And it Ended With Chicken Parm

When I started writing this post I was sitting in a hotel room in nowhere Wisconsin, while it  was not only raining, but freezing outside.  It is only September and already 50 degrees out. Isn’t September suppose to be warm? 

Anyway, back to the being in Wisconsin part. My boyfriend is an audiologist and on some weekends he spends his time working a booth at Road America car races providing hearing protection for fans as well as drivers. Last time we came was warm, dry,  and a rather fun time. Did I mention already that it was warm?

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My “It’s too cold and early to be out of my warm bed” face

This time as we made the 2 hour drive it started to rain and I knew that it was going to make for a less than enjoyable day. We arrived in nowhere Wisconsin early Friday morning and thankfully our room was ready so we were able to check in early. I had barely enough time to get all cozy in the amazing king size bed before we had to leave to set up the tent for the next days races. (I tried to convince him to let me stay in the warm, dry room and watch TV, but that didn’t really work out). So there we were, all 5 of us, stumbling around in the rain trying our best to get this 20 foot tent set up and not fall in the growing mud puddles. I am very happy that I decided to pack that extra sweatshirt and my hunter rain boots last minute. After getting all set up I made a beeline back to the resort where I resumed my place under the covers until it was time for dinner.

While it wasn’t raining the next day it was still incredibly cold and Sunday wasn’t much better. By the third day I had stolen the bf’s under-armor shit, his extra sweatshirt, and his windbreaker. He actually thought that it felt nice out! I had so many cups of coffee and glasses of hot tea,as an extra attempt to stay warm, that I spent half the time running back and forth to the bathroom. When we finally packed up at the end of the third day I we were both exhausted and not looking forward to the 2 hour drive home. I was however, looking forward to the seat warmers and the nice pair sweatpants I had waiting for me in the car.

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Race day gear

While it may not sound like it, I actually had a great weekend. At the end of each day, before dinner, we got comfortable in front of the fireplace drinking wine. The first night we had a delicious dinner at the main restaurant and ending the evening with a nice relaxing soak in the Jacuzzi. For dinner the second night we decided to try out a local diner and then came back to resort to have desert in the bar by the warm fire.

I’ve never been that in to cars, but it was fun to see all of the different vintage cars and watch some of the races. Mostly it was just nice to spend the weekend watching the bf work and being a part of what he does. As we got back home Sunday we ended the weekend with dinner at one of our favorite places and a nice big serving of chicken parm.


Suburban Get Away

I know it’s already the next weekend, but I still wanted share my labor day weekend. Instead of going the usual party route and end up dead on Tuesday morning Winston and I decided to escape to the suburbs, to my bfs parent’s house, for a long relaxing weekend.

I love to get away from the city from time to time and Winston loves going because it means he gets to spend time running around the large yard with 6 other dogs. Yes, there are 6 dogs there. Being a city dog he doesn’t get much time to just run around and be wild. 

Anyway, we went up later Friday evening and kicked off our weekend with a little Breaking Bad marathon (I am really behind on this one, but so far I’m addicted) and then heading to bed early. This is something so great about waking up refreshed on a Saturday morning and not hungover. The rest of the weekend went pretty much the same way. We had a BBQ on Saturday and then went to a classic scary movie marathon at the drive-in that night. Sunday included spending the day at the beach followed by a family dinner out and an early Monday morning brunch before we had to head back home.

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Throughout the weekend we spent a lot of the time hanging out with the bf’s niece and nephew, both of whom are adorable. Seeing as how I don’t have children of my own I am not used to spending so much time around them. It was fun, but exhausting. I quickly learned that no matter how cute they are you have to be able to tell them no or you get stuck playing Go Fish about 5 thousand times. I also learned that I need to remember to lock all doors because they will come barging in any room, it doesn’t matter if you are on the toilet. We looked for frogs, played basketball, watched football and baseball (try explaining football to a 5 year old it’s hilarious), and caught a snake (my bf and his dad caught the snake I want nothing to do with that). 

All in all it was a wonderfully relaxing weekend and I have to say I sure learned a lot about spending time with a 5 year old and a 3 year old. Mainly hide your pizza because anything you have they want.

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Current Randomness

  1. The other day I saw a man walking his dog down the street and he had a large bird riding on his shoulder.
  2. Cable is ridiculously expensive and there is never anything on television.
  3. Speaking of TV are they kidding with some of these shows? “Naked and Afraid” “Married at First Sight”. I don’t even get the point of these shows. 
  4. Does anyone else feel like an asshole while standing at the grocery checkout waiting for them to bag your groceries?
  5. Fall is officially here in 20 days! Where did summer go?
  6. Lately I’ve been using lavender essential oil in a diffuser instead of candles and so far I’m loving the change. The scent is stronger than a candle and lavender is so relaxing.
  7. My planner and to do lists are slowly taking over my life. The to do list just never seems to end, but there is still something so gratifying about crossing an item off.
  8. Spending a long weekend with a five year old is exhausting. Especially since it’s difficult to tell them no and so you get stuck playing cards 5 thousand times.
  9. After spending so much time in the suburbs lately it made me realize how much I miss being able to see the stars. The city lights are too bright to see a majority of them.
  10. Why do people drink decafe coffee in the morning?