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It’s Friday, right?

The weekend is over! Hurray!!!

I’ve never been this excited for a Monday before. Ever. I was in the office all weekend for our project deployment. It started with longer hours Friday, I went home and got called back in at 2am Saturday and was in the office until 10pm, back at 8am Sunday and worked until 5:30pm.

Somehow I managed to shove a load of clothes into the washer at some point last night. Grocery shopping can always wait a day if needed but you NEED clean socks. That’s a necessity!

On Saturday as I was racing around the office, the front desk called saying I had a guest. Ben showed up with a poinsettia to keep me company. I have zero Christmas decor in my cube and I’ve got to tell you, getting that was the best part of my weekend.

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We went to Olive Garden Friday night for dinner since I knew we wouldn’t have much time together after that. We both picked chicken scampi – loaded with veggies!

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They had a seasonal drink called a toasted marshmallow martini. The picture looked so good I *had* to try it.

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It was wonderful – sweet, thick “mashmallow-y” but needed to be sipped slowly. Lots of booze in there. I think the chocolate swirl on the glass was the most fun part of the drink though. We ate half our entrees so we’d have a quick meal at some point over the weekend. That was a good idea because I didn’t have time to do any cooking.

And ended up at McDonalds twice over the weekend – needed coffee Saturday morning and didn’t have a free moment Sunday until lunchtime.

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When you’re used to your morning cup of coffee, waiting until 11:45 is really hard. I hope I never have to give it up. I’m not sure I could! 🙂

The McDonald’s drive-up is decked out in Christmas cheer too:

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Ben spent Sunday morning tailgating and then watched the Packers narrowly beat the Vikings. The Pack is back in 1st for our division!

Sunday Packer traffic:

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Sunday night I managed to heat up chili and Ben and I realized it was our 3rd anniversary of our first date! My how time flies. ❤

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So now that I officially made it through that week, I think once I’m caught up on sleep I should be able to settle in and enjoy the weeks leading up to Christmas. I’ve unfortunately been gaining some weight (stress eating – eek!) so some gym time is definitely needed as well.

Happy Monday everyone! Here’s hoping Friday comes back soon!

 

 

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5 Responses

  1. Holy non-existent weekend! I hope you get some comp time for all of that work! Funny you mention giving up caffeine… I to be a caffeine addict, seriously. I drank like 40 ounces of coffee per day. A year ago I found out I had a caffeine intolerance (it makes my blood pressure drop and causes fainting, yuck!) so I had to give it up 😦 I was super sad in the beginning but I actually feel more awake now plus I am saving a ton of money!

    • I started drinking coffee because I liked how it tasted – not for the caffeine boost… although now I definitely drink it so I don’t get the withdrawal headache!! Last summer they did a challenge at work for people to give up caffeine for a week and I was miserable. Wish I had the willpower to give it up and drink more water. Trouble is water isn’t as tasty as coffee. 😀

  2. That martini looks so good! I hardly ever drink any more, but I used to drink a lot of mixed drinks – and that one would be so on my list.

    • I used to drink maybe twice a YEAR. Now I definitely drink more but it’s not the norm or a must-have. It’s expensive, for one, and extra calories I don’t need (!!) but I enjoy trying new things here and there. It’s fun and how can you pass up a drink with the word marshmallow in it? 😉

  3. Yuck…I do not like thick, milky drinks…but i DO LOVE Olive Garden 🙂

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