My Last FREE Weekend!

Hey there, Monday! You’re lookin’pretty good!

Ok…you guys probably already think I’m crazy for being in such a chipper welcoming Monday kind of mood. But yeah…well…you’re gonna think I’m even crazier (relative to MY definition of normal) here in a couple of minutes.

Ya see…a couple of weeks ago, I asked for a schedule change at work. No, I’m not switching to days…because well, that would be CuhRAYzeeeeee! Nope. I’m switching to weekends. My new schedule will be THREE days a week instead of four and I’ll be working every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I’ll take a moment to allow for gasps and any objects/obsenities you want to throw at me through your computer. Just know that none of them will actually hit me. So…

Nana nana…boo BOO! 😛

The truth is, some things – well, lots of things actually – have changed in my life lately and when this new position became available, it just made sense for me to take it. It’s not like I’ll never be able to take off for a weekend…you know, in case some of my Blends wanna come visit (hint hint, wink wink)…I’ll just have to request the time off.

I won’t have my set schedule until November, but in the meantime, I’ll be helping with the transitioning period by taking the weekends and a couple of other shifts here and there. So, with this being my last official weekend off, I made sure to do it up right! Or really, that’s just how I’m justifying the all-out-indulgence attitude I realized I had after looking at my pics!


It all started with my little “bedtime treat” on Friday night. My grandmother always said a glass of warm milk was the secret to a good night’s sleep. Sorry Mammy, but a glass of ice-cold RUMCHATA after a shot of liquid Benedryl is the ticket to a 10-hour, much-needed, self-induced, any-other-hypenated-words-you-care-to-add COMA!

BAM! 😎

Fall at the Farmer's Market

Then, with all the extra energy I had, I frolicked around at the farmer’s market! We’re down to only three more weeks before it closes for the year and even though it didn’t FEEL like fall this weekend, the vendors were there bearing all sorts of autumnal treats!

Walk at the Park

And since Mother Nature has obviously misplaced the sticky reminding her that it’s now FALL, I took advantage of our 80ºF (26.6ºC) weather with a long walk at my favorite park.

Library Music

Then I cooled off at the library (between happy dances) while finding some of my FAVORITE artists in the music section. FYI, this Korn album is awesome!

Kroger Cookie Butter Spreads

And cooled off even more while prowling the aisles of Kroger searching for sales and other things I didn’t know I needed. For the record, there was no way in HELL I was going to be able to choose between these two…and it’s a good thing I didn’t have to because they are both AHHHHHHmazing! Yup, be jealous! 😛

Cheese & Tomato Sandwich

After a quick stop at the house for some fuel, I was off again! By the way, somebody kick me for waiting THIS long to make a cheese and tomato sandwich! I may or may not be eating them for the rest of the week.

Clothes Shopping

And then lots of shopping ensued…and I do mean LOTS! I rarely ever shop for clothes (that aren’t of the workout variety) but after I stepped inside Old Navy to buy any and all of the fitted tanks they had leftover from summer (by the way, there were five), I just couldn’t help myself. THEN I took it a step further and ventured into TJ Maxx. A couple of hours and multiple try-ons later…

Four pairs of leggings, two tanks, two tops, one duster, and one amazing (and unfortunately unpictured) cashmere blend sweater with a hood and THUMBHOLES!! Holy freakin’ score, right? Agree with me if you know what’s good for you! 😉

But the shopping didn’t stop there. Oh no. I just “had” to run by GNC to pick up some papaya enzymes (basically like TUMS only 923765 times tastier) and well, then I umm…

GNC - Quest Bars & Vitamins

There was a Say-YULLLLLLL!!!

Hey, at least I didn’t forget the papaya right? With my Quest bar stash running painfully low, I couldn’t help but snag up a box FOUR boxes. I mean, they WERE only $24.99 a box. And since I decided to renew my discount card, I obviously had to make my trip worthwhile!

The rest of the night was spent chillaxing at home with a little more RumChata (seriously, in LOVE with this stuff) and more Netflix marathoning.


Needless to say Sunday was pretty low-key before going into work for the night. A good long walk at the park followed by this beautiful sunset was all I needed to prepare me for the workweek ONE NIGHT OF WORK TILL FRIDAY!

Yep, you read that right…starting today (as in right now since I just got off work) I’m off until Friday!! It’s a little confusing, but let’s just say that to get this transitional period up and going, there has to be a little switch mid-week…

Which I don’t mind AT ALL!

