Monday, October 26, 2015

I was social three times this weekend and baked half a dozen pumpkin loafs, but I'm still no Beyonce.

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.

17 comments:

  1. This post was great! I actually laughed out loud that John wanted you to say his friend fell over his poodle haha! I'm so proud you made it through 3 days of going out, that really is a lot! And I 100000% agree with you, Beyonce has people doing things for her all the time. That reminds me of that photo Gisele put up of herself breastfeeding and someone doing her hair and nails at the same time and she wrote #multitasking and got slammed for it. Like no Gisele your just sitting there and normal moms don't even have time to wash their hair (speaking of washing hair they must be so happy its cool to not wash it haha). Rant over. But sorry I;ve been the worst blogger friend lately, I've read everything I've just been bad with commenting but your anniversary sounded great but I get the tired of eating out after a few days thing.

    xx,
    Susie

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    1. SUSIE! It's okay! Earlier this month I was feeling really stressed out and I wasn't writing or reading many blogs at all. It's honestly a lot to to keep up with and at least once a week I think, "should I just stop" because I hate the pressure of staying consistent and finding new blogs and what not. (I've been really bad at that lately lol.) But who cares! Ok, rant over on that lol. Anyways, YES to the Giselle thing! That is hardly multi-taksing, I bet a lot of "normal" Moms who have to do their own makeup and paint their own nails were PISSED! I would be! It reminds me of the Real Housewives, how they look beautiful all the time and it seems like their days are filled with meeting friends for lunch and running their little "businesses" and having lavish parties in their immaculate homes and it all looks so easy, but really they have 1000 people doing all the work for them! That's not real life.

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  2. Umm I want some Tory Burch flats! They have been on my wish list for like ever!! I'm very proud of you for being social that many times this weekend because it's definitely more social than I was!! I worked on our table (sanding, priming, etc), napped, grocery shopped, went to church, napped, did laundry, and cooked. Speaking of, that pumpkin bread looks amazing--major kudos for that one!! Also, now I want a free steak dinner, sigh... So glad you got to celebrate your sisters birthday with her!!

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    1. LOL, ok, I bought them when I was 20 and definitely could NOT afford them haha. I'm just glad they're still in style because I will never, ever pay that much for shoes again haha. I usually do everything you just named off, except sand a table lol, and I love my weekends like that! It just so happened that I had a lot of people time/things to do, and it was fun, but I did sort of miss my nap/laundy/cooking time.

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  3. Three days of hanging out with people is really impressive. I'm the same way. I have a friend who is like CONSTANTLY busy with people doing something...and it's all different people! And when she doesn't have plans...she'll text someone and make some. Haha. I'm like wow I don't like people even close to that much! And that pumpkin bread looks amazing. I need some.

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    1. I know! I'm such a hermit, but it's just how I am. I wish I was one of those people, but I get tired from too much interaction haha. And yes, even if it is with people I know and love.

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  4. The pumpkin bread looks so fancy and delicious! A coworker gave me some pumpkin cookies that come in a tin and are like super thin and I ate 5 on the way home. ALL THE PUMPKINS! The work dinner for John looked so fancy. That is really nice they treat them every once and awhile! Forget Beyonce...I'd rather eat all the sugar. I don't get paid to look good anyway haha! Also, speaking of movies, neither Danny or I can watch scary things (yet he is the one that watches American Horror Story) so our festive movie this weekend was Hotel Transylvania because we love children's movies! Oh, and we watched Inside Out (further proving the point) and it was so good! Happy birthday to your sister! She is 3 weeks older than I am...you guys are close in age which is awesome!

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    1. How you just described those cookies, they sound like pumpkin thin mints. Mmm. I just love everything. Which is fine because I do not get paid to look good either haha. And glad for it. So is American Horror Story "scary" because everyone keeps suggesting it. But I can't handle scary movies or shows because they keep me up at night haha. I'm such a baby. And John LOVES kid movies. It's the weirdest thing lol. He has seen every kid movie. But I don't really care for them too much haha. I get bored. I need romance lol.

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  5. All that food looks amazing, especially the pumpkin loaf! I made pumpkin bread recently, and now I want to make it all the time!

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    1. I know, I wonder if it would be weird to make like, middle of spring or some random time haha? But, I love any kind of bread, so I like to use "holidays" as an excuse to make it.

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  6. Best. Post. Title. That bread looks delicious! I'm sooooooo jealous you ate at El Tiempo. My favorite fajitas are still Pappasitos or Lupe Tortilla. Speaking of Houston food I miss, if you want the best hummus ever go to Kasra off Westheimer just inside the beltway. It's an amazing little Persian place.

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    1. It was soo fricking good! Loved Pappasitos too, and Lupe Tortilla has been on my to-go list forever also and it's ridiculous because we live right near one so I don't know how we haven't been there yet! Too many good Mexican places. I don't even know if I could choose a favorite. And heck yes I love hummus I eat it like 5 days a week haha, so I'll remember that one!

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  7. I'm droooooling over that pumpkin bread! It looks so good! And the cupcakes and the fajitas and the steak - you get the picture lol. Glad you had a fun weekend!!

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    1. Yes, eating is fun. But I'm planning on not eating so much this weekend haha. Gotta balance it all right?

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  8. K little Mrs domestic wife, just casually making pumpkin that looks all professional and all haha for real, I don't like pumpkin and I want to eat that bread right now. Mail some to me!! and who trips over their poodle?! hahahahah that is so funny!!! and probably something that would happen to me. John's job sounds awesome! Mostly because they invite you out for super fancy dinners haha seriously it sounded so fancy and yummy! So I used to hate going to the birthday parties for the kids I nanny (I'm weird) It was just an awkward "do I help? the kids are asking me to do all this stuff but I'm not working but I'll do it but I feel awkward standing here trying to look useful but not knowing my place" so yeah I'm glad you had fun at that party and didn't feel super out of place and awkward like I always did haha
    xo
    Candace

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  9. Oh my gosh your title is killing me! Ha I LOVE it! Also, that pumpkin bread is honestly making my mouth water! If I could insert an emoji right now it would be the heart eyed one!!

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  10. Hahaha they were pretty good, I won't lie. I was straight-up eating the icing glaze with a spoon. I need to take a sugar break before the holidays come. And why can't we use emojies!! I could use them a lot to describe how I feel haha.

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