Monday, February 15, 2010

Love day.

We had the BEST weekend! I love LOVE day. I try to focus on loving E everyday of the year, but it's especially special on Valentine's weekend. :)
On Saturday we went to Austin Land and Cattle Company (Nothing to do with Texas Land and Cattle, BTW), the food was DELISH. We had eaten there quite some time ago with my parents and we loved the ambiance, so rather than going to a chain steakhouse we chose here. Any restaurant that serves escargot is on the top of my list (and of course the best Xtradirty martini helps)!
After din-din we went to one of our new finds, OPA! which is a new wine\coffee bar. The owner is Greek, ha, as if I needed to tell you that. Opa! is an old house which they renovated into a quaint little place with reds and whites. I heart this place...I can't wait for Spring, so we can drink Sangria while playing bocce ball. Heaven.
When we got home, E surprised me with a dozen of the most beautiful red roses I have ever seen! Sunday came quickly and of course I made E an amazing breakfast. We went to Rita's. We took Marley to Lady Bird Lake to walk and he didn't make it but half way...he kept wanting to be picked up (yes, just like a 2 year old). We ended the night with my homemade Carbonara, a fire and wine. It was a perfect weekend!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Updates of sorts.

Good stuff around this household.
Date nights. In store training for Rita's. A dog that will not stop hacking. Gray hair growing like a weed ontop of this-here head. Cramping that I cannot put a finger on at this moment. Skinny vanilla lattes (almost everyday, shhh...don't tell the husband). Swimming\Or dry land @ 5:15am. Spring clothes shopping. Anticipating a business opening. Planning a company wide move. Ontop of planning the actual move, how about planning an outfitting of 80k sq ft (that makes me want to vomit). Photo shoot with Ice Guy. Weddings. Birthday parties. Wedding showers. Budget cutting. Car searching. Family visits. Stress...Stress...Stress...oh yea, did I mention stress. And that about sums up my life the past few weeks.
I think my favorite update is: Photo Shoot with Ice Guy. E and B had to purchase an Ice Guy outfit. It literally looks like a gigantic Rita's ice cup. A dear friend of ours agreed to dress in the suit. We bought him lunch and a few beers prior to the shoot. HE WAS PERFECT! He was quite hungover from the night before and was acting tired and boring until he put the ice guy over his head. He suddenly became this character. A character with a special voice, entertaining movements. He had people stopping on the side of the road to take pictures of him. We went to the store location, the University of Texas Tower & stadium, of course The Texas Capitol and lastly, Lady Bird Lake. It was a fun filled day! We had perma-grins on the whole day which caused us each to have headaches, but of course it was very exciting to see the joy and interest about Rita's!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

If I were...

If I were a month, I would be December.
If I were a day of the week, I would be Saturday.
If I were a time of the day, I would be 6:30pm.
If I were a planet, I would be Mars.
If I were a sea animal, I would be a dolphin.
If I were a direction, I would be Northeast.
If I were a piece of furniture, I would be a bed.
If I were a liquid, I would be Corona Light.
If I were a gemstone, I would be a diamond (duh.)
If I were a tree, I would be a Japanese Maple.
If I were a tool, I would be a paint brush.
If I were a flower, I would be a callalilly.
If I were a kind of weather, I would be an early Spring day.
If I were a musical instrument, I would be a trumpet.
If I were a color, I would be gray or pink.
If I were an emotion, I would be grace.
If I were a fruit, I would be a watermelon.
If I were a sound, I would be a waterfall.
If I were an element, I would be water.
If I were a car, I would be a Maybach.
If I were a food, I would be a chip with a tad bit of salsa.
If I were a place, I would be a vineyard in Italia.
If I were a material, I would be cotton.
If I were a taste, I would be salty.
If I was a scent, I would be Blvgari.
If I were an object, I would be a cabinet.
If I were a body part, I would be an ear.
If I were a facial expression, I would be a smile.
If I were a song, I would be a country tune.
If I were a pair of shoes, I would be flip flops.
What would you be?
I stole this from Glamorous Newlywed.