I hadn’t seen my family since Christmas so I thought Mother’s Day was the perfect occasion to book a trip to visit.
I arrived on Friday evening around 6 p.m. just as a big storm was moving out.
My dad picked me up from the airport while my mom prepped one of my favorite dinners that she makes, pounded chicken breasts with a white wine, lemon and butter sauce. We had rice and roasted cauliflower on the side.
I stayed with my grandmother on this visit so I went back to her place and we watched a couple of episodes of House Hunters before calling it an early night.
I woke up around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday feeling energetic and ready to go. (This is mostly thanks to a one hour time difference so it was 7:30 to my body.) I decided to go for a quick run before it got too hot. Despite the fact that I was on the road at 7:30 a.m., I still sweated like crazy through my four-mile run thanks to the humidity.
After I got showered up, my dad and I drove into Destin to do a Whole Foods trip for my grandmother. She loves when I go to Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods and pick up a bunch of different stuff for her to try. Side note…I finally picked up some of the Siete grain-free tortilla chips that everyone has been going crazy over because they were on sale. The verdict is that they kind of taste like nothing. I was not impressed. 🙁
All packed up. It was super fun to pick out so much random stuff! My grandmother loved it.
While we were out my dad was kind enough to wait for me while I popped into H&M. After my morning run I went to get dressed and realized that in my rush to pack, I totally neglected to bring anything but workout clothes and PJs. OOPS! I did the fastest shopping spree ever and bought a few pairs of new shorts, a few tank tops and a dress.
I spent the rest of the day hanging out with my family. The weather was pretty on and off cloudy and windy so I decided not to go out to the pool or beach. We ate lunch and then I ran some errands with my mom, read my book, took a nap and caught up on some work stuff.
We went out to dinner on Saturday night at Boshamps and as expected, the restaurants were extra packed so we had an hour wait. I wore this new floral chiffon dress that I picked up earlier in the day at H&M. I can wear these neutral Tom’s wedges with almost anything. They are a great summer shoe.
It was a lovely evening and when we were finally seated the sun was setting. The night took a bit of an interesting turn from here. First, the waiter carded me when I ordered a glass of wine and I didn’t have my ID with me. Despite my parents assuring him that I was indeed 33, he was not having it. My dad ended up ordering the wine for me and then sliding it my way. Haha. I am totally flattered by this whole exchange.
My mom and I shared the cornmeal fried oysters to start and they were so, so delicious. After we finished our appetizers, there was a woman walking right behind us that fainted a few times and was falling down so I leapt out of my chair to help because her poor husband just kept trying to drag her back up on her feet. He had no idea what to do. She seemed to be okay once she came to and the paramedics did come but she refused treatment. I told you it was an interesting dinner!
By the time that my food came I was a little worked up and not very hungry. I ordered blackened grouper over grits with a corn, tomato and okra maque choux. It was delicious and I ate all the grits and veggies but brought about half of my fish home.
My grandmother decided not to come to dinner with us (she was glad she didn’t once she heard we waited an hour along with the fainting story) and when I arrived home I found her watching a QVC beauty special. She said there was absolutely nothing else on and she somehow ended up watching this. To my surprise I quickly got sucked in and spent the next hour glued to the special and laughing with her. I googled all of the products they were selling and read her the reviews.
We did make our very first QVC purchase when they did a special on the Clarisonic Mia 2. I’ve been wanting one and QVC had an awesome deal on it along with a foundation brush so my grandmother ordered it for my upcoming birthday. It arrived to me in Charlotte yesterday and I already love it. More to come on that soon!
This post is getting a little long and I need to get ready to go teach so I’ll wrap up part two of my weekend later today. My Y2 Strength class is doing a “Squat-pocalypse” workout today that they’re sure to love. I taught it to my evening class last night and it was a good one! 🙂
Craziest thing that’s ever happened while you were at a restaurant?
Have you ever ordered anything from QVC?