pinto beans go in the crock pot and the corn bread won’t take that long to make).  I’ll take a body pump class on Tuesday and do my free weights/ab circuits on Wednesday.  Thursday I was planning to take yoga (but don’t think I’ll be able to because of the after work event) so, because I’m off on Friday, I’m going to try out a Pilates class at 10:30.  I obviously won’t be able to go to the gym on Saturday, but will hopefully get in at least four days at the gym next week. We shall see. 🙂

Also good news, I get paid on Tuesday…so that will be awesome.  And while I’m off on Friday, I’ll be taking April to the bridal store and doing her measurements for her bridesmaid’s dress.  Should be a good week!

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I’m Making a Toast to New Friends and Old


This week has been so busy!  Even though it’s only Thursday, it feels like it should already be next Monday!

With the new schedule (my new job and working out in the evenings instead of the middle of the day), I’m so exhausted.  It’s a good thing I have a trainer to stay on me so I will actually go to the gym instead of wimping out…because when I do that, I kill myself the next time I go in and it’s counter productive.

Anyway, Monday we had dinner at home and Tuesday I went to Bonefish with the girls from my Junior League group.  It’s a little nerve wracking every time I do that, but I usually just have to push myself out of my comfort zone and jump in.  I’m usually pretty happy after I’ve done that and find that the get together was well worth it (even if the meal did cost me $30).  Yesterday I went to the gym with my trainer and was WORN out.  I don’t know if it was the heat, or what, but my workout was so hard and I could barely lift my arms when I got home.  Luckily, T made me dinner so I didn’t have to do ANYTHING besides shower.

Tonight, we’re going to a get together at the Mayor’s house…sort of a last farewell for everyone because as he was leaving office, everyone scattered.  We all left on different days to try to find something else.  So this is a last ditch effort to have us all in one place at the same time.

Work has been good, too.  It’s been an adjustment and every day I have a little twinge about whether or not I made the right choice.  As I’ve been told about 100 times, patience isn’t my best quality and it’s hard for me to come by.  I sort of expected to get in here and get RIGHT to work, but there has been a little bit of lag time.  Which, as a smart and intellectual person, I fully understand, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating for me.  I think, in the end, though, I made the right choice…because I needed to take a risk, make a professional move and do what was best for me in the long run.  This was definitely that.  I’m working with some great women and learning a lot of new programming, so it will only benefit me in the end, and deep down I know that.

T sent me a really sweet message on Monday because he knew I was struggling a bit. Apparently, this quote came up in his morning meeting and he thought it was something that he should share with me.  It said, “Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.”  All of that is true, and it meant a lot to me that he would think to send that my way.  Trust me, I know how lucky I am.  But more importantly, it’s right.  I’m young and don’t have a lot to keep track of (basically, just myself and my fiance and our baby pets and our house) so its the time to take risks.  Right now the risk/reward ratio is favorable and you don’t get to say that for a long time.

With the cookout this weekend, we’re excited to get to hang out with all of our friends.  I also invited the Junior League girls in my group to attend, though I don’t know if any of them will.  But, it’s so great to be so blessed by all the family and friends we have around and I’m excited for what the next few months bring.

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Everyone is Alive Despite Our Best Attempts!


What a week this has been. I am exhausted after what has occurred. It’s been a really tough week as far as workouts go. Monday, I tried a step class and I am not AT ALL coordinated enough to do it. While I was trying not to break my ankles, I was sweating my butt off and could barely breathe. It was fun, but I think I’ll stick to something else because I might have killed myself if I didn’t bow out a little bit early. It was a valiant effort from me, I feel like.

Tuesday, I went yoga with Tee and it was a GREAT class. Chelsea is going with me next week and I couldn’t be more excited. Wednesday, I had a really hard work out with John (that include weight lifting on a balance ball–maybe the hardest thing I’ve ever done). I sweated so much after only a 30 minute work out then did some cardio on the treadmill. I went back to Yoga on Thursday to stretch out my muscles from the session with John.

Friday, I lost my mind. I didn’t work Friday because I had several things to do. I needed to spend the rest of my Flex Money from work, so I needed to get some new glasses and I needed to have some keys made for me and T, Miss Sharon and our guests that were coming over, I needed to take a body pump class (at John’s request) and I needed to go to Lowe’s to pick up some new flowers for our front yard (that still looks like crap because Will Beets hasn’t come to mow it), then I needed to plant those flowers, and I needed to go to Walmart to get a new shower rod and some shower hooks. So I really didn’t have a plan for how it was going to work and what my schedule was going to be; I just knew the body pump class was at 9:30, noon and 5:30 and that I needed to be in Clinton by 4:30 to go with mom to visit Nana.

So, it went like this…Sharon came at 8:30. I left the house shortly thereafter. I went to Walmart and got the shower rod and hooks. Then I ran by Pilot to get a big water and went to the gym. I thought, I could get there early and do the treadmill and then do the class if I felt like it, if not, I did an acceptable workout anyway (which wasn’t really true because last Friday I ran a 5k). So, I did a mile and a half on the treadmill then did the body pump class at the gym. Then I went to Lowe’s got the keys and the flowers. By the time I picked out all the flowers, I was just as sweaty as I had been at the gym…literally, dripping. So I came home, and not wanting to be in Sharon’s way, I started on the yard. Mind you, it was probably a billion degrees. I dug up my planter and did it first (so I could feel like I had at least accomplished something). Then I started on the mail box planter because it was small (and I hoped easy). As I was doing that, I was seriously sweating out every bit of the water I drank at the gym, I had dirt up to my armpits. I finished that up then started on the front garden. SO EXHAUSTING. I had to dig up the weeds and bulbs that were there…YUCK. Then I lugged out TWO BAGS of potting soil to put some good dirt down so we could plant some new stuff…and by that time, I was so tired I could barely move the shovel to spread the dirt around. I got the other two bags of mulch out of my car and lugged them to the garage for T to deal with.

I seriously thought I was going to die. I was SO sweaty, and dirty and grimy. But, over all, if felt really good to work that hard on Friday. To top the day off, I went to Morning Pointe with mom to visit Nana and we stayed for sing along. So funny, how Nana knows the words to all those old songs. Crazy how the brain works.

Saturday, I had a 9:00 a.m. appointment at The Shop with Dana, then came back to the house to visit with some of Tanner’s friends that had stopped by on their way to a wedding. Then went to the mall to get some Bachelorette themed things for my Bride-to-Be-Saturday friend. We had a great “Bridesmaid Luncheon” at Bath Junkie where we got to mix our own scents for some bath salts and lotions. Then we went to dinner at Bonefish and then out to the bars. This is where we tried our darndest to kill her. One thing I learned…don’t ever give someone like Steph a list of things to accomplish before she can go home. If she didn’t have the list, I think we might have been home about two hours earlier…but it took her a little time to get in the spirits (or get the spirits in) to get it started and finished it. By gosh though, once it was done, so was she. We hit Southbound downtown and then Hannah’s in the Old City. Then I topped the night off at Crown and Goose as I waited on Tanner to come get me (by topped the night off, I mean I sat at the bar by myself playing Gems XXL on my Crackberry as I waited for my loving fiance to come pick me up).

So, needless to say, this Sunday, I am so looking forward to just BEING LAZY, but I know we have to do the menu and we have to go to the grocery store. Stay tuned for another post today about what our menu will be. I know you can hardly contain your excitement!

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