Amazing (Busy) Weekend!

Hey Everyone!

Back from another great and productive weekend! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Friday wasn’t fun by any means but I did get to cross something off the to do list. After work Friday I picked Everett up from his last day at daycare, went home and started working on our tub. I had to chip, pull, and chisel the old caulking out. That was the worst thing I have done in a long while, even worse than painting our fence. After that it was time to clean and re-caulk it. I tried for the first time the hand squeezed tubes of sealant, thinking it would be easier in that tight space, but I really didn’t like it. I went through 4 of the little things and at the end of the day would have liked more, but that amount at least filled the space back up. So on that note everything is looking good.

Saturday was our super busy day. We woke up, had breakfast and headed to my wife’s mom’s house. We got to her place and cooked out on the grill, fr lunch. Everett was having a great time under the patio umbrella.

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My wife was invited as a guest to the wedding of her dad’s, wife’s, mother’s wedding. She was also there to take pictures of the event. At the same time I was heading out to my best friends 30th birthday party that his wife threw him. They happened to be the same time and in different directions, so I missed the wedding. I was able to catch up with him and his family for a couple of hours before heading back to the reception on the lake. There they had a beautifully decorated ball room on the ground level over looking part of the lake.

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The dinner consisted of everything on my plate haha. Keep it short and sweet! πŸ˜€

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Once it was time to leave the reception we stopped to visit my wife’s dad. He isn’t in the greatest health anymore and it has come on all of the sudden. His brother and sister in-law were there too. We hung out for a bit and then stopped back at her mom’s to get Everett. By the time we made it home again it was 10:30pm and we were beat!

As days go, Sunday was next on the list. We had 2 softball games in the middle of the day. In short we won both games pretty convincingly. I pitched the second game until it was a blow out and then we all swapped positions. I hit a big home run in the second game, but other than that a quit hitting day for me with only a .500 average.

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When I got home I just stayed in my ball pants and mowed the grass, and trimmed the edges. Everett was outside with him mom enjoying the sun and the pool we inflated. When I got finished I just stripped down and laid in the pool. Then the randomness started. We wanted to head back to the local Ollie’s Bargain store to look around. We wanted to get something for the yard. We we did and headed home. More on that in a bit. My mother and wife decided to take the initiative and weed what they could of our massive garden. It is over run with that Morning Glory crap and it is everywhere.

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So it all looks like that up top

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They got this back half looking pretty good, but had to stop due to time and lack of room in the truck bed lol. If they could do this for another 3 solid days they could weed all of the flower beds in the front and back yard, if they hustled. πŸ˜€ In the mean time I was draining the pool to move it for our big purchase! I was in the background setting it all up.

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We bought this nice offset umbrella for the yard as well as the bug net, four chairs, and glass table all for $200! πŸ˜€ I’m grinning at that price all day. πŸ˜€

Lastly a nice look from within. If you look close you can see Everett ‘helping’ in the last four pictures haha. He stood out there with them the whole time, just holding on to the wheel barrow.

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Once I was done unloading the scraps at my parent’s house, we called it a night and here we are. It was a great weekend I would do it all over again in a heartbeat if given the chance. I hope you all had an amazing weekend as well. I’ll be back again tomorrow for another daily post, and hope to see you then! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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Spaghetti Pie & To-DO List!

Hey Everyone!

Yesterday, my wife was still not feeling well. I also saw a recipe on Facebook and decided that I’d make dinner and try it out. It was a spaghetti pie, I guess? Real quick I’ll run through what I used/did.

  • Beat 3 eggs into a bowl
  • Add 2 cups of red sauce
  • Add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Add 2 TBSP of Oregano
  • Add cooked onions (optional)
  • Add 1 tsp of salt
  • Mix it all together
  • Stir in browned, 90% lean beef
  • Add strained noodles
  • Pour into a cake pan
  • Sprinkle Mozzarella cheese on top
  • Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees

After all of that I didn’t take a picture until most of it was gone haha here ya go!

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Ahh it was so good! Super easy to make and delicious. Of course there are variations of this everywhere, doing things slightly different. The only unhealthy thing is the cheese used since it has a high fat content.

