Friday Favorites 06.29.2018
These week has been very crazy in that over half of our house is being remodeled. Let me take you back to last weekend when the madness began!!
Saturday, I quickly made a trip to Town Talk for some groceries before making a quick stop at Taco Cabana for breakfast tacos for our “crew.” For several hours, we had help from Shay’s brother and friend for moving furniture and doing typical demo stuff (on the birth date of Chip and Joanna’s new baby!!!). It was pretty tiring!
At some point in the evening, we took a break to rent a movie and have dinner. We watched Death Wish with Bruce Willis. Quite a dark and suspenseful film with some gruesome moments. Reminded me a lot of Taken with Liam Neeson.
Sunday, I attended service before coming home and relaxing (we were sore!) without Internet (eeck!) Early in the afternoon, we went to see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in 3D. It was pretty good! Not to spoil anything, but we are looking forward to the next installment in 2021. Crazy to think that far ahead!
Afterwards, we worked more on the house until we were exhausted. At some point, I began reading one of my library books (The Marriage Pact) and could not put it down.
Monday’s workout got cut since my shoulders were pretty sore from scraping wallpaper. Shay took the day off work so we took Shelbie to the vet for a check-up. Stetson came along as her emotional support friend. Shelbie does not like the vet and can be very fearful. Ever since she had a fecal probe test (for lack of a better name), she’s been on the defensive. Who could blame her? Lots of cuddles and reassurance were in store for Shelbie and we made it out in one piece. Dropped the dogs off at the house and then Shay and I drove to the grocery store, Internet store to get a new router, and then to Floor and Decor to price tile and stone. We continued to work on the house with little breaks here and there. I was able to finish my first library book and moved onto the second (Sisters First). It feels terrific to be able to get through a book that quickly!
Tuesday, I ran pitifully and came home to two fur-babies demanding for them to be taken on their walk. Naturally, I couldn’t turn them down. After splashing some water on my face, I took them out. Upon our return, I immediately hit the shower. I worked on scraping popcorn ceiling after resting and reading. After several hours, my shoulders and hands told me it was time to take a break.
Wednesday and Thursday consisted of running errands and reading during my down time. One of my summer bucket list items was able to be crossed off (farmer’s market!). Loads of plants and fresh produce awaited me plus lots of jarred and frozen goodies!
I started and finished my third library book (Beautiful Day) early Thursday morning. Insomnia has its perks!
Book holds I had placed at the library last week were ready and I excitedly returned my three borrowed books and collected my new books. Outside of grad school, I don’t remember a time when I read so much FOR PLEASURE!
Thanks to my co-worker, I discovered paradise just minutes from my house, The Painted Tree. Local vendors rent out small spaces and sell all sorts of goodies- antiques, clothes, soaps, signs, you name it. Let’s just say Christmas 2018 has been taken care of!! There are so many creative minds out there and I loved visiting each booth to see what types of antiques/crafts/clothes were being offered. One booth had nothing but poodle skirts/tops/Pink Ladies jackets in varying sizes! Another person took old blue jeans to cover ottomans, couches, etc. This brought me back to 2nd grade when my grandmother sewed my very own purple poodle skirt. I loved wearing that skirt!
Well friends, that about wraps it up for this week. Temperatures are scorching us here and I thank my lucky stars our AC is working!!!
A Newly Proclaimed Book Worm,