Monday, July 27, 2015

{ That trip to Dallas }

Trip to Dallas

So Saturday early afternoon, we took off to Dallas, it is just 2 hours from us, but still a bit of a drive.

I don't mind getting there, I mind BEING there because if you've ever driven in Dallas then you will completely understand what I'm talking about.  Not fun, not in the least, matter of fact, quite annoying.  We saw multiple accidents, came to complete stops on the highway also multiple times and it took us an hour to get from our cousin's house to the concert.......a 15 minute drive away.

By the time we arrived, I was so done.

The concert itself was absolutely brilliant, my daughter cried her eyes out when Fall Out Boy hit the stage.  To say she loves them is an understatement, she has been in love with this band for many years and to actually see them live was a dream come true for her.  So glad I was there to share in it with her.

Right after the concert, on the way home, we came upon an In-N-Out Burger place.  Yeah, almost 1am and we HAD to get their cheeseburgers animal style.  Perfect ending to a perfect night.

Regrowing celery

Sunday came about and I was kinda regretting the whole concert, but just in the sense that I've been really battling with my Sciatica for the past week and the whole time standing the previous night, just buggered it up something fierce.

I also seem to have caught something, not sure if I'm just tired, or what it is, but I feel absolutely dreadful and without patience or energy to do anything.  Problem is that I'm the type of gal who can't just sit back and do nothing because I tend to feel extremely guilty and then have to get up and go fix something, clean something, work on something.  Terrible!!!

I did try to take it easy yesterday, pretty much only got through the piles of laundry.


Tidied up the living rooms, and thankfully the rest of the house is clean and tidy so I didn't have to do anything else.

On a hot day

Everyone was taking it easy, no one wanted big meals, so we kind of snacked all day long.....or as I like to call it, we grazed all day long. It's fine by me, I love cooking but when I'm not feeling 100%, I couldn't be bothered with it and am quite happy just faffing around.


My lunch was quite literally, a Bud Light with Lime and some chips with Salsa con queso. Yum Yum!!!

I tried to go outside for a bit, but these guys.....these annoying guys are all over and I can't stand them. Worst is when the dogs track them in from going potty and you step on one barefoot.

Hate these things

I don't know what they're called, my husband calls them hijackers cause they just stick to all your pants and shoes and socks and whatever.  All I know is that they hurt something fierce when stepped on.

Fallen tree

I was actually trying to get out there to check this out.  One of our HUGE trees decided to fall from the front yard right over the fence into the back.  It is huge and we can't move it, so I need to call the realtor and have them send someone.

The trunk itself is double the size of my husband.  I'm so glad my dogs were not out there when it came down.  Goodness!!!

Anyway, I'm going to try and take it easy today, I don't feel well, so we'll see how it all goes.  I kind of want to take my Motrin but it usually makes me sleepy and I don't want to do that when hubster is at work.

I better get off here, hope you all have a fantastic Monday!!!


  1. Hey, getting through piles of laundry is a huge accomplishment. Grab a good book and rest up that sciatica!

  2. I am totally out of it because I have never until this moment heard of that band. Yes, I am old ;-) Sounds like a great Mom-Daughter date night. In and Out is the perfect way to finish off a perfect night. Hope you get feeling better soon!

  3. It's so great you made one of your daughter's dreams come true. Seeing a favorite band in concert it such an amazing experience. I bet she'll never forget it. She also has a cool mom! If she doesn't realize that now (because I know how teenagers are) she definitely will someday.

  4. I get you on the Dallas traffic. I grew up around the area and lived there until I left college fourteen years ago (I now live 2.5 hours away). I have gone back, by myself, three times since then -- once to a fundraiser, once to audition for "Jeopardy!", and once to my ten year high school reunion (and a Neil Diamond concert the same week-end). It has been ten years since I have been back and I am dreading driving back for my twenty year reunion this fall, because while I attended high school south of Dallas, I still have to deal with the traffic. That being said, I miss the area and all it has to offer big time.

    As for the tree -- yikes! We took out eleven of our trees two years ago, including a massive china berry tree that we feared would fall on our house any time a storm came through. Once we saw the two small roots holding up that tree, we realize that it was a miracle that thing stayed standing as long as it did.

    Get some rest and get to feeling better. :)

  5. I never drove in Dallas, far too busy for me! I just did the freeway bits either side of the city! I hope that you are better soon. Take care of yourself. xx

  6. Hope you're feeling better soon! Those look like what we call sand spurs here in FL, and yes they are painful. Not sure how to get rid of them easily.

  7. Hope you are feeling better soon. I am a big believer in lots of rest when you're sick. It is hard though, there really is no time to be sick when you're a mum. Big hugs xxx

  8. Hope you're feeling better today! Sometimes you just have to make yourself slow down and rest. The concert looked SO fun! Hope the rest of this week is good to you dear Gal! xo


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