Monday, June 27, 2011

Cranky Monday!

Yep, I was cranky today!  Did not want to get out of bed and go to work.  Why?  Cause my summer weekends have been absolutely fantabulous!!!  I'm enjoying my summer and well, work is just getting in the way!

This past weekend I had breakfast with my friend Jenny, her 2 boys and her mother.  We went to a local bakery who serves a phenomenal breakfast!  So much food you can't possibly finish it!!  Jenny had me cracking up!  She told her oldest boy, Phil, who is 2 years old, to show me what he gets for breakfast.  So he took me over to the case where all the pastries and muffins are and he tells me, while pointing at the muffins, "I get the chocolate one!".  Now  you would think nothing of this but this kid is pointing to a bran muffin!!!  Yep, Jenny has taught her child that a bran muffin with raisins is a chocolate chip muffin.  LMAO!!!!  When he gets that muffin, he digs into it, looking for the raisins like they are treasure!  Boy, when he finds out what a chocolate chip muffin really is, he is going to be upset!!!

 Can you tell the difference?  I know I can!!!

After breakfast, they agreed to go with me to a panaderia.  A panaderia is a mexican bakery.  There are two that have now opened up and I've been dying to go in but too chicken because my spanish isn't that good.  But we went and I was able to get my favorite baked good!  It is called a concha.  To me it is like a big cookie but it isn't very sweet.  I didn't know it but Jenny got one too and she thought it tasted like a sweet bread. The best part was that the workers spoke just enough Engligh!  Woo hoo!  I see more visits in my future! (No fussing Jessica!  My spanish sucks!  Even after all those years of lessons!)

The weekend also included some pool time and a much needed pedicure!!!  It was just an easy going relaxing weekend!  I also finished a book (pool time is great for that!).  I finished Water for Elephants.  I do recommend this book.  Easy, quick read.  Pretty good story! I have not seen the movie but hope to.

Next I will be pulling out the 7th Harry Potter to re-read in anticipation of the opening on July 15th.  Before that though is 4th of July weekend and then the Motley Crue/Poison concert!  I've been listening to my Motley Crue tunes and I need to download my Poison songs onto my iPhone.  Gotta get ready for the concert! 

I definitley don't want to jinx myself but this has been a good start to the summer!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Another Good Weekend

Saturday I took a mini-roadtrip to Biloxi.  It is only about 2 hours away.  I drove by the beach, smelling the salt air and anticipating my vacation in August when we go to Orange Beach!

I visited a quaint little cross stitch store in Ocean Springs, MS: Threadneedle Street. It was cute.  They had a great selection of specialty threads.  I walked away with two Mirabilia patterns that were on sale for half off!  Yippee!

Lilac part of the Spring Garden Party Collection for Pixie Couture:

November Topaz Fairie:

Did a little bit of shopping at the Gulfport outlets before heading home to watch some of the College World Series.  I was able to see the end of the Vandy game and then all of the Florida - Texas game.  Great that two SEC teams are in the winners bracket.  Sucks that they have to play each other on Monday night.  South Carolina plays tonight.  Here's to hoping that an SEC team takes th e championship again this year!

While I was watching Florida beat Texas, I finally completed another page of Dragon Knot!!!  Woo hoo! That leaves only six more pages left.  Three of those six pages are not complete pages.  In fact, if you put those three together, you might get half a page of stitching.  So, I'm thinking I really only have 3 1/2 pages left to stitch. 

I've put this design aside again for just a little bit.  I've picked up the Mad Tea Party design.  Hoping to finish a 2nd page in that design. 

Father's Day morning was spent at the pool.  My dad is currently on vacation so we gave him his gift a few days ago.  My sister and I chipped in to buy him a remote controlled helicopter.  He was like a little kid on Christmas morning.  He spent the rest of the night crashing the helicopter all over the place. 

Tomorrow it is back to work.  Boo hoo!  I really need to win the lottery!  Working really cuts into my fun time! 

Hope everyone is having a great summer!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Working Hard, Playing Harder

I have been terrible at keeping up with my blog.  Actually I've been terrible at keeping up with really anything computer related.  It is summer time and it is busy, busy, busy!!!

Last week was my first week of work with no overtime.  Woo hoo!  I was even able to take a day off to just "collect" myself!  Treated my mom to lunch to thank her for helping me out all these weeks!  Thanks to her, my apartment was cleaned, the refrigerator was stocked and my dog was well taken care of!  My mom is the best!

Along with all the hard work, I've been having a lot of fun also!

I recently was able to have my 2 nieces and nephew spend the night with me!  The kids camped out in the living room and the next day I took them to the pool!  We had a blast just splashing in the pool and enjoying the sun!

Enthralled by Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!

Little Miss Diva!

Bayou Country Fest was once again held in Tiger Stadium this year.  I was able to head to it with some friends.  We had a great time but we melted!  That is the only way to describe it!  It was incredibly hot the Saturday we went.  The line up on that Saturday was Luke Brian, Trace Adkins, SugarLand and Tim McGraw.  SugarLand was awesome!  I would highly suggest to see them in concert!  Tim McGraw is a great singer but he is kind of a boring performer!  Sorry to say, but he is.  And while I didn't get a picture of them, because it is like the one reality show I do not watch so did not know who they were, the cast of Swamp People were seated in the next section over from us. 

Jenny and I before we started to melt!

The view from our seats

I took a trip down to New Orleans for a morning, by myself.  I headed to my favorite cross stitch place to look around and do some shopping.  I picked up some fabric and a Mirabilia Mermaid pattern to do.  :) Like I don't have enough other things to do!  Once I finished my shopping, I headed to the Quarter.  There was the Creole Tomato Festival going on.  It was being held in the French Market.  Tons of food, people and music.  There was even a Navy band playing!  I'm a sucker for a man in uniform!!

I even made it over to Central Grocery to get one of their famous muffaleto sandwiches.  Yummy, yummy!  And of course, I couldn't leave without getting some pralines.  It was a quick roadtrip that was very much needed by me!  A little alone time doing something fun!

Spent this morning/early afternoon at the pool with Jill.  It was so relaxing.  We got lots of sun, or at least I did as evidenced by my red arms and upper legs! We are lucky we did it early because true to form, we had the typical late afternoon rainstorms! Definitely must do again!

The summer hasn't even "officially" started and it has already been so much fun!  I can't wait to find out what is next . And I think it is going to be....drumroll please.......the Poison/Motley Crue concert in Biloxi!  Woo hoo!  I am so looking forward to it!  It has been years since I've seen Poison and I have always wanted to see Motley Crue! 

I've been working on Dragon Knot right now.  It seems to the be the project of choice right now.  We'll see how much I can get done before I get bored.  I hope to have a progress picture very soon. 

I hope everyone else is having a great summer so far!