Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

Have you ever had one of those nearly perfect days off that made you seriously regret having to go back to work the next day? Today was just so relaxing. Woke up, watched boring TV (Nothing could hold my attention), went to see Men in Black III with my parents. It was the best one so far! James Brolin did a great job portraying a young Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones), and Emma Thompson added her own brand of British sassiness to an already stellar series.

After the movie, we had lunch at Quaker Steak & Lube, where they were having deals on cheeseburgers. I chose Broccoli as my side instead of fries, still going off the fact that I haven't had a lot of veggies lately. I think I need to make a fruit/veggie pledge to myself to get more of them in a day. If I keep making my smoothies, I could probably get them in, easy.

After lunch, we took my uncle's truck back to him, and I got to see my cousin's little one, again. She's adorable and I love her. She thinks she's Rapunzel, and adores all Disney Princesses. LOL Then we went to get dessert at the most amazing place in the world. It might not seem like much to some people, but I absolutely adore Red Mango. I've only been there a handful of times since they're in Omaha, but we need to get one in Council Bluffs. For those that have never been there, they give you sample cups to try the different flavors. Today, they had Dark Chocolate, Pomegranate, Sugarcane Cola, Pineapple, Strawberry, Vanilla Bean, Cookies and Cream (I think) and Peanut Butter. Oh. My. God. The Peanut Butter. Sooooooooo amazing! I got PB and Dark Chocolate and topped it with Oreo, Reese's Pieces and cups, brownie bits and a few bits of Mango Boba. Normally when I go to Red Mango, I do the "Healthy" thing and get fruity yogurt with fruit and boba, but not today. Today was decadent and lovely, but the best part about Red Mango is that I NEVER feel heavy or sick after eating there. Even with the toppings I put on today.

When we got home, mom and I did some gardening. We bought tomato plants (grape and beefsteak) today, as well as basil, orange mint and sweet mint. My herb garden did really well last year, so we planted those in buckets again. We planted the tomatoes in the front yard. Hopefully they do well up there. They didn't really peak past the blossom stage last year. Maybe they'll actually do well in the real ground. We made good use of our basil last year, and I got so much of it that I was giving it away to friends and family, making sorbet. I'm excited to have mint this year. I love minty water. It's completely awesome stuff. Very refreshing.

In the buckets, Left to Right, Basil, Orange Mint, Sweet Mint. 
Behind, Left to Right, Steak Tomatoes and Grape Tomatoes

It was all very relaxing. I don't want it to end. :-)

Anyone else?

1 comment:

  1. I wish mine was that way! I am glad that you had a wonderful day! :)