Wow, did we just have a long weekend? I think coming back from a long weekend can actually be tougher than a vacation, because after a vacation, you’re ready to get back to work, and after a long weekend… you just want another long weekend ;).
At least that’s how I felt at work on Tuesday. First, I could barely hold my eyes open all day- guess I’m getting old or something and just can’t stay up late like I could in college. Second, I had tons of work to catch up on from having three days off work, so I was busy pretty much the entire day- which made it fly by so I was out of there before I knew it.
On Friday night, Clay and I went out to Senor Zapata’s for Ashley’s 27th birthday. We had a pretty awesome time hanging out with Ashley and Neil and a lot of other friends who we don’t get to see that much.
Of course Ashley was the lady of the night and got to wear the huge sombrero and eat the awesome flan dessert while everyone sang to her!
I was really happy to hang out with everyone and chill- it’s been way too long since we’ve all gotten together. I think the last time was actually Ashley’s wedding.
On Saturday, our bellies were still full of Mexican food, so Clay and I settled down for a nice day of watching football! You know you’re addicted when you watch games for teams you really don’t care much about, lol. There were definitely a few upsets and close calls, but I’m glad USC pulled out a win over ECU.
We also went to yard sales on Saturday. Clay had to get new tires, so I picked him up at the tire shop and we rode around town and stopped at yard sales. I love yard sales because you never know what you’ll find. Sometimes you find cool stuff, other times, you just find crazy stuff. One yard sale had a life-size stand up cardboard model of a race car driver for sale, LOL.
I ended up buying two pictures for the apartment. The best thing- I spent a total of $6, so if I grow tired of the pictures or don’t want to take them the next time we move, I won’t be out much money.
We haven’t hung the pandas yet, but I’m thinking they’ll go in the living room. This is actually thin pieces of paper that are cut in shapes and pasted onto the background somehow- it’s not a painting. I thought that was neat.
I was on a roll with bargains this weekend, so I did some couponing at CVS. I spent $16 in ExtraCare Bucks, 66 cents of actual money, and got $14 ExtraCare Bucks back for all this- so really, I spent a total of $2.66. You really can’t beat that, and those Milky Way Darks are awesome (guilty pleasure chocolate!).
Besides that… it was a typical weekend. I laid out for probably the last time this year, because pools close after Labor Day, even though it’s still super hot outside- guess I’ll have to find a new Sunday afternoon activity ;). I also did CrossFit with my coworkers- we’re all crazy fit beasts and did a super challenging workout called “Fight Gone Bad”.
Q: What’s your best yard sale find or the coolest way you’ve saved money lately?
Q: What do you order at Mexican restaurants?