Family Weekend

Much needed, relaxing weekend. I did nothing but hang out with family which sometimes is needed. We went shopping at the outlet where I only bought a top from The Loft for only $7! And we watched Pitch Perfect and Safe Haven. For me the billionth time but they’re both such good movies. *sigh*

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I’ve been busy going through the big stack of magazines that’s been sitting on the corner of my desk for months. Whenever I want to save a recipe or article, I try to see if I can find it online, else I’ll take a picture of it and whatnot to keep … forever … until the internet dies. Or something. Thank you, Evernote.

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Sissy got into a car accident yesterday and totaled her car. From the story she told me, it’s a miracle she walked away without a scratch. She pretty much got t-boned and she flipped and slid upside down all the way down the street. M-I-R-A-C-L-E. Glad she’s okay. That’s all that matters.

If she was in Houston right now, she would love eating the few dark chocolate covered graham crackers I made. YUM. Wish I had better brand of graham crackers and dark chocolate though. They definitely make a big difference.

Back to my relaxing rest of the weekend. Then I’ll have 3 days of work and a 4 day weekend to follow. Cannot wait! Yippee!

TGIF

Seriously.

It’s been a long week.

On Wednesday I went to a painting class with Mallory and Samantha. I’m not a fan of my artwork this time around so … no pictures. Maybe one day. Maybe I’ll fix it up first or something. We’ll see.

It’s time to just relax and do NOTHING. *sigh*

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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Weekend of Lovelies

So … I’ve been feeling bleugh lately … hence the no blogging. Welps. But I have been keeping up with other people’s blog the best I can. Has to mean something, right?

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On Friday I went and gave blood with Mallory. Always love hanging out with this chica and doing something for others makes it that much better.

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Went and saw Sarah, my cousin, dance as a professional for the first time. This particular one was called Bosk which was based on a true story. It had bunnies and doers and alligators and such. Of course they were dressed up and not the actual kind. It was kind of the theatrical weird dance but I enjoyed it.

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Saturday I figured out how many magazines I have to go through. Oy vey. Not even 1/4th done.

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I promised a little girl, Rose’s daughter, Karen, I was going to teach her how to bake cupcakes. I got a free bagel sandwich out of it. YUM! Looks gross but it was so delicious. Bagel Cafe … now that I know you, you’re never leaving me!

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Karen gave me this. So smart making a heart out of the pipe cleaner!

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Finished product. We omitted the sour cream so the frosting wasn’t as creamy … but it made it taste more like dark chocolate. Some people liked it like that. Guess to all their own. Or whatever the saying is. I took the majority to Oslvado’s birthday celebration. Win. Win.

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We ate at Chili’s and partied at a club afterward. This is the only picture I liked of myself out of all the ones I had on my phone. Hopefully Ann doesn’t mind her being on the blog. Whooooops.

Much Needed Thursday Night

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It’s been a very stressful couple of weeks. But getting this from Bossman made it a little better. And the people around me … thank you listening.

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Samantha came and picked me up and we met up with Mallory at:

Ceramics By Tess
402 W Grand Pkwy
Katy, TX 77494
(281) 392-3161
www.ceramicsbytess.com

Love this place. Look at the little ceramics being made!!

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Samantha’s a teacher so she picked one that had an apple so she can put pens/pencils in. Mallory chose a skull. She LOVES skulls! I chose a t-shirt. Inside I can fill it with my makeup brushes. I love the way they all came out and I hope we can go again! I love doing stuff like this!

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Afterward we walked over to Time Square to play bowling. Free game and pizza!! Yay!! We bought everything else. My stomach now feels bleugh from all the greasy foods.

Weekend is here and I wouldn’t want it to start any other way. I had so much fun. Love them so much! Happy Friday tomorrow guys! We made it!

Reminder To Self

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A reminder to myself to suck it up and stop being angry at someone else’s actions towards me. They were obviously taught with rude manners. As long as I still act professional and nice, she has nothing on me.

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With that being said, I’m excited for tomorrow night when my weekend starts and I get to see my girls. They always know how to make me happy. Love them to death.

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That’s also a reminder to myself that I have other people in my life that treat me with respect. One person should not get to me. One of my all-time favorite quote:

(S)he who angers you, conquers you.

Need to remember that. Nothing is worth getting angry over because they’ll win.

Till next time, Stay Positive & Think Good Thoughts.

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Getting Fatter

I’ve been M.I.A. and I’m not sorry. Family came and I’d rather spend it with them since I never see them. You’ll be able to see what we did down below which is mostly eating. Bah …

TUESDAY:

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Lunch with contractor company at the Omni Hotel. YUM!

