Follow me as I take you through a 20-something's life in San Antonio, the Texas Hill Country, and the "Great State" in general. I'll talk about all the adventures Texas has to offer, how I managed to gain 10+ pounds on deeeelicious Mexican food, and so much more! I don't ever sit still and it makes for some pretty interesting stories!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Food Food Food!

It's time for a follow-up! Last night Chris and I re-visited Fire Water Grille, our new neighborhood restaurant. If you recall, I did my first (and only, so far) restaurant review of Fire Water Grille. The conclusion--the food was pretty good and the service was fair. So, what did we think this time? The food was wonderful, the presentation was outstanding, and the service was great! The atmosphere was calm and relaxing, and they've implemented their happy hour specials. The patio is open now and there's a big screen which I assume is for sporting events, etc. We ate in the "cocktail" area. We shared crab cakes--yum!! For dinner, Chris had Salmon with an orange-balsamic glaze and polenta, and I had a Cobb salad with fresh shaved turkey and roast beef on top. The veggies were so fresh! We completed our meal with bananas foster cheesecake--out of this world! I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to all SA locals, and those visiting from out of town. It's a bit out of the way if you're not familiar with the area but its worth the drive out 281! I'm looking forward to happy hour appetizers and cocktails on the patio this summer!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy Saturday Blog Followers!

Good afternoon blog followers! I'm writing to you from my permanent position on my sofa! As I sit here for what seems like the millionth day in a row watching basketball, I realized its been quite some time since I've written. So, here's a re-cap:

1. We had a fantastic anniversary weekend! We exchanged sweet gifts, (love my new Anne Klein watch) had a couples massage (big thanks to Mary and Yvonne at Massage Heights), and enjoyed a fantastic dinner with amazing Pinot Noir (Stemmari) at Trattoria Lisina in Dripping Springs. We were going to go out of town, but decided at the last minute that we didn't want to brave the Spring Break phenomenon that was taking place...oh how the times have changed! lol
2. Last night we celebrated a very sweet little boy's 3rd birthday--complete with a Mickey Mouse cake, a red tricycle, and pizza and burgers! Thanks Robert for including us! It's almost time for our other favorite little boy's first birthday--I can't believe the Conner-man will be 1 soon! We have amazing friends and are blessed to be a part of their lives and their childrens' lives. Oddly enough--all of our friends have boys!! I told Chris we'll be the ones to have all the girls for these cuties to chase after...a long, long time from now, of course!
3. On a less happy note, I am still going to be unemployed soon. When, you ask? I wish I knew! The lack of communication is beyond frustrating! I keep asking and getting no response--I'm ready to start my projects at home and am anxiously awaiting a visit from Annmarie! I've decided to paint the bathroom downstairs brick red and do a sponge treatment over it in khaki. We'll see how it turns out! A full painting blog to follow (I know, super-exciting stuff!).

Well, I think that's about it for  me today. I'd like to wish my beautiful cousin Paige a very happy 11th birthday! She is a wonderful daughter, niece, granddaughter, cousin, and friend and I hope she gets everything she wants today! 
Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Unemployment, Part 1

Good morning blog followers! As I'm sure some of you  have already heard, I'm being laid-off. Which is code for "we're closing your office and because we're not smart enough to realize your potential, we're not making a spot for you anywhere else." I've gone through all the stages--crying, yelling, laughing, spite, bitterness, and now I've moved on to----MOVING ON! I'm ready for this new chapter in my life. I'm ready for a career, not just a job. I'm ready for responsibility, challenges, and excitement! So, what are my plans you ask? Well, I  intend to power wash, sand, and repaint our deck, paint our guest bathroom, attempt to groom our dog (to save some $$),  and learn to cook more challenging meals. In between, I plan on applying for every job that seems remotely interesting in hopes that I'll find my niche. While I'm not happy about the prospect of taking my rear down to the unemployment office (which I'm thinking will be very similar to waiting in line at the DMV) I realize that with a little perseverance, a lot of faith, and a little spunk I'll soon find my place in the career world! I'll keep you posted on my journey to finding a job in this great city of San Antonio!

On a personal note: this Sunday Chris and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary! What am I going to get him as a gift you ask??? I HAVE NO IDEA! Really, he's a man who requires NOTHING material and it gets harder every year to shop for him! Suggestions are more than welcomed!

Have a wonderful weekend! I'll write on Monday with details of our anniversary weekend! I see wine and yummy food in my future!