Hello, my friends.
I hope this week is treating you well so far. It's been a little while since we've sat down and had a cup of virtual coffee, so I thought maybe we would catch up on life lately.
As y'all probably know by now since I have stopped talking out it, Friday was my birthday. It was probably one of the best ones I've had in years. The Mister really went out of his way to make me feel special all week long.
On Friday itself, we went out for pizza with his mother and our niece. There's something about a slice of pizza and pint of beer that just feels right for a birthday celebration. Then on Saturday, we had some friends come over to cookout. I don't have one photo to share from either event, but I had a lot of fun.
The Mister gave me four place settings of Fiesta dinnerware, which I've been lusting after for months, and I was thrilled to set our dining room table with bright colors. Also, fresh flowers just make me smile. Doesn't my dining room look happy?
My set came from Macy's, which happens to be offering double cash back on Ebates today as well as having a flash sale of free shipping on orders of $25 or more. If you've been dying for some Fiesta Dinnerware as well, this would be a good time to check it out and earn 8% cash back on your purchase.
Since we got the house all cleaned up, I was finally able to set the table in our office as a breakfast nook. The Mister and I have been enjoying coffee and breakfast together as a way of spending a little more time connecting with each other. Yes, I did have carrot cake for breakfast when I took this photo.
Unfortunately, the week did not start as well as the weekend went. Mostly because I had to have two filling re-filled at the dentist yesterday. These things don't even hurt, but the sound of drilling inside of my mouth is alarming to me. I wound up with a headache most of the day, and I got some disappointing news at work when I did arrive at the office.
I've decided that today will go better. And that involves a long walk with these sweet pups as well as making myself a healthy energizing lunch since my mouth isn't numbed today.
On that note, I read this article at Fit-Bottomed Girls on myths about protein for women; I haven't been eating nearly enough protein for the amount of activity in my lifestyle now. I need to change that so I don't feel so worn out at the end of the day.
What are you favorite protein-rich snacks? What's going on in your life lately? Pull up a chair and have a cuppa joe with to tell me what's happening.
P.S. Virtual coffee is inspired by Lucky Number Thirteen. She regularly has virtual coffee with her readers to share beautiful photography and what is happening in life with her family.