I got up at 9:00 a.m. yesterday morning, even after not going to bed until nearly 1:30 on Saturday night.  Well, okay with day light savings, it was 10:00, but still.  Tony was still sleeping so I got up, grabbed a cup of coffee and hung out with my DRV for a couple hours.   It was awesome.  I was under my blanket, in my comfy chair.  I had no guilt thinking of all the things I should be doing – nice!  I’ve almost caught up on Girls – I love that show!

Although Kyle and/or Lyle was trying to get my attention – this scared the shit out of me.  I am watching t.v. and all of a sudden Kyle jumped on the screen right behind the t.v.!  I guess they wanted breakfast!

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Around noon I was getting hangry, so Tony made me his famous tater tot egg cheese dish in our small cast iron skillet.  Every bite had a crunchy potato bite – so good!  I could only eat 3/4 of it though!

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Before I knew it, it was time to head out to meet up with Hannah and her best friend and her son for bowling to celebrate Hannah’s birthday.  Mel and Hannah have been best friends since 4th grade.

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I used to bowl in a league in my early 20s.  My average score was 205.  Yesterday?  My high score was 58!  Ha – but it was fun.  Mel and I each got a beer – which prompted me to get carded – nice!  Hannah had a fruity vodka drink.  We split a meat and cheese tray and got a small pepperoni pizza.

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When Hannah first got there, she took off her coat and she said “Mom, there is something I need to tell you.  I’ve been thinking about doing this for a long time and I finally had the guts to go through with it.”  My mind was racing – I was thinking, did she switch majors?  quit her job?  Nope.  She got a tattoo!

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It’s my handwriting from a birthday card I gave her when she was 20.  Tony and I always told our kids get any kind of piercing you want because they can always be removed, but tattoos are with you for the rest of your life.  But how the hell could I be upset with that one?  I actually cried when I saw it.  I love you Hanners!

We spent a couple hours bowling, eating and gabbing, and then went to Panera for some coffee.

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Mel’s son is so cute – he’s almost two and loves watching movies on his Mom’s phone.   I think it was his first time bowling too – he loved it!  And because he was under 2, he got to bowl for free. Open-mouthed smile

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So I had planned ahead.  Knowing I was going to be out, I made beef stew in the crock pot for Tony’s dinner.  When I called him to tell him I was on my way home, he said that earlier in the afternoon he turned the crock pot down to low.  I have a history of having undercooked potatoes and carrots with beef stew, but we were both convinced that by how long the stew was in the crock pot, they should be fine.  Only one tiny, tiny problem.  I turned the crock pot on, but then I made salsa and plugged in our food processor.  Not wanting to trip the fuse, I unplugged the crock pot and well, never plugged it back in.  So when I got home, Tony had it simmering on the stove.  We finally had some around 8:15.  I’ll post the recipe tomorrow because it was really good – I plan on having leftovers for lunch today.

So I haven’t exercised in 4 days.  On Friday night and Saturday night I had pizza bread and leftover pizza when I got home from work.  I guess my saving grace was all the exercise I got at work being on my feet.  My Monday WI: – I guess I weighed in on Tuesday last week?

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I’ll take it!  And this week will concentrate on getting more time at the gym.

We are having a birthday celebration at work for one of the attorneys – I am making breakfast parfaits!  I made a strawberry compote and a pear, honey cinnamon compote for the fruit fillings with my homemade granola and vanilla Chobani.  Hope everyone won’t miss the donuts!

Make it a great day!