Hi everyone! Hope you’re having good Monday so far. It’s a gloomy one here in the Bay Area and I think we’re finally seeing signs of fall here in our neck of the woods. It actually blows my mind that October is already here and we’re only a couple months away from the New Year…anyone else feel like this year flew by?!
It’s especially crazy for me because tomorrow marks my 1 year anniversary that I’ve been here at my job…it really only feels like I’ve been here for about 6 months…I guess that’s a good thing? And though I love summer, I’m actually really looking forward to everything that fall brings…the cooler crisp weather, the fall fashion (hello boots, sweater dresses, and scarves!), football, and the holiday seasons 🙂
This past weekend was a good one for the hubby and I…a lot of relaxation and quality time spent together. I didn’t take many photos from over the weekend, but I did snap a pic of the amazing turkey burgers the hubby made for us Friday night…
Lean ground turkey made with chopped onions and cheddar cheese on an English Muffin topped with ketchup and mayo. Side of Orzo Pasta Salad from our local grocery deli – made with Feta, Artichoke Hearts, and Sun Dried Tomatoes
And capped it off with a sweet treat of a Hazelnut Milk Chocolate Godiva bar…we ate it too fast so I got a pic of the wrapper…
Once hubby was done working out we ran a few errands together. It was finally the first week of the month and that meant we could use our GNC Goldcard to receive 20% off our purchase. So I stocked up on more prenatal vitamins and finally got the NuNaturals Stevia you all recommended to me in my Bad Habit post…
The hubby and I like to enjoy our Saturday evenings out of the house, either it be at my parent’s for dinner or at a restaurant, but since we didn’t want to spend much money we decided to use my gift card to the Cheesecake Factory at the brand new one right here in San Mateo at the Hillsdale Mall. However with it being only 2 weeks old, the restaurant was jammed packed, we wanted to watch the Yankees game but the entire bar was swamped, and it was an hour wait for a table so we scratched that idea and decided to use our gift card for another time. So we hopped on over across the street to T.G.I. Friday’s…not the most fanciest place with best food in town, but we were hungry and on a budget, and most importantly wanted to sit at a bar where we new we could get a seat to watch the Yankees game. We started with Appetizers of the Spinach Florentine Flatbread and Pot stickers, and then shared The Shrimp Key West entree…it was ok and the bill ended up being more expensive then we liked (why does this always happen?!), but at least the Yankees won! 🙂
Sunday was another relaxing day for us…we started with our morning ritual of Starbucks goodies…
Then we headed to the gym for a quick workout and then to a local sports bar 3rd Avenue Bar & Grill to grab a quick bite to eat (a grilled chicken salad for me), catch up on lil football, and then over to Yogurtouille where I got a delicious cup of French Vanilla and Praline fro yo with many candy toppings. We then headed home and I was instantly both shocked and excited when hubby suggested we watch Bridesmaids…um do I want to watch a chick flick? Yes please! 😉
Well with that I better get back to work, it’s always a busy one here on Monday’s. I hope you all had a great weekend as well and here’s to another work week!
What are you looking forward to in October?
Was your football team victorious yesterday? Ours were, go ‘9ers, whoot whoot!
How do you stay on a budget when dining out? We’re pretty good at staying within budget during happy hour 😉