Yep. I’m cut off. I’m sure you’re probably thinking I’m giving my poor liver a break. And you would be wrong. Actually, I get the most blog hits for my drinking related post, so I’ve been trying to come up with ways to drink more to increase my traffic. I’m completely joking by the way.
Nope, I’m cut off from the grocery store. My kitchen is full of food and I can’t justify buying anymore when the pantry is so over stocked. I’m avoiding the grocery store for 10 whole days! Really, we have enough food to avoid the grocery store for 2 weeks, but that seemed too long. I need fresh veggies!
I started my challenge with a recipe Huck’s sister made while we were home for Christmas. I’m not sure you can call this a recipe, though. It’s so EASY and makes so much food!
You may remember my post from last years beer festival. It was one of the first events we went to after moving here. One of the nice things about this year, we actually had friends to hangout with!
Huck’s friend Justin came over for the event. Justin is one of the owners of 7venth Sun in Dunedin, Florida. Huck and I offered to help him handout beer while he ventured around the Festival. He ended up bringing a coworker with him, so Huck and I were not needed. Huck did arrive early Saturday to help setup for the event. He said you wouldn’t believe how much prep went into getting everything ready.
I know I fell off the edge of the blog world the past couple days. I had zero motivation to get on my computer since Friday.
Thursday night, was Tequesta’s 1st Annual Mr. Movember party. Huck decided to shave his face for the party.
SCARY is all I have to say! I LOVE the beard! Not a fan of the mustache, though.
The creepy look paid off, though. He was crowned Mr. Movember. Out of 26 people.
I’m so proud!!
Friday night, Huck had guys night with some friends in Delray, and I had girls night with a friend and the guys she is talking, too. He was an awesome sport about it. We started the night with Wine, Sushi, and Sake Bombs and ended it with Beer and Shots. I spent Saturday hating life! I can’t remember how many times I said “I’m never drinking again”. I slept until they came over on Saturday night to watch the Alabama/Georgia game. It was so close! I really thought GA was going to score at the end.
Sunday, was the ultimate lazy day. I read ALL DAY! Normally, I only read after Huck goes to bed and when I’m laying down. Sunday, I sat on the porch and in the recliner all day with my “book”. The weather is great here, so reading outside was a treat!!
Last night, Huck and I decided to go out and support our local small businesses for small business Saturday. We started at Rancho Chico for dinner. First off, I would like to say, there is no good Mexican food in South Florida. Cuban food, yes. Mexican food, no! Rancho Chico has good Burritos, though.
Huck ordered a Burrito AKA the worlds largest Burrito.
I know it is hard to see, but this whole plate is the burrito. The beans and rice where piled on the side of it.
I ordered the tamale and taco. I ate the tamale, but was to full for the taco.
Next time, we are just going to split the Burrito.
After dinner, we stopped by Tequesta Brewing Company. Of course, we had to stop by and support our local bar!
Today, I did a few craft projects.
The first one on my list started with this dingy white sweater. I’m in love with ReFashionista. She does some amazing things with the ugliest outfits. One of her Refashions involved dyeing an old sweater.
I wore this sweater a few times, but it started looking dirty. Today, I bought some Hunter Green Rit Dye from Michaels.
I mixed half a packet of dye in a cup with very hot water. I filled the sink up 1/3 of the way with very hot water. I wet my sweater with hot water and add, un-crumpled, to the dye. Using kitchen thongs, I stirred and moved the sweater in the water for 5 minutes (The time depends on the fabric and how dark you want the item.) I rinsed the sweater, in hot water, and gradually to colder water as I rinsed, until the water runs clear. I hand washed the sweater in the sink and placed in the drier. (I followed the directions on the box, kind of.)
This picture doesn’t look great, but the sweater came out perfect. I now have a “new” sweater for $1.20. (As I was taking this picture, I remember, I already have a green sweater. Oh well!)
My sweater was practices for my bigger project. I have a set of white sheets I would like to dye blue. I found a few blogs where people were successfully. I plan to throw them away anyways, so why not? I’ll let you know how it goes.
Tonight, is also, the last night of Thanksgiving leftovers.
Huck and I are at a point where, we think, do we really want kids? I have zero “baby itch”! The thought of having kids does nothing but scare me to death. I enjoy my kid free life. I enjoy laying in bed reading before I get up, grabbing my purse and walking out the door, and not having to share Huck with anyone but the dogs. And the blog would change dramatically!! When you have kids, your life revolves, completely, around them. I’m too selfish for that right now!
I have always said I wanted to wait until I was in my 30’s. That seemed like a good point. So, maybe by then I’ll feel different. If not, we’ll continue to enjoy our lives.
