February 3, 2013

CURRENTLY - FEBRUARY + SALE NEWS

Somehow the first slipped by without me even noticing.  I am floored that it is February already.  Usually January is that overly long and drawn out month for me. The one where I freeze my tail off, go to bed way too early, dread the end of football, and become somewhat of a shut-in.  But . . . and this is a really big BUT I tell ya . . . this year was not like this at all. We had some wonderful sunny days, I was out and about, and I found a good balance between work, family, and takin' care of me. So, thank you January.  It was a great one.

So, with that very long-winded intro, I bring you the reason behind my post today . . . Farley's beloved Currently. **NOTE:  I wrote this yesterday afternoon and didn't get it posted until just now**

After re-reading this, a few actually need explaining this time.  We are getting ready to go to dinner with friends so I will make it quick.  

LISTENING - so, I made a impulse decision and jumped in the car a few days ago and took off to Portland, Oregon.  I lived here for a year (the hubs lived here for 6+) and our hearts are still here.  It's been ages since we visited so we bailed and headed north on a whim.  We are staying in a wonderful hotel and I can hear the busy streets out the window as I type.  

LOVING - as you just read, we are in PDX this weekend.  In addition, I have two more outings planned for this month.  In a few weeks I am having a girls' weekend in Kentucky.  Oh, and the last weekend in February I have a doctor's appointment at Stanford (fingers crossed that the "mass" is nothing major). Although I heart my doc, that stop definitely isn't the fun part.  But, the fact that the in-laws are taggin' along so we can do up San Fran together is indeed super awesome!  Can't wait for both of these trips.

THINKING - the food in Porland has been amazing and my post-surgery guts have been battlin' the delightful grub . . . but every bite has been worth it.  We had dinner at an amazing German place last night and mouth watering BBQ the night before . . . both blew my mind.





WANTING - uh . . . I am from California.  Nuff said on this one.  GO NINERS!!!

NEEDING - I am running with wonderful heart-themed goodies next week and I need to get them laminated/cut.  I know what I am going to be doing during the game tomorrow.

PET PEEVE - do you know what I am talking about when I say "One-Upper??" This is one of those annoying people who responds to hearing you describe a situation or experience by immediately telling a similar story about themselves with a much more fantastic or terrible outcome.  Oh my word people . . . this is the W.O.R.S.T!!!!   Although I am a very tolerant person and I am able to "look the other way" when it comes to most things, these people drive me absolutely mad.  Dude . . . it ain't all about you folks.  My heart is starting to race talking about this one so I am going to exit before my blood pressure goes through the roof :)  

Alright friends, I am out of here.  Gotta fix my "nap hair" and get to getting. Our friends are taking us to Toro Bravo for dinner.  YUM!!! 


Check out this tapas menu . . . swoon!!!
**NOTE:  This next section was written today**  I know it's all over blog land, but I am participating in TPT's Super Sunday Sale.  Today you can get up to 28% off all of the goods your purchase.  I am also keeping my items on sale tomorrow (Monday) just in case you are busy with the game today . . . just remember that the extra discount (SUPER at checkout) only works today.


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Oh . . . and finally today . . . be sure to hop on over to Farley's blog and link up! It's a great way to meet new people.  Late :)


 

22 comments:

  1. I totally forgot about "One-uppers!" I know exactly what you mean and am right there with you- they are the absolute worst :(

    Amber
    Sparkles, Smiles, and Successful Students

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    1. I have learned to tune them out . . . but it still irks me :) Thanks for saying howdy today!

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  2. I have a huge pile of things that I need to laminate, plus I'm not looking forward to cutting everything out after laminating.

    ~Diving Into Learning

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    1. I only managed to get one center finished tonight. I was jumpin' around too much during the game. At least I have the one I need for tomorrow. Hopefully, your laminating party went a little better than mine :)

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  3. You picked a fabulous weekend for visiting! Beautiful weather!

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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    1. Girl . . . are you PDX too?? How did I miss this?? We should do an Pacific Northwest meet up!

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  4. I agree - January flew by! Game is not looking good right now :( Hoping the defense picks it up.

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    1. I did a TON of yelling there at the end. We'll get 'em next year . . . and my beloved Manning will have another shot. I know . . . I know . . . some fan ;) Thanks for poppin' in!

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  5. Hope your 49ers pull it out! I know they most certainly did against my Falcons!

    Jessica
    The Polka-dotted Teacher

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    1. So close, but so FAR away. Oh well, there's always next year. Thanks for taking the time to say "hello" today :)

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  6. Oh, those "one-uppers" get me too!!! Sometimes you have to realize that they are mostly likely insecure with their own lives and that's why they are trying to up you!

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    1. You nailed that one Liz. Thanks so much for droppin' in today :)

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  7. Tapas menu looks fabulous. What did you get?!
    Tania
    My Second Sense

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    1. It was glorious I tell ya . . . and what DIDN'T we get??!! The Radicchio Salad, Potatoes Bravas, Braised Leeks, and the Bacon Wrapped Dates were delightful . . . and that was just the front side of the menu :) If you ever make it to Portland, Oregon look this place up!

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  8. I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Portland (Seattle, too!) I just haven't made it up that way yet. Can't wait for the day that I can!

    And you have are dead on with your pet peeve (soooooo annoying)!

    Have a great week!
    Brittany
    Closing the Gap... in a Cute Outfit

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    1. Thanks for poppin' in Brittany. If you have time you have to get up to the Pacific Northwest. Both Seattle and Portland are absolutely amazing. Thanks for visiting.

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  9. OH MY GOSH ... I can't stand the one upper... we have a few at my school like that and so it is fun to make stuff up to see if they can one up it...not nice I know... but when you have lunch EVERY SINGLE DAY with a one upper it is sometimes the only way to survive...LOL

    thanks for linking up :)

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    1. Farley . . . I love that you feel my pain. Oh and for the record, the hubs and I have to hang out with one of these every so often and we do the same thing . . . what wild tales we weave. Hugs girl. Thanks for hosting :)

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  10. Wait, what!? You are in Portland? I live here! (Alberta Arts neighborhood) I agree Portland has some good food. We are spoiled here! Where did you go to eat? Before you leave (if you're not already gone), you have to drive down Alberta and go to one of the food carts. I know how it sounds... but yum! I recommend the Grilled Cheese Grill. :) Do you miss Portland? Any chance of another visit soon?
    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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    1. Get out of town . . . SARAH . . . you live in PDX??!! I had no idea. The hubs and I miss it SO much. We will definitely be back up in July and we are looking at another long weekend trip in late April or May. I will definitely look you up next time!!!!

      Alberta is a fantastic area. And I don't think your suggestion is strange . . . your food carts blow my mind. Seriously . . . some of the best grub around. We stayed at Hotel Lucia and ate at Clyde Commons, Smokehouse 21, Gruber, Mothers, Sanborns, and Toro Bravo. My stomach will never be the same :) What a fun connection. I promise to let you know before we roll into town next round - I'd love to meet you face to face!! Hugs friend!

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    2. Yay! I'll look forward to it. :) :) :)

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  11. Pacific Northwest. Sigh. (Was in Seattle & the San Juan Islands a few summers ago. All kinds of amazing.)

    One Uppers. Ugh.

    Mass? Prayers.

    Lub ya, girl.
    Growing Firsties

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