Well, it’s official. I have just completed my first month with the new company. It’s been a busy four weeks, but I have loved every minute of it. There is a distinct difference between the government/higher ed (where I’ve worked for the last 18 years) and the corporate world. What I love most besides working remotely is that everyone enjoys what they do, where they work, and sticks to a schedule!
Thursday night, the Baby Girl and I had mother/daughter date night. We went to watch the University of North Texas basketball team battle it out against Tulsa. The highlight of the night was just being able to hang out with the Baby girl and talk about life in general, college, sports, boys, and so on. The second best highlight of the night was getting to meet Johnny Quinn. Yes, you heard me correctly. Johnny Quinn USA was at both the men’s and women’s basketball games this week. Johnny is a former student of UNT and was a part of the UNT football team and the track team!
While we were at the game, I came across this tweet that the Baby Girl shared. Talk about the heart swelling up. Let me tell you, nothing does a Momma’s heart good better than knowing your kids enjoy hanging out with you. It was also great to see all the UNT athletes recognized for their academic success. Of course, they all were not present, but I was super impressed that 65 football players have achieved a 3.0 or higher and the majority are on the Dean’s or the President’s list. Way to go Mean Green!
My cousin and one of his college /fraternity brothers flew into town this weekend from Boston. They headed out to Houston to see friends and are meeting up with the Baby Girl in Austin for Spring Break and SXSW. The boys were really wanting food that was “Texas style” so we opted to take them to Babe’s. They didn’t make it past the hot biscuits and molasses before they decided they were going to move to Texas. About every 20 minutes Andy would say, “Hey…guess what?” and we’d all wait for it…”we’re in Texas!” We have a terrible habit of when we go to Babe’s and are taking someone new to tell them it’s their birthday. This time, it was J.T. (my cousin) who ended up celebrating his birthday early (and by early, I mean two months!).
Saturday when I took the boys to the bus station (they went to Houston for a few days before heading to Austin) I decided to take a little time for myself. I went to the Dallas Farmer’s Market for the first time. AMAZING and it wasn’t even full with vendors. I had roasted corn on the cob for breakfast and bought a basket full of goodies. Unfortunately, the dog liked the strawberries just as much as I did. I also stopped by the Funky Finds show to see my gal pal Lendi (a.k.a. The Threadbare Gypsy) and she gifted me a gorgeous new cuff. You really do need to check out her Facebook page!
Well, that just about rounds up this past week. I did start a new craft project that I will share this week and I also found (FINALLY) some of the best tamales that I’ve ever had! Be sure and check out Hot Tamalez in White Settlement. I just had a text from the Baby Girl – she got to shake hands with Zac Efron and now her life is complete! Oh to be 18 again – LOL! I’ll also be sharing a new take on one of my favorite recipes and will begin (hopefully) to start blogging on a regular schedule. I’d love to hear about your week or your favorite blog post. Feel free to link up below for all of us to see. Have a great week my friends.