Good morning everyone! I hope you have all had a great weekend. I know mine has been booked! So, let’s get started. Thursday night, we had baked potatoes for dinner:
I also received a package that my apartment office was holding hostage! It was the giveaway package from Danica! I thought I was only getting the salad dressing, but she was nice enough to send over some Mac and Cheese too! Thank you so much Danica!
After dinner, we were off to kickball and guess what happened? WE WON!!!! 9-2 was the final score of the game. It was such a great game because the whole team was into it. So, of course to celebrate, we hit up the bar for a drink afterwards. Once we got home, it was time for bed since we had to get up so early.
On Friday, I woke up at 4:30a to get ready for my grandma’s funeral. We had to be there by 9 and since it was a 3.5 hour drive, we had to leave pretty early to get there. Before we really got on the road, we stopped at the cracker barrel where I had oatmeal with raisins, 1/2 of a bran muffin and a cup of coffee. We arrived at the funeral around 9-9:30 and spent some time visiting. The mass started at 11 and concluded around noon. After the mass and the burial, there was a family lunch-in. At the lunch-in, I had some bread, veggies and a rice crispy treat.
Once everything was wrapped up, we headed back home where Gregg and I went to the Brewer Game. At the game, we got to see Danny Gokey sing the national anthem and throw the first pitch of the game. It was really cool to see everyone so excited! At the game, Gregg and I had Cousin’s sub that we picked up beforehand. I also had a pretzel and 2 beers at the game. I would love to show pictures of everything on Friday, but I was in such a hurry that I forgot my camera. Sorry!
On Saturday, I woke up around 8 and headed to the gym. I am not much of a runner, but I do have a 5k coming up next weekend and I needed to make sure that I could do it. So I hit up the treadmill and just kept going. I blew past the 3.1 miles and stopped around mile 4. Like I said, I am not much of a runner, but I did it and I averaged about 8.5 minutes per mile. I guess it’s not too bad, but I would like to see it at 8. I guess it is something I will have to work on. For breakfast on Saturday, I had a bowl of oatmeal:
After I was done with breakfast, I jumped in the shower and got ready to shop with my mom. Mom came over around noon and we hit up the mall. I bought my mom a pair of earings for mothers day and grabbed a cup of coffee while shopping. Once we were done shopping, we came back to my apartment and got ready for dinner. Gregg and I took my mom to Louise’s for dinner. Louise’s is this great Italian place downtown. This place is very special to Gregg and I because it is where we went on our first date. When we got there, I ordered a glass of Sangria. I also had a cup of minestrone pesto soup and the three citrus grilled chicken. Overall, it was a great meal!
After dinner, my mom and I headed to the Casino with 2 of my aunt’s. I only took 40 with me because I didn’t want to waste my money on gambling. Needless to say I blew through the first 20 in about 15 minutes. Then, I figured what the heck, I will get my other 20 out and see what that will do for me. To make a long story short, I was down to my last 2.50 when my mom said I should bet 20 lines with the feature (I had no clue what I was doing) so I did, and I lost. But, I still had enough for one more play, so I did it again and I won! And it just kept going and going! I ended up winning $207 on that machine! So, I left with $167 more than I came with, it was awesome!
After the casino, my mom and I headed to a bar to meet up with my brother for 1 drink and then went home. On Sunday morning, I made my mom a hefty bowl of oatmeal and we watched 13 going on 30. It was a great weekend with my mom and I hope she enjoyed herself too!
Around 3 or so, I headed home and waited for Gregg and his parents to get there so we could go out to lunch/dinner. Whenever his parents are in town, we go to the Cheesecake Factory. But, I was good this time! I ordered the Chopped Vegetable Salad with Chicken, no cheese and Dressing on the side. This salad was so good that I didn’t even need the dressing! Of course, I ended up with leftovers sine the portions are huge there. And, I ended up taking this home with me for dessert:
I got the Low Carb Cheesecake with Strawberries. This is my favorite because it is not as heavy and rich as the other kinds. The crust is also really unique because it is a graham cracker and walnut crust. But, if you look close enough, you will see that I cut it half. I ate half of it and THREW THE REST OUT! Half of the cheesecake came in at about 11 points so I knew I didn’t want to keep this around much longer!
After my cheesecake, I watched Iron Chef on the Food network and hit the hay! This morning, I woke up and had the usual for breakfast: Oatmeal. In today’s oats: Pumpkin, Blackberries and Strawberries:
For lunch, I packed up the rest of my salad and some whole wheat bread and fruit:
Right before I left, I decided to swap out the bread for some Smartfood Cranberry Crunch Popcorn. Gregg picked up a box of this for me this weekend and I am really excited to try it! Well, that is all I have for now. I hope everyone’s Monday goes by fast! Have a great one!