Speaking of food, we just had yet another retirement lunch here at work. It was pulled pork with a five bean salad, pasta salad, fruits, and veggies. They have cake too! I only enjoyed the healthy stuff to stay on track with my diet but it all looked so good.Β  I think after this lunch there will be two more in the coming weeks.

Not this weekend, but the following one we have our opening softball tournament. It is hard to believe that the season is already starting. My weekends are all shot until about June and I have soo much stuff to do. I have a few things that I wanted to finish up with the babies room, most of which is just cleaning up the room a bit and getting everything out that doesn’t belong. That being said I want to clear the other bedroom out too and do the trim. To add to the list of things to do would be to paint the fence, fix the stairs more, re-install outdoor carpeting down the stairs, and fix my leaky pipe. Since I mentioned the pipe it is only fair to let you know that I bought this tape called ER Tape. That should do the trick. If it does half as well as this video describes I’m in business haha.

 

WE are getting excited to welcome our baby into this world, and with each day getting a little bit nervous haha.

That is where I’ll leave you for the day. I hope you are enjoying your hump day, and I’ll see you all again tomorrow! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

The Little Prince (Edit 200th Post!!!!)

Hey Everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend, even though they seem to go by way too quick!

Ohhh, where to start…um I’m having trouble remembering what I did Friday after work. It must not have been too important. I know we didn’t do much until Sunday, but I should have somthing to say haha. I know we wanted to have a full on game night and that never transpired. My brother worked on Friday and they were busy Saturday.

Saturday we cleaned the house and that took most of the day. We did watch a movie at random on Netflix, that turned out to be one of my favorite movies, for what it is. It is the 2015 animated movie ‘The Little Prince.’ It is a movie based around the book. There are two types of animation to differentiate, the movie from the ‘story’ within the story. It is super cute, yet at the same time tackles big issues. It is about true life, death, ego, greed, emotions, and remembrance. If you have a spare hour and forty eight minutes give it a watch. Even though it is animated there are some very recognizable voices. You can hear Jeff Bridges as ‘The Aviator’, Rachel McAdams as ‘The Mother’, James Franco as ‘The Fox’, Benicio Del Toro as ‘The Snake’, Ricky Gervais as ‘The Conceited Man’, and finally Paul Rudd as ‘Mr. Prince’.Β  I was pleasantly surprised that we picked a newer animated movie that didn’t suck. Here are a couple linksΒ  for more information: IMDB and The Story.

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Sunday, I got together with my mom, dad, and brother to work out. I choose not to bother working out since I have lost all of the will to do so. I am however on a very successful, healthy diet. Sunday was special since we don’t usually get together. My brother asked if we could go to my companies, small gym, since you have to work here to get in. I agreed and my dad, who also works here, brought my mom. We were there for about an hour and a half, and man am I sore. I haven’t worked out like that since early college. It felt good and even the soreness proves to be a welcomed feeling. Once we left the gym I was able to get home and take a shower, just in time for my mother in-law and sister in-law to show up. they live about an hour and a half away and were coming to drop off a baby stroller for us and hang out. We played ‘Telestrations’ for a little bit and ate lunch. The stroller is freaking awesome! It all popped right into place and folds right up for easy travel/storage. It came with a car seat and a base. We have the whole travel system with this thing. The car seat latches right to the stroller and is perfect. I of course failed to get a picture but here is a stock image of the same model: pTRU1-22065431enh-z6

Today I have been able to organize my thoughts a bit better. I created a ‘Home To-do List’, that should keep me on track and put things in order. I have it dropped in my One-Drive folder so I can access it from anywhere. As a quick update I have finally found a video about my damn tub. I think I now know how to get that cap off. I looked this weekend and realized that cutting an access port would be pointless, with how small the work area would be. If I have to I’ll pop it off and just seal the whole thing up and never worry about it again haha.

I hope you have enjoyed your stay with me today! πŸ˜€ I’d like to ask you all to let me know of a movie you have watched recently that has made a good impression on you. It can be anything from just a fun movie to watch, all the way to something heartfelt and touching. Let me know what it was and why you liked it, maybe a little backstory! You know…if you want to.Β 

I’ll see you all back again tomorrow! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€