Started my Tuesday off right…with a little Jillian Michaels! Was pretty intense today considering I haven’t done her video in a week or 2!
My mom and I were going to have a full fledge Mother-Daughter day of shopping…at my favorite local shopping mall…Mayfair!! Ahhh, how I love it! 🙂 We started off bright and early (we were literally there before it opened) and of course, made a stop at the Starbuck’s drive through for a morning pick-me-up.
*I’m going to digress for a minute – this is the first DRIVE-THRU I’ve been to in 8 months. I can’t think of 1 drive-thru in Belgium…not 1 (and I’m really trying)! Weird, right?!
Anyway, we spent a great deal of time at our fave stores (Ann Taylor, Loft, Limited, etc)! I might have missed my calling as a personal shopper. I must say that I REALLY enjoy helping others buy clothing! My mom got some GREAT key items…including a brand new pair of AWESOME jeans. I (of course) got some great new stuff too – cute earrings, scarf, etc.
My sister joined us for lunch…at Panera (again – why stop a good thing)! This time I had my other favorite soup – Chicken Noodle with the multi-grain baguette. Still delish! We followed up lunch with dessert at…yes, Starbucks (again)! My mom and I split a PUMPKING SPICE LATTE! I’m sensing a pattern…
I WAS SO excited for this evening. My BFF is getting married in January and she invited me and Maggie (remember her visit?) to join her for a dress fitting! Here are just pics from previous celebrations – soon to add pics from Julia’s festivities! 🙂
Of course, the dress fitting was wonderful and she looked absolutely beautiful. That’s all the detail you get…since the fiance is a subscriber! 🙂
For dinner, we had plans to meet a group of friends at the Mo’s Irish Pub in Wauwatosa for Trivia Night. I’ve never played trivia before at a bar and really did not know what to expect. Let me tell you…it is NOT easy! Here are a couple sample questions:
- What state produces 90% of the USA’s garlic crop?
- What country did Churchill call “the sleeping giant?”
- Name the 2 heisman (sp?) trophy winners who were drafted as quarterbacks in the same year (BONUS que).
- How many ‘community chests’ are there on a monopoly board? I still don’t believe the answer to this…
- Which country whose name starts with a ‘P’ is the largest in size (sq ft)?
Oh, I almost forgot…I had the BEST tomato soup last night (with OYSTER crackers – another thing I can’t find in Belgium)!