Monday, July 23, 2012

Three weeks left...

Three weeks left! That's it until I have to officially go back to work. This summer flew by, but I think I achieved my goal of having a healthy and fun summer break.

On Friday, J and I went to dinner at P.F. Changs. He received a $25 gift card for his birthday. We took full advantage of it!

J ordered Kung Pao Chicken:

I ordered the Honey Shrimp:

Both were really good, but I still prefer my Chinese place down the street, Fongs. :) We had leftovers, but unfortunately I did not get to enjoy mine. My brother ate my leftovers when he got home from work that night. Boo younger brothers with voracious appetites!

On Saturday, I went to the gym and then lounged around at home in the morning. I did paint my nails with this color:

Essie's Turquoise and Caicos. It's such a fun color. I only wear funky colors on my nails during the summer. During the school year, I stick to neutrals a lot more.

I convinced J to get a haircut at my salon, with Lindsay my favorite hairstylist. In the past, I would have scoffed at paying 40 dollars for a haircut, shampoo and blowdry, but Lindsay listens really carefully to what you want. She also knows what works for my wavy/curly hair and what doesn't. J's had a string of bad luck with haircuts and since guys cuts are way cheaper he gave it a go. I don't have a picture (such a bad blogger), but I think it turned out great!

Yesterday, I went to St. Augustine with my family. My cousin is in town spending part of his summer with my uncle. He brought his cousin to keep him company. My mom and I took them all over St. Augustine, including the beach:

My cousin's cousin Johnathan, my uncle, my cousin, my mom and me at St. Augustine Beach.
We walked all over Downtown St. Augustine. We ate at the Florida Cracker Cafe, but I was bummed because they were out of gator tail. I love gator tail, especially fried gator tail.

I was exhausted when we came home and took a two hour nap. :) I'm going to miss those when school starts.

So that's my weekend.  Now I'm off to go pick up dry cleaning, laminate some things at the school store, and head to the library to hopefully plan my first week of school. Hope everyone has a fabulous Monday!

Linking up for Weekend Update and YOLO Mondays. :)

PS. Oh and all my thoughts and prayers go to the victims of the Aurora shootings. It's simply horrible that one would choose to commit that act.  Reminded me of how in April, a fired teacher brought an assault rifle onto the campus of one of Jacksonville's most prestigious private schools and killed the headmistress and then himself. No one should have to go through that.


  1. Omg I love PF Changs honey shrimp! Aw bummer about work but glad you had a great vacation :)

  2. I'm totally lusting after that food. Oh my goodness!

    Loving your blog girl, stop by and say hi sometime!

  3. I just heart your blog :) P.S. thought you would be interested in the giveaway I'm hosting for Panera Bread!

  4. Love it! Turquoise & Caicos is one of my all time favorite colors!

  5. Stopping by to say hi from the GFC blog hop last week. So glad to meet you! Looking forward to following your blog. Hope you are having a great start to the week!

  6. I really want to get some Turquiose & Caicos polish! It looks like such a fun color. :) I too only have 3 weeks left {from tomorrow} until school! Except mine is college & I'm the student not the teacher. :) I'm so, so, so not ready!

  7. I love PF Changs! We have one about 5 minutes from our house ... so very dangerous.

  8. That nail polish color is amazing - it's so perfect for summer! It looks like you had a really nice weekend! I always wanted to go to St. Augustine when I lived in Florida and I was never able to get there. It looks so pretty!

  9. You're making me hungry...and want to paint my nails...and head to the beach ;)

    Great weekend! Thanks for linking up with us!

  10. i LOVE pf changs! i haven't been there in FOREVER but now i kinda have a hankering! thanks for linking up with #yolomondays, girl! hope to see you back again tomorrow!!