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Bridal Festivities Begin

Phew, talk about a whirlwind of a weekend!  It was exhausting, but well worth it to be able to celebrate at Meghan’s bridal shower with her!  Our journey? Looked like this:

That’s a lot of driving, and a lot of hours spent in my car.  Thank god there was hardly any traffic, or I may have driven us off one of the 4 bridges we crossed each way.  The roommates and I finally made it out of Arlington around 8 pm on Friday and rolled into Long Beach around 1, where we were greeted by an excited friend with bottles of wine.  Thank god for wine and friends.

Unfortunately we were up bright and early the next morning so that all four of us could have enough time to beautify ourselves for the afternoons bridal shower.  Thanks to the two local members of the bridal party, the shower went off without a hitch. Well, unless you take into consideration the spilled glass of wine and centerpiece that tipped over about 5 minutes in.  After that everything went off without a hitch.


centerpieces, table runners, rose petals

Bridal party with our bride to be

The BTB enjoying herself during one of the games

Sadly for me, my night pretty much ended as soon as we undecorated for the shower.  The second we got back to our friend Megan’s house I got so sick and threw up everywhere and passed out until the next morning.  I’m blaming it on something I ate at the shower, or just adding nausea to my already long list of ailments.  Which, if you’re keeping track probably also now include a sinus infection.  I am falling apart over here.  Sigh.

We made it home by 4:30 yesterday at which point I plopped myself on the couch until bedtime.  I’m so exhausted today, my face feels like it’s going to explode, and I want to sleep for the next four days.  Sadly, real life must go on, and I need to be a responsible adult.  I *think* Dar and I are putting an offer on another house today, so hopefully this one works out for us!  Happy Monday fools.


Long Winded Catch Up

Well it’s raining, and it’s Tuesday, so there’s that.  I did not have yesterday off like most people, but was just really busy at work and didn’t do much over the weekend worth writing about.  We actually got out of work at 1 pm on Friday, still not really sure why, something about us being awesome hard workers during the holidays.  We’ll just pretend I wasn’t on vacation for most of December.

Getting out early allowed me to squeeze in the final workout of Week One, Phase 1, shoulders and abs.  My shoulders are amazingly weak, and I was somewhat embarrassed about the weights I was using for the exercises.  Guess I’ll need to work on that.  The best part about Phase 1 is you get the weekend off, I can definitely get on board with that.  The rest of Friday was extremely low key and involved sweats, One Tree Hill on Netflix, and a glass or three of wine.

I had every intention of taking myself to the movies on Saturday, but late Friday night I received and email from my BFF who’s getting married in May that my bridesmaids dress was in!  I decided to change my plans and venture into Alexandria on Saturday instead, to pick it up.

 It fits pretty perfectly, except in the chest area where it may need to be taken in some (shocker), and I believe it will be hemmed somewhat.  I’m really happy with my choice of dress and Megh’s choice of dress designer, and I especially love the pockets.  Four months until they say “I do”!

I got home just in time to catch Dani and Adrienne as they were heading out the door to watch football, so I decided to tag along.  I spent the next four hours at the bar drinking beers and eating a pizza, and made it home and into bed by 10:30 that night.  It was lovely.

Sunday brought more relaxing, as in I never changed out of my sweats or put a bra on, also lovely.  I scrounged around in my kitchen and found enough food to throw into the crock pot for dinner, and called it a day.  For being the last of all the food I had in the house, dinner actually turned out really well.  In my crock pot I put three chicken breasts, a pack of taco seasoning, some salsa, and sour cream and cooked it on low for 8 hours.

Once the chicken was done, I shredded it, put some aside in a Tupperware container, and used the rest to make a variation of Mexican Lasagna.  I did a layer of chicken on the bottom, noodles, chicken, sour cream, salsa, cheese, topped with another layer of noodles, chicken, sour cream, salsa and cheese.  Baked for an hour, and then dinner was served.  It was good, and I plan on eating it for lunch the rest of this week, while using the leftover pulled chicken for tacos and quesadillas at night.  I am guessing I’ll be extremely sick of Mexican food by the end of this week.

Yesterday was back to the grind, and I was way too busy for a Monday.  I still managed to fit in the first day of week 2 during lunch, chest and triceps again.  Narrow push-ups still make me laugh with how hard they are.  My triceps are hurting today, actually, I don’t think there’s a day during this past week that my muscles haven’t been sore.

That’s it from me, have a happy day.