Happy hour after work with Mallory, Stephen, Samantha and a nice reunion with Judith. It’s been forever but it was nice seeing her.

WEDNESDAY:

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OOIAJ for breakfast can never go wrong.

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At work. Our playground. Taking a break from working on our presentation that will be on this upcoming Wednesday. Eeks.

THURSDAY:

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Mary Kay party with Mallory, Judith, Maggie, Mallory’s sister and mum, and her friend from soccer. I bought a few things that ended up being in the 80s. Whoops. Hopefully it’s worth it. Never thought I’d feel like a grownup until I bought expensive crap.

The question asked what kind of eyes I have … and Asian was a choice. Too funny. And might be a little racist …

FRIDAY:

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Anvil Bar & Refuge
1424 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 523-1622
www.anvilhouston.com

Went with brother and Tammy, and met up with Jenny and her new beau.

Boilermaker [1/2 pint of beer & paired spirit] | $8

It wasn’t bad. But I wouldn’t get this again.

Campari Popcorn | $5

It’s popped to order and Jenny and I were very excited for this … but when we ate a bite we wanted to throw up. Campari is apparently a type of liquor and once you it it you feel your taste buds turn bitter. Bleugh! Brother threw some limes on there and it helped.

Pork Belly Taco, Pickles, Ranch Dressing Cole Slaw | $8

Holy yum … get this whenever you land in anvil. So good. I wish there was more than 3 mini tacos on the plate though.

This place is unique with the way they make their drinks. So many different kinds. I really liked the Montebello (?) Tammy got … I would definitely get that instead next time!

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88 Boiling Crawfish & Seafood
1910 Wilcrest Dr.
Houston, TX 77042
(713) 789-8288

Boudin, fries, crabs, crawfish, oysters … and so much more. It’s like Boiling Crab but better. Next time I’m getting two pounds of crawfish and boudin. Oh my boudin. They have happy hour in where their crawfish is a dollar off a pound. So amazing. I hope not many people find out about it because I love that it wasn’t packed!

After this we watched The Internship. Such a good funny movie. Go watch it if you haven’t.

SATURDAY:

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Went shopping at the outlet for forever and spent over $80 … whoops.

Came home and had Korean BBQ as celebration for Father’s Day. Mmm …           

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Oreo Cake … too good.

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Played The Game of Things with brother, Tammy, and Jenny and her beau came over. Too much laughter. Love this game. We stayed up til 2am playing. We are ridiculous.

SUNDAY:

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Kublai Khan
20940 Katy Freeway
Katy, TX 77449
(281) 398-3658
www.kublaikhankaty.com

This place is better than Genghis Grill … in they give you more noodles/rice than GG. Won my heart. I want to go back already.

Brother, Tammy, and Jenny went back to Dallas along with Pluto and Krypto. Now I’m all alone.

Sad life. But love the time I had with them. We ate so much but now that everyone’s gone I’m able to stop eating out as much.

Whoo … long post. Good night.

Howdy Doodies!

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You’ll never guess where I am … or maybe you will. Cloud Cafe-ing it up on a Monday is a little different for my schedule but Tammy needed to study so I figured I should come with her. Valid reason …

Sadly there are some teenage kids here playing video games and being super loud and obnoxiously making out once in a while. Grossssssss. And one of them even spilled their whole drink.

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Sissy, BIL, and Bruno leave for Oregon tomorrow for their travel nursing job. Eeeps. The house is going to be a little quieter than usual. But at least I’ll still have brother, Tammy, Pluto, and Krypto. Whoa … that’s a mouthful.

I’ve gotten to hang out with my siblings and their significant others all weekend and I love it. But for the reason why we are all together isn’t so great.

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Yan-Yan, cousins’ grandma passed away June 1st. We weren’t close but she was there as we grew up and gave us advice whenever we were over at their house. Reading my cousins’ thoughts about their grandma reminds me of the times I had with her. I never knew how much she really did for her family until I read a summary of her life. We know she’s in a better place now. She’s not in anymore pain due to breaking her hip. Nor is she scared anymore due to Alzheimer’s. Rest in peace, Yan-Yan.

Sorry for a downer post on a Monday!

Hope your week goes well!

Tammy Filled Morning

It’s been a busy morning. 4 dogs at the butt crack of waking up … barks galore. *sigh* It also didn’t help upon leaving the house that our window repair guys came … therefore more barking. Oyyy veyy.

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Tammy and I got ready and got our nails done. You like? We promise the coral-y color is different. Mine is more pink. Tammy’s is more orange! But it obviously doesn’t look that way.

