Not us, as there is no ocean in my town. But this is what the dancer pose looks like...and I actually DID IT without having to hold onto the light pole!
Last weekend, when we were up in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area (side note: why am I either in B/CS or D/FW? What's up with the two-town situation???), we ate at what has become my favorite hamburger place in Texas (had to clarify that because my favorite in California is Aptos Burger) - Scotty P's. Holy yum, I die every time I eat their chili cheeseburger. So amazing. And maybe it's because I only get to eat there every once in a while (this was my third time ever), or maybe it's because their burgers are so dang good, or maybe it's just that I become a food-hoarding-chow-hound when I walk into the restaurant, but I do not split my burger with Jeff there. Which is what I have no problem doing when we eat at our local burger joint in town on Friday nights. But come between me and my Scotty P's chili cheeseburger, and you may just get a fork in your hand. Diet blog? What diet blog???
When our house was built, the builders left our backyard pretty much in the natural state, so there are a lot of mature oak trees and a bunch of scrub - smaller trees and bushes. Very rustic, and we like it. So do the squirrels and birds - we have a lot of cardinals, blue jays, mockingbirds, crows, doves, some tiny brown birds, and the occasional woodpecker. I have a great view from my office, and it's always fun to see who's visiting the yard. The other day, I was shocked to see this pretty guy:
Not the greatest photo, as I was inside and using the zoom lens, but you get the idea...
After emailing it to my mom, she said it's a Painted Bunting - and apparently it's rare to see one, so I feel pretty lucky!
Back to last weekend (I know, jump around much, Shelley?) - I thought that we'd actually have a visit to Sam's place and not have to go to Ikea - don't get me wrong, I love that store, but it's an event to get through it. Turns out he was thinking about adding to his desk (which is the beauty of that system - you can change it without having to start over) and rearranging his bedroom, now that he'd lived with everything for a few months. So. Off we went. And as we were blasting through the showroom, I checked on a headboard that he'd considered buying previously. Would you believe it was marked down to $19.99? A queen-sized birch headboard??? Would you believe he bought it? Of course you would - he's my son, after all, and knows a good bargain when he sees one!
Yes, the bed is blocking the door to his balcony, but he's got another door in the living room. Also? I washed his sheets and made the bed - hey, once a mom, always a mom.
Fashion Friday has gone to the dogs...er, feet! As this week has been spent in either swimsuits or yoga clothes, I decided that you needed to see my latest pedicure color. While blue is my go-to color of choice (with occasional forays into purple and orange), I have been wanting to paint my toes green, and last week, I did it (or rather, the guy at the nail salon did it).
Why YES, the toes *do* match my flip flops!
I noticed that they also match the color of Sam's car, and my yoga mat - actually, my instructor Kimberly also noticed that...ahhh, another kindred soul! And while I didn't think to take a picture, I've been wearing my purple Athleta skort with a green t-shirt and the flip flops. You know, I think I would have done quite well back in the day when women matched their pocketbooks to their shoes!
Well, we are looking at a high on Saturday of 107 degrees. Yay. I'm planning on getting out early with my cowbell and cheering on the full marathon runners in my running club, who are doing their longest run to date - 13.1 miles. Yes, a half marathon. Only with no medals or fanfare. So I'll be their fanfare. Color me impressed that they would run that far with no finisher's shirt, or medal, or goodie bag - this is just another distance on their journey to 26.2 miles. Incredible and amazing, and remember, they are doing this when the starting temperature will be around 80 degrees, and it will likely be close to 90 by the time most are finished. Ah-mazing.
Have a great weekend!
Have a great weekend!