Hi there! Happy Monday to you! I don’t know how happy it is that it is Monday and the start of another work week but let’s try to make it a happy one. I really didn’t want to get up this morning. I had trouble sleeping last night. I went to sleep too late and then woke up a couple of times throughout the night. I’m hoping to get more sleep tonight. Although, Monday nights are reserved for the Bachelorette. So we will see how much earlier I actually go to bed. How was your weekend and your Father’s Day?
Let’s get started on recapping my weekend, shall we? On Friday when I got home from work, Mike was already home because he is working summer hours. That means he works an hour or so later during the week so that he is able to leave several hours earlier on Friday. He is lucky. My work doesn’t do that. It would be nice if they did though. I think they tried it several years ago and it just didn’t work out so they cancelled the whole idea. Anyway, he had purchased tickets to see Man of Steel for that night for us.
I wasn’t that thrilled to see this movie but I was happy to spend time with Mike and watch a movie with him. I honestly couldn’t remember the last movie I saw in the movie theater. It’s been a very long time since I’ve been to the theater. I personally wait until they come out on dvd to rent. Unless, I am dying to see a movie than that is really the only time I’ll go to the theater or if someone asks me to go.
Before our movie, we stopped for dinner. We both had won $5 gift cards to iHop on twitter and I also had a 20% off coupon so it definitely made for a cheap dinner! We only had to end up paying $5 for both of us to eat and drink. I ended up getting double blueberry pancakes.
Mike ordered their new brioche bananas foster french toast.
Oh my gosh! I tried his and I almost died and went to heaven. It was the most incredible thing I ever tasted in my life. I regretted my boring pancakes and wanted to have what Mike ordered. I think the next time we go, I will be definitely ordering that! It is quite decadent, but you can live a little! It tasted THAT good. Yum! What is your favorite thing to order for breakfast at a restaurant? We had some time to spare before the movie, so we decided to just walk around the mall for a little bit and then venture over to the theater.
I actually thought the movie was quite good. I thought it was WAY too long. They could have easily cut about 45 minutes of out of the movie and it would have been fine. I love that Amy Adams was in the movie. She is one of my favorite actresses. The guy that played Superman was a good actor too. I swear I’ve seen him in something before but I couldn’t figure out what it was.
On Saturday, I relaxed most of the morning and when Mike got home from the gym, we went to a new Mexican restaurant that is officially opening tomorrow for lunch. We got a reservation for their training event. You were able to order two drinks, an appetizer to share, an entrée, and a dessert to share for free. It was part of their training before the restaurant actually opens. We started off with guacamole.
I ordered chicken quesadillas
They were way too hot and were completely falling apart. I couldn’t pick them up. So I ate parts of the inside until a server dropped part of Mike’s drink onto my plate and didn’t say anything afterwards. Whoops. I guess they need more training! The drinks were really good and the dessert of fried ice cream was tasty. Our waiter was excellent and the manager was really nice that came over and talked to us. He invited me back the next day. So I decided to take my mom and Melissa to try it out.
After our lunch, Mike and I had some errands to run that included going back to the mall and then going to Aldi to get some items for the week. We were both tired so we went home and caught up on the dvr for a while. We made a simple dinner and went out for ice cream! Ice cream twice in one day? Yay!
On Sunday, Melissa, my mom and I went back to the Mexican restaurant and it was awful this time. The waitress we got didn’t know what she was doing at all and looked incredibly nervous. We waited so long for everything and I was served raw chicken. I didn’t bother saying anything because it was training. I just hope they learn to cook it properly before tomorrow. I really think this place is a better happy hour or late night place to go to. The margaritas are good and appetizers are probably good but as for entrée’s, I don’t think so much. I guess we will see what happens when it opens.
Melissa and I went out to eat with our dad for Father’s Day. It was nice to spend time together with him and Melissa. The restaurant we went to took forever to seat us and then our food took forever to come out. I didn’t like what I ordered at all and didn’t bother taking a picture of it. It was disappointing but we really didn’t know where to go to eat. Our dad lives about 15-20 minutes away from us and we were trying to go somewhere near him so it was easier. It’s hard trying to pick out a good restaurant these days. I feel like service is slipping and the food quality has gone down so much. It’s a shame really.
Well that was my weekend. Remember tomorrow is the last day of my giveaway. So if you are interested, enter today!
Have a great Monday!