Weekend Things

Hey guys!

How was your weekend?  We had a pretty busy but fun weekend over here.

Friday night was pizza night once again. We had dinner, hung out on the couch with Bosco, ate a bunch of snacks, and I made a batch of cinnamon buns (yum!).


Bosco was clearly thrilled by our exciting night.

Saturday was a pretty packed day. I had a morning appt. to get my hair done, so I got up early to get some cleaning done before I left. I cleaned the bathroom, walked Bosco and fed him breakfast, did a load of laundry, and vacuumed. I had a Quest bar (Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – mmmm!!)  for breakfast. I took a shower and then left for my hair appt.



After I got home from my hair appt., I had about 1/2 hr. to eat lunch before I had to leave to get my nails done.


When I got home, Pat and I went out to run a few errands and then my sister and Nick came over. We hung out for a bit at the house and then went out to dinner at a restaurant near our house.


I had a grilled chicken salad and my sister had the same.

We had a nice dinner and then hung out at our house for a while after. We talked about ideas of what to do for New Year’s Eve as well as a trip we want to take into NYC next Saturday. (Random fact – Pat proposed to me in front of the tree in NY back in 2004). 🙂  Nick and Amy stayed for about an hr. before they headed home for the night.

Sunday AM started with a very chilly (it was only 32 degrees out when I woke up!) walk with the Shih Tzu. I got a bunch of stuff around the house done – cleaned the bathroom, vacuumed, did laundry, and started a batch of fiesta chicken in the crock pot. After Pat was up, we took Bosco with us to get some coffee and bagels. Bosco LOVES going for rides in the car (just like his momma!).


French Vanilla coffee


I had a bagel with egg, cheddar, and a hash brown  – mmm, mmm, mmm!

After breakfast Pat went to the gym and I stayed home to get some food ready for the week and take a shower. I made a batch of roasted veggies to snack on next week, bagged some carrots for work, and got some other snacks for the week ready. I love to have all my food for during the week all ready to go – makes things so much easier!



Later in the day Pat and I went out to buy a few things we still had to get people (and a certain little Shih Tzu!!) for Christmas. Some of the stores were quite busy, but I think we are now all set with everything we wanted to get.

I think I am about to make myself some hot chocolate and have a sugar cookie.

Have a great night!! 🙂

Just Checking In

Hey guys!

Happy Friday! I just wanted to check in and say hi. 🙂

How has your week been? Mine has been super busy at work, but thankfully there is a light at the end of the tunnel – only one more week and Pat and I leave for Aruba!


Not to toot my own horn, but I took this picture the last time we were there .. isn’t it so beautiful that it almost looks fake? Just say yes and make me happy. 🙂

Let’s see, what else do I want to tell you guys about. I have seen post after post on Instagram about Combat Crunch bars and have been intrigued to try them.


I picked some up after work today and can’t wait to try them. If they are even 1/2 as tasty as Quest bars (which I LOVE and have every single day), I know I will love them.

I haven’t talked about fitness all that much lately, mostly because there hasn’t been much taking place to talk about. When my gym was right down the street, I went pretty much every morning before work. Now that my new gym is 10 – 15 mins. away, I just find it too hard to get there before work, but yet often feel too tired to go after work. I still do make it there, but lately only 1 or 2 days / week.  I have, however, been doing really well as far as watching what I eat. Over the last 3 months, I have been pretty strict about what I eat and actually lost 15 lbs. as a result. Over the last 3 months, I can honestly say I only had 1 real “cheat meal” (more like cheat 1/2 day). 🙂  I am quite proud of myself considering I was in many situations when I was around not so healthy food (concerts, parties, weekend away, even in an ice cream parlor with my sister and Pat!) but stayed disciplined. As time went on over the last 3 months, I really didn’t even crave junk food, as I said, other than last weekend.

I am really happy with my weight loss, except for one thing – I think 90% of the weight that I lost was in my boobs. 😦  haha (and by haha, I really mean waaaaaaa)  How is that fair??!! As I lost weight, I started to notice more and more extra room in my bras, but I think I was in denial. A few days ago I finally broke down and bought myself some new bras – 3 actually (which came to $220! – WHY are bras SO expensive??).

This weekend is going to be pretty busy for us. Tomorrow AM, Mr. Bosco has an appt. at the groomer and I have an appt. to get my nails done. Pat and I also want to try to get some more things done on the house to get it ready to put on the market, especially since we will be on vacation for the next 2 weekends.

On Sunday, Pat and I are going stand up paddle boarding with my friend, sister, and sister’s friend.


I am looking forward to it, but REALLY don’t want to fall into the water. haha  If I do like it, maybe Pat and I will do it in Aruba as well.


Well, Pat should be home any minute now with our dinner, so I will talk to you all later.


Have a great weekend!! 🙂

It may be Monday, but …

I finally got to try the new S’mores Quest bars! As with every flavor that I have tried, I thought they were awesome!



I got a fun, sparkly color on my nails this weekend that I will have the pleasure of looking at for the next 2 weeks.



I have this tasty looking ice cream just waiting to be sampled in my freezer.



Tickets have been purchased for the Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney concert in August!  I.CAN’T.WAIT!!!!



And last but not least, it may be Monday but I have the cutest little Shih Tzu known to man. 🙂