Friday Favorites 08.03.2018
Last Friday, my brother and I visited the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Southern Methodist University. Besides exhibits featuring President Bush’s time in office, 9/11, and childhood, there was a small section of the museum with a “library.” With excitement, we spotted some of our childhood favorites. Anyone remember Officer Buckle and Gloria? We had a great time and enjoyed a special seasonal exhibit featuring the First Ladies. A couple of dresses and personal items were on display which was nice. After touring the museum, we ate at Jason’s Deli. My favorite menu item is the lighter portion of the Black Bean Salad. For no charge, they’ll give me extra guacamole since I omit the cheese and sour cream. After coming home, I relaxed and played with the dogs. Shay and I turned in early.
Saturday morning, I met up with my sister-in-law and her mom to go to Town Talk. It was fun and I am all stocked up on berries for smoothie prep! Afterwards, I drove to Trader Joe’s for a few additional items. A new Trader Joe’s post will have to come soon! I have some new favorite items! For lunch, Shay and I went through the drive through at Taco Cabana. My options are pretty limited here but I have gotten creative. I ordered a couple sides of their Mexican rice, refried beans, and black beans with some pico de gallo (condiments are free!!) At home, I had leftover tostada shells and shredded lettuce. Here’s my version of a Cabana bowl!! Shay installed new windows in our master bedroom and my goodness, let there be light! It’s messy in our room so I opted to not take a picture!
Sunday, I attended service and taught class. Afterwards, Shay and I made this epic meal together! I’m showing you the picture of his meal because it looks better than mine 😉 In the evening, I went to a church member’s home for my small group’s swimming party. The water felt so amazing and was very refreshing! It was so cute watching all of the littles “swimming” with their little floaties on! After coming home, I successfully convinced Shay to give Parks and Rec another try and then went to bed.
Monday morning, I worked out to some Youtube videos and had quite the weather surprise on my way to work. I’ll be the first to admit I’m a super anxious person but I’ve also seen Twister one too many times and don’t play around with funky looking clouds. On my drive, I called my dad who assured me that all would be fine. And all was fine. By the time I got off work, our 90 degree temperatures were back, the sun was out, and you would have never known we had a storm blow through.
Tuesday and Wednesday were uneventful except for being busy at work. Tuesday night, we attended a park event called “Strut Your Mutt.” We strutted our mutts on a brief walk and called it a night. There really weren’t any mutts out. Just ducks. Lots and lots of ducks. Whomp whomp. Thursday was a busy day at work but I was able to quickly run by Chipotle to get a yummy salad. Shay wanted to grill for dinner so he grilled sausage and steak for himself. Potatoes, asparagus, zucchini, and onion were also thrown into the mix.
That’s about all I have for you! So grateful for a three day weekend. My body and soul need some restoration. While I was scrolling through Instagram, I saw a picture that made me VERY happy!! Fall items are hitting the shelves! Give me all the pumpkins,