Happy Monday, folks. Let’s get to it.
1. I won 2 tickets to the Kensington Wine Market Wine Fest on Friday! I was so excited because I really never win anything- and this I could share with Tyler!. Unfortunately, he got my cold, so at the time he couldn’t really taste much. We still had fun though!
There were 80 wines to try, and they were separated by country. Only one bottle of each wine was opened, so we were encouraged to ‘move on’ to another sample to allow for others to get a try. They had some food catered- finger foods as well as meat and cheese platters (I got hooked on the smoked bison).
And Crave cupcakes!
The event ran from 7-9pm. At 8pm, they brought out the cupcakes and dessert wines. If I could have just drank port all night, I would have been fine with that.
I got a good laugh because everyone arrived very timid and quiet, and by the first 15 minutes, we were all buzzed and chatting. Tyler and I made nice with the Spain and US tables. MMmmmmMMM (I have the pamphlet they gave us which listed all the wines, but I have yet to take a picture to share with you. I would do it now, but I am typing this in bed and I’m too comfy to move. Maybe another time.)
2. Saturday, we ran tons of errands. But who cares about those. When we got home a bunch of hours later, we carved our pumpkins!
Tyler’s came out better than mine. Whatever. I scraped the insides out of both of those suckers, so I’m the real hero.
And I roasted the seeds! I had no idea how friggin easy that was. AND TASTY.
4. Our post pumpkin treats were….beer. We indulged in some seasonal brews from one of my faves, Big Rock Brewery. We loved all three!
Autumn Wheat: Spiced Ale. Light in taste. Great with din din.
Loved the Espresso Stout! Only 4.2% alcohol content. It tasted like cold coffee with a hint of beer. There was absolutely no aftertaste. We both thought this would be nasty, but it was an awesome surprise. I could have drank about 6 more of them.
But I moved on..
Winter Spice Ale was 6.0% alcohol content, so I thought it would be massively strong, but it was still quite pleasant. Seriously, there is not a single beer from Big Rock that I don’t like. Good job, guys.
5. Oh, and I actually got dressed on Saturday. Like, makeup and everything. That never happens. Even Tyler gave me a double look because of it.
Not TOO shabby.
6. Yesterday I finished up my two midterms. Not fun, but after about 5 hours of work, I submitted both and the weight was immediately lifted. Now, only 5 weeks to go and I’ll have my Masters!
7. Layla is a lazy bum.
8. Workouts. Love em. Let’s talk about em.
- Best Body Bootcamp workout C (It was a mostly-arms circuit)
- 20 minutes of kickboxing
- The 100 workout
Oh wait, you don’t know what that is? Probably because I made it up. I was too busy making pumpkin pancakes, watching football, doing schoolwork, and finishing my book to get to the gym for any cardio yesterday (wasn’t up for cardio anyways), so I do a bunch of strength stuff in my jammies at home.
- 100 pushups
- 100 Gliding side lunges
- 100 stability ball situps
- 100 lateral raises
- 100 wall squats
- 100 leg lifts
Today will be an INTENSE cardio session followed by Workout A from BBB.
8. I bought toilet paper this weekend. I know, I know, it’s a big deal. I used to buy it at Target (in bulk), and it’s cheap. But grocery stores are significantly more expensive. I chose the cheapest one, which oddly enough was 3-ply. The verdict? 3-ply is no better than 2-ply, so don’t waste your pennies. #justsaying.
9. Started this book last night:
10. Got the new Pink CD. Played it on Friday night after we got home from the Wine Fest, and of course I had a dance party (with myself. Tyler doesn’t dance, and Layla usually just stands in front of me and stares)
This one is my fave: (you probably won’t see the link if you’re viewing this through Google Reader)
11. Important notes saved on my phone:
These are very imporant
- Trash can liner size
- light bulbs for house
- light bulbs for kitchen lights
- weight conversion (mostly for meat in the grocery store)
- gas prices. I still don’t understand why they price it so crazy looking,
Ok, I have to get to the mall. See ya.
You guys did a great job with the pumpkins! I’m also reading the same book. So far it is interesting.
Aww thanks! I’m not far enough into the book to really give an opinion yet….
I just started the same book last week. A little slow in the beginning but good enough to keep reading. My husband loves seasonal beers.
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Ahhh, ok I just spend a good chunk of my morning getting into the book and it’s getting much better. Seasonal beers are so fun! But I miss my American beers 😦
Haha I love your posts. I work right by the wine market, but have only been there once. It might be the fact that I’m not a big fan of wine. Love your pumpkins! Gone Girl was such a good book!
they have a lot of beers, too. Gone Girl is getting better- I usually read till I fall asleep, and lately it has been in very short segments. lol