It’s pedal to the metal today with no real direction, so you’ve been warned!
Did I tell you guys we went to Houston last month?
I probably didn’t because not only was it a whirlwind trip, but the Sooners lost and we didn’t do anything exciting.
In fact, we drove the 8 hour trip Friday and did it again Sunday. Whew! It was tiring!
Mostly for Will, as he drove the entire time because
I’m a terrible driver he prefers to drive.
Anyway, I anticipated being a terrible copilot, as I have a hard time staying occupied in contained spaces.
I did surprisingly well! I think it’s because I’ve taken a few longer car trips in the last two years. I saved up tons of magazines and blogs to read along the way, and listened to a ton of podcasts I’d been saving.
Plus we had a free trial of XM radio, so Will could listen to sports while I self-occupied.
A win for everyone.
Until he found the Garth Brooks channel.
That was not a win for everyone.
What also wasn’t a win, was the game.
No need to talk about it other than the fact that we sat in front of Houston fans and I had beer spilled on me not once, but twice.
I thought Will was going to become completely unhinged the first time it happened, but I was wrong. He came unhinged the second time.
Sadly we had big plans to eat a nice dinner at Shula’s and enjoy the town but we were both exhausted from the long day of driving and then the loss took the wind out of our sails. We ended up eating at the hotel restaurant watching more college football.
So yeah! Fun times in Houston! Haha
Since we’re still (sort of) talking football...
Will and I decided to make a football season bucket list this year with all sorts of random ways to maximize our most favorite time of year.
This season goes too fast, and we felt it was a good way to enjoy it all the more.
Nothing fancy, but still fun.
We started with an impromptu date night to our local Applebee’s last Friday.
If you’ve seen the commercials, you know they do half-priced appetizers after 9:00.
We thought it would be fun to do a VERY late dinner (on a very long side note- I love the idea of late dinners. They seem so sophisticated and glamorous compared to our usual AARP early bird dinnertime. With that said, though, I am always famished early in the evening and could never make it to a 9:00 dinner without some major preplanning. I’m such a granny) and watch some of the OSU-TCU game.
We were both super hungry and ready to eat when we got there only to find out half price appetizers begin at 9:00 Monday through Thursday but 10:00 Friday through Sunday.
The good news is that dinner worked out better for me! I ate far healthier ordering off the regular menu than the appetizer menu.
Turned out to be a great night! Albeit a super casual dinner in our comfy clothes, it still seemed “glamorous” since I made it to 9:00. 😊
So yeah...one checked off the list, more to go!
Annnnd we had another snake in our house
Real life guys.
We have a for sale sign in the house now, incase you’re wondering.
This time, Will didn’t dilly-dally taking care of the snake.
It was promptly removed.
We’ll leave it at that.
Since we mentioned for sale signs...
You may remember, my parents live two doors down from me.
Only, at the end of September they sold their house and are moving up to the nesrby town where my sister lives.
I’ve taken it hard don’t want to get into it. Just mentioning it for posterity sake. I’m also going to miss seeing Layla so much! It’s always been so nice having her so close so often.
So yeah- there’s that! Here’s to hoping the new neighbors don’t mind me using their better wifi… #awkward.
Mrs. Benko would be proud
Waaay back in the 19 hundred and 90s (haha), I took piano lessons.
Yes, they had pianos back then.
Anyway, I loved it at first. My young brain soaked up the scales, show tunes, and silly songs. However when I got into junior high, I started to hate it.
It seemed like a drag. It was work. I never practiced.
One thing led to another, and I stopped.
Flash forward many years later.
When my parents moved, they offered to give my my old Clavinova, which I obliged.
Why do I feel this isn’t going to be like riding a bike?
It’s fried jello time ya’ll
Well friends, it’s fair time. The Oklahoma state fair just wrapped up, with the Texas State Fair around the corner.
As usual, the menu is full of delicious fried concoctions that make my heart race just thinking about it.
Aaaaand they’re debuting veggie corn dogs this year, which I find intriguing.
Can we also discuss how iOS 10 is killing me?
I apologize to anyone I’ve texted in the the last two weeks. It’s been death by GIF. It’s like the junior high video game loving boy inside me has found an outlet in the form of annoying moving pictures to convey EVERYTHING!
The Lord has continued to impress some things on my heart to the point where I just have to say something, darn it. I plan on tackling those things in another post.
I didn’t even touch workouts or new music either, but I figure this is more than enough for a Thursday things. I suppose I can always do another one next week, yes? 😉