I told you that story, so when I tell you this story, no one started thinking we were planning on a family ANYTIME SOON!!
Huck says I enunciate when I say “no”. What he hears is “Noah”.
We came up with the idea to name our son Noah to confuse him. “Is Mommy calling for me or telling me no! I don’t know”! It is so funny to hear Huck say it, too.
If you can not see the video here, click on this link YouTube
I’m not sure why I think this is so funny!!
ENJOYING OUR KIDFREE LIFE
After we looked at a few jobs, we went to Due South Brewery. This was our first trip. It is everything I want our brewery to be! It is located in an industrial park and on Friday-Sunday, they have local food trucks setup outside (That was my idea!) You are sitting in an industrial building drinking beer. The staff wasn’t great, but I’m use to the amazing people at Tequesta! They had big shoes to fill. I tried a Raspberry Blonde and the Oktoberfest Beer. I learned earlier this week, Oktoberfest is a style of beer, and it doesn’t have pumpkin in it! I’m definitely a fan!!
This just looked so weird! We picked up Huck’s ring at FedEx, and he did not want to leave it in the car. He was excited to wear it too.
If you are ever in Boynton Beach, FL, I recommend checking it out!!
I’m not sugar coating that by any means. I did not drink that much last night, but apparently it was enough. I had a conversation with a couple at Tequesta about wanting to go to Naples California and could not figure out why that sounded wrong. It wasn’t until Huck whispered in my ear… Napa that I figured it out! Whatever!! They knew what I meant, or that I was drunk!
Our videos from the ride home are horrible and hilarious at the same time. I watched them and wanted to cry from laughing and embarrassment. Poor Huck! I was going to post a video and then realized, I never want another person to have to experience that.
I blame Huck and the bartenders at TBC. I could not finish a drink before they were bringing me another one!
We came home and, luckily for Huck, I passed out early!
Yesterday, one of Huck’s coworkers asked if we wanted to have lunch with him and his wife. We haven’t been to Food Shack, yet so we decided to take them there.
I ordered the Snapper Wrap and Huck ordered Shrimp Pasta. Both were really good. Mine came with an Apple Shaw. I wish I could have ordered that as a side instead of the Coconut Rice. Food Shack and Leftovers have never disappointed us.
For dessert, they ordered the White Chocolate Coconut Crème Brule Cheesecake with Almonds and Raspberry Key Lime Pie. I was really excited for the Crème Brule but was a little disappointed. The Key Lime Pie made up for it though. It was fantastic!
The wrap and two or three bites of dessert was all I had all day, so that could explain the dumb conversations on the ride home.
Well, now I’m back to work. I’m really happy I did not have to actually get up and go to a job today! I can sit at my desk/couch and work.
As a way to help pay for our wedding and honeymoon, we decided it was time for Ginny to get a job since he is the oldest. He was luckily enough to find a really good job with a telemarketing company. He is use to people yelling at him (ME) so he is adjusting well!
Saturday, we worked and watched the GA game. Huck was not happy with GA for most of the game. I’m sure our neighbors think we are crazy.
Huck and Oopie watching the game!
He sat just like this, watching most of the game. So cute!
After the game, he took a nap! It was just to much for him.
Yesterday, Huck went to the brew bar and they made a Pumpkin Porter.
It smells really good. It has all the flavors of Pumpkin Pie. I’m excited for the weather to start cooling off here. The first 6 months we lived here, the temperature was prefect, and we were able to do more outdoor stuff. Now it is just to hot.
While Huck was at the brew bar, I stayed home and worked. I’m almost caught up too Once he got home, I was burnt out and needed to get out.
We decided to go for a walk on the beach and have A BEER at Tequesta. A beer turned into multiple, so we ordered Sushi from Hog Snappers. I picked it up and took it back to TBC. TBC does not serve food, but you can order food from Hog Snappers (they’re in the same shopping center) The two or three times I have been in there, the bar staff have been arguing and yelling at each other. They were nice to me, once they stopped fighting with each other, but very unprofessional.
I was happy to get back to TBC. Their bar staff is AMAZING!!!
Everyone keeps asking what I have left to do and what I have done. Here is a list
Rings (Going to meet with a lady today)
Ceremony Music (We have an awesome plan for this)
A marriage Officiate (We have a really good idea for this one too!!)
Photographer (I found one I think)
Aisle decorations… Maybe
Wedding Dress (Still freaking out about this!!)
And planning weekend activates (planned just need to confirm.)
Hair and Makeup
Ceremony site paid for
Reception site paid
Invitations Completed and Mailed
Yea that’s it!
We have 53 days to get everything done! I’m not worried, though. Our plan is to keep it simple.