Friday Fun! Edition: What I Plan on Doing this Weekend

TGIF everybody!! And may I say, welcome back to my sweet friend, Friday.  In celebration of the weekend’s arrival, I have a short list of “activities” (which I feel are more “slacktivities”) that I’m looking to participate in this weekend.

So here it goes, in no particular order:

  1. Sleep. A lot.  And generally laze around since we have no plans. Hallelujah!
  2. Watch “Entourage”, the movie.  It’s about time. Husband and I plowed through the series earlier this year so that we could go see the movie. Then we missed it. So we’ve now had to wait until it was available to rent on Apple TV. Don’t tell me if it’s disappointing…I just don’t think I can take it.
  3. Build a fire in the fireplace. Because it’s finally getting into the 80’s in South Texas and that combined with minimal humidity equates to a chill in the air.  I might event bust out my furry house shoes. And, Woody (the wood guy–you can’t make this stuff up) is delivering our annual woodpile tomorrow.
  4. Watch “Spy” with Melissa McCarthy. I have no idea why, but it looks entertaining and she makes me laugh.
  5. Sleep in.  I know I mentioned this before, but this is just how serious I am.
  6. Let sweet Pearl girl run her little 20 lb. legs off in the backyard and enjoy not being in her kennel all day. Her zooms are out. of. control. y’all.  She’s just inches from getting nicknamed “Air Bud.”  This will also give Lola some alone time to sleep. Which is being taken rather seriously in our house right now if you haven’t picked up on that.
  7. Maybe….MAYBE….if I’m feeling motivated, I’ll swap my spring/summer clothes out for the fall/winter stuff.  It’s about time, but let’s be honest, this is ambitious. Also, I’m not sure what is going to be worth unpacking in terms of a growing belly. All things elastic and drape-y, feel free to hop into the closet.  Wouldn’t it be AWESOME if our clothes and closets came alive like on Beauty and the Beast and would just swap out for us?  I could keep sleeping if that were the case.

Truthfully, I feel like I might get held to this list now that it’s in writing so I’m going to quit while I’m ahead. This is plenty for me to work on over the weekend, especially with that frivolous #7 getting tossed in there! Hope y’all enjoy it and get some relaxing in, too! Until next week…

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Pearl Day: The Ultimate in Friday Fun!

IMG_5624Happy Pearl Day to you! What’s more fun on a Friday than getting a puppy???  I think the answer to that is nothing. It’s way better than shopping because clothes don’t love you back.  Nice handbags and shoes, maybe, but not clothes.

So today we finally go and pick up that little ball of fur we’ve been talking about for what seems like forever.  Truly though, as my sister put it, this has been the longest anticipation ever.

It’s reminiscent of the scene from Austin Powers where the guard is screaming because he’s about to be rolled by a steam roller…that is going so super slow and not actually about to hit him.

That’s what this wait has been like. And it’s likely that tomorrow we’re going to actually feel as though we’ve been rolled by a steam roller.

But then you look at this face and forget about it all, right?  Maybe?

One thing I do know is that the days of leaving my shoes around the house are up. As are Lola’s days of being totally undisturbed.  I also know that we have invested in baby gates that look awfully funny when people come over and there has been no puppy or baby there. So I guess what I’m saying is, we’re ready to have Pearl home.

Stayed tuned for more adventures of Pearl and Lola in what is sure to be an interesting new twist of fate at the Schulze household.

And just in case you’re looking for something fun to shop for this fine Friday:

tory bagI’m dying over this bag. There is a whole new line of these to obsess over. Check them out here.

Also, JCrew Factory is having a sale…and if you’re not familiar with the Factory clothes, well, get there.  They’re essentially JCrew from a few years ago before they got so super proud of themselves (as told by their prices).

And finally…Calypso St. Barth has an additional 30% off their sale prices–up to 60% off total. Which makes their clothes semi-affordable and able to join the ranks of your closet.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go buy puppy chow.  Because that’s my hot fall item this year.

Friday Fun!

See. I told you!

It’s another Friday and another weekend is all bright and shiny ahead of us! We are also t-minus one week out from bringing Pearl home.  Also, my nephews birthday is tomorrow and the celebrating continues! We had his birthday party this week in the smoldering South Texas heat but none of the kids seemed to notice.  They might have noticed me throwing up off the side of the carousel if I’d had to take one more ride, though.  Tight turns and high speeds add up to trouble for people over a certain age.  Like 5.

