Penny's Passion: Weekending -- Football Happiness

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Weekending -- Football Happiness

Oh my goodness -- what a weekend!  My plans for the weekend took a sudden turn last week when the Cardinals ended up loosing all three games in California.  I really thought we'd be sitting at a game in St. Louis on Saturday night.  And I really thought we'd be celebrating going to the World Series again by Sunday -- but that just wasn't meant to be.  So other plans were made and a great weekend was had anyway.

Friday night the girls headed to Carol's for dinner before going to the first ever Edwardsville Art Show.  Carol has transformed her backyard into this wonderful enchanted garden.  The garden was the perfect place to munch on Carol's pretzel encrusted chicken bites, chili in cornbread bowls and cheeseburger macaroni balls.  Also for sipping her Pomegranate Sangria.  YUM!  As the sun began to set, the firepit provided the perfect lighting to sit and catch up with each other.  We eventually walked up to the art show.  None of us made a purchase, but walking around looking at the artists' wares was a good time.

Tracy had surprised us with Halloween treats on Friday night.  How fun is this!  One of the items in the bag was Sahale Cashews Glazed Nuts with Pomegranate and Vanilla.  Have you tried them?  Tracy picked them up at World Market and they are definitely on my shopping list the next time I go there.  DELISH!

Another item Tracy gave us was a decadent pastry from our favorite bakery, La Patisserie Chouquette.  This specialty croissant, The Darkness, was layers of rich chocolate wonderfulness.  Saturday morning I sat in one of my favorite reading spots, enjoyed my breakfast and read a great book.  Does life really get any better?

I had a mild panic attack Saturday afternoon when I was trying to put together my Halloween mantle and called Tracy for help.  Like the great friend that she is, she immediately met me at At Home and helped me out.  Pictures of the final product will be coming on Tuesday for the holiday linkup on Katie Elizabeth's blog.

Saturday night, Eric and I had a date night.  We went to this little restaurant in Freeburg, Illinois called Valentines.  It's not fancy, but you can consistently get a great steak at a very reasonable price.

Magic happened on Sunday when the Rams managed to get their first home win of the season.  I had the great time going to the game with Tracy.  We each have season tickets at opposite ends of the dome and neither of us had anyone to go to the game with this week.  Tracy had the great idea that we ditch two tickets and use the other two to go with each other -- GREAT DECISION!  We had a blast!  Go Rams!

The great weekend is over and on with the week.  I'm hoping for a productive week transitioning my winter clothes in and my summer clothes out of my closet.  I'd love to donate a bunch of items I haven't worn in forever -- we'll see how that goes!  

Check out the below blogs to see what they were up to this weekend.


  1. Looks like a really fun weekend! I wish I could say I'm sad for your Cardinals but I've been rooting for KC. I do feel your pain though in getting kicked out of the playoffs/WS.

  2. Um, let's talk about all the good food at Carol's, lol! Sounds like a great time :)

  3. Sounds like you had a seriously amazing weekend! Hope the week is just as great!