I hope everyone has had a great Thursday. I can’t complain because a day can never be all that bad when you get a manicure! Yay for having a gift certificate! 🙂
Ughh and then there was the Anthro sale!! I wasn’t going to get anything but I found the most amazing smelling bubble bath that was marked down from $40 to $7 (!!) so I just had to splurge. Its pomegranate with organic coconut oil and shea butter and is in one of those lovely, long old fashioned bottles. I’m such a girl sometimes…I love things that smell pretty (bubble bath and candles mainly!)—they make me very happy!
When I got home this afternoon it was storming like you wouldn’t even believe and I had wet nails so I just grabbed the first things I saw for a quick snack—
And then I headed over to my parent’s house. My brother’s three best friends stopped by to say hi and that was really nice. Tonight is their big senior night dinner and my mom was feeling very blue before the boys rang the doorbell. Feeling their hugs and seeing their goofy grins is the second best thing to having my brother back so its a bit of comfort to us all.
Its so crazy because Mikan just goes CRAZY when John’s friends come over now! He never gets like this…..when they came in today, he raced as fast as he could underneath the coffee table and then just laid there shaking. He did the same thing when all the boys were over after the service. Its like he recognizes John’s friends but doesn’t know where John is and that really freaks him out. Animals just have a sense of things like that.
Oh! And before dinner I opened SUCH a fun package from Miss Jo of England!!!! I can’t believe this package came from so far away just for me!
Jo, this was just amazing……I thank you from the bottom of my heart! As you all know, I love Europe and equally love European goodies. This care package was jam pack full of fun stuff….even cute nail polish! I immediately broke into one of the herbal teas—
And took a bite of the butterscotch chocolate bar!
Okay, I’m really not a fan of milk chocolate in general but this takes the cake. It was out of this world. I’ve never seen Green & Black’s butterscotch chocolate bars here and it was such a treat. The chocolate was undeniably creamy with little pieces of crunchy toffee. To die for. 🙂
My mom made an outstanding dinner tonight—spicy avocado shrimp with mediterranean orzo.
The recipe for the shrimp is from a past issue of Bon Appetit and this bottle of goodness played the starring role—
SO good for you!!!
As for the orzo, my mom just cooked the pasta and then tossed it with feta cheese and olives. Yummy and fluffy….I love orzo! Avocado and lime were served on the side to compliment the dish—it was perfecto. I had a splash of pinot grigio with my meal of course 🙂
Dessert was of course more butterscotch chocolate!
This is definitely the creamiest chocolate I’ve ever tasted; it melts right on your tongue!
I also had some Aveda tea (love this stuff) when I got home and started blogging.
I’m about to fold massive amounts of laundry and call it a day! See you in the morning!