Oh, and my birthday is Monday, but that’s not exciting anymore. And I’m not saying that to get an “aw, that’s not true, let’s celebrate” reaction.  But I’m always accepting of gifts so feel free.  🙂

There’s really not much else to say today because I’m just ready to get to the weekend and a nice glass of wine.  Is that bad? (Don’t answer that if you’re answer isn’t “of course not!”)  Have a great weekend everyone! More pics of Pearl to come and maybe a few birthday obligatory celebratory pics, too.

TGIF!

New Weekly Theme

So after reviewing the blog this morning, I realized that I wrote two posts in a row titled “Friday Fun.”  One had an exclamation point so I was clearly a little more pumped up that day and ready for a big weekend.

So with that in mind, you’re guaranteed to get a least one expected post a week now dubbed “Friday Fun!” And they’re all going to have an exclamation point because what isn’t awesome about Fridays? Nothing.

Expect some reflections on the week, maybe some pics and links to whatever I’ve been online shopping longing for.  (Husband, this could be some great insight to a birthday gift, just saying. 🙂  )

That’s all for now! We just “assembled” Pearl’s crate and are slowly preparing for her majesty’s arrival.  Coincidentally, I had a dream last night that my sister, Poops, robbed our house and stole our TV and laptops all just for fun. Totally normal.  No one could understand why I was irritated by this in my dream either.  If that’s not a psychology trip for you, I’m not sure what is.  So basically, as long as Pearl doesn’t run off with our TV, DVR, or laptop we should all coexist just fine.

Here’s to hoping for that!

Friday Fun

You know what rounds out a pretty exciting week?  Getting to video chat with your baby bro from work! LZB has finally joined the 21st century of technology and they’re running some video conferencing. And naturally, I had to test it out as seen here:

IMG_5587You can barely see us both, but we’re there. Most of this call was laughing because I’m going to take full advantage to “pop-in” and say hello during the day.  I’m laughing at my computer just thinking about it. Next goal: family video chat.  It’s going to be epic. If you know us, it’s next level hilarious.

Also happening this week was the early arrival of my new niece, GM!  Which she is. She is definitely general manager of our family as of right now.  We are all in awe of a GIRL joining the family and we were also expecting her in about 2 weeks.  Thankfully she is perfect and was able to come home immediately so that we could start obsessing over her.  Her parents are champs and her dad will sue you if you even think about booking a date with her.  2045 is currently the year that may be considered.  We love you GM!!!

AND…because I think he may still be the only one reading this, happy belated birthday to my dad! Yesterday was his birthday and he was celebrated in style with all THREE of his grandchildren and his family. We are so so thankful for you dad. You have and continue to be such a great example for all of us. Love you!

Also upcoming, and I apologize because I feel like these are all things that I’ve been meaning to post, but just haven’t had the time.  I’d love to tell you about something exciting that I’ve been busy with that’s kept me from writing, but I’ve got nothing. I blame the heat.

So…as of August 14th, Husband and I are expanding the fam to include Miss Pearl!

IMG_5539Lola is going to have to warm up to her but look at that face…I don’t think it will take long. We are so excited and also a little freaked out and taking inventory of all of the items in our house that may or may not disappear in the near future. It sounds like we’re about to harbor a fugitive and not a puppy. Which is yet to be determined, I guess.

Other excitement from the week:  in a total rush to get to the office yesterday I dropped my Bobbi Brown eyeshadow palette on the bathroom tile floor.  As you can imagine, that didn’t go so well.  The result was me saying every word in the book that could make a sailor blush and a nice, thick coating of dark makeup in the white grout.  Let’s just say that Thursday had already won before I’d left the house.  This picture best describes my mood yesterday:

IMG_5584BUT…It’s Friday now!! We have zero plans so far this weekend which is so welcomed after a packed week.  We’re going to go hang out with Pearl on Sunday and hopefully a body of water will be in the plans somewhere in there. Have a great Friday and enjoy your weekend as much as I’m going to!

Friday fun!

It’s Friday!!!

You know what’s really fun though? Realizing you were so busy yesterday that you paid your mortgage twice instead of yours bills!
😁

Yeah, that happened. Try explaining that to every branch of your bank as you try to fix it.

“Hi! Yes, loving the house. Apparently we now get to stay for two more months! Bad news though: no AC or water.”

It’s always nice to be on friendly terms with your bankers…I just never thought they’d be my first phone call on a Friday morning.

Maybe next week they could swing by with a skinny vanilla latte or something? It’s the least they could do.

More to come today because I owe ya some updates. You’ll have to get in line though because I’m on day 2 of judging our company talent show.

That’s right folks! They can code AND have a host (get it?) of other talents!! 😉

Have a great Friday morning! And do yourself a favor and call your banker. They worry.

