Hello, and happy Monday! I’m coming in from a rainy and overcast weekend, and hoping for some sunshine this week (mostly because it’s high time that I get outside and get some sort of tan). While it was another pale weekend for me, I did have a pretty good time despite the weather! Let’s dial it back to Friday and recap the weekend, shall we?
It was a rainy evening in North Texas, so Jake and I stayed close to home and hit up a local seafood restaurant for dinner, where I had a delicious crusted cod with roasted potatoes and asparagus that I wish I could eat every day of my life. Afterward, we headed back home for a House of Cards marathon. We got to the second to last episode before I started to feel sleepy, and called it a night around 10:30 pm. The Underwood saga just wasn’t dramatic enough to keep me awake I suppose!
I was supposed to attend a goat yoga class (literally goats + yoga) in Grapevine, but it was too rainy to attend. They still held the classes, but thankfully offering makeup classes for those who wished not to travel in the rain (thank you Grapevine Rec Center!), so in lieu of that, I went to the gym with my dad and did a 2 mile elliptical workout, followed by a one mile run on the track, and ended with some arm strength training. My dad and I swung by Starbucks and I tried out the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew and was very impressed! I had ordered a tall, but was handed a venti, so I shared with my Dad since that was a bit too much coffee for me!
I had a hair appointment at 11:30 in Colleyville, so I stuck around at home before leaving for that. My girl Becca (she’s been doing my hair for 6 years now!) lightened up my blonde with some balayage, and then trimmed my hair a bit. Since my hair is on par with Mufasa’s lion’s mane, I was there for nearly three hours, but she and I always have a fun time catching up and joking around, so the time went by super quick (head’s up, if you are in the Grapevine/Colleyville area and looking for an A+ hairdresser, I can’t recommend Becca enough. Here’s her website if you’re interested!).
After my hair appointment I was absolutely famished, so my dad and I swung Baja, a local tex-mex place, for some shrimp tacos before I drove back home. Jake was in the midst of some intense Destiny gaming, so I cleaned up the apartment a little, and then once he was done we finished up House of Cards. Have any of you finished this season yet? I am kind of underwhelmed, but the final moments of the last episode were intriguing enough to have me excited for next season, and whatever a-line haircut Claire Underwood opts for next year.
The rain had subsided and the clouds had opened up for some sunshine, so after HOC, Jake and I drove into old town Carrolltown for Babe’s fried chicken (AKA, heaven on earth). Jake and I try to go to Babe’s every couple of months (when really we’d like to go every week), and I love how retro Carrollton’s downtown center is, so it’s always fun to walk around while we wait to be seated. Once we ate our body weight in fried chicken, we drove back home and decided to start Torchwood, a spin-off of Doctor Who as our new binge watching show. So far I’m really liking it, and it’s a much needed relief from the political drama in HOC!
Our Sunday started off a little lazy, which I always enjoy. I made myself an iced latte, and finished up Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han. Ugh, so sad the series is over, but it was such a good read! Afterwards, I fixed up a small breakfast, turned on Torchwood, and worked on stuff around the apartment until it was time to leave for the gym and grocery store. First was the gym, where I was able to log 5 miles on the treadmills and then over to Trader Joe’s for
chocolate covered almonds groceries. After those chores were done, we made our way over to my parent’s house to pick up some stuff I had accidentally left behind the day before when Jake and I came across a stray chihuahua running alongside the road. We both got out of the car and spent a good fifteen to twenty minutes trying to wrangle the poor little guy, but try as we might, he would not come near us. I tried enticing him with a tennis ball, but he just wasn’t having it. He ended up crossing the street and disappearing into a parking lot, so I was pretty disheartened we weren’t able to help. He had on a collar, so I’m hoping someone else had better luck getting him, or hopefully the poor little dude was able to find his way home.
Shortly after our brief foray into animal control patrolling, Jake and I headed back home for some outdoor grilling and chilling out for the rest of the evening. The weather still couldn’t quite make up it’s mind and volleyed back and forth with light showers and sunny with a thick bout of humidity, but thankfully it was decent enough to use our apartment’s grill for some chicken and vegetables!
That’s about it for me! I hope you all had a great weekend! I’ll see you later this week with some book reviews!
Have you ever looked like an idiot on the side of the road trying to save a dog that thinks you’re crazy?