It was super duper cold a few nights ago and Stephen tells me how much he hates my heated blanket, but he was also using it, so HA. I take all and any opportunity to use the heated blanket, haha. I’m actually using it right now and keeping the thermostat a bit lower. Usually, he just pushes it to my side of the bed so I have double the warmth, so I’m super cozy.
Picking back up from last week, Stephen was in the midst of his cold and took a day off from work, but now he’s about 100% — what a relief! On Wednesday night, we decided to treat ourselves to Lemongrass Sushi & Thai since it had been a bit a few months since we’ve had it, plus Stephen wanted some pho to soothe his throat after coughing so much!
Plus, it’s about one of the very few soup meals he’ll eat. It just looks so yummy! This pho-to [haha] was taken of our previous visit from months ago that I didn’t have the chance to post about.
This time around, I ordered the spring rolls and the Pad Woon Sen. The description is not very clear on what noodles you’ll get because the description reads as Pad Woon Sen (Stir Fried Glass Noodles), which is the assumption, but the description of it reads, “Stir fried wide rice noodles with egg, broccoli, and carrots with your choice of meat.”
That may need some editing done on their part, but I’m so happy to see that they were indeed glass noodles! I love the thinner noodles a lot better because I’m that weirdo that doesn’t chew noodles, so much more convenient for me!
I wanted them to kick up the spice level so they gave me additional spices to put in, and definitely one of my favorite dishes so far! I absolutely love fried tofu, so it definitely hit the spot on this chilly day.
Nothing much went on until Friday night. I planned on taking the trash out and go for some iced coffee from Dunkin’ because I was really craving it, and that’s when I noticed that my car wouldn’t start. The lights on the dash kept flickering, and you know the drill. It also wouldn’t lock when I pressed the lock button on the handle the first few times, but it eventually did. I would’ve been so much more worried if my car wouldn’t lock over night.
What was strange was that I could open the back of my car to put the trash in the trunk, but when I tried to start it and whatnot then remove the trash, the trunk wouldn’t open! I ended up just having to get the trash out from lowering the seats in the back on my car.
So, instead of my solo adventure to get coffee that’s about .4 miles away or around that, Stephen took me. We dumped off the trash on our way to Dunkin’, and he needed to get gas anyways, so that worked out!
Saturday Trip to the Mall
On Saturday morning, I woke up around 8:00 AM — early for me! — to help Stephen jump off my car. Luckily, he managed to get my car to resurrect. Since Alexis came down to visit, we didn’t take it to AutoZone, but we probably should this weekend.
While Stephen was trying to get my car to start, I wanted to take a pretty picture of this yellow leaf with a bit of frost on it, haha.
Nature’s just gorgeous like that, yeah?
Stephen decided to stay home and recover [and play more video games], so Alexis and I had a small girl’s day. We were really wanting to go to Opry Mills because Fossil had so many sales going on that weekend! In the end, we didn’t buy anything, but I’ve definitely been stalking the website a few times to catch any price drops! Plus, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so it makes complete sense. I’m debating on selling one of my older bags just because I really don’t use it, but I haven’t gotten around to doing that yet.
Before we went to the store, we decided to have lunch at TGI Fridays. I haven’t been in months, so I was curious about new menu items.
We ordered the Street Noodles. Props to the presentation and the overload of yummy shrimp we got with the meal, but there were a few complaints I had for this dish.
Complaints: Loved the neat-o presentation, but didn’t particularly care for the fortune cooking being on top of the noodles. Where has that fortune cookie been and what has it touched!? That’s the germaphobe in me. Also since it was a hot plate, the noodles at the bottom were burnt and they kept sticking to the plate!
The biggest complaint was how salty the sauce was. It had a wonderful soy flavor, but man. I don’t drink a lot during meals, [I know, you’re supposed to,] and I had a water bottle with me, but I was drinking a lot more water than usual. Plus whenever we were in the Fossil store, I started to have a coughing fit and my throat felt so dry. I hate coughing in quiet public spaces as is, but the tickle in my throat just wouldn’t go away!
Overall, they had a great taste, and they had sugar snap peas, but so much saltttt!
When Alexis and I finally headed back to the apartment, also making a stop at Dunkin’ once again, it was around 4:50 or a bit later. We wanted a picture together since we’ve failed both times that we’ve wanted to because we keep forgetting. We decided to go to this little park area to catch the remaining daylight, but we still looked dark in the pictures.
So instead of us, here is this final leaf that I took.
It’s so pretty! I even posted on the fun Instagram of it, haha.
In order to fix the problem of us never having pictures together when we’re out by ourselves, I purchased a tripod and it got here yesterday, so we’ll see how that turns out and I’ll get back to you on it.
Alexis and I decided to start The Haunting of Hill House. We binged watched about 5 episodes before she had to head back to Clarksville. Stephen was not a part of this binge watching session and went upstairs to read. [He’s afraid to watch scary/horror stuff.]
Really, it’s not scary, and I keep telling him how he’s perfectly fine with the zombies and mutated creatures in his video games with jump scares and whatnot! Hill House really isn’t scary, so I think he’d be able to handle it. He says it’s ghosts and paranormal stuff that freak him out. So, I’m watching all the scary stuff alone.
Currently, I lack two more episodes, and then I’ll be finished! I really like the plot and I think the scene transitions and storyline are done so well. Although, I did find the arguments and some monologues to drone on longer than they should and be more annoying, but I’ve watched Gilmore Girls, so I’m used to it I guess. I like Gilmore Girls, truly, but I really never noticed how they talk so much and it’s always in some circle of saying the same thing!
Since I’m posting this today, we are halfway through the week! I’ve still got a slight cold and cough, but I’m not sick. Maybe I’m in denial, but I refuse! Haha. I tell Stephen it’s because I’m too stubborn to get sick. Since we’ve been together, I haven’t really gotten sick around him, so we’ll see how he takes care of me when that happens!
We’re a bit on a roll this week with making new recipes. Two were Home Chef Meals and I have some recipes backlogged that I’m trying to space apart to share with you all. Tonight’s dish I’m going to make will be the 20 Minute Spicy Thai Noodles if the meat is thawed out to use. I haven’t made it in forever and it’s so good, especially as cold leftovers!
Since Halloween has passed us, are you the type of person that is already celebrating Christmas?
Also, do you prefer a sunrise or sunset?
I am definitely not a festive person, but I’ll slowly try to be. I’ve just never been a fan of Christmas music or movies. Honestly, we didn’t even have a Christmas tree last year, but Stephen’s not big on Christmas stuff either, so I feel less bad about that. Haley says she may have one we can borrow. I just look forward to the different atmosphere and family gathering. That’s really the best part about it.
I can never wake up early for a sunrise. I love sunsets because of their beautiful colors and how they just paint the whole sky!
Have a wonderful rest of the week, friends!