Tuesdays are typically my crazy work day, especially since Jeff’s out of my hair all day working a rare day shift. With him gone all day, I’m usually able to get everything done on my neglected to-do lists along with all my work.
Of course, this Tuesday wasn’t at all like normal. Again, nothing went as planned!
It started with me not being able to sleep at all last night, and past midnight I was reading old articles in pocket. Fortunately there was one on the upcoming election that bored me straight to sleep LOL
Needless to say, I didn’t get much sleep. I’m used to having Jeff home on Monday nights, and I kept waking up wondering where he was. I almost got out of bed at 5am to go ahead and start the day… since I wasn’t sleeping anyway… but then I remembered my contacts had another hour of soaking 🙁 So, I ended up falling back to sleep on and off until about 8am.
When I wake up in the morning, I usually stay in bed and clean up my email – getting rid of all the newsletters I just glance at, automated stuff from facebook, etc. Then I respond to things that can be responded to quickly, emails… facebook… twitter, etc. Then I waste more time by doing things like updating my apps and checking all my social media feeds. This morning there was a nice surprise – Etsy’s app has been updated for iPhone 5!!! Woohoo! Etsy has become my new pinterest… I don’t have much time to repin anymore, so I “like” things on Etsy LOL! Plus with Christmas quickly approaching (insert panic attack here) it’s helping me a lot with ideas for gifts for everyone.
After getting things done on my phone, it was time to get out of bed. Much to Riley’s dismay… here’s her pitiful “Come back to bed, Momma!” look. It didn’t work… it was incredibly tempting. It was very chilly this morning… I only got out of bed because I had work to catch up on 🙁
It was around this time – 9:30am – that I heard from Jeff, calling from the pay phone at the campground. I was quick to assume that he also slept in since he was calling so late in the morning, but turns out he was up at 5am… freezing his tooshie off! Poor guy’s fingers and toes were just too frozen to sit out at his hunting spot. Since it was forecasted to snow through his entire trip, he elected to save money and just come home. He was miserable, it was a comedy of errors really. He’ll have to do his own post sharing that experience — he definitely has tons of snowy pictures to share!
After my shower it was my breakfast of champions – a Jimmy Dean De-light sandwich and a Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Chai Spiced Latte… mmmm! If I had more time… I would of made a sunnyside up egg and piece of toast. Oh well.
So, I got to work. The guinea pigs immediately threw a wrench into my plans to get things done as quickly as possible before Jeff got home.
Bubbles and Sparkles were fighting over their breakfast, so since Bubbles was hogging the lettuce, she got scooped up to sit with me while I work!
When I put her back, Sparkles continued to goose Bubbles, even though food wasn’t an issue anymore. I guess she just woke up on the wrong side of the cage this morning! So, Sparkles was next to help me work — but I was too focused on getting stuff done to take a picture.
Fortunately I was able to get all my reports done by the time this handsome man got home around 12:30! He’s still wearing his hunting bib I got him for his birthday 🙂 A TOTAL steal! I caught it on clearance AND while a store was moving – so it was about 60% off! It’s one of those Columbia Omni-Heat bibs, it’s rare to find them for so cheap unless you’re at an outlet!
Ahem. Back on topic — Today.
While Jeff put away all his gear, I ran some quick errands. Delivering finished reports to clients, depositing payments from clients…
Well, since our Tuesday was shaping up to being more like a Monday… we decided to go out for sushi for lunch. It had been awhile since we had any sushi… it was either that or another famous Japanese staple food, ramen LOL!
Next we hit up Sur La Table for some window shopping, watching for any little tool that we needed but was cheap. We use the Amazon and Red Lazer scanners to make sure we’re not overpaying — especially since most things are usually overpriced at Sur La Table. This potato brush & eye remover has been on my wish list for a while, and I found it there for half of what it’s priced on Amazon! Squee! Now that it’s fall and “potato season” to me — this is going to get a ton of use! I’m kind of really OCD when it comes to washing potatoes.
When we got home, Riley was shivering from sitting in the window watching for us to get home. She was glued to my side and wouldn’t stay under the blankets on the sofa if I wasn’t with her. So, I relented and we both crawled into bed. Since I had so much to get done still, I only planned to stay in bed until she fell asleep… but uhhh, turns out Momma needed her rest too LOL! While we napped, Jeff cleaned the guns he took on his trip. They got wet during the brief hour he hunted this morning.
I swear, Riley acts like such a little human! She definitely demands to be treated like one LOL!
After our nap (Jeff eventually joined us) we decided to head to the bar for dinner. We don’t normally eat out this often, but we both didn’t want to stay home, especially since Jeff had expected to be out hunting still.
Jon made me an old fashioned using Death’s Door Gin. I had it a few weeks ago with their whiskey — it was great too! Sorry for the extreme blurriness… still getting used to Hipstamatic.
I had a risotto with mushrooms and artichokes <3 love love love!!!!
Jeff’s discovered he really likes Blue Moon — so he ordered a few of those, along with a mixed drink that Jon randomly came up with. We have fun letting Jon & Josh just pick a drink for us — Jon’s the reason I am now having a love affair with bourbons. Sometimes they make a standard drink — sometimes they just randomly make one up.
The one Jon’s working on in the photo involved uhhhhh… tequila, crème yvette… and I can’t remember what else. It was interesting, Jeff liked it… but the crème yvette reminded me too much of cherry cough syrup.
It was around this time that Jeff got one of his incredibly inappropriate philosophical ideas he usually gets when he’s had a few drinks. Tonight he was pondering why Breast Cancer Awareness Month is October, when it’s “turtleneck weather” and July has “bikini weather”… I can see his point, but oh my…
I started thinking about what I wanted to do tomorrow… because Jeff really wanted to have some fun since he had the day off still. He honestly wanted to take off for Monterey! Then I remembered it’s been a few years since we roasted pumpkin seeds. So we hit the grocery store for some medium pumpkins and a chicken to roast. I think I’ll also make some butternut squash soup in the slow cooker 🙂
Now we’re… well, I am… Jeff’s snoring in his chair… watching the new NCIS episodes! I’m going to browse BBC News and Discovery News next to save articles to my pocket to read in bed tonight 🙂 Have I mentioned I love that app??
Two days down LOL! That’s two days more than I expected myself to survive!! Maybe I’ll try to take on the NaBloPoMo challenge!