Weekend Shenanigans


I know it’s Monday, but I spent the weekend celebrating The Hubster!


Before we get too far into this post, I want to acknowledge my Superstar Dad. He just passed 16 gallons of blood and platelet donation.

My Dad has been doing this for most of my life. There was a short period where he took a break when he was having some health issues, but he’s pretty much donated for the last 25 years.

I know most of you don’t know him, but my Dad is one of the most charitable people that I know. While he doesn’t donate money, he donates his time and skills as often as he can.Β He reads books for the Blind Association, plays music at his local cancer hospital, gives food to the homeless people, and whenever he hears of someone getting sick, he makes sure to donate blood.

I am the luckiest girl around to have such a generous Dad. πŸ™‚


So I don’t know how you feel about politics (and this blog isn’t really meant for my personal political opinions), but we watched the inauguration on Friday during lunch. Political affiliation aside, the peaceful transfer of power is probably one of the greatest things about being an American. We should feel so very blessed to live in a country with such amazing freedoms.


Then we got to the good stuff.

Birthday presents.

The Hubster got this Lego kit and a drill press for his big 36th.

I know.

He’s both spoiled and you can hardly believe how we live on the edge.


I insisted on a selfie and we headed to dinner!


Cheers to 36, Hubster! πŸ™‚

We had dinner at the Grand Concourse, a super awesome former train station. We indulged like crazy.

Yes. You’re looking at crab covered scallops and a super amazing bruschetta.

My mouth is still watering.


Love doing life with this guy. He’s my favorite!


Saturday the weather was fantastic. We’re talking Spring temperatures.

So we took advantage and covered up our patio furniture. That we should have done months ago.



Saturday night we started the party at an escape room. We did one this summer and it was really fun.

Let me just say that this one was not good.

We did not escape in 60 minutes.

And it was not for lack of trying.

Whoever organized it did not think it through very well.

For instance, one of the thing had a bunch of doors with locks on it. You had to solve clues to get into the doors.

Well…we were able to reach our hands into the doors and get the clues out without actually unlocking the locks.


And some of the glow in the dark paint didn’t work. So a huge clue was missed because we didn’t see the paint with the black light they gave us.


We had fun being with friends, but not so much on the escape room.

We’ll have to find a better one.


But then we headed to hibachi dinner and ate way too much food and laughed about how dumb we all felt from the escape room.

I think The Hubster would agree that it was a really fun Saturday night.


I woke up Sunday with a cold. I have been fighting this cold for weeks now. And I have no idea how I’m going to kick it.

So I spent the day blowing my nose, taking loads of cold medicine, and eating Zicam tablets as often as I was allowed.

But The Hubster spent the day building his Lego set and was pretty much the happiest guy around.

Regular Season Baltimore at Pittsburgh

And then Sunday ended on a sad note.

The Steelers lost.

And I’m sad.

I’m not even a Steeler’s fan!

Better luck next year.

Because the Bills are totally coming for you, NFL. πŸ™‚

Hope you guys had a good weekend.

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