Happy Friday the 13th! I told husby I'm a bit superstitiously apprehensive about going out today - you see, I definitely started the year with a round of bad luck... on our layover at DFW New Year's Day, I was using the ladies room when the metal waste bin that's attached to the stall wall fell. On the tile and on my foot. The metal on the tile made the loudest crashing sound ever, and startled me so much that I screamed. Max said he (and everyone else in the terminal) heard the whole thing. I was totally shaken up, you know, not being used to random heavy things falling on me while I'm in the restroom. Then after we deplaned in Huntsville at 10:30pm after a full day of traveling, I remembered to put on my backpack but completely forgot my small cross-body purse that I'd also carried on under the seat in front of me (it was in my checked bag on the way out to California, but I had it with me on the way back since we came straight from brunch). The cross-body bag had my wallet in it, and after a brief freak-out (since we had already left security), we got a call from the airlines saying they had found it. Phew. Actually maybe that right there was my luck changing around? I suppose I can brave it our there on Friday the thirteenth today :) Here's what I'm loving on this weekend eve...
Parker and I busted out our matching Hunters this week - he was too excited to splash in every puddle he could find with his new boots :)
Nevermind it was fifteen degrees last week - it was seventy yesterday. It's just impossible to keep up with this crazy southern weather!! But neighborhood walks in January? We'll take it!
Yesterday, I posted my first Throwback Thursday post, a rewrite of my yummy beef pot pie recipe. I'm excited to go back into the archives and see what other post can use a little refresher!
And as for that pot pie, this little guy was a fan. He actually pulled out his notebook and a marker to write about the meal. He had us help him sound out the letters for "pot pie", and wrote it all on his own along with a picture. Too sweet!
Speaking of delicious food, husby and I have been streaming the latest season of Top Chef, my very favorite show! No, we still don't have television, but every so often once Parker goes down for the night, we like to stream a show and watch together. Top Chef has been on out to-watch list since we were dating, and we enjoy learning new facts about food and cooking, as well as "playing" judge whenever I make a new meal or when we're out to eat.
Being a superfan, I've also of course read the memoirs released by the host, Padma, and judge Gail. Padma's, Love, Loss, and What We Ate, read the same way she comes off on the show (aloof and condescending - sorry, but true!), while Gail's, Talking with My Mouth Full: My Life as a Professional Eater, was sweetly composed and endearing, much like her (I seriously adore Gail).
A new bakery opened up right by Parker's school, and y'all, I'm in trouble. I went for the first time today, but I'm 99% sure I'll be back there tomorrow.
Good thing I have Pure Barre and Pilates to keep me in check ;)