Summer Time Treats

Watermelon Balls!

I realized with Cakes that no matter how yummy it actually is, if it doesn’t look yummy she’s just not that into it.  So I’m always looking for ways to reinvent and reintroduce foods to her and letting her help me out as much as possible in preparing it since she likes to cook with me.

This isn’t really a recipe per say just a new fun way for her to eat fruit which she absolutely loves.  A plus is that it was something she could help me make which quickly turned into her taking over and being able to do it all by herself.  Proud mommy moment!

All you need is some watermelon and a small scooper and go to town.  What a fun summer time treat.

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Escaping Rooms and Whatnot

Who loves Groupon like I love Groupon??? It is legit the best way to try a bunch of new things that you probably wanted to do or would never do without spending all your money.  It has also introduced me to fun things that I didn’t even know I loved until I tried it.  Case and point….Escape the Room.

Before I proceed, I feel like I have a God given talent for investigating and my woman’s intuition is way strong (when I actually listen it’s almost always 100% correct),  in my 20’s I used it to be detective and investigate my ex’s shenanigans, ya’ll know what I’m talking about.  Then I realized I may or may not have missed my calling to be an FBI Behavioral Analysis Agent.  Which leads me to my obsession with Investigation Discovery TV, 20/20, Dateline, Criminal Minds, Sword & Scale & Serial podcast type things.  While most people like to listen to the soothings sounds of the ocean to put them to sleep I usually fall asleep to the soothing sound of crime tv.  Are you seriously judging?!  Everybody has their something.

Anyways, what does Groupon and Crime TV have to do with each other?  Well, there’s this new (I actually don’t know how new it is, but before 2016 I’d never heard of it) thing called escaping the room, you basically get locked in a room and have to look for clues, solve puzzles and hone in on your detective skills to get the f*ck out of the room.  There are many different room themes to choose from.  Although Escaping the Room sounded intriguing to my sisters and I, as avid ID TV watchers we were leary and so we tried the least threatening sounding of the room options.  Detective Story…how fitting!  So we embarked on the detective story, leary as heck not knowing what to expect but willing to give it a try. Can I just say we had so much fricking fun!!  Also, too I have to mention that you generally get an hour to escape the room, we showed up about 20 minutes late, leaving us 40 minutes and we still made it!  We showed up and showed out!! I literally haven’t had that much adult fun in I can’t even tell you when.

So much fun that we decided we wanted to try the room that we were all giving the side eye to when were contemplating the first one.  This was a serial killer one.  I’m glad we tried this room the second go round because if it were the first, someone who have gotten hurt (and I don’t mean my sisters and I).  There was a little screaming, scream hugging (you know when you don’t know what else to do while screaming so you hug someone) and some top flight secret stuff.  This room was way harder than the first and we had a couple minutes of self doubt and I began questioning my detective skills.  Had all those many hours of Investigation Discoverying been in vain! But then after some proverbial bitching slapping and snap out of its and calling in for a couple clues AHEM, WE ESCAPED THE DAMN ROOM!!!!!!  We came in, f*cked some shit up, escaped the room and left.  Yeah we’re bad ass like that!

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I can’t speak for them (but I kinda can) when I say we are now hooked and want to try ALL the damn rooms.  Thanks Groupon!  Have you Grouponed yet?  If so, what fun/not so fun things have you tried?

 

Don’t Wait Til It’s Gone to Know What You’ve Got.

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My black hair was boring, I wanted to lighten things up so I dyed it and it all fell out: Thought I wanted change.  Now I want things back to the way they were.

I didn’t speak to her much in the mornings because I’m not a morning person: Thought I wanted some peace and quiet.  Now she’s gone and I can’t hear her voice.  I have quiet but no peace.

He took for granted the times I washed, folded and put away his laundry:  Thought my little gestures of love were no big deal.  Now he’s always late because he can’t find his clothes.

She thought cleaning her home was a burden:  Now she doesn’t know how much longer she will have this home.  She now prays this time cleaning her home won’t be the last.

Like Joni said “don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone”.

Be thankful for your right here and right now.  Maybe it could be better but it damn sure could be worse.

Introspect.

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Views from the (Iphone)6

A couple of weekends ago Cakes, the Grumpster and I got to attend an amazing “Ice Age: Collision Course” event.  We (well Cakes) got to watch the movie because it was night night, lights out for me and Grumps.  The little bit I saw was very cute for what it’s worth.  There was a kiddie afterparty where the kids got to do arts and crafts, meet the characters, do yoga, eat goodies, get their faces painted, etc.  It was off the chain.  Not only was the event dope but the scenery really moved me.  You wouldn’t be able to tell by my mostly black and white wardrobe but I LOVE COLOR and this setup was nothing short of stunning!  I was entranced by these colors something like the Clintons with balloons.

Cool or what!?