Marvelous Silver Linings

Happy Monday, cupcakes!

I hope you all had a wonderful…or better yet, MARVELOUS weekend! One of the things I love most about Katie is the fact that she is always quick to pick out a silver lining in any situation…she’s like the female version of Bradley Cooper…only without the crazy part…well, unless we’re talking about how she was scrubbing her floors on her hands and knees the day before Baby G came FINALLY came into this world yesterday morning! 😉


Congratulations Katie!!!

This past weekend had its share of ups and downs for me, but as I mentioned last week, I’ve been noticing my thoughts becoming more and more positive, so I thought I’d take a cue from Katie, and celebrate the SILVER! 😉

It all started with a game of baseball on Friday night…


The Situation: Neither the man-friend nor I are really fans of the sport and the apples totally sucked.

Silver Lining: We got to spend the evening in the company of good friends, enjoy some beautiful summer weather, and had a lot of fun people watching!

The next morning, I was up early for my weekly visit to the farmers market

Farmers Market

The Situation: My purple carrot-having farmer wasn’t present that morning,

Silver Lining: I found some fabulous bread, purple bell peppers, AND a gorgeous orange zucchini!

Hello, my name is Heather and I’m a sucker for pretty vegetables! 😉

Later that morning, the man-friend came to Clarksville (since I was on call all day) and we had made plans to head to the strawberry ranch for some fresh berry pickin’

Cloud PornThe Situation: they ended up being closed (*tear*)!

Silver Lining: We got  a minute to enjoy the quiet stillness of the morning AND admire a bit of cloud porn! 😉

And then we went shopping!!!!

Sam's ClubSam’s and TJ Maxx are to the man-friend and I as Disney Land and Six Flags are to children! 😉

Free “lunch”…exotic cheese…and bulk packages of everything from multi-grain organic snacks to potted mystery meat…what more could you ask for?!

Blueberry Crackers

We of course settled for the former…and they are deeeeeeelicious…like little blueberry graham crackers!!

And speaking of TJ Maxx…

We went in on a mission to find more peanut butter Chimes (I still have PLENTY of the other flavors, but I’ve been going through withdraws for the last week or so without my favorite flavor)…


Situation: No peanut butter ginger chews ANYWHERE!

Silver Lining: MiniPops as far as the Instagram border can see!!!

AhhhI’vebeenlookingfortheseformonthshhhhh! 😉

After a bit more shopping, we decided to head back to the house to chill a bit…

Tummy Woes

Situation: On the way home, my stomach started feeling sort of “wonky” which then turned into “ok, I’m sick” which THEN turned into “omg, I may need to go to the hospital!”…seriously, THREE HOURS of gut-wrenching pain out of  NOWHERE!

Silver Lining: Finding out through trial and error and error and ERROR that the best cure-all is and always will be alka seltzer…and a million of humbling unladylike moments…let’s just say the man-friend and I are a LOT more comfortable around each other now! :-/

And then it was time for dinner!

Baguette & Salad

Seriously, I would go as far to call this lining PLATINUM!!

I had planned this for our meal since picking up the chicken and Gouda stuffed baguette at the farmers’ market earlier that morning so the fact that I finally felt better AND had somewhat of an appetite was more than a happy moment!

Served with this marinara that I just happened to find on sale for TWO DOLLARS and a side salad of green leaf lettuce, kale, cucumber, purple peppers, tomato, and homemade balsamic dressing, it was a meal fit for two bread lovers! 😀

The man-friend had plans early the next morning so he had to leave before midnight (so he didn’t turn into a pumpkin) but we at least got a little snuggle time in on the couch while watching a movie!


Situation: Four hours later (three hours after I went to sleep), I got called into work.

Silver Lining: Time.and.a.HALF!

Funny sidenote: When I answered my phone, they told me I needed to come in because my coworker was “underwater” and I was like, “What do you mean? Was there a flood?” 😆

Luckily it only took a couple of hours to help her get caught up, then it was back to bed for me…for the REST OF THE DAY!

Popcorn CRACKSituation: I got NONE of the chores completed on my to-do list for the day.

Silver Lining: Once I got to work, I was rewarded anyway!

Popcorn coated in white chocolate with M&M’s CRACK anyone? 😉

How was YOUR weekend? Do any shopping, farmers marketing, or indoor swimming? 😉

What was your last silver lining?

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