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!

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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!

Just A Little Update

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Hi Doodies.

I’ve realized I’ve been M.I.A. What’s been going on? Absolutely nothing. NOTHING. Ever since the busy last few weeks I finally got a chance to just relax … and watch Gossip Girl. So here are some updates.

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As of last week, my foot’s been doing better. I picked a 12 week workout to start on June 1st. Problem? We sold our bench on Sunday so now I have to find a new workout or revise the workout that is already set up. Blimey.

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Work’s been going crazy. People not fully doing their part. People stepping on others to get to the top. People talking shiet even if it’s not about me. I can’t deal with it. It takes too much out of me. Stress-freaking-ful.

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Sissy & BIL are moved back into the house for the time being. Travel nursing starts soon for them. Until then, I enjoy having Bruno around … and I guess those two other fools.

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Brother let me keep Pluto for the time being. I’m suppose to give him back soon but you know … I kinda like his company. Sorry, B. I have no clue when I’ll be visiting to bring him back to you … because I don’t want to.

Tomorrow night is Wade Bowen with zee friends. Can’t wait to see them. It’s been two week!! Ahhhhh!

Happy Thursday, y’all!

Simple San Antonio Weekend

I didn’t take many pictures of the weekend. It was pretty crazy. Always great seeing them peeps! Just wished more of them were in town and not having fun all around the world! It was a simple weekend. Much needed with all the crazy weekends though!

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Thursday:

Drove to San Antonio after work for dinner at Kona with Shayna, Thuy, and Patricia. It was amazing catching up with them. Then watched Flight with Patricia, Shayna and Jakob.

Friday:

Had lunch at McAlister’s with Shayna, Patricia, and Marisol. Talked about random things then went shopping with Shayna and met up with Matt and his cousin.

It was the first time Shayna and I got to spend one on one like that and I loved it. That girl is amazing and so easy to be with! So sad she’s going to be moving across the states. Hopefully whenever she’s a bit settled I can go visit her!

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Early dinner was made by Shayna! Mmmm … love crockpot chicken. Always so fall off the bone delicious!

Went out for a late dinner at Cheddar’s (mashed potatoes and veggies are the best!) with Patricia, Travis, and Gary. Love those boys to death. Wish I got to see them more. They make me so happy and simple conversations … yes please. No craziness. Love it.

Saturday:

Had I-HOP with Patricia then tried going to the watch Furious 6 with her Marisol and her boyfriend, Josh. Took us hours until we got a time with seats. Oy vey. Amazing movie. I loved it all. Paul Walker … yes.

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While waiting for the movie, Patricia and I went to Target and I saw these beauties! Individual packaged gummy bears. I get sick of eating all of it so this is perfect!

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And everyone loves Froyo!

After the movie and chilling a little, we made dinner plans to go to Datapoint with them, Travis, and Patricia’s friend. Then we went to Espana for some drinks (Thuy met up with us!) and then Fast Eddie’s for pool! Thuy and I teamed up and won 5 games out of 5! Who would of thunk it! In the last two games, we let Josh be on our team. Funny moments. Simple times.

Sunday:

Woke up to helping Shayna pack up the U-Haul with her family. Then left for home.

Came home to reorganizing the baking cabinets. It’s all clean and neat now!!

And we’ve sold our work out bench. Sad day. Now I have to revise my workouts. Wahhh …

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Sissy found this in her make up bag. Bruno ate her whole EOS chapstick! SO funny!

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Pluto passed out. All the dogs apparently got fleas over the weekend. But glad to report they’re a-okay! Wish other people’s dogs were checked more often so they don’t infect all the others.

Time for more Gossip Girls then bed! Hope y’all are having an amazing Memorial Day Weekend!

Birthday Palooza

I turned a year older yesterday. This birthday marks the best one thus far. Let’s let pictures and a few words capture my Birthday Weekend. I hope you guys had an amazing weekend like me! What amazing thing did you do?

Friday aka Party Time:

I had this day off … wonderful. Perfect. Night plans were changed due to too many people at Cheddar’s. We ended up at Wild Wings Cafe then out for drinks afterward. Thanks to Mallory, Samantha, Amanda, Lauren, Maggie, John, Ronnie, Michael, Nate, Matt, Brett, and Robbie for coming out. I had a lot of fun with y’all and it definitely meant a lot to me since some of y’all were working all day or have finals and such.

