December 29, 2012

Saturday errands

Last night with Sarah and Ne was so fun! I made turkey chili for dinner, and then I avoided all snacks after that. I did have a few glasses of wine (oh, okay, and a couple of beers). We played Euchre--guys vs. girls--and Sarah and I wasted the guys.
I tried taking pictures, but this was the best I could do! I used all of my activity points on the drinks, but it was totally worth it. While we were playing cards, I looked behind me at Chandler, and took this hilarious picture of him:
He looks so annoyed, doesn't he? I didn't end up going to bed until around 12:30, which is super late for me. And naturally, I was awake at 5:30, even though my kids were at my parents' house and I had no reason to get up early.

Once Jerry woke up, and the kids were home, we took the kids out to return some Christmas stuff and run some other errands. The roads were horrible to drive on, and we almost turned around; but the interstate was totally clear.
We went to the mall, and walked by an old favorite of mine--Cinnabon. I used to love those things! I still do, but haven't had one in a few years. I remember when I was pregnant with Eli, I craved them like crazy. I bought a six-pack of them, and ate them all within 24 hours. The sign made me smile when I walked by:
Life needs frosting. I totally agree. I just checked the PointsPlus in an original Cinnabon, and it has 24 PP. That's actually not that bad, for a once-in-a-while treat! Maybe if I don't gain a ton of weight in Florida, I'll use my weekly PointsPlus to treat myself to a Cinnabon when I get home.

We ate lunch at Subway with a gift card that I had, and then we went to Party City to let Eli pick out the decorations for his birthday party. We're going to have his party the weekend after Jerry and I get home from Florida, so I wanted to get everything ready now. Jerry took Noah to Target while Eli and I picked out the birthday stuff. We had fun goofing around with some of the stuff in the store:
Some magnets that I found amusing:

I was tempted to get some candy at Party City, but decided that I'd get an ice cream cone from McDonald's on the way home instead. That was definitely the right choice--it was so good!

While we were driving home on the interstate, Noah saw something "sliding" across all three lanes. He said it looked like a tire. About a half mile later, we saw someone pulled over with a trailer that held a layout boat for duck hunting and duck decoys. Sure enough, it was missing a tire.

Jerry felt bad for the guy, who probably had no clue what happened, so we drove to the next exit, turned around, drove two exits and turned around again to pick up the tire. Noah remembered exactly where it was, so Jerry picked it up and we drove it over to the guys. The tire was too messed up to use, but at least he knew what happened. Maybe it would at least get him back home.

Tonight is my wine club meeting, and I love the theme: White Christmas (white wine, white chocolate, and a white elephant gift exchange).  We've done the white elephant gift exchanges for a few years, and it's always a blast. I have a perfect white elephant gift for tonight! And since this post won't go live until I'm already there, I can show it to you:
It's some sort of cocktail mixer, but it was the shoe-shaped bottle that sold me ;)  I bought it a long time ago at Big Lots specifically for this purpose!


  1. That is a fantastic white elephant gift! LOL And how thoughtful and kind of you guys to turn around and get the tire for that man. A random act of kindness, indeed!

  2. Totally nice random act of kindness to go back for that tire!! Wine club sounds like it was a fun night -- and used to totally live for Cinnabon… The gluten intolerance (a blessing and a curse!!) saves me from digging into one every time I travel (which has been way too often lately!!) ;-)

  3. i love that shoe! counting the seconds until ragnar!!!! :-)

  4. Thankfully we never go to the mall. Cinnabon and Gloria Jean's Coffee always called to me!

  5. Oh man, I am a sucker for a Cinnabon. I love their frosting so much!

  6. I bought that shoe for my party last year, it's so cool! Cinnabon always smells so good but every time I get one I'm disappointed in them.

  7. I've never had Cinnabon, but it looks amazing!!


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