Matt is officially finished with business school! Wooo hoo! He doesn’t graduate for two more weeks, but finishing eight terms at Fuqua is definitely something to celebrate!
The Dean hosted a reception at the Nasher Museum with all kinds of goodies:
Good thing some of these folks are heading to Dallas with us!!
Early to bed, early to bootcamp! Night.Read More
Food truck Wednesday!
Well not really – I think there are trucks at Fullsteam Brewery most nights! Side note: I love food trucks as long as I have a table. I can’t stand eating while standing up – I’m a fast eater and have learned that I do much better if I can sit down and savor my food!
Tonight, we met up with friends and a birthday girl for beers and celebration and it was so nice! I love random Wednesday outings. Matt and I shared a spare rib quesadilla, tots, and a spicy goat cheese slice of pizza.
Oh man, those tots hit the spot. And the quesadilla was fabulous.
I had one summery white beer, and it was just one of those nights where it went straight to my brain and left me with a massive headache – maybe I’m dehydrated since Wednesday is bootcamp in the am? Regardless, I’m heading straight for bed and I’m pretty excited:)
I don’t really know what I did this weekend. I’m so excited to be on break, that I’ve just been going with the flow. It’s amazing. And it’s so nice that I don’t have to travel this year, since my parents live 20 minutes down the road! I never remember feeling so relaxed right before Christmas.
And I just can’t say no to them.
Matt’s end of year bash for his new company was this evening. And it was a blast! We ventured to the Beyu Cafe in Durham – a restaurant/venue I had not yet visited. There was an open bar, and I just couldn’t resist the fresh cocktail menu! So I ordered the 10$ drinks I always dream of ordering…
I had the Kentucky 57 – Maker’s, simple syrup, and champagne. So delish!
My second drink was an Cactus flower – an mix of a flowery liqueur, cucumber, and basil. SOOO good. (I requested the tall glass bc martini glasses are too easy to spill). There may have been a phenomenal margarita after this…
I expected dinner to be a mix of fried appetizers, but it was awesome! They had amazing chicken, salmon with rice and asparagus, steak kabobs, and salad with optional toppings (so happy they left off the onions!)
There was a pretty decent band, but we spent so much time talking that there wasn’t much dancing. Matt had to come home to work on a paper, but if it had been a Friday, this would have been a good dancin’ band!
I’m pumped that I don’t have to go to work tomorrow, although I’m gonna have to hunker down and do some report writing:( But then I’ll be free for the weeeekend!!!Read More
Brrr…I’ve just returned from the movie theater and I’m happy to be under the covers.
My day was filled with more babysitting and in the tiny span of time between that and going to the movies, I threw together some bean tostadas. I used the lime refried beans I love so much along with jalapenos, peach salsa, and corn relish all in the oven on two corn tortillas. And my first corn on the cob of the year (wow, that’s a lot of corn)
A few years ago, I would have never thought a vegan, gluten free, vegetarian dinner thrown together in 10 minutes could taste so good!
Despite some looming showers, my mom, dad, and I made it on a hike today. We did a damp three mile loop at Umstead Park and emerged from the woods to sunny skies! It was nice to be out in nature and there sure weren’t many other people out hiking on a chilly Thursday morning.
We were hungry for Mexican food afterwards, so we went to Dos Perros in Durham for lunch. I’ve only been once before, but I loved it! ‘Upscale’ Mexican food is one of my favorites.
My mom and shared a Pacifico (on draft!).
And the table shared the sweet potato empanadas with fig jam. I had this last time and enjoy the combination of sweet jam and cilantro. My dad is one of those ‘cilantro tastes like soap’ people…glad I didn’t inherit that because I love it.
I wanted to order a salad with a taco on the side, but the waitress informed me that they actually ran out of taco shells! I was disappointed, but just asked her to throw the taco on the salad. Taco salad was born. This was braised beef over spinach with roasted peppers, queso fresco, and pumpkin seeds, in a roasted tomato and serrano vinaigrette. I didn’t like that the beef made the spinach warm (my fault), but the flavors were great. The chips at Dos Perros also come with a really thick and flavorful salsa verde which I ended up drizzling over my salad.
After lunch, I went on a mad cleaning spree because I recently got a new vacuum. Once I started cleaning, I couldn’t stop until every room was clutter free. It looks soooo much better. Then I got an email from Matt suggesting we go out for a bite to eat!! Yay. We walked to Bull City Burger in the cold night air. I can’t believe I was ever able to walk in 30 degree temperatures. I’m such a wimp now.
Enter the beer sampler with stout, brown ale, and a golden ale.
And a juicy burger topped with green chiles. I wish this didn’t go down so fast:( Guess I’ll have to go back sooner rather than later.
Tomorrow marks the end of this nice break in work, but I have an exciting Easter weekend to look forward to. Is anyone expecting a visit from the bunny?Read More