Weekend Round-Up

I won’t lie to you people, I am struggling this morning. Usually I try to be all “what’s the point of hating Monday, your dread won’t stop it from coming so you might as well have a good attitude” but today girlfriend is tired. Also, did you know that 5 a.m. is very early to wake up and try to do p90x-30? Shut up and get me some coffee, Tony Horton.


Friday a miracle happened: the temperature dropped from the triple digits and Texas experienced what I affectionately refer to as an arctic blizzard. Sure, there was no snow, ice or extreme wind, but it was 64 degrees out and I had to put on a light jacket (name that movie). Thank the Lord I even had one handy, we usually store those in the attic from February – January. Did you get it? That it’s never cold enough in stupid Texas for stupid jackets? No? Ugh. Sorry. I’m not funny until coffee cup #4. Which is just around the corner. Well, actually I’m wrong – cup #3 is just around the corner and good Lord I’m rambling on about coffee so HERE let me distract you with another Lorelai Gilmore gif.


Friday night Andy and I put on our light jackets (Bueller? Bueller?) and headed out to get classy drunk taste wine at every local wino’s favorite festival, Grapefest. It’s your typical festival complete with overpriced fried foods, tons of people and self-important rent-a-cops, except better because there’s this magical thing called the People’s Choice Wine Tasting where you pay $20 for a nifty little bracelet that allows you to sample unlimited* wine varietals from approximately 150 wineries from all over the state, country and world. All right, I don’t know if there were actually any wineries who traveled from another country, but let’s just go with it for dramatic effect.

*Unlimited within the predetermined time period, as agreed upon by festival authorities. Which this year happened to be 90 minutes, whereas in previous years winos could drink with wild abandon for a full two hours. I want my pink shirt $5 back.



These are our friends Dayna and Taylor. Dayna was very responsible and snuck in illegal sandwiches.


Because I obviously didn’t get enough wine on Friday night, so on Saturday I ventured out with my family to drink more and paint some stuff at Painting with a Twist.







And that was that, here’s a picture of my cats being weirdly intimate.



Tune back in tomorrow when I’ll be thinking real thoughts about real things (specifically: the best books I’ve read lately). Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to find more caffeine.

Happy Monday. May your coffee mugs never run dry,
—The Wife in Training


  • Reply September 15, 2014


    Sounds like a fun weekend, complete with plenty of wine :) I’ve been interested in trying out painting and wine night, is it worth it?

  • Reply September 15, 2014

    Natalie @ Never Serious Blog

    Pink wine makes me slutty I think.

    Also you pulling off the first leather jacket outfit of the season deserves honorable mention cause like WHOA. YOu hott.

    Lastly, no more wine consumption that doesn’t involve me. Can our next date be at one of our homes in yoga pants, bra-less involving pink wine and Gilmore Girls reruns? I feel like we are there.

    • Reply September 16, 2014


      ….We don’t even have to wait for it to come out on Netflix because I have all the seasons on dvd.

  • Reply September 15, 2014


    I’m so proud of you. You go, Lindsay Coco.

    Also, I want to drink and paint with you (and your family), is that weird? Whatever, I don’t even mostly care.

  • Reply September 15, 2014


    I LOVE YOUR LIGHT JACKET. I’ve always wanted to do one of those wine and painting things. Your sunflowers look so pretty! I CAN’T WAIT FOR TOMORROW.

  • Reply September 15, 2014


    You had me hooked with Lorelei Gilmore GIFs. You could’ve just talked about a wall for the rest of the post and I would’ve kept reading. That picture of you and Andy is the CUTEST.

  • Reply September 16, 2014


    Can I come live in your world, cause it seems pretty freaking cool?

  • Reply September 25, 2014


    WAIT. was painting cool? especially cool with the twist? i really want to try it because i think they do that near here somewhere. i think. but then i have SO MUCH painting stuff that i could host one of those girls night in things and do one! you’re so inspiring.

  • Reply September 29, 2014

    shannon @ gin & bare it

    i’m sure this isn’t the first time you’ve heard this but please come to wisconsin and visit me during the polar vortex and negative temperatures and then i’ll give you a light jacket and we shall see how you fare.

    i mean really i’ll be standing there with peppermint scnapps and a cocoon of blankets to snuggle you in.

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