Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Weekend Recap

I love long weekends.  It makes for short work weeks.  I know you feel the same way.

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?


  1. love the new mantel decor! also, very late but good luck with your surgery


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