Sunday, November 18, 2012

Shopping, Sharks, and Champagne

So, almost every Sunday we eat dinner at my parents' house:

We were trying to keep the bulldogs out of the living room, so we made my husband sit in the foyer with Guy, Cooper, and my mom's dog, Blade.  Poor husband.  

I don't have a lot to say in this week's wrap up.  I'm still recovering from this terrible bout of CFS, but I am feeling better every day.  Even though I no longer have a traditional job, I still get super antsy on Sunday evenings.  Tonight's episode of "Dexter" wasn't entirely soothing for my nerves either.  Do you get that?  The Sunday night ants in your pants?  Not the dance-y kind.

Anthro had their employee appreciation on Friday and Saturday.  I spent entirely too much money and I'm feeling some guilt over it, but man alive did I make out like a bandit!  As did my mother and sister-in-law.  

You can see two of my spoils in the background.  I'll be working a lot more, which is good because I can get more facetime in with my managers... still vying for the personal shopper position.  Also, I need to pay my mother back for Saturday's spoils.  Let's just get to something relevant:

That's the most productive thing I did today!!!  Hooray for Sunday.  

THIS WEEK FOR DINNER is pretty weak (d'oh!)

Monday: I was exhausted, so I had Chinese takeout and my husband had McDonald's.  Gross.
Tuesday: Buffalo chicken eggrolls and green juice.  The eggrolls were surprisingly awesome.
Wednesday: Mayo-free chicken salad sandwiches and green juice.  The chicken salad recipe needs tweaking, but they were pretty good.
Thursday: Sausage and spinach quiche and green juice... are you sensing a theme?
Friday: Toasted turkey sandwich (from the grocery store... I was pooped again) with homemade pesto and green juice.
Saturday: Date night with my dad at a charity gala.  There was a food sampling from a grundle of local restaurants.  Husband left to fend for himself.
Sunday: Spaghetti with homemade sausage and mushroom marinara, homemade bread, salad, and homemade carrot cake at my mom's.

Hit up my Pinterest, y'all.

I often fill in as my dad's date, which I love because my dad is pretty amazing. So how could I say no  to Saturday night, getting dressed up and giggling over immature jokes while everyone at our table looks at us wonky?  For 10 years I've been accompanying my dad to various fĂȘtes and functions and he's tried to pretend that I'm his trophy wife, but he gets this mischievous and embarrassed smile like a naughty child that totally gives him away. Also, he is generally introducing me to people that he's known for years if not decades and most of them know my mother.  Total dork.  Love my dad.

I'm really excited for Thanksgiving.  We are going to have Cooper for most of the week, which I am ecstatic about.  

My husband and Guy?  Not so much.  Plus, I just love Thanksgiving.  And when it's over my husband will finally let me get excited about Christmas without being seriously irritated.  I love the holidays!!!  What's your favourite part about the holidays?  I think mine is decorating the tree.  And champagne.  But I don't need a holiday for the latter :)  Like Guy's namesake, Mr Churchill said during WWII, "Remember, gentlemen, it's not just France we are fighting for, it's Champagne!"