Memorial Day Weekend

I hope those of you in the US had a good long weekend, and those who are not in the US had a good weekend :)

Friday during a quick work break, I went to Gigi’s Cupcakes to grab some cupcakes; on Fridays, our local Gigi’s has gluten-free cupcakes. I chose GF Red Velvet for myself and brought the boy 2 cupcakes.

Gigi's Cupcakes Gluten Free Red Velvet

Our weekend started with a trip to Home Depot to look at paint swatches for the fiancé’s man cave.

Paint swatchesSpoiler alert: he chose none of those and is actually going with the same colour as my home office: Behr’s Lunar Surface. It started pouring on our way home, so we just hung out at home.

Celebrating Caturday a little early

Celebrating Caturday a little early

On Saturday morning, we were scheduled for a 30 minute run, and I said that if it were raining in the morning, I wasn’t going to go. I woke up and didn’t hear from my running buddy, so I decided we should go for our run. Of course, once we walked out the door, it was raining! I almost didn’t walk into Rogue, but I was glad we did and went for our run. During the day, we watched a whole lot of SVU. In the evening, we went to pick up dinner then headed to our local watering hole to meet up with friends, including one that we hadn’t seen since she had moved out of the state. It was good times :)

On Sunday, we finally decided to drain the hot tub {something we’d been putting off for a while} It took a little longer than we thought it would, so we went a little low-tech

Yup.. that is indeed a bucket

Yup.. that is indeed a bucket

{we didn’t find the drain valve until we were done draining the hot tub}. The boy washed and filled the hot tub while I started prepping his man cave for painting. I made a very quick dinner at home… crispy chicken tacos. I basically heat up the tortillas before I put in the chicken and cheese {I prefer pinto beans to chicken} and put them on a pan with a little bit of oil. They taste as though they’ve been deep-fried.

Tacos & Topo Chico

On Monday, we slept in until 10:30 which is something I NEVER do! My internal alarm clock goes off at 7:30 usually. I was starving by the time I woke up, and I asked the boy what he wanted for breakfast… of course, I knew he’d want pancakes, and he did. I used my mom’s guideline for pancakes using some Namaste Foods all-purpose flour which gave them a bit of a nutty flavour.


In the afternoon, we went to see Jackson Galaxy speak at Austin Pets Alive! Jackson has a show on Animal Planet called “My Cat From Hell” and is kind of like a cat whisperer. We love his show and we were very interested in what he had to say.


We picked up a few pointers. The cat that worries us the most is Dusty, a “wallflower.” Wallflowers are cats that don’t want to call attention to themselves and would rather blend with the wall; these cats are usually stressed, and just as I suspected, he confirmed that such cats don’t live as long as cats who aren’t so stressed. We will have to make time to play with all 3 cats to help them become more confident, and eventually become “host” cats, which are cats who any visitors at the door {like my parents’ cat Buster}.

We stopped at Torchy’s Tacos on our way home to grab dinner.

Once at home, we played a little bit with the cats, and once they were tired, it was nice to see that they were hanging out peacefully for a few minutes.cats on their chair

We didn’t do a whole lot in the evening, but it was nice to have such a low-key weekend.

How did you celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer?


  1. Beginning of Summer? We can’t even start Spring! Your hot cakes look so D E L I C I O U S ! ! !. And the Topo Chico mmmmmm I am craving it! You guys kept yourself very busy on the weekend ! We are looking forward for the hot weather so we can work in the garden!

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