Weekend Recap 9/8/17
Sometimes I just don't know how to start a blog post. I can only say "Happy [insert day]" or "hope you had a good weekend" so many times! Although I honestly do hope that, but you know what I mean. And my coffee hasn't quite kicked in enough for me to get super creative here. SO honesty instead. Here's a look at our weekend, stay tuned for the Austin Steam Train Recap coming soon <3
Last month we sold my Jetta TDI back to the Volkswagen dealership, because it was one of their recall/scandal cars that was apparently over the emissions limit! And since then, we'd been making the one car thing work, but Sam had to use his car for a work trip last week so I was literally home bound for three days (thankfully not a full five) and we realized with him traveling so much and potentially needing his car again in the future that that wasn't going to work. SO Friday evening we headed into Volkswagen and bought the non-diesel version (sadly...I REALLY loved that recall car. It had some oomph) of the same exact car that I had! Haha. They were having a really great deal on it because they were trying to get rid of them before the 2018 models came in. After five hours in VW, I'm mobile again, thank the Lord!!! It's also just in time because I'm starting some Amazon Flex shifts on the side this week and needed some wheels.
Also the photo below was me, getting dressed for the first time that day to go into the dealership. I figured I should dress like an adult because the last time Sam and I went to check out cars was after a workout and I wasn't wearing make-up and I think they thought I was 12. At least with makeup on I get a solid 19-20. I mean don't even get me started on getting carded...
oh also I've been working on this puzzle little by little every night for about five days now! I feel like a grandma, but I forgot how fun doing a puzzle actually is. But this one was hard!
The weather was so beautiful on Saturday. We went to watch our nephew play football Saturday morning - they won, which was exciting, especially since it was his birthday too!
Afterward Sam started building an outdoor shower, and so far the platform has turned out really well! Sam is turning this little A-Frame house and property into a cozy gem little by little, he does such a good job at these sorts of things. Especially with all of the care that he puts into his plants and landscaping. It's fun to watch him get into composting and all that green thumb stuff.
Then Saturday evening we got ready for our date night with Austin Steam Train, which I'll be sharing about in a separate post soon!
What I won't be sharing on that post is that it was one of those nights where I couldn't find ANYTHING to wear because I've been selling my clothes, haven't been shopping for anything new in months, and I was definitely PMS-ing. It was a struggle. Does anyone else struggle with owning mostly baggy clothes/ clothes that don't fit their shape? Everything I own needs to be tailored or something... it's not that I've lost any weight or anything, it's just that big boxy clothing makes me seem bigger than I am and I would like my clothes to fit my actual body! Haha. It's like nothing ever fits my body right or I'm always shopping during my time of the month and want to hide my puff or something!
Anyway I eventually got over the whole clothing drama, and just threw on a dress, that left room for my bloated belly, decided to have a good attitude and off we went! Guys, I was SO excited for this train ride. I had been building it up in my mind for a couple months and I felt like a little kid going to ride this train.
Anyway it was really really fun! Here's the deal though, and here's what you won't really/always see from my pictures on Instagram. After two glasses of wine and the main course, I was tired and my PMS started to kick in again... Sam and I were having wonderful conversation and then all of a sudden I took something the wrong way (that I honestly wouldn't have in any other scenario) and it almost ruined the whole experience. I know it was just my hormones...but y'all, I learn more every day about how important constructive communication is in a marriage.
Sam is so patient with me, because when something rubs me the wrong way or I feel hurt, I tend to get angry and mean and closed off instead of vulnerable, patient and open. It's something I continue to work at! We still had a wonderful time over all, and I cant wait to do it again!!! I just felt kind of awkward for the people sitting closest to us because I put off some strong vibes when I'm upset...I don't mean to but I know that people notice...SO ANYWAY. Communication, patience, kindness are KEY.
We did the usual Sunday things. Then Sam finished his shower deck, and we took the dogs for a hike down the creek.
We came across that plant pictured below, there's a lot of it around in TX. It's called Silver Blue Stem and Sam showed me that if you crush up the feathery part, it smells like blueberries! It actually does! Super neat. I always call it silver blue stone though, partly because Sam has to correct me every time and I think it's funny and partly because there's a ring to it and if I had a Game of Thrones kingdom that is what I would call it!
ALSO another trail note. Someone on our neighborhood FB page posted about seeing a full grown huge mountain lion the other week! So ever since then I've been a little nervous on the trails, but the section of the trail that we walk on is pretty far from the preserve that our neighborhood borders...so I feel a little better about it when I think that the lion is probably at least a few miles away from us.
Sunday night we grilled steaks and enjoyed the cool evening on our patio. It was the perfect end to the weekend.