Monday, January 20, 2014

on my own

I got to be a single girl for half of the weekend while Andrew was at a conference and I kind of messed it up. I did spend far too long in Target (but spent less than $20 and most of it was necessities!) and got take-out AND remembered to buy screw top wine (I can't work a corkscrew, yes it is a problem). But, I forgot I hadn't been to the grocery store in two weeks so there was no cat litter. I didn't realize this until AFTER I dumped the old litter in a trash bag and threw other stuff on top of it. At 11pm. So while I would normally whine and beg my husband to go to the store for me, I went alone. I made sure to text him my whereabouts and go to the nicer store still open instead of the Walmart that attracts some sketchy clientele, though. Safety first! I rewarded myself with a pint of ice cream that I proceeded to eat half of. At 11:30 p.m. Stay classy, me. So instead of binge-watchng TV, I did chores and not fun things. Oops.

On Saturday, besides boring chores you don't care about and live-tweeting the SAG awards (which you also probably don't care about but I was alone and bursting with commentary), I had lunch with Rachelle and Miranda, blog friends turned real friends. If Greek potatoes are missing from your life, then you need to fix that, now. I also went to Fresh Market, which is new to Houston. There was classical music playing and the whole store just felt snobby. And it was expensive! So I bought freeze-dried apples and chocolate chip cookies (they were't very good) and called it a day. By the time Andrew got home to tell me to stop tweeting about the SAGs, I was almost done with the bottle of wine from the night before so we just watched TV.

Sunday was grocery shopping and football and a few more chores. The Houston Marathon was happening so I watched it on TV and followed it on Twitter. Seeing just how far 26.2 miles is by paying attention to the route through my city was amazing to me. I don't know how you guys do it! It made me want to attempt a half, but at the same time I realize that I don't think I want it badly enough, but it was so cool. Maybe I will volunteer or something some time?

All of the pictures I took I've already tweeted and since I hate a post that basically rehashes someone's twitter or instagram, I leave you with this because I watched three episodes of Parks and Rec this weekend and seeing the evolution of Leslie and Ben brings back fond memories of Jim and Pam.

via. I just watched this episode and watching Ben sneak a peek at the painting was precious.

I'm still technically enjoying my weekend today. Hope you had/are having a good one!

22 comments:

  1. Although I'm sorry that Fresh Market was not a success, I'm glad I'm not the only one who hated it! (sometimes I can be overly critical) I think you had a pretty good weekend as a single lady. I probably would have done the exact same thing! LOL And did I see that Andrew tweeted you that he needed to come home and save you when you wanted to live tweet SAG awards? hahaha!! That was cute :)

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  2. I love Parks and Rec!! I started re-watching one of my fav shows this weekend too (Downton Abbey) and it makes me miss the characters that are no longer on it!

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  3. I think you had a pretty good single lady weekend, just look at your night time cat litter trip as an adventure!

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  4. Leslie and Ben are the best. I love that show too much!

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  5. Wine and ice cream seems like a win to me. Hope you are enjoying your day off!

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  6. So glad you had wine a ice cream. No good chocolate chip cookies?! Those people need to find a new business.

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  7. So glad you had wine a ice cream. No good chocolate chip cookies?! Those people need to find a new business.

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  8. Bad chocolate chip cookies are a sin in my book. Shame on them!

    I totally missed the SAGs. DAMN.

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  9. First of, WTF Fresh Market? There is no excuse for a bad chocolate chip cookie. NO EXCUSE!!!!!!

    Secondly, why is it that when I am "single for the day or night" I find myself at Target too?! Maybe it is because Chris hates just walking around aimlessly and I like to look at EVERYTHING at Target?

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  10. Hahaha, bad "single" girl? That would SO be me cleaning instead of vegging properly, lol. Eh, we have a few Fresh Markets in Tampa, and I am not overly impressed. I love Parks and Recs!

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  11. say what? the SAGs were on?!

    hey, when my husband is out of town, that sounds a lot like my weekends - i can sit without judgement in my robe all day!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  12. I like that you drank the rest of the wine before Andrew got home. LOL and girl, we need to get you an electric wine opener! They're genius. Sounds like a great single girl time!

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  13. You're brave for going to the store at 11pm (even tho it had to be done) I hate even going out at 6:30pm since it's so dark so early right now. Blegh. Have you tried Sprouts? I went there the other day, the produce was amazingly delicious and reasonably priced. Not snobby at all!

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  14. HAHA! I'm awful with a corkscrew, too. I always make Nate open it for me. So funny you mentioned it because Nate was out of town this weekend & he bought me some wine to have in the apt and he got a screw top for me!

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  15. I love potatoes! What is this greek variety of which you speak? Bitches be intrigued!

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  16. Only spending $20 at Target is SUPER impressive. But I totally hate when I forget to pick stuff I need. Boo!

    Thanks for linking up! Happy to have you :)

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  17. We have a Fresh Market here, too. It is expensive and the clientele seems stuck-up. I'm there with ya. As a treat though, I bought David some freeze-dried green bean chips and some freeze-dried fruit (asian pear and cantaloupe). They were all better than I was expecting.

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  18. I'm so glad I got to see you for lunch! And I was wondering what you thought about Fresh Market, so that was interesting to read! Perhaps I won't be going there after all, even though there's one right by George's house. Eh!

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  19. As weird as this sounds (because I do love my man) I love weekends he isn't home. It is full on me time! Bubble baths and ordering delivery! I pass a fresh market all the time and think about going in, but it doesn't seem like my scene (now I'm definitely not making the trip!)

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  20. lol I love Ben & Lesley's relationship :) A girl can never spend too much in Target!

    Thanks for linking up!

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  21. You've made a Parks and Recreation reference. We are now friends.

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  22. Good for you for only spending $20 at Target. I always go in for something stupid and walk out with a cart full of shit that I convinced myself that I *need*.

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