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Monday, October 24, 2011

Everybody’s Workin’ For The Weekend

In keeping with ELC’s song title theme, I thought I might give y’all a little weekend recap.  Well, actually a little Saturday recap.  The rest of our weekend was spent watching the Texas Rangers, doing laundry, playing with the pups, and preparing for Just Another Manic Monday.  Tee hee hee.  I’m on a roll, aren’t I?  Okay.  I’ll stop.

The highlights:

1.  Cheesecake Factory (our favourite) now has a “Skinnylicious Menu.”  This might seem really exciting, but ELC and I couldn’t stop ourselves from giggling when several of the dishes featured were said to have less than 590 calories.  Hmmm.  LOL.  We each ended up with the "Skinny" Chopped Salad that was out-of-this-world yummy.  AND, since we had saved so many calories, we decided we could splurge on a piece of their incredible Pumpkin Cheesecake.  Oh, yes.  We did.  That's completely logical, right?  No?  We heart Cheesecake Factory.

(P.S. Pumpkin is a veggie.  Therefore, we’re fairly certain Dr. Dukan would have approved of this treat.)

2.  We found the most precious PINK GLITTER TOMS for the youngest of my sweet nieces.  Y’all – you cannot believe the adorableness of these teeny tiny shoes.  They are beyond. We heart TOMS.  In fact, we finished all seven of the grandkids’ Christmas shopping.  We are totally those chicks that start in September.  We can't help ourselves.

3.  As we were leaving Nordstrom, I was drawn, mysteriously and (almost) magnetically, to the shoes.  I tried desperately to walk away.  (Did that sound convincing?)  ELC did her best to wisk me out of the store. However, this particular pair kept calling my name.  I know it’s hard to tell from the picture, but they are chocolate brown and, quite possibly, the most divine shoes in the whole world.  Amen.  I heart Nordstrom.

In addition to lots of power shopping, pedicures, and pumpkin cheesecake, we shared an endless amount of laughs and pure merriment.  I love every second I get to spend with my sweet ELC.  She’s my very best friend.  She positively rocks.  I just wish I could see her and my Dad more often.  Darn the distance. 

I hope all of y’all had a lovely weekend, as well!

Don’t forget:  GO RANGERS!


The Leightons said...


I would first like to clarify, in case there is any confusion, that we SHARED ONE piece of pumpkin cheesecake. Four bites each (okay, yes, rather large bites, and we intended to have three small ones) and NONE of the whipped cream. The waitress even asked us if we were finished--since some remained. That almost NEVER happens, right?

Next, I would like to add we don't just "power shop." We have a typed list, in order of store locations. We designate stops we MUST make; stops we'd LIKE to make; and stops we can eliminate, if necessary. We have A Plan. Along the way, our little brain cells get in sync and we start communicating telepathically. It's quite a beautiful and remarkable process.

Thirdly, there is NOTHING I'd rather do than spend ten quality hours with you!!! Unless it would be ten days. Or months. Dad and I miss you very much--always.

Love and Hugs,

Autumn said...

LOVE those shoes, TLC. And speaking of shoes, the TOM, of Tom's Shoes, was at the World Series game on Sunday night. In a Texas Rangers jersey. Woo Hoo! The girls sitting in front of us recognized him and got a photo with him. Double excitement. The Rangers and Tom!

The Leightons said...

Yippee! How cool, Autumn! Tom and the Rangers! Now let's finish this series off tonight! I hope the game doesn't get cancelled because of weather. Fingers crossed!

You're right, ELC. We did share that piece. Though I swear I could eat three pieces of that delicious dessert BY MYSELF. And, if I'm being completely honest with everyone, ELC actually had to physically remove the cheesecake from my sight or else I would have devoured it. ALL. I have a weakness for all things pumpkin-y and cheesecake-y.