weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

I am unexpectedly working from home today. Irma decided that she wanted to head straight to Birmingham after wreaking havoc all over Florida so most all of the schools in the metro area are closed today…and some even tomorrow. I think we are just supposed to get high winds and lots of rain, and there is concern of downed trees and power outages and that is why the state buildings and schools are closed. Whatever. I will take it. I didn’t want to get out with Zoe in this crap anyways.

Chris and I were glued to the TV all day yesterday watching Irma coverage. We were both up before 5am watching it. I am glad that everyone I know in Florida is safe, but it was crazy watching everything happen. I did manage to take Zoe out after her morning nap yesterday to get our grocery shopping done and pick up some food from Munoz.

Backing up to Friday, i left work early to take Zoe to her 9 month wellness visit. They do a lot of developmental testing at this appointment, and I am proud to say that Zoe was way above average on all the sections they cover. Proud mama over here! It is just astonishing how much she has changed in the last month. Yesterday, I watched her walk her push toy across the living room without any assistance. Crazy!!! The doctor strongly urged me to give her a flu shot since she is in daycare, so I agreed. I hate making those type of decisions. I never in my life got a flu shot until I was pregnant last year.

That evening, we stayed in and watched Catastrophe and I made homemade kung pao chicken and fried rice. It was so good!

Saturday morning during Zoe’s nap, I got the front and side yard cut and some cleaning done around the house. We ended up going over to Chris’s parents house to watch the Alabama game. I finally got to wear the fun Alabama stack of bracelets that my mom got me for Christmas. She picked out three that went so perfectly together! How cute is that elephant?

We did start The Americans last night. The first episode had as hooked pretty quickly, so maybe it will be another show we add to our list to watch regularly. Other than that, not much else to report here. If you live in the southeast, stay safe today and tomorrow as Irma blows through! Linking up with Biana.

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  • Reply marie September 11, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Sending much love your way, I didn’t realize the hurricane was heading your way. Stay safe my friend.

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine September 11, 2017 at 11:15 am

    We absolutely love the Americans! Only one more season left coming in February or March. Definitely love the elephant! Your kung pao chicken and fried rice looks amazing! I have been so hungry for Chinese. You guys stay hunkered down inside and safe today!

  • Reply Teh Megan September 11, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Sorry that we send the storm your way. We usually get a storm in October, so I guess it was too early for CHS to take hit on this one… We’re home today too for the same reasons.

    I really wanted to get into The Americans, but I never focused the time on it and there were a few trigger episodes for me that I wasn’t prepared for and I haven’t been able to go back since. But we’re almost done with Parks and Rec, so I should probably figure out our next show soon!

  • Reply Carly September 11, 2017 at 11:54 am

    So glad to hear Zoe’s appointment went well– getting shots are so hard (even for adults, haha). I hope you guys stay safe during any of the weather heading your way! I’ve never had kung pao chicken (what are the flavors?), but it looks delicious!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo September 11, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Go Zoe!!! We all knew she was pretty amazing 😉
    I’m sure it makes Monday better working from home – even if there are hurricane’s outside your door 😉

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders September 11, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Chris and I were glued to the TV as well when Harvey hit, and I’m sending lots of good thoughts and prayers your way that y’all stay safe and that hopefully Irma gets the heck out of there soon! Other than that it sounds like y’all had a great weekend! I love your Alabama bracelets, and that you can finally wear them a ton since it’s football season! I’ve never gotten a flu shot either, but I think that I’m going to get one this year. Ugh! I hate needles!

  • Reply SMD September 11, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    I love The Americans!

    Hope the weather is not too bad for you guys.

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky September 11, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    PLEASE PLEASE STAY SAFE! My family have been sending me regular updates (they’re safe thank god). Sending lots of hugs and good thoughts to you.

    PS – that bracelet is awesome! i love the charms.

  • Reply Laura September 11, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Hoping you guys are making it through the storm okay. I’m in Pennsylvania but I’ve been glued to the coverage too. Way to go Zoe with a great doc appointment!

  • Reply Kay September 11, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Stay safe in the bad weather, I think Irma is a tropical storm now if Im not mistaken. Still, lots of thoughts your way.

  • Reply kristen September 11, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    oooh i’ve been meaning to give the americans a go. looks good. hope you stay safe from irma! regardless of how bad it is or isn’t, downed trees or power lines are no fun. i’m glad everyone i know in FL is safe and sound but it’s truly terrifying.

  • Reply Jenna September 11, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    I only recently tried out Munoz. For years, I went to Publix and would always see that place packed and wonder what all the fuss is about. Now I know.

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As September 12, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    That bracelet is super cute!

  • Reply StephTheBookworm September 12, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    I hope you didn’t get too affected by Irma!
    Yum, your food all looks delicious as usual!

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