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Lemon Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting I made for my friends.
House got hot and some of the frosting melted off.
Definitely turning up the AC next time.

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Some of the peoples from the night.
Thank you for making my night wonderful!

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From Mallory.
Phone/Wallet Case. Nail Polish. Bath Bombs.
She tried to get me a Cloud Cafe gift card.
CC doesn’t have those. Sad day.

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From Samantha.
Box of 4 different Green Teas.
And a mug.

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From Robbie.
Fortune Cookie Card.
Even wrote our names in Chinese. Ha Funny.

Saturday aka Lazy Day:

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Watched The Great Gatsby with Mallory, her mum, and Samantha.
Early Bird gets the worm!
It wasn’t all that amazing. Pretty … meh okay.
You can already see me using the phone/wallet case.

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Gorgeous Samantha.

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Freddy’s with Samantha.
I love our dates.

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Birthday Dinner with Fam at Pappasito’s.
Parents and June had their first Dos-a-rita.

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Cake June bought at La Madeline.
Not sure what it’s called.
Pretty delicious.

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From Sissy.
Random knick-nacks I’d be using up soonsies.
Her other gift is her old Full sized bed. Cannot wait.

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From Parents.
First James Avery Ring.
Loves it.

Sunday aka Mother’s Day:

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Tammy’s Mother’s Day delivery to my Mum.
Can’t wait to finally see her walk across the stage this Friday!

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Fruit tart June bought from La Madeline for me.
My favoritest dessert ever ever.

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The lake behind Gordon’s house.
Had potluck with the fam for Mother’s Day.

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Bruno. Chilling in Gordon’s backyard.

Monday aka Birth Day:

I was stuck in a conference/workshop all day along with working 2 hours before to catch up on some things. Oy vey. Afterward the work team and the Canadian team that came down for the conference/workshop had a dinner thing at Dave and Buster’s. It was the longest birthday day ever.

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Early bird. Already working hard and finally had time to check my phone.
Notifications wazoo.
Wrapped up office done by amazing coworker.
Birthday cupcake from Zuco.

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Red Envelopes from Parents and June.

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Dave and Buster’s Work Dinner … over $1100 … not counting drinks.
WTF. But the food was delicious.
Birthday Cake. Hope my wish comes true.
Some great coworkers helped me get super lots of tickets … over 3500.
Got a Das Boot and tiny shot glass as a birthday present.
The other tickets went to the other two coworkers.
They chose shot glasses and candy.

Seriously. It’s been amazing. Thank you to EVERYONE that has helped me celebrate. I’ve been giddy. Thank you thank you. All the phone calls, text messages, notifications on every social media … I am so thankful for all of you.

Happy Tuesday!

May The 4th Be With You …

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So … my internet gave out on me. It says that it’s connected and everything is fine and dandy … but when I go to use it, it says no internet connection. What. The. Banana. Fudge. Sundae. That’s the reason I hadn’t been able to publish any new posts or answer emails or comment back or read and comment your blog.

Internet will not be back till Thursday … but hopefully now that we’re getting faster internet, it’s worth it.

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I pretty much just lounged around with Bruno and we took an hour … or two nap. Then I just watched movies I had around the house and bawled my eyes out.

It wasn’t as bad as I thought. But I’m actually okay with it. I like the peacefulness of not always having to check social media. I even put my phone off 4G so it saves my data plan and it won’t ring as much.

The only thing was having to pay my loans online. That was the only real torture. I called Timothy to ask if I could borrow his internet. Went over to his place and he wasn’t home yet but noticed I could connect my phone to his internet from my car. Score.

I felt homeless in that second. Or actually, it brought me back to when I was in college living at the dorm apartments and the internet would go out. I would drive to school and stay in the car to do my homework. You know, the good life.

So guess where I am now …

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Ahh … you guessed it. My weekly, yummy caramel latte in my tummy. Getting fat never felt so good.

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Their little promotional thing where you wear something Star Wars and get 15% off. Smart cookies. 

They’ve been having a lot of business coming in. I’d like to think it’s because of my promoting. But we all know that can’t really be the reason. Whatever the reason, I better always have a table when I walk in.

I might have the urge to have some posts written in advanced for the next few days but till then, Stay Positive and Think Good Thoughts.