Five Things Friday {Week 17}

Howdy y’all! It’s been one heck of a week at work, and let me tell you I’m very much looking forward to a very long and relaxing weekend (and a bottle of wine!). So, here we go again for another Five Things Friday!

  1. First and most of all (and in case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard), I’m very much looking forward to Chris being back home from Japan! I seriously can’t wait to actually talk to him in person, instead of through iMessage/gchat, and to hear all about his trip. From what he’s told me, it sounds like he’s had an amazing trip with lots of interesting food.

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    Just some of the interesting food he ate while over there!
  2. I have to go back and revise a statement that I made last week, that Chris and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day with gifts. Last Friday, Chris surprised me with some brand new jewelry from Kendra Scott for an early Valentine’s Day gift along with some beautiful flowers. I guess that means that I should probably get started on finding a little something for him!
  3. I hit a pretty big milestone at work this week. I gave an informal presentation to some of the top people in the company. One of the things that I’ve hated from a pretty early age has been public speaking and most of the time when it happens I tend to turn bright red and talk really, really fast! Thank goodness that didn’t happen yesterday! And now that the presentation is over work should be calming down a little bit more.
  4. In honor of the Top Chef season finale that aired earlier this week on Bravo (because let’s face it, that’s my favorite network), I’ll let y’all in on one of the restaurants that we’ll be eating at when we go to Los Angeles next weekend. One of my coworkers ate at Michael Voltaggio’s (another winner of Top Chef) restaurant in LA named ink, and seriously couldn’t stop talking about it! Being the obsessive Bravo lover that I am I knew that I had to make reservations there, and I can’t wait to go!
  5. I have to admit, the only things that I’ve enjoyed about Chris being out of town, is  hogging all of Dart’s cuddles and being to sleep completely diagonally across the bed. And yes, this has happened multiple times this week. So as you can probably tell, I can’t wait for Chris to be back in the states and to celebrate a quiet Valentine’s Day
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    Seriously, how could you not want to cuddle with this cutie!


Well that’s all I have for this edition of Five Things Friday! If you need me later today, you’ll find me relaxing with two collies, one whippet, one bottle of wine, and my DVR. Until next week!

9 Things To Do When Your Husband Is Out of Town

So in case you didn’t see my last Five Things Friday post, Chris is out of town for the next week for business in JAPAN! I’m so incredibly jealous of him, but also really excited for him getting this opportunity. I’m pretty used to Chris traveling for work, but this is definitely the longest that he’s been away. So I thought that I’d write a little post to give y’all an idea of what I’m doing to occupy my time this week.

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  1. Go on a mini girls getaway– I had the chance to head up to College Station with one of my friends on Saturday so we could see other friend who lives there. Although, it was just for the night, it was so nice for all three of us to get together, and it felt just like college again! I seriously can’t wait for the three of us to be back together again!
  2. Do all of the laundry/dishes in the house– So this seriously never happens, but I had all of the laundry and all of the dishes in the dishwasher before I left to go to College Station on Saturday. Sunday is normally my laundry day, but because of the trip, I knew that I needed to get this done early. Good thing I did because I think that it had been a couple of weeks since I had done laundry…
  3. Go grocery shopping on a Saturday afternoon– Sunday is normally my grocery store day (are you seeing a theme here), but I was super productive and went to the grocery store on Saturday. Although it was nice to not have to run out on Sunday when I got home, the grocery store was even busier on Saturday then it normally is on Sunday. I probably won’t be doing that again.
  4. Meal prep for the first time ever– My idea of “meal prep” is to select my recipes that I want to make for the week, and then pick everything up from the grocery store. Everybody else’s idea of meal prep is to actually make the meals one night and then have everything separated out so you can just grab and go during the week. Tonight, I officially meal prepped, and I’m actually pretty excited about not having to come home and cook AT ALL this week. I think that I’ll have to do this more often.
  5. Workout and take the dog on a walk every day– So far, I’m two for two, and I’m hoping to continue this for the rest of the week. When the hubby is home, Dart goes to daycare twice a week (yes this is weird, yes he is completely spoiled, and yes I do treat him like a child because he’s my fur baby), but when Chris is out of town, he can’t go because I can’t make it to and from my office in order to drop him off and pick him up. So, I’m planning to walk him every night (check off a New Years Resolution) to help keep him worn out and hopefully not bored while I’m at work this week.
  6. Get caught up on everything on the DVR– I actually managed to get caught up on everything from the past week that I had recorded on Saturday, so now I really don’t know what I’m going to do with myself. Just kidding, I’ll have more things recording this week, and I can always watch some more Breaking Bad on Netflix if I run out of shows (which probably will happen).
  7. Sleep in the middle of the bed– I really don’t do this (that much) when Chris is out of town, but when I do it’s so amazing! Somehow, I end up diagonal across the bed, instead of lying straight in the middle.
  8. Cuddle with the dog as much as possible– When Chris is home, we normally end up fighting for Dart’s attention and cuddles. When he isn’t home, I try to get in as many cuddles as possible because I know that as soon as he gets home, Dart isn’t going to leave his side.
  9. Try not to miss him too much– Let’s face it, everything that I’m doing is just to occupy my time so I don’t miss him too much. I love you Chris and can’t wait until you get home!

