Time with family and friends.
Time with myself.
Time spent working.
Time spent playing.
Time being happy.
Time being sad.
I am thankful for the time I have been able to spend with all of the people in my life. While I’d rather be playing than working, working is what allows me to do the things I want to do in my spare time. While I’d rather be happy than sad, the sad times make the happy times even better.
I am so thankful that I was finally able to make the time commitment to write this blog and have been able to continue to do so over the past several months.
Today, I am keeping it short and simple so I can spend even more time accomplishing other things I need to get done before going into work this afternoon.
I hope you all have a great Sunday and be sure to come back tomorrow so you can read all about the awesome dinner I had downtown last night!
Hola, friends. How was your week? I only had a four-day workweek since I took Monday off to be at home in Columbus, but it felt longer than ever.
Before we go any further here, let me just clarify that the title of this post involves two SEPARATE dishes. They may sound gross when put together, but I promise it was nothing close to gross.
I normally don’t order any type of seafood from Mexican restaurants, but with a successful shrimp quesadilla last time, I took a chance and ordered the crab cakes that were on special for the night. The two cakes were served with a side of Mexican rice and a small salad. I really enjoyed my meal, especially the crab cakes.
By the time we got home for dinner, I was ready for dessert! I bought some ‘Nilla Wafers and bananas the other day after seeing banana pudding recipes all over the place recently. With the Banana Cream Jell-O Pudding Mix that I have had for months now, I was all set.
My name may be Brittany, but it is not Britney Spears. I don’t know what she was referring to when she “did it again” in 2000 with that song, dancing in a red leather jumpsuit. But I’m sure you’re curious what I did again…
This is what.
In second grade, I was in a race on “Field Day” (did you ever have Field Day in elementary school??) Anyway, I slipped on the gravel and cut up my knee pretty badly. Well, it actually wasn’t that bad. I didn’t need stitches, but the doctor did wrap it up for a few days.
When this happened a few months ago, I thought it might just be able to outsmart my clumsiness in the future. But then last night, on my BIRTHDAY, I took another fall. Great birthday treat, huh?
Right after work, I convinced Greg to go on a run outside with me. The weather has been so unusually warm for the middle of winter that am continuing to run outside instead of the treadmill to take advantage of it. We were on our way back towards home, only about 50 yards away, when I followed Greg through a cut-through in the middle of a large cluster of trees. I tripped right over some tree roots and toppled to the ground.
WHYYYY?!?!? Why does this always happen to me?
I told Greg maybe I’m just meant to stick to the treadmill. But now that I have been outside so much, the treadmill seems more boring than ever. I’m not naturally an “outdoorsy” girl, so I guess it just takes some work 🙂 Sidewalks are fine, but when it comes to these bumpy dirt/rock/tree paths, not so much.
Anyway, Greg helped me up off the ground, and my frustrated, dirt-covered self stomped back home, and cleaned up for dinner. The good news was that it was in fact still my birthday. And I still had dinner to look forward to.
Nothing that a hot shower and a pretty dress won’t fix!
I picked out the restaurant Long Point Grill (new for us) a week or so ago and had even decided on what I would order. This way, Greg wouldn’t have to deal with me going back and forth between three entrees for 20 minutes at the table.
Are you ready to celebrate another birthday?? You better be, because this time it’s MINE! Happy Birthday to me 🙂
I had such a fun weekend at home with my family. We spent most of the time celebrating Brooke’s big day, but on Sunday night we had a joint get-together with some of our cousins. Cupcakes and milkshakes for all!
There isn’t much I love more than baking and decorating cakes with my mom. This time, she had done the baking while I was out of the house. But when I got home, it was time to get to business. Things got a little messy, but that’s what makes it so fun.
Once again, we have made it to the end of the week! I’m especially excited because I have been extra busy at work and was starting to get too stressed out for my own good. But now the weekend is in sight and I have nothing but a smile on my face.
Another reason to smile? Crispy breaded chicken fingers.