Monday, August 8, 2016

Scenes from the Weekend

And another weekend has come and gone. I swear they go faster and faster each time. Is it time for a 3 day weekend yet? 

I'm going to take it a little further back, and pass on some scenes from the week as well as the weekend. 

I had a dermatologist appointment and left early from work last week, while I was away, I received this text.

Apparently they just felt like building a wall. I don't even ask why anymore. It's probably one of the tamest things they've done/wanted to do. A few months ago I did put my foot down when they wanted to build a cardboard fort. 

I've been looking for some short sleeved top for the summer and I've been having a heck of a time. Yes, there are plenty of tank tops (which I won't wear to work without a cardigan) and short sleeved t-shirts but I wanted something a little nicer and I didn't want to spend a ton of money because I'm expecting them to be too big next summer.

In my searching, I apparently forgot about TJ Maxx. The one near my work was definitely a treasure trove of goodness.

If you like it. buy 2.

I was also pretty pumped that it was a medium in a non-stretchy material. I think they'll definitely still be wearable in 15-20lbs. 

Perfect with jeans on Friday.

Friday night it was Opening Ceremony time! While we were waiting for it to begin, I decided I'd take the plunge and get new Harry Potter book. I wondered if it was available on Amazon Prime Now and it was! I ordered it at 6pm and it was delivered to my door at 930pm.

Raleigh is one of the few cities Prime Now is available in and it's AMAZING. Need Harry Potter? A shower curtain? Perhaps some sparking water? Delivery is free and there's a $5 tip that's automatically applied. It's a win win win for everyone involved. 

Saturday morning dawned bright and early and I went to my Jenny appointment, which went well. I think it should have been better, but the chocolate chip oatmeal cookies I made and ate probably contributed to a not-so-great loss. It was fine, it really was, but cookies the night before a weigh in is a rookie mistake.

Then it was off to Body Pump and afterwards Jiffy Lube to get an oil change. Next door is Dunkin Donuts and I got an iced coffee while I waited.

According to time hop, my routine hasn't changed much in 5 years. (remember when people actually cared about 4 square?)  RIP Rapid Fitness. 

After I got home, I took Cleo for a walk to the lake in the stupid hot, then Kev and I ran over to the mall for a bit before dinner.

I'd been wanting a pretzel with cheese sauce for like 3 weeks and I had to wait until after my weigh-in (obviously) so I had 6 days to work it off. On another note, after this weekend of debauchery, Kev and I have committed to clean eating and better sticking to our respective diets from now until we go to DC in 20 days. We're still losing weight but could be doing better if we cleaned it up. 

So, we went to the German Grille in Cary. I'd been before and Kev had not. The first thing I saw was a list of schnapps shots. 

There's just so many bad memories in that list.I don't know many people who don't have a bad Goldschlager story. 

I ordered a champagne beverage which I expected to receive in a champagne flute. Nope.

Then I FINALLY got my pretzel!

pretzel crisis averted

I actually wasn't hungry after eating most of the pretzel but I still got bratwurst plate. One brat, sauteed onions, and the spatzel (SO GOOD).

I ate like 4 bites and took the rest home, only to eat later.

Kev was looking at the menu and saw the pork knuckle needed to be ordered 24 hours in advance, but he called to see if there was a chance and there was! They said we had to get there after 7pm for it to be ready disclaimer, we should have split it.

Here's my finger for comparison.

When it arrived, it had a knife stuck in it, like a pork Excalibur. It was huge and stupid and amazingly good. It came with onions, sauerkraut, red cabbage and skin on mashed potatoes. Damn.

Afterwards, we were going to see a live band at Tony's Oyster Bar. Tony's is apparently the #1 cougar bar in all of Raleigh and a perfect place for middle aged folks to hook up. We were going for the people watching and to see if it lived up to the hype. Oh did it....

Here are my thoughts, as dictated into my phone by slightly tipsy Lara. Mind you, we pulled into the parking lot, which is in a strip mall, and were greeted by 2 60-year old making out all over the hood of their car. It was off to an epic start.

 - How the F do you dance to Grand Funk Railroad? 
 - Everyone is 45 and over, on the prowl, and the scent of desperation mixes with the sweat and humidity.
 - Kevin says I'm terrible because people are just trying to have a good time and get some action
- I was on the dance floor with a glass of white wine, because that's ALL THERE IS TO DRINK (of course)
- I left my ID in the car because there's no one who's age could even be questioned as being under 21.
- I should definitely squat over the toilet here
- There can't be a single 16 year old left in Cary who isn't babysitting tonight.
- This is like a 30 year High School Reunion.

The band was good and the people watching was even better. I wish it hadn't been so humid because I would have stayed and watched and watched and watched some more. So epic.

I couldn't really top that evening. Sunday was the same old same old. Laundry, groceries, little run, Body Flow, Olympics and blogging!

Tomorrow is a busy day, I have a bunch of meetings, 2 people to interview and at night it's off to NCSU for my first KD meeting of the year. Lord, I can't believe they're back to school already. Back to School  = fall, right? Where's my sweater?? Really though, the first Pumpkin Spice items have been spotted. Pumpkin Spice lindt balls at the mall and PS coffee at Fresh market. IT'S COMING.

Have a great week y'all!

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  1. German food, pretzels, spƤtzle, Excalibur pork? YumO!! And a new HP book? (BTW lemme know how that is!) sounds like a great weekend!

  2. I live right near a Amazon Warehouse -you'd think we'd have that service where its delivered quickly - but no. I mean, just sit it on your lawn Amazon & I'll drive over & pick it up in 20 minutes!

  3. Ahhh that is so cool that you can get quick Amazon delivery like that! There is no way living where I do that could happen. I want to read that book! Yay for TJ Maxx tops and a medium!

  4. Looks like we both lucked out at TJ Maxx this weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston