Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Weekend Update - Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Last weekend was busy!  Husband left for Vegas on his annual trip on Friday and returned on Monday.  Little Miss spent Friday night with the inlaws so I could have a night out with a friend.  We did dinner and a movie - a late movie at that.  

On Saturday, I picked up Little Miss and met Sister and Nephew at The Olive Garden for lunch.  Then, the four of us went to Toys 'R' Us where Little Miss got a little treat and I got 2 rolls of wrapping paper for 80 cents (40 cents each).  After, Little Miss and I went to Target where we met up with a school friend of Little Miss's.  The two of them played for quite awhile running around the store.  We hung out at Starbucks with her friend and his mom and then shopped a little and went home.  OK, we shopped a lot.  Little Miss got to use her gift cards and had her heart set on some rock and roll Dora and finally got Donatello (her latest obsession is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).  She also got a purse and sunglasses.  I also may have picked up a purse and wallet.  

I also tried two recipes from Pinterest (a honey/lime fruit salad which was decent and a brisket recipe - with a roast substitute).  I even made a decent gravy though next time will be better.  I lacked a bit of seasoning, but I feel if I got color and consistency correct, I can always add to it.  After dinner, I cleaned and the place looks huge now!

On Sunday, Little Miss and I both slept late.  Then, she had a birthday party for two school friends.  We went home and cooked dinner and waited for my friend to come over for our 4th annual Golden Globes viewing.  It was low key, but it was a lot of fun to have some company.

It was a busy weekend, but we had a lot of fun.  Plus, now my flu is completely gone which is fantastic.  I did have a sty (or so the doctor believes) and have to deal with some eye issues, but it's more of an inconvenience than an issue.  It's not like the flu that just sucks the life out of you and leaves you a shell of your former self for 3 weeks.