Here we are yet again. Another Monday Morning Coffee on a Tuesday... I hope everyone had a great weekend & a wonderful Monday! We are officially in dead week. Meaning My kids have no work left to do... They've already done their final project, well most of them anyway, a few will be having to take the final because they refused to do the project. So, we are now watching movies until the end of the year. I didn't want to have to watch the same movie 4 times a day so each class is getting their own movie. I'm still picking though. Yesterday we started with Disney: Emperor's New Groove, Hercules, Mulan, & Pocahontas.
I had my yearly physical on Friday so I took the day off. Partly because the appointment was at 10 am 1.5 hours from where I work & half days start/end at 12:20, mostly because I wanted a 3 day weekend. My appointment was just west of Fort Worth, in an area I have wanted to live since I first moved to Texas. I may or may not have had a little breakdown on my way out there.
There is a distinct line when driving west, about where I-30 turns into I-20, where I instantly feel calmer because the city is gone & the country shows up. It was about there where I almost started to cry because I still want to live out there & feel like since moving to DFW in 2015 I've just moved farther & farther away. That feeling only increased when I went to look at a rental house (well a room in the house) in a city right by where I work in north Dallas.
I won't be renting that room by the way. I could tell just walking in the door I would feel trapped in my room based on house size & who the 2 roommates would have been. That, & a conversation I had with a co-worker that night kind of gave me another kick in the ass on the job front.
When I left the house I had every intention of going to Haystack Burgers in Dallas because my softball girls had given me a gift card, but I got distracted by calling my mom & soon found myself just automatically driving back home. Not having much for food at home I went to a bar near my apartment to eat, watch some college softball, & listen to some live music.
Saturday was such a rainy day. I took full advantage of this. Nash & I stayed in bed a little longer than normal & we watched a lot of That 70s Show on Netflix. I did also prepare some food for the week (Instant Pot Skinny Creamy Ziti & Hot Tuna & Egg Salad Rolls) I also got out of the house for a little bit to meet Helen & Caleb at Duff's in Southlake for some wings. I had never been before, but they had been to Duff's when they went to college in upstate New York & wanted to see if it was the same. It was apparently very very close. I liked that the wings were crispy & the ranch was on point.
Sunday was a complete 180 degrees from Saturday. It was sunny & warm. That called for a final pool day before Helen & Caleb's baby arrives. A few of us met up at their place to hang out by the pool & grill for a few hours. I went to Trader Joe's to pick up Cashew Fiesta Dip to bring along because I kept seeing it on Instagram. But since I was there I also had to get Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus because I'm addicted and a PB&J bar because I had really liked the individual PB&J bites. (The bites are better for the record.) I then fell down a rabbit hole & grabbed all of the above to bring along with me... Oh Trader Joe's, you got me again!