picnicking in the blue bonnets
It's been in the 80's for the past 2 weeks.
So this is spring, Texas? This is how it's gonna be?
OK. Well I'm gonna work with it.
Texas, I am determined to be friends with you.
At the very least cordial acquaintances.
Knowing that this is the time for us to be out and enjoying the weather we've done a lot to get our yard into shape. It's nice to see some actual green grass. Last year it was dry, brown and yellow everywhere. My girlies love being outside and I rediscovered my love of weeding. Win, win. I just wish I knew of some good destination spots to hit up....the zoo? parks? I just don't feel like I know a lot of people who head out to these things. If anyone has any great SA outing recommendations I'm all ears. The clock is ticking people! Hellacious temperatures will be upon us soon.
On a similar note, I was watching Ellen a couple weeks ago (I usually don't get to, time + kids = no mom TV) but I turned it on needing a late afternoon pick-me-up. And serendipitously found out that Armie Hammer, the actor in Mirror, Mirror and The Social Network, and his wife were opening up a new bakery in San Antonio called Bird Bakery (they should really get a website). That was a nice little dose of excitement! The grand opening was on Saturday, so I decided to go check 'em out today. There are 2 things you must know. 1) We lived in Manhattan, the birthplace of Magnolia bakery aka the-place-where-cupcakes-became-cool, and 2) even at Magnolia's I usually thought... eh, It's just a cupcake. But I have to say, these were good. I'd even say really good. I think our fav was the Elvis (peanut butter, chocolate, banana). Admittedly it's a little pricy, but on par with your average boutique bakery. The place itself is really cute, still coming together, but charming. I love the giant farmhouse style table in the middle and if I hadn't been in a rush I would have sat there with Lamp and enjoyed our baked goods on site. I didn't think to take a picture, but for any fellow San Antonians out there, it's worth a stop. Bird Bakery. Check it out.
Lastly, the husband and I finally committed. We started Friday Night Lights on Netflix last week. I know...football and Texas. Who am I? Seven seasons is a long commitment, but I think we made the right choice.
I am bending over backwards, raising the white flag and jumping through hoops...Texas if we're not friends after all this, you can't say I didn't try.