Yes, you read that right. Miss Morgan anti-social socialized not once, not twice, but THREE times this weekend. And that is definitely something worth documenting!Friday night we had a work dinner (for John) at a really fancy-schmansy steak restaurant. He really does work for a great company because they understand that they have to work A LOT, but they try to have fun too. So every once in a while there's a sporting event, or Topgolf or a dinner where they just treat everyone to a fun night. And they usually invite me along too ;)
Because I put on real clothes (aka: non babysitting/dog walking clothes) and my 7 year old Tory Burch's came out of the closet.
(John wants me to add that the guy on the right has a band-aid on his head because he tripped over his poodle.)
It was a crazy good meal. Almost everyone got their own dessert, which is like heaven in my book. (John got the creme brûlée and I got a chocolate lava cake.) And not to mention we had some very good steaks. John got a huge tomahawk and the waiter even wrapped up the bone because he said he heard us talking about our dog and he thought that maybe he would like it. Isn't that sweet, haha? We did not give it to Ted, but he did get some bites of leftover steak the next day and it was his first taste of "people" food. So we've crossed that line now...lol.
Saturday brought tons and tons of rain. John had texted me on Friday something like the worst hurricane ever in history was headed our way and that we should stop and get some water. So I went out to Walmart Saturday morning, and seriously I was the only one there buying water. I texted John, "um no one else here seems to be concerned about a hurricane" haha. But at least IF something did happen, we would be fine with two cases of water and pretzels and pb&j's. (Always my "perishable" food plan.) This is the second time we've had to prepare for a possible hurricane/flood while living here. All day, and into the night, our phones were buzzing with "flood warnings" and what not, but it didn't seem to really be that bad.
John had to work most of Saturday (and I acted like a baby about it lol) but he got home in enough time to accompany me to my favorite little 3 year olds birthday party. (Who I nanny, if that isn't obvious.) It was supposed to be at this really sweet park nearby, but of course got rained out so it was at their house. (Which is also sweet, so who cares lol.)
I about died when I saw these little cupcakes that said, "Why Not?" because it's like his favorite phrase right now. It's his answer to anything he doesn't like or doesn't want to do. For example, Friday I asked him if he could take one more bite of his sandwich and he got upset and said, "why not??" Haha. So I had to have one. (Also had a really great snow cone, but no picture.) And they even put on the MSU football game for John to watch, which was really awesome because since we don't have cable he hardly gets to catch the games anymore. (And he doesn't really know how to interact with kids, haha.)
Afterwards we went home and watched half of two different scary movies. First movie was something John picked that was about the devil and exorcism and stuff, and I was hiding behind my legs not watching/playing on my phone because I can't watch things like that. So halfway through we changed it to Scream (my choice). And then John wasn't paying any attention/playing on his phone, haha. It's really too bad we don't like the same movies.
John went to work again Sunday morning (I did not cry this time lol) and I stayed home with the Ted, and made suuuuuuch good pumpkin bread. I may have started late to the game on this stuff this year, but I'm definitely making up for lost time.
I've had these mini loaf pans forever and never used them for some reason so I decided to use them for these. Aren't they adorable?! I know there's a million recipes going around right now, but in case anyone is interested I used this one and just did a glaze on top. (1 C. powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, 2 tsp milk and tiny splash of maple syrup.) Oh, and in my rush to read the recipe, I used a whole can of pumpkin instead of the cup it asked for, but turned out fine ;)
Even though it was raining and raining and raining with no end in sight, we drove out to my sister and her boyfriends place because it's her (26th!!!!) bday next week, and we had a little gift to give her. (+ some of this bread now haha.) We took Ted with us because he's been so bored and cooped up because of this rain, so we thought we'd let him play with her dog. It's funny because her dog (golden retriever) Daisy, used to be the most wild puppy ever and now that she's mature (like, 5 lol) she wants nothing to do with our wild puppy. But Ted could care less. He loved chasing her around ruining her night, haha. So we left the dogs to hang out at her apartment, and we went out for Mexican food at this place we've had on our food bucket list forever now, El Tiempo.
She does not like this picture, but I do haha. John and I just ordered a dessert and asked them to put a candle in it, but then they came out with the dessert we ordered and this one, AND sang to her. She died. (I would have too, haha.) She kept trying to not make her birthday a big deal, but I told her you're supposed to celebrate your birthday for a whole week. (That's my motto at least.) I was really happy we got to do this, because it's been a few years since we've been in the same place to be able to celebrate birthdays together. I remember the first year I moved away, I cried on her birthday because I had never been way from her before. So it was really special that we could get together, even if it was a few days early. (Weekday birthdays are the worst right?)
And all the food was all so good! We had so much stuff, our whole table was covered in margaritas and fajitas, and just plates of things. I have some really dark pictures so it's not worth sharing, but the fajitas came out in like towers, with like actual coals burning underneath. And a little dish of butter, or what I think was butter, on the side to dip the meat into. It was amazing. We were talking on the drive home how good we've ate this month. Lately it seems like we're eating out more than we are at home. But I'm okay with it, because it's basically winter, and that's when we're all allowed to go a little crazy right?
So yes, that is three times I was out and about interacting with other humans this weekend. Which may be a record for me. And also means that the next few days I will need to be left alone, haha. But it was really fun. (Even though John worked both days..) I was feeling kind of bad last night when we got home because I didn't get hardly anything checked off my to-do list, and choose to watch an episode of The Affair instead of doing anything productive before bed. And for some reason I remembered that quote...you see it all over Pinterest and coffee mugs and t-shirts and things that says, "You have as many hours in a day as Beyonce does." Basically saying, she can do it all. And it made me mad. Because if I was Beyonce someone else would have run to Costco for more paper towel and stamps, and cleaned my floors, and bathed my dog, and rotated out my summer clothes for winter clothes...and you get what I mean. But does Beyonce ever have time to sit down and leisurely watch Scream with Jay-z? Did she eat 7,000 calories of straight up sugar this weekend? Did she get to help decorate pumpkins with little children? Possibly. But the point is, I do not have as many "hours" in a day as Beyonce does, and I don't care. I had a good weekend, and I think we can live without paper towel for a few days.
Until next time, x.