Monday, January 25, 2016

Weekend Happenings

Happy Monday beautiful friends! I do hope you had a wonderful weekend. My weekend was SO nice and relaxing and restful for a change.

My weekend consisted of the following:

-- Friday night Mr. A was pretty worn out from a hellacious work week, so he came home early and went to bed to sleep and rest up.  I went to the grocery store after work to get a few things we needed and then came home and cooked us a healthy dinner, did a few loads of laundry and relaxed the rest of the evening.

-- Saturday morning we slept in until after 9, which is VERY unlike us! I woke up with a major pain in my neck and just couldn't function for a while, so about 7:30 I took an Advil and went back to sleep hoping that the pain would go away.  However, at 9 it still hadn't gone away, so I had to force myself out of bed and into the shower to run some hot water over my neck.  Hubby and I got ready, left the house about 11 and went to grab breakfast and run errands.  

-- Saturday afternoon late we decided to go to the Race track and check it out.  We have lived here for over 4 years now and had wanted to go but never made it until now.  They do night racing here in the Houston area, which is completely different than back home in Arkansas. Luckily, it's only 30 minutes away from where we live, which made it an even nicer trip! Here are a few pictures from our extra fun date night:

Me and Mr. A

Watching the horses take the track for Race 1 

Counter seats with the perfect view 

Race 5 was ran on the inner grass track 

Not only did they run on the dirt track, but as you can see above, they also had an inner grass track that they ran on as well for one of the races.  We had never seen that before and not sure why they did it and only for one race. Either way, it was really neat to see! :)  We cashed a couple of tickets out of the 8 races we stayed for, but one of the tickets that we won over $40 on, the lady didn't put it as a box and I didn't realize it until it was too late, so we got screwed out of that money. Needless to say, I was quite bummed. :(  I had boxed the three horses, which means they could come in, in any order, however, because the ticket didn't have the word boxed on it, and the horses didn't come in the way on my ticket, then we lost out on the money. 

It was a hard lesson learned and I will definitely be checking my tickets before leaving the window from now on.  I guess that's why there are signs posted telling you to do so. I have been to the track most of my life and never once had to double check my tickets. I know we are all human and make mistakes, but needless to say, I was pretty upset over the error - with myself as much as the lady who didn't do what the instructions were that I had given her.  Live and learn I guess, right?! *sigh*

-- Sunday was a complete lazy day and when I say lazy, I literally mean lazy. We slept in again until after 9 and then got up, made breakfast and went back to bed and watched movies and just rested up to prepare for another long few weeks ahead.  

Even our sweet furbabies got in on the action with mommy and daddy. :)

Well, there you go my friends. My quick little weekend roundup.  Hope you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend too and I can't wait to see what your weekend consisted of! Thanks for stopping by to say hello and please let me know you were here! If you want to play along, feel free to link up. You can link up here or here.

Lots of love and hugs,


  1. I havent been to a horse race ever - it looks like so much fun! Hope your neck is feeling better! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

    1. Thank you. The horse races are SO much fun! You really should go sometime! My neck is feeling better thankfully. :) xoxo

  2. How fun to be at the races! I haven't been in years.

    1. Yes, they are a blast! You should go sometime. :)

  3. It sounds like you had an eventful but fun week-end. Whilst we don't have horse racing quite like this it did put me in mind of the greyhound racing which is very popular in this part of England.

    Hoping the hot water did the trick and you found some relief from that sore neck.

    1. Yes, it was a very nice weekend. I've been to the greyhound race track before too and it was fun as well. :) The hot water helped a lot on my neck thank goodness! :)

  4. Sounds like you had a great weekend!!

  5. Sounds like an amazing weekend!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls


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