2 weeks off

We had a wonderful 2 weeks off, and it will all be over when Hubby goes to work on Tuesday. It actually is a great schedule. We get so much time together, especially since I’m not working. But then, it really sucks when he’s away.
We had dinner at Couchon in New Orleans. It was just ok, nothing to go tellin’ the neighbors about or anything. And I was still hungry when we left. We ordered a good variety of stuff to get a real taste of what they had to offer.

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I finally made our door look inviting. Now people aren’t scared to knock, not sure that’s a good thing LOL.

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If you look closely you can see my dog, Roux, at the bottom of the door looking out.

I love being home.  It seems like we are always go, go, go visiting family and friends or camping.  I love nights at home cooking in my own kitchen.  I just wish we had a bigger family to cook for.  It’s actually kinda hard cooking for 2.

 The only bad thing about cooking at home is cleaning up.

My mom had children for this exact purpose, to clean the house.  I was her little maid.

She is so upset that I moved out that she begs me to stay with them while hubby’s at work.

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Look at this lovely view from our dining room table.  It’s going to be hard to move.  Isn’t that a beautiful sight?

Not many people can say they have a bayou in the backyard.

This egret is thankful our boat is in the shop right now, fish love to hangout below that boat slip.

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We made time for a fishing trip. It was such a beautiful day. We towed the boat down to the Breton Sound Marina about an hour away from our house, in Hopedale, LA.

We caught a few fish but only 2 keepers, 1 redfish and 1 speckled trout.

He doesn’t like to wear sunscreen so he covers up as much as possible.  I wasn’t feeling the fishing vibe, so I made a nice shade spot to chill.

We were having trouble with the motor so we couldn’t go out too far.

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Dinner that night was so good. We grilled up the fish and had a side of wild rice and grilled corn and a salad. Yum Yum that’s good eatin’!

God, I love living in an area where we have access to fresh fish whenever we want it.

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Update on my Real Estate stuff:  I finished the month long course in 6 days.  I’ve passed all the practice tests, by cheating since I had the information in front of me while taking the tests.  Now I’m going back to make notes of all the information I think is really valuable.  It’s a TON of information by the way!  Seriously A Lot!  Then I’ll go back to take all the practice test again without help this time.

I’m not in a rush, but I would like to take the National and State Licensing Exam at the end of this month.

I’m so excited to get started with this new career, I can’t wait!

So off to studying I go!

Date Night with a Donkey

Saturday my dear, sweet husband planned a surprise evening that he wouldn’t tell me anything about.  I’ve been a little stressed with learning all about Real Estate lately and I think he could tell.  So he planned for us to do something special to get my mind of all this incoming data.  Well poor thing, this plans all fell apart…When he went to buy tickets to a play I wanted to see only to be told that they over booked and sold his tickets, even though he had reservations.  How horrible is that?  So he had to call me, all bummed out, to tell me the upsetting news.  Of course, I wasn’t heart broken…I could just use the extra time for studying, it’s a lot of information!  

Well he wouldn’t have it!  He was determined to find SOMETHING for us to do to get out of the house.  He searched long and hard and came up with a plan in about 10 minutes, maybe less.  It was impressive!  He bought us tickets to see Dave Spade at the IP Casino in Biloxi and reservations at Ruth’s Chris.  WHOA!  Hey big spenda! right?  It’s not Christmas, my birthday, or his, and I’m pretty sure it’s no anniversary…What’s up with dat?  The man just wants a “nice” night out with his lady!  Ok, ok I’m game…I guess I could put off studying for one night 😉  

I have never been to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and everyone is always telling how AMAZING it is.  It’s about time I get to find out for myself!  We dressed up and looked so good, wish I would have took a picture.  I always forget those things.  The meal was wonderful.  We had a room all to ourself, it was so romantic.  The staff was very attentive to our needs.  

On a side note– My husband purchased a Big Green Egg about 2 years ago.  He has cooking a steak down to a science.  When he cooks a steak on it, it is the best I have ever had in my life.  The steaks are so good that we have had 5 friends and 1 family members come over, all separate cases, to try our steaks all of which resulted in the purchase of a Green Egg for themselves.  It sears the meat perfectly and turns the fatty-grissel a succulent treasure worth fighting over. 

That being said, Ruth’s Chris had some pretty big shoes to fill.  I did find the quality of meat to be much better than we have at home.  The steak was cooked to medium rare perfection.  Literally the most even pink color in the center I have ever seen.  But I still like the Green Egg better because they just cannot accomplish a good sear on a ceramic plate, so the fatty-grissel (my favorite part) was soggy and unappetizing.  

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Hubby got a Filet, he’s fancy!

It was a nice experience but I feel like we can accomplish better results at home.  And if I were home I wouldn’t  have put away 2 loafs of bread with butter!!!!  I have been trying to be gluten-free for the last month, to see if that will help some pimples that have been a continuous plague to my face.  Ugh, I hate when they put bread and butter in front of me in a restaurant it’s irresistible! 

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Devilish bread, my weakness!

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Potatoes Au Gratin and Asparagus with Hollandaise

After our wonderful dinner we had a little debate on who’s steaks reign supreme.  Hubby thinks Ruth’s Chris are definitely, hands-down, winners.  The man is crazy.  I was insisting his is better and he just wouldn’t take it, what’s wrong with him?  Just take the compliment man!

The comedy show was a hit!  I love to laugh.  It’s like exercise, I think.  It releases endorphins while working my abs, BONUS!

The first act was Bobby Miyamoto.  He was really funny but it seemed like he was nervous or just off his game.  Something wasn’t right.  But he had some good jokes. 

The second act was Kevin Farley.  We heard “Farley” and then it was like Chris was on stage.  It was crazy, like a ghost!  He was a hoot too, so funny.  We liked him the best actually.

The headliner was David Spade.  He was really good, funny without being mean.  My mom said his jokes usually make fun of people, but I think maybe he has changed.  

OH Lawd, oh lawd…Jesus, thank you for helping me restrain myself from whoopin’ some ass!  Let me let you why.  There was this person sitting in front of us, and over 2 seats to my right, on his phone the entire time.  By the way is just as bad as being in a movie theater, but I paid $110 for this show!  I was at that precise angle to him to get the full glare of his phone, lucky me!  Ugh, and taking pictures with a flash.  THEN checking Facebook constantly, I’m sure to see if anyone commented on his photo.  As if THAT wasn’t bad enough.  To top it off he had literally the MOST obnoxious laugh I have ever heard in all of my days on this planet!  It was like a cross between Spongebob and a Donkey on a Roller Coaster!  All out Donkey Laughing going down right in front of so!

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Every time he thought something was worthy of such an abnormal outburst, he would turn to his friend and perform this sound in said friend’s face.  He didn’t have just a normal laugh, when at times things just weren’t that funny.  It was always all out obnoxious donkey!  WHO DOES THAT? 

Overall this was a fantastic evening.  Lovely night out with my man!  

Now, back to my Real Estate Class!