You know you're on vacation when it's after 2 in the afternoon and you're still in bed.
I'm here with my mug of tea, bagel with cream cheese and one sleeping Krimpet. Laptop propped on a pillow as I type and I'm soaking up the last few days of this time off.
Steve and I saved the best for last and in a bit will be headed out for a mini getaway. I wish I could say the forecast shows bright n' sunny skies for the next few days. However, I'm seeing pictures of gray clouds and lotsa rain and thunder in the near future. Oh well, what can you do but make the best of it!
This week has left us lazy in a good way.
It's been wonderful to just be spontaneous. To do not such glamorous things but feel glamorous doing them.
Monday night we were on the hunt for some good food. Food. It seriously has been one of the highlights of our vacation.
I guess you could call it a foodcation.
And it hasn't been the fanciest of foods. No, I'd say more fried goodness. Cheesy melty crunchy foods. Wow, sounds like an ad for Taco Bell *which I will get to later in this post :)
After driving around, we ended up parking our butts in two over sized comfy movie seats at a new theater that opened up near us. I was skeptical. A theater where you can eat dinner while you watch a movie?! Wouldn't you feel interrupted every time the waitress came around? Wouldn't you hear everyone chattin' up about what they were going to eat and drink? Nope. You got your own lil' button on your own mini table that you could push anytime you needed your server. So we pushed that button.
*Ah, yes...may I have an order of the fried pickles and a large diet coke? My husband would like a cold beer and fried monte cristo wrap.*
It was fun. It was different. A little cheesy. But cheesy is good sometimes.
Me and the Mr @ the Movie Tavern
Fried Pickles. I'm guessing one of these lil' suckers has your allowed daily intake of sodium. Who cares!? They are worth it.
You know I had to sneak a picture before it started! :)
Tuesday...already covered in my last post. A Living Prayer
Wednesday we kicked back and didn't do much of anything but hang around the house and catch up on some shows. The weather was perfect and I suggested we walk into town...find a dive bar and get some wings. Steve's eyes lit up. Steve loves him some wings. The word "wings" to Steve is like "shopping" to us gals.
So, we walked.
We entered dive bar.
We ordered 2 dozen wings. (for a whole $7 bucks) bargain wings, I love it.
We played pool. I can't tell you how many times Steve has tried to teach me how to play. I stink at pool. I mega stink at pool. But I still like playing. And Steve loves winning.
Me pretending to be serious.
We then ventured out on a hunt for MegaTouch games. You know, the ones you'll find attached to bars. Digital Screens...amazingly addicting games all for 50 cents. When Steve and I first met we were obsessed with MegaTouch. Monster Madness. Word DoJo. Photo Hunt. If we had one in our house, I'm pretty sure I'd never leave.
I usually don't win when it comes to games, so I was a lil' proud of my Numero Uno status as the Monster Madness Queen.
Did I mention there was karaoke too? Oh yes. There was. And this is my husband
Everyone turned from their stools to watch him. He didn't miss a word. And where I'm not nearly as familiar with the song, he was awesome and killed it. My stomach and face hurt from laughing and smiling so hard. This is what relaxing and lettin' loose is all about people. You might not pin Steve as a rapper. But, you see, back in the day Mr. Steve was quite different. Let me see if I can find you a picture.
Ahh, yes...here we go.
Those are shorts, people. ANDDDD!!( I always tease him.) He's so tan. I haven't seen Steve with a tan in the 6+ years we've been together.
And here's Steve lettin' loose on Wednesday night.
very dark...but if you look closely, the Mr is shakin' his tushy! LOL
And now where are we. Ok, Thursday.
Friends and FOOD. Of course there was food. Come on. Ya gotta eat right?!
Thursday started out with a girl's breakfast at our favorite spot. Kelly and I ordered our signature "Bistro omelet with egg whites, no sausage, swiss cheese, grits and wheat toast" and followed our feast with a trip to a nearby park with her girls.
Miss Chloe was struttin' her cute self.
Addison mastered these fun swing steps.
Man, I wish I could fit myself in one of those.
Later, we met up with Jen and Sean for celebrating and...can you guess??!!
I know it's a tough one...
We rang in Sean's birthday over crab fries, mussels, crab legs and lobster rolls.
I had my first ever lobster roll. It was awesome-o!!
When the four of us get together, one thing is for sure. Ok, two things are for sure. We all CAN eat. We all CAN talk.
Ok, and a third, we all have fun, laugh and find hilarious topics to talk about.
Sean and Jen. As Jen would say, "almost married bugs" :)
Me and the Mr
So, are you bored yet? Hungry yet? Should I leave you all alone?
Ok, one more day before I start gettin' ready.
We were lounge lizards all day. Lazy good for nothin' bums. We headed out later because I needed to pick out my bridesmaid dress for Jen's wedding. Or should I say pick out my size. Didn't want to bring up the whole "infertility stuff" but they recommended I wait til closer to the wedding to see if I was pregnant before picking out my size. A couple months ago when we all went, I found my dress. So I marched my non pregnant self in there and ordered my dress in my non pregnant self size. Of course, I'm still hoping and praying in the next two months a baby finds itself a home in my belly...(ok, stopping myself...this is staycation...no baby/sad stuff/IF stuff allowed)
We ended our week right. With what else but some TACO BELL!!
You know what makes me smile? Hearing other friends are enjoying themselves some Friday night fun food. No fancy feasts. Just good ole' drive through goodness.
Steve and I pull out with our gorditas and 99 cent nachos and I get a text from Kelly.
"Were you just at Taco Bell?"
My response - "YESSSS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA did you see us?"
Her's - "BUSTED!! HAHAHAHA you pulled out in front of us when we were pulling into McDonalds"
Love it. Pure awesomeness right there I tell ya.
I also learned of a few other friends enjoying themselves some taco bell loveliness.
Go Taco Bell!
I will end with just 2 more loves and be on outta here.
When you combine the two, you get this.
What she's really after is the straw. Like obsessively determined to get the straw. She sees a cup with a straw and she goes wild. She won't stop til she gets it for her own lil' stash of toys she hoards all over various hidden spots in the house.
Um, yea. She rocks! She's the sweetest.
This is pure entertainment, everyone.
Muffin is drinking my diet coke. Ok, no she's not. But this picture makes it appear so :)
Don't choke yourself, Muffin!!
Almost got it!
I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday!!
I'll be back sometime Tuesday.
Back to reality.
*Savoring these last few days and taking them for all they're worth. Because we all know what starts in a few days...
No, not just the end of this staycation.
The beginning of the *DUN DUN DUNNN*...the two week wait.
Ok, can't end this happy lil' post with those three evil words.
Hope everyone finds themselves knee deep in some fun this weekend!!! <3
"When you lose yourself, you find the key to paradise" <3
Lots of Weekend love,