5.15.2011

Backyard S'Mores

We finally got our patio furniture a couple weeks ago only to find one of the parts was defective.  I called the manufacturer and got another sent out and Mj put it together so that we could FINALLY officially enjoy our little outdoor space before he left.  It was night time so we roasted s'mores in the fire pit and had wine.  But of course.  Mj taught me how to turn it on and off so I could do it on my own.  I have an irrational fear of lighting matches so I've never done it in my life....until now.  I guess it took owning a fire pit to force me. 
Fireball s'mores

Yesterday was a wonderful Saturday of relaxation.  I thought about cleaning the house but didn't.  I thought about going to the gym but didn't.  I thought about taking a shower and running my errands....but DID!! After that it was back home into the jammies to relax and clear out my DVR.  I even took an awesome late afternoon nap.  My triumph of the weekend was getting those errands done which lately I really hate doing even more then usual and doing laundry.   While I was out getting my rings inspected the lady tried to sell me on this 1.5 karat diamond ring for 13K!  She did all of this complicated math and told me that if I traded in my two wedding bands and one engagement ring that I could get into a brand new double setting very similar to mine and with this gorgeous 1.5 karat ring for only 9K.  What did I just walk in there looking like I was worth $10,000 that day?  I have priorities and spending that kind of money on jewelry is not one of them.  We could do a total kitchen re model for that much.  Mj says at some point I can get a bigger diamond but I LOVE my setting so I won't be changing anything else. 
Would your honey pay 13k for this? Would you let him?
A Cracker Barrel breakfast I don't get to eat
Mj's in Texas for work and wouldn't you know it I see a spider last night.  We rarely have creepy crawlies in our house and just days after he leaves I have to see one crawling on the curtain.  I also have an irrational fear of spiders so while Mj watched via face time on our i phones and laughed at me I screamed while I sprayed it then put one of his shoes over it and smashed it down a little.  He said it was like watching a horror movie which makes sense because I felt like I was in one.  I'm too afraid to pick up the shoe and dispose of the carcass right now so that will have to wait.  He sent me this drool worthy pic of his breakfast from Cracker Barrel.  We ate there when we were on the East coast in 2009 They have the most delicious perfectly crispy edged pancakes I've ever had in my life.  Sadly, they don't have one in So Cal so I haven't had them since.  I'm so jealous!  The house feels so quiet and empty with him gone.  I'm just here bumping around and have already slipped back into my old dinner habits.  Ham and Cheese on Sandwich Thins with Fat Free Pringles anyone?  I'll toast the bread.

10 comments :

  1. smart decision with the ring...honestly, I wouldn't want to walk around every day with something that expensive on me! I'd be super paranoid!

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  2. I would never let Big Man buy me a ring that cost that much....no way.

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  3. I totally agree with you...I'd much rather spend that kind of money on remodeling a room in the house or putting it in savings!

    I was cracking up about the matches! I have this ridiculous fear of turing on the gas grill because I always think I'm going to blow myself up!

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  4. Roasting smores sounds fun! I can't believe there are no Cracker Barrels in California. We don't have much here in Roanoke Rapids but we do have a Cracker Barrel. I would glad trade you it for a Target or Barnes and Noble.

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  5. ha! that is so funny they were trying to sell you like tht as though you were ready to spend that kind of money, on a ring for yourself no less!

    Love that you have the bag too - I liked the black one as well!

    We have cracker barrels ALL over. LOL It's good stuff!

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  6. I have only used our grill a few times in 14 years. I don't know what I'm afraid of! Sounds like a fun way to spend an evening. smores and wine!

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  7. i can't believe that lady was trying to sell you a new ring!!

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  8. yikes! never never never! there are just way too many things i would spend that money on and a ring really isn't on the list of things!

    and smores ... i had like 3 today, maybe more! absolutely love smores!

    i have a fear of matches and lighters too!

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  9. I'd take it as a compliment...not many people can walk into ajewlery store looking like they can fork over $10k for a diamond!

    I have zero interest in jewelry but I do know that your ring is beautiful. I wouldn't trade it in a million years if I were you!

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  10. ok..i'm new here...i just want to say...i recognize that sweatshirt as my daughter goes there...and you're in southern california - so am i. i adkire your frugal ways

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