It’s Raining, It’s Pouring!

Today it rained! If you’ve read any of my past posts you know I’ve been anxiously awaiting fall weather and today, it finally happened!

evidence of fall weather

You better believe that I was off the chain excited! Prepare yourselves ladies and possibly gents for a post full of pictures! Today was jam packed, the only time I got to myself was this morning for yoga and right now as I type up this post, BUT I didn’t mind, I love busy bee type of days!  I started this morning off with an 8 am yoga class.  I haven’t had much time for yoga this week so I was excited for it this morning.  I’m starting to feel stronger, er sore, in muscles I forgot I had!  I’m lovin this months challenge so far!  After yoga I rushed home ate a yogurt bowl which I sadly forgot to photograph but it consisted of strawberry Chobani, blueberries and a handful of banana nut granola tossed on top.  After a shower and some emails I was out the door running.  I met my Mom at Macaroni Grill for a quick lunch.  They have such a good deal for lunch, you can get half of a pasta and a side salad for 8 dollars! Bargain eating is the way to go!  I chose a side of Cesar salad and a half of Carmelas Chicken pasta which is penne pasta, chicken, mushrooms, and onions in a Marsala sauce! Yum! Seriously how good does that lunch look?! So nice to see my Mama in the middle of the day and catch up! 🙂  After lunch it was off to Biola to meet a friend for coffee! And yet, my day is not even half over! After coffee it was time to speed race to the mall to meet up with my co-worker Brittney for some shopping!  I nearly peed my pants when I saw this store being set up…Y’all recognize that place?! Hello Harry and David I’m so excited to see you!  I seriously LOVE this store. I’m such a foodie.  There peppermint bark is on point and every year I receive it in my stocking at Christmas. You better believe I’ll be in this store multiple times this Christmas season! After a stop for iced tea at Corner Bakery, some time in Zara and a peek in H&M, we ended up in no other place than Nordstrom.  Think we’d be sick of it huh? Clearly we’re both off our rockers.  Perks of being employees means we get to try on jewelry and not anger associates when we don’t buy so of course we did just that…Look at that beauty!  I wish it was real, but sadly I’m not engaged and am completely lacking a man friend all together! Sick of pictures yet?  Hopefully not because my day is STILL not over!  Yes, I’m serious right now!  After saying goodbye to Britt I met up with Shannon, y’all know who that is, for some pumpkin patch fun!  I’m not even kidding when I saw this pumpkin patch was awesome!  They had giant inflatable jump’s that were seriously calling my name!  I’m determined to come back with my baby cousin and jump for days! Clearly I was trying to top last years pumpkin! But for 32 dollars this pumpkin would not be coming home with me.  I settled for a three dollar mini that you can see in the bottom right of the picture!  Can’t wait to carve that baby!  It’s been an exhausting day and after hitting publish on this post I’m hitting the hay!  See y’all tomorrow! So glad it’s Friday, TGIF TGIF!

 

Oh, and one last picture because why not!  After raining all day we were left with one heck of a gorgeous sunset…Night y’all!

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It’s Tuesday?

When I thought of the title of this post I seriously typed “Monday Funday” into the subject bar and then thought that can’t be right. Clearly it’s been a long day, but a good day! And it’s Tuesday not Monday which means one day closer to Friday 🙂 Before I tell you about my delicious dinner let’s rewind to last night! I ended up meeting up with 3 of my close friends for an ice cream date around 9.  I told y’all I live for ice cream and froyo.  After devouring eating our ice cream we all decided it was a perfect night for a spontaneous hike.  Yes, I said hike. and yes it was 10 p.m.  If you’ve never been on a night hike I recommend you round up the troops and plan one ASAP.  They’re amazing.  Especially when you reach the top and look out at all the city lights.  Personally I’m a city lights type of girl, I’d take that view over an ocean view any day. Call me crazy, it’s cool.  Anyway, we ended up at the top of this hill and the view was breath taking.  The hike itself wasn’t hard, I was breathing deeply when we got to the top though.  The climb was pretty much vertical to the top.  Okay, I’m exaggerating but it was pretty steep! Look at this view…and this view…Loved the spontaneous adventure with my friends!  We’re definitely going to have to make night hikes more of a weekly thing! 🙂

 

But now lets move on to today, which is Tuesday in case you’re like me and forget the days of the week! I opened this morning at work and knew I had dinner plans this evening so I started the day with an early morning gym sesh.  3.5 miles for me! It’s back to pain in my calves, not unbearable as it has been but pretty stinkin’ painful.  I just ordered a pair of compression sleeves off Amazon and I’m hoping those will help with the pain!  Breakfast this morning was an old standby…yogurt, in the car as I drove to work.Yogurt for breakfast is always delish 🙂  But now let me tell you about this AMAZING place I had dinner at tonight!  I met up with an old friend from high school who I hadn’t seen in oh, two years.  She chose the place we were going to and I was excited to try something new.  Gyu-Kaku is where we ended up.  Don’t ask me the correct pronunciation of the name because I have no clue!  The restaurant is korean?  I think and you sit at tables with grills in the middle and cook your own food. Kind of like this…source

That isn’t our table but it’s exactly how it looked and now you’ll get the full picture!  We ordered garlic noodles as an appetizer and split them.  For our main course we ordered two different types of beef, one more think and the other more like bacon, garlic shrimp, and zucchini.  They bring the food to you raw and you’re in charge of cookin’ it up!  It’s such a fun atmosphere and cooking really opens up the conversation, not that we were struggling, but there’s just something about cooking that brings out conversation.  It’d be a great place for a date!  We plowed through our food and decided to treat ourselves to some dessert!  It was girls night out, why not!  I failed to snap photo’s of our actual food as I was to involved in conversation but remembered for dessert.  We ordered smore’s to cook over the fire! Yum! This place was seriously so fun and I can’t wait to go back!  I’m off to bed, early workout on the books tomorrow!  See ya in the a.m!