Thankful Thursday #4

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Today’s Thankful Thursday is being linked up with Charlene @ From Bisons to Buckeyes. What a cute name!

Just a rainy Thursday in good olde CT, making it hard to be motivated to do much today. Alas, I am currently in all modes MOVE at the moment.
Finding a mover. Finding boxes. Packing said boxes. Hosting a yard sale this weekend – parting ways with my yard sale goods 😦 Ahhhh the stress!! Must manage to find thankfulness!!!!!

Today is my mom’s 60th birthday! I chose this comical pic because it reminds me of  a restaurant we’d frequent in college. EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE would go to this little Mexican joint, Monterrey’s, in Burlington, NC, on their birthday. They would make you wear a ridiculous sombrero while serenading you in a lovely version of a Spanish happy birthday. All followed up with a shot of tequila! Man, I miss that!

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I wish I could be there to celebrate, but with the move and tying things up at work, I can’t. However, I will be there at the end of October! Save me some cake!!!

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DJ and I treated ourselves to some Southern cooking last night going to Black-Eyed Sally’s, a BBQ and Blues joint in downtown Hartford, CT.  We started with the Burnt Endz – crispy chunks of beef with BBQ sauce. A favorite in this house. For dinner I had the Salmon with a honey BBQ glaze. It was served with garlicky green beans and collard greens. Definitely tasty, definitely needed a mint afterwards. My favorite part of dinner was the dessert! We had the Peach and Berry Pie served in a mason jar and topped with vanilla bean ice cream. YUM-O!!

I am soooo happy that it’s Thursday aka Baby Friday to DJ. I’ve been a powerhouse or productivity this week, trying to tie up loose ends and plan for this move in oh, 15 days, 19 hours and 4 minutes. I feel the panic attack coming on. It will be OK though. DJ is going to FL this weekend so it will give me time to really focus on packing and purging. Two things that will really make me feel better in the long run. There’s nothing worse than having a bunch of crap everywhere.

Thursday also means FOOTBAAAWWW!!!!!! I sported my Bears jacket on Monday night in support of my love, however please note that I am and always will be a Pats fan.

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Please excuse the packing mess behind me!

One more day til Friday my dears….you can do it!

Peace, love & spanks

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High Five for Friday #3

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TGIF!!! I am linking up with Lauren @ The Lauren Elizabeth site for her weekly, High Five for Friday fun. Check out some awesome bloggers!

Yesterday, DJ and I just received some very Life Upgrading news…no babies people. I am a lady…ahem 🙂

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I just wanna rub that belly!!!

I am so excited that I could burst! Anywhoooo…I’ll post all of the exciting tidbits once everything is finalized, but in the meantime….High Five for Friday!!!!!!

Seriously, hand me the bottle o’Bourbon after these last few weeks. The end of my lease is upon me and that means the dreaded packing shall commence. I loathe packing. Doesn’t everyone?

The only thing I’m excited about it to sell and donate some of my stuff.

minimalI’m trying to really minimize my things. I have a lot of clothes that would benefit other people and I’m hoping my Life Upgrade can help others upgrade as well. The pastor at my church said they are always in need of clothes for the homeless shelters in the area. Please consider donating to your local church or shelter before selling your clothes. Give others the chance to Life Upgrade 🙂

No big plans this weekend other than packing, packing and more packing. Have a great weekend and remember….pants

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