Five Things Friday {Week 16}

Happy Friday everyone! Sorry for the late post, but yesterday I was feeling a little under the weather and seriously went to sleep at 9:00. I can’t remember the last time that happened, but thank goodness I woke up this morning feeling so much better! So, onto my first Five Things Friday post for February!

  1. The hubby is officially going on his first international business trip to Japan on Saturday, and I’m so excited for him. Let’s be real, I’m super jealous of him! He gets to visit Tokyo and Osaka, indulge in the best sushi in the world (hello it’s the birthplace of sushi), and get to experience a whole other culture. If I had any extra vacation days, I would totally be going with him, but alas we have too many things going on this year, so maybe next time. Oh well, at least I know that he’ll be getting some awesome frequent flyer points for our anniversary trip this year, and, of course, he’ll bring me home a Starbucks mug and magnet from Japan.

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    That time we ate a ton of sushi at Morimoto’s in Napa.
  2. Once I drop Chris off at the airport on Saturday, one of my best friends and I are headed to College Station to visit one of our other best friends and to meet her newest baby! All three of us met at Fish Camp (kind of like Freshman Orientation at A&M) a couple of weeks before we started our Freshman year at A&M, and we’ve been friends ever since! It’s been a few months since we’ve all been back together again, and I’m so excited to have some great girl time!

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    Our Aggie Ring Day!
  3. Chris and I are not the biggest celebrators of Valentine’s Day. I feel like we should celebrate loving your loved ones all of the time, not just on one specific day. Although that’s easy enough to say, let’s face it, it’s easy to get caught up in the everyday activities and to not truly appreciate your loved one as much as you should. With that being said, Chris and I normally celebrate Valentine’s Day by going out to a nice dinner together. Because Chris will be out of town on this year for Valentine’s Day, we’re planning on celebrating a little bit later, and trying out a new restaurant, Oxheart, that’s supposed to be one of the best restaurants in Houston. We’ll let you know how it goes!
  4. Although things have been really busy at work over the past few weeks, they weren’t nearly as busy as public accounting busy season was. It’s so crazy to think that this is my second year end without all of the late night, stressful, get your audit done as quick as you can crap that goes along with public accounting. Every single day, I’m just so incredibly thankful that I found the company that I’m working for now. I found a company that actually cares about its employees, coworkers that I get a long with (I did have this in public accounting too), and a job that actually makes me happy.
  5. Everybody’s been talking about it, but for those of you who haven’t seen it, the Jimmy Fallon skit with the Saved by the Bell cast was awesome! How is it that they all (except for Mr. Belding) look exactly the same? In high school and college, Saved by the Bell was what I watched when I got ready for school in the mornings. I still love the fact that they could solve major problems, like Jessie’s caffeine pill addiction, in a 30 minute show. And who could forget about how awesome the fashion and hair styles were!

Well, that’s all I have for this week. Until next time everyone!

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