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We also got a Groupon for 59 Diner! And this is only one meal … Yikes! And Tammy’s plate was filled with food as well. Cheap. Delicious. Filling.

I finally got Vine. As of now, you can probably find me as Cripple15 since I didn’t put my name. Do you like it? It’s my first video! And if you don’t like it … well then. Friendship is over.

Our plans are to stay here so she could study for a few more then head back home and hang out with brother, Sissy, and BIL. Love these days.

Till we leave I’ll be reading up on bloggeroonies while watching Season 9 of Grey’s! Happy Friday y’all! Have a great weekend!

Full House Thursday

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Every day starts fairly the same. A cup of Yogi tea for a daily inspirational quote. Ran out of Kombucha … who wants to restock my stash?

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Working hard … obviously. But seriously … work was crazy today. Our main water pipe burst so we had to walk to a different building to pee. Also ate lunch with BossMan and another coworker. Was kind of weird at first but it got a little better.

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Happy Hour with Mallory at:

G Bar
15455 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
(281) 497-2725

They gave out free ravioli! I got a Guinness (of course) and she got margarita on ice. And the bartender was SUPER nice!

Loved the way the place is set up! Like a living room with a bar! With a fireplace and everything!

The only thing weird was the customers. This one girl seem to look like she was working the place … if you know what I mean.

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We moved our Happy Hour to:

Cafe Benedicte
15455 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
(281) 558-6607
www.cafebenedicte.com

and Samantha met up with us.

Bread & Butter | free

Not too sure what was in the butter but my gosh … too good. Garlic perhaps? Must try. Just don’t overdose on it.
The bread itself was hard on the outside and super soft on the inside. YUM.

Hurricanes

Not a fan. Too fruity for me so Samantha took the rest.

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Ordered this instead which is like a White Russian mixed with root beer? Too strong.
Was not a big fan of it either. But liked it better than the Hurricanes.

Lobster Bisque | cup $4.75

Yum. Didn’t care for the lobster pieces inside but the soup. MY GOSH.
Mallory ordered two soups but they were no match for this delicious one.

Gyro [with romaine, tomatoes, and Tzatziki Sauce in Greek pita bread, slow roasted lamb, house fries] | Half $7.95

I didn’t really like the pita bread. So I ate the inside only.
The fries were yummmmmmmm! They’re potatoes. Come on! Of course they’re yum.

I know I’m making it sound like I didn’t like this place but it really wasn’t at all bad. Very expensive if you look at the menu and get the whole meal but I would come here again and try something.

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Came home to a full house of dogs and people. Brother and Tammy are home for about a week and brought Krypto along. It’s nice to have them here but it would of been better if it wasn’t due to these circumstances. My cousins’ grandma passed away last week and we have a funeral to go to this Saturday.

This picture is of all the dogs waiting patiently for my brother to drop any of the food he’s eating. Too cute.

Watching the Spurs vs Heat game. Go Spurs Go!

And then watching the Redbox movies we rented! Yay!!

Hope y’all had a great Thursday!

Sister Bonding

Sissy and BIL shaved Bruno down today since it’s summer. I keep feeling like there’s bits and pieces of his hair in my nose suffocating me. Grosssssss. I’ve checked … my nose is clean. It’s all in my head.

Workout kicked my ass today. I did a 10 minute Crossfit type workout. Pushups are still the hardest thing for me to do but I know with enough time I will do them with perfection. Else I’ll just stick to my favorite: the plank. I sometimes substitute that in since it’s easier on my shoulder. Whoooooops. As for burpees … no one likes them. NO ONE. But apparently it’s the best –ish ever. *sigh*

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This post would of been written and put up hours ago but Sissy decided to come in with the guitar BIL bought her for Christmas asking me to teach her how to play … so we did that for a while instead. Yay to sister bonding! I won’t get to have this in a week or so. Travel nursing can SUCK IT. Jk. I’m excited to visit them where ever they land. Free housing. Teehee

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Dad’s birthday was yesterday so we took him out for lunch Saturday and had a Snicker’s Ice Cream Cake yesterday. We bought him a bunch of lottos as well as a gift. Fingers crossed!!

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My cookbook set from The Family Kitchen off Groupon came in today. I am super excited! Those pictures made me SO hungry! I’ve already taken note on what I want to make and try out. Family and friends, get your tummies ready for some hopefully delicious food!

I’ve decided to get Hulu+ … you can try it out for a week and see how you like it. Perfect! I cannot wait to finish Gossip Girl!

This post would be longer and I would have read and commented y’all’s blog but I don’t have much time tonight. I will do all of that tomorrow. PROMISE!

Hope your Tuesday was all fine and dandy!

Stay Positive & Think Good Thoughts!