Sunday, March 29, 2009

No Work Weekend

No work this weekend! Yay! And with half the day off on Friday, it felt like kinda a long weekend!

Saturday, I had a massage appointment in the morning. The spa I got to moved, so I got to check out their new facilities, which are nice. Massage was great and much needed. Headed to Kohl's after that to buy my Dad his birthday gifts. He wanted new tennis shoes, and I ended up getting him shoes and a pair of jeans. Also bought myself a shirt and used a 15% off coupon. Whoot! Came home and talked kurt into going on a hike with me at Sterling State Park. He, weirdly, has never done the hike there with me and I have done it SOOO many times. Anyway, he really liked it. We saw quite a few animals, considering it is so early in the season. We saw ducks, various swans nesting, squirrels, robins, warblers, cardinals, herons, and others. It was nice to be outside. The hike is about 3.5 miles, so it is nice to get the exercise AND be outside. Perfect combo! After that, came home and took a short nap, then got ready for dinner for my Dad's birthday. We went to my Grama's house to meet up and had dinner at a place called Atlantis, which was yummy. I had cajun tuna, with a twice baked potato and green beans. Yummy. Had dessert at my Grama's after that, and came home. My Grama gave me a gorgeous emerald necklace that she had forgotten to give me at Xmas and I can't wait to wear it! I have a lot of green shirts lately that it will look great with.

**swan nesting above. Not the best pic since the damn swan would not smile for the camera.....

There was a HUGE thunderstorm late last night that scared the CRAP out of Kurt and I. We woke up about an hour after we went to bed, and heard loud noises upstairs. We thought someone had broke into the house or something. Turned out to be really loud, long bursts of thunder. The pugs were freaked out, so we let them sleep with us. They calmed down right away after we let them in....Babies. :).

Today, we stayed in most of the day. I tried to get some laundry done, and we watched State win, and went out to watch the Oklahoma game at Pete's. Really lazy day, which I really need sometimes. Made Kurt breakfast--french toast with soy sausage. I tried a bite of the french toast and it was tasty! This was the recipe I used. The only change I made was using skim milk instead of half and half.

**heron taking off.
Welcome home, Nancy! I was excited to see the pics from her cruise and jealous of the turtles she got to hang out with! :).

**Canadian goose, to welcome Nancy back home, hehe.


RoseAnn said...

I love the first photo in this post! Was that on your hike?

Lori H said...

Thanks! Yep, all are from the hike. :). I love that park, it's gorgeous all year round, although better when there is some green on the trees! Hopefully soon!

Cheryl said...

I love hikes!

.................Nancy said...

Haha Thanks for the warm welcome!! I'm glad we didn't have any canadian geese making our planes crash incidents!! hehe.

Candice said...

The necklace will go well with your new purse!

By the way, you're a great photographer. How did you learn? I need to improve. I have so many beautiful subjects to photograph here...if only I were more skilled. I try!

Lori H said...

Your pics are always awesome, dont need lessons at all! Anyway, to answer your question, I just take a lot of classes or anything. I love photography, it is totally my outlet. :).