Monday, July 20, 2015

21 Days On The Road

...or 21 days until I'm on the road...but that's not a song...
Cory Morrow - 21 Days

I can't believe that 3 weeks from today I'll be back on the road headed for Texas!  Where has the summer gone??  I am so ready to meet the people I'll be working with & getting back into a routine but I'm not excited of the thought about actually being back at work again...

Around lunch time I went into my mom's office to help out there for a few hours with scanning & entering data.  At about 3:30 I headed out so I could meet a couple of friends in the cities.  I was laughing at all of the people sitting still because they were headed north to cabins & to go camping for the weekend when karma struck.  Suddenly I found myself sitting still in south bound road construction.  Well played karma, well played.  

Eventually I made it to the place & after a parking fiasco I finally found a spot & we all headed in.  We went to a place called Lord Fletcher's.  It's on Lake Minnetonka which is where the rich people live.  Prince, you know the song Purple Rain, yeah he has/had a home on Lake Minnetonka.  There was a radio station there doing giveaways for the Kenny Chesney concert.  Sadly, I didn't win.  He has his own rum. Blue Chair Bay, so the bar had a few different drinks on special with his rum.  I am not a rum person whatsoever but I figured, you can't beat a $4 drink & when in Rome Lake Minnetonka.  It was called a Blue Jean Baby.  I actually really liked it.  It's just rum & coke with lime.  I'm a whiskey/coke girl but it worked.

The giveaways were done at 7 & none of us won so we decided to head out.  The place was  fun but one girl had other plans & it was super hot & humid out.  Favorite College Roommate & I, inspired by the calamari I ordered there, decided to hit up Red Lobster since we had a couple of hours to kill before going to see Trainwreck.  That meal totally hit the spot.  I wish I had had room for chocolate cake but it's probably best I didn't ha.  We got to the movie just as the previews were starting.  It was so funny.  The cast was perfect.  I definitely recommend Trainwreck if you haven't seen it yet.

Favorite College Roommate brought me back to my car about midnight & I headed home.  That storm picture is not mine.  I got it off the Kare 11 website in the photos section.  I didn't take any photos because I was trying not to die.  I'm only being a tad dramatic when I say that.  I got in my car & tornado warnings started for the area I was in.  Keep in mind I live 1.5-2 hours north of where I was.  It wasn't raining yet so I just drove home.  I figured I could get out of the immediate area before anything big hit.  I was pretty much correct.  I never did see the tornado(s) that touched down but I did hit torrential down pour for about half of my drive.  The last 45ish min it let up & it was just a light rain but between the downpour, sweet lightening show (I really wish I had been able to video/photograph it), & road construction I was trying to sing myself out of tension most of the drive.  At about 1:30 in the morning I rolled home & went to bed.

Saturday was pretty relaxed as a weekend day should be.  It was such a nice day out.  I finally remembered that I needed to put air in one of my tires so I checked all of mine & then did my mom's car as well.  I then spent a lot of the day lounging around.  It may be mid-July but the hammock just got set up in the yard.  I started out just relaxing in the hammock enjoying the weather & then eventually wound up napping for nearly an hour out there!  Daddy was finally home, he hadn't been at home since 4th of July weekend, so we did some grilling & drank some beers.  I also watched part of the Brett Favre hall of fame induction & a lot of HGTV...which led me to once again look at houses for sale online.


Why is it that when I have nothing to do for the day I have absolutely no problem waking up at 5-6 am but when I have to be up at 5 am to go to work it's like pulling teeth?  I first woke up at 5:30 but decided to stay in bed for a bit, dozed off, & then finally got out of bed at 6:30.  I headed into town to get my favorite gas station coffee.  When I got back my dad was up so the 2 of us drank coffee & talked for an hour or so before my brother got up & left for work.  Then my dad ran to town & I did the dishes.  After finishing the dishes I enjoyed more coffee on the front porch with my dog.  My dad got back about the time my mom got out of bed & then the 3 of us had breakfast.  That my friends is how every morning should start.  Coffee outside & family.  The rest of the day was completely uneventful.  There was a Back To The Future marathon & I went back & forth between watching that & wandering around aimlessly because I was going a little stir crazy.


  1. I so don't mind when I have to get up on early on the weekends but when i have to get up for work, it's hell. I never want to wake up to go to work. It's probably because I don't really love my job, it's getting stale. It's so hard trying to find a new job and a job that you will actually love.

  2. I also have no problem getting up with it's a weekend or vacation.

  3. How funny was Trainwreck! I wanted to go see that or Ted 2 this weekend but the couch won instead. lol

  4. So jealous you got to see train wreck - I really want to see it! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. good to hear trainwreck is funny, we want to see it. i seriously woke up at 6am on sat and sun, but today i was like lol nope.

  6. Yay/Boo for it almost being the end of "work fuck off time" as Kathy calls it.
    NOMNOMNOMMMM rummmmmmmmmmsy rum is the best! lol.
    I was wondering if Train Wreck was any good. Now I know.

  7. You're so cute! So glad I finally found someone who saw Trainwreck this weekend! I've been begging my husband take me to see it and he said he's never even heard of it, come on! It does sound fabulous coffee on the patio with mom and dad! I love it and I miss those days! Hope your week is off to a fantastic start

  8. Oh karma bit you bad there, oh well, at least you got where you were going :) and thank god you were able to get back home safe, I wouldnt want to be driving in that! I hate waking up early for work...I feel like work should be at 10am at least...

    liz @ sundays with sophie

  9. Sounds like an awesome weekend minus the parking fiasco. I heard Trainwreck was hilarious so I definitely need to watch it soon!

  10. Rum and Coke used to be my drink of choice. Just can't hang anymore though. Trainwreck looks so funny, glad it was worth it.