Soup Slurpin’ and Birthday Boys

First thing’s first….TGIF, folks!! It’s another beautiful Friday and we have the whole weekend ahead of us!

Tomorrow is my brother’s birthday and he’s turning the ripe old age of 26.  Oh to be young again! I’m actually totally fine with being 33, except for when you have too much wine and it hits you mid-day when you’ve just started being productive, and the fact that everyone expects you to be a full-grown “adult” and be “very responsible.” Aside from that, I have no complaints.

Anyway, we had a little birthday lunch celebration with him today since he’s doing what any 26 year old with their own money and zero responsibilities does and he’s going on an overnight to Vegas with his best friends. (Cue the opening credits for “The Hangover.”) So if we wanted to celebrate, today was the day.

For years, affectionately and jokingly he and his friends have called each other “Little Boy.” We aren’t sure why they do or say a lot of the things they do and more than 30% of the time we don’t understand them at all.  But they “Little Boy” in a crazy-ish voice and it’s hilarious and English so we’re mostly all on the same page.

Since children are sponges, our oldest nephew has started picking up on that and instead of calling him Uncle Bobby, he now stops himself mid-sentance and calls him “Little Boy.”  It’s one of the most hysterical things to hear, especially when he says it in front of Bobby’s friends who then double over in hyperventilating laughter. Because, fact: there’s nothing funnier than kids saying things that adults say. (Even when it’s not appropriate and you’re not supposed to laugh.)

So at the birthday lunch, my sister shows up with the boys, balloons tied to each one of their hands, and a cake for the birthday boy.  And this is what it says:

littleboyMeagan for the win. Epic cake dedication, and you’re absolutely correct if you thought that we sang “Happy birthday, dear Little Boy!” as loud as we could at the restaurant.

Before this happened though, we had some lunch. Which, when the nephews are around at a Mexican food restaurant means that we have several plates of rice and beans on the table. Don’t get me wrong, refried beans and rice are delicious and the foundation that Tex Mex is built on, but they’re not usually the whole meal. Or anything exciting.  I mean, they’re not handing out The James Beard Award for rice and beans, but whatever.  My favorite thing is that my oldest nephew will now ask for tortillas and make his own “tacos” when his plate arrives.  It’s a total mess, but he loves it and from what I’ve observed of parenting if your child is eating something at all, much less semi-nutritious, you should let sleeping dogs lie.  (Full heart + full belly = full night sleep for all.)

So to my surprise and mid-taco bite, he took an immediate interest in my tortilla soup. So I gave him a taste and here’s what he said. “Ohhh, I LOVE soup, Aunt Bibby!! Can I share with you?”  (Try to hear it in a 3, almost 4 years old’s precious raspy voice. It’ll kill you.)

So of course I want to share my soup (there was A LOT anyway) and as any aunt obsessed with their niece or nephew you basically are just delighted when they pay you any attention above their parents.  So duh, I shared my soup (and I’m sure a few germs) with my lil punk and made little people conversation at Little Boy’s birthday.  File that under #bestlunchever

Everybody’s Workin for the Weekend?

It’s been a very slow and uneventful week.  Aside from an awesome baby shower for Poops and her little nugget, not much else has been going on so I apologize for the slow blogging.

I do have a few tidbits I want to share.

If you’re looking for a great summer book and you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend “Gone Girl.” Gillian Flynn has a VERY dark style, but yet very interesting. I couldn’t tear myself away from any of them even though their premises are typically really disturbing. If you have read it, try “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins.  Equally as good. I read it on my honeymoon. And if you’ve read that, join me in reading “Luckiest Girl Alive” by Jessica Knoll.  Apparently it’s the next one of both of these previous books. Which is totally taking the internet’s word for it but what choice do we have?

Old Navy is having a sale! And they actually have some pretty cute stuff right now that doesn’t look too “factory.”  I got this for an upcoming beach trip:

coverupI also got a good ol’ denim shirt. Because apparently the images of me as an awkward tween wearing denim on denim in the most high-waisted, belted, and loafered ways possible have finally dissolved from my memory enough for me to try again. Fashion is so weird. Or I’m that stupid. Anyway, it’s a cute, simple top.

denimThey had a lot of other really cute things that may find their way into my shopping basket before our trip. Just saying.

In other news:  True Detective is coming back on HBO on June 21st.  Cannot. Wait. This time we have Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch.  Come. ON. Y’ALL.  Anytime I can watch Tim Riggins for an extended amount of time I’m ok with that. (And Pammy is too!)   🙂

On that note, I’ll say TGIF and have a great weekend.  I know THIS gal will!  #crushedit

libby denim