I had a very nice relaxing weekend. It started Friday night on the deck around the fire pit with the husband and sister-in-law.
It was cozy. We talked and had a couple of cocktails.
Saturday evening was girls night in at my friend Rebecca's house. How cute are her pups?
|Leo and Ava|
Sunday I got a massage (yay!) and then I spent some time with my friend Stacey which was nice because I hadn't seen her in a while. Sunday evening the husband and I went to the movies. We saw Jack Reacher. Anyone else seen it? I didn't have high hopes for the movie because I am not a very big Tom Cruise fan, but it was good. I would recommend seeing it.
Monday the husband had to work, but I had the day off. I had a great day. Sammy's day did not start out very well.
|Brave Sam hiding at the vet's office.|
It was time for Sam to visit the doctor and get shots. She cannot stand the vet's office, it petrifies her. Poor girl.
After the trip to the vet I was off for some retail therapy with the rest of my Christmas gift cards. The first stop Pier 1! Weird, I know.
|New wall art.|
It spoke to me. Get it? Sorry, I will stop.
And Valentine's Day mantel complete!
I might like having a mantel too much...but look at this cute owl!
I had to have him. The garland, owl and hearts in the hurricane all came from Pier 1 and in total cost around 21 bucks. Factoring in my 10 dollar coupon and my 50 dollar gift certificate the Valentine decorations came to about 11 dollars with the coupon. I like this kind of math. The white candle holder I have had forever and the be mine sign I picked up at Walgreen's for 3 bucks. Total cost for the mantel...14 bucks. Out of my pocket only 3 dollars, since the rest came out of my gift card that also paid for my new wall art. Bonus.
After Pier 1, I stopped at Trader Joe's. I was so excited when I found red shrimp in their frozen food section.
We vacation in Gulf Shores, AL a lot and we always have royal reds there. They are also red shrimp and taste very much like lobster. Excellent. We haven't been to Gulf Shores in a couple of years, so this was a real treat to find and they were a great price...thank you Trader Joe's.
I sauteed them up for dinner in little garlic butter and served them over rice with some broccoli slaw.
The verdict: they are not as good as I remember the royal reds being, but they were a delicious close second that I will definitely have again.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Was yours a long weekend too or were you unlucky like the husband and had to work yesterday?