Hope you guys have a MARVELOUS Monday. I’ll be back tomorrow with a roundup of my latest “currentlies”! 😀

What did YOU do this weekend?

What’s the last item you bought for yourself?

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34 Responses to My Last FREE Weekend!

  1. That’s exciting about the schedule change! It may sound crazy but I say you gotta do what you gotta do! And it’ll be cool having the week off 🙂

  2. AH those quest bars make my heart melt! It’s been over a month since I had any annnnnnd I was trying to stay strong, but I think I am going to have to order some more. It’s hard to justify the cost, but can you put a price on happiness?! I think not. 😉 Good luck with the schedule change! I am sure it will be for the best. 🙂

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! I swear I had the EXACT same conversation with myself in the middle of GNC before I caved! I swear they put crack in them!

  3. I think it’s actually pretty smart of you to work weekends! Then on the weekdays you can hit any place you want–shopping, the gym, the park, etc. without worrying about it being too crowded. You’d be the first to catch all the SAYY-ULESS. 🙂

  4. Wow what an awesome weekend! I wish it was that hot here in Scotland… That temp would be like our best summers day!!!

  5. Um. FINE. I won’t come visit then.

  6. I can take a hint… I’m gave for a little road trip. I was actually just thinking last night about how much I miss you. (It may or may not have been in the midst of a pancake craving.)

    Also, the RumChata is good when mixed with Fireball. Especially while playing Cards Against humanity. Not that I would know anything about that…

  7. I’m pretty jealous of that Quest bar stash… those are the besttttttt flavors! 🙂 And it’s good that you have a few weeks of transition time before starting your schedule. So glad you have such a positive attitude towards it!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Well, the transition period is a bit crazy, but I’m just going with the flow. If you can’t change it, you might as well figure out how to make it work for you, right? And I have to admit, I haven’t cracked into the Quest bar stash yet…because I know that once I do, it will all be gone in a matter of weeks! The struggle is real!!

  8. I think this is a pretty awesome new schedule!! The week off? I may want to jump on that schedule too. Too bad no one calls our office at night or on weekends, duh.
    And I love all your shopping success! I just LOVE making bargains and coming home with so much new STUFF. I emptied the farmer’s market of kabocha sqush on Saturday and even though my shoulder nearly fell off, I was SO excited to drape them nicely in my kitchen, waiting to be baked 🙂

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! Love it! Can you believe it’s been close to SIX MONTHS since I’ve had kabocha? What’s wrong with me?! Obviously I need to get to Dr. Publix soon! Lol

  9. this weekend I went to NYC and did the sex and the city tour! … funny how that happens when we stop by a store and end up with MORE.. im guilty of that too!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Ohhhhh! I’m green with envy girl! One of these days…mark my words…I WILL make it to NYC. If only to stand in time square while I eat a cronut! lol

  10. Omg Rumchata is SO amazing!! Seriously, that stuff of dangerously addicting 😉

  11. Monday-Thursday off is a pretty sweet schedule! I can see the appeal in it for sure.

    We had a gorgeous weekend here too. I went to a Leafs game in Buffalo with JZ and a bunch of his friends and went on a hike with a friend!

  12. Natash says:

    Gotta say one of the benefits of working weekends is that you can get errands done at stores that may be closed on the weekend plus stores are emptier so grocery shopping is a breeze!

    Parking, traffic etc is also easier.

    Kabocha-hoarding and apple tasting in full force for my purchasing along with my addiction to diet coke!

  13. Awesome news about the new schedule.

    Oh and I could have told you tomatoes and cheese make for an amazing sandwich. Don’t worry, I’ll kick you (gently) the next time I see you.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh please girlie, don’t insult my sandwich intelligence…I’ve been on the cheese and ‘mater train since I had to drag a chair to the kitchen counter to make one! I just can’t believe I let the ENTIRE SUMMER go by before I finally made one! Now I’m scrambling to buy ALL THE TOMATOES from the farmer’s market in the last few weeks I have left! Lol

  14. Angela says:

    if you only work 3 days a week what will you do the other days?

  15. I actually think that’s a pretty banging’ new schedule. You’d be able to have alot more flexibility and daily ease (if that makes sense).

    That is an epic shopping haul- and completely random haha! From clothes, to supplements to COOKIE SPREADS?! WHAT THE EFF.

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