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Weekend at Home

So, I’m still in PA today.  The weather here yesterday was nasty, and after hearing about the struggles my sister went through driving home from MD earlier in the day, I decided to make today a mental health day.  I’ll finally head back down to VA sometime this afternoon.  I’m not going to complain about the unplanned day off, because I managed to sleep until almost 10 am, and it was awesome.  The weekend tired me out.

My drive home on Friday afternoon was actually amazing, and it took me less than three hours, which is almost unheard of.  After arriving home, my sis and I headed over to Bed Bath and Beyond so I could pick up a shower gift, and then I met up with Liv at Starbuck’s.

Liv and I have been talking on Twitter for months now, and discovered we were from the same town, and even had mutual “real” friends in common.  It’s always fun meeting internet friends and real life, and finally putting a face/voice to a picture or blog.  It was nice to finally meet her in person, and we sat chatting for about an hour and a half before I had to say goodbye and go meet my mom for dinner.

My mom, sister, and I enjoyed an amazing dinner at La Stalla while sitting outside on the patio.  It was a gorgeous night, and I was almost chilly despite having long pants on.  It was awesome, I can’t remember the last time I sat outside without sweating profusely, a cool breeze was nice.  After dinner, the three of us met up with two of my sister’s other friends at the movies, where we saw The Help.  I liked it, but I still haven’t read the book, not sure if I will or not.

Saturday was full of pre-wedding celebrations for my friend Michelle.  First up was her bridal shower at a local restaurant.  We enjoyed lunch and wine while she flew through present opening.  Thank you for that Michelle.

Alexis and I at the shower

Michelle opening gifts

All my old work friends

After a quick outfit change, it was time to head over to Michelle’s sister’s house for her Penn State themed bachelorette party.  As Ashley and I were changing, all we kept saying was how this was the most comfortable bach party outfit ever, and that it was awesome.  It really was, I’m so glad we didn’t have to get dressed up and go out haha.

Ash and I

with the bride to be

What happens at a bach party, stays at a bach party, but there were the typical games, dancing, drinking, and tons of food.  It was really fun, and nice that we could all just pass out at the house at the end of the night without worrying about getting home.  I stuck to beer for most of the night, and managed to escape without a massive hangover yesterday.  Score.  Other things I learned about myself on Saturday night?  I can still do a full split, and pirouette with the best of them.  I suppose that’s what happens when almost the entire bridal party were once ballerinas.

It’s still raining here, which blows, but at least it will be daytime, and a Monday so hopefully traffic won’t be so bad.  Catch ya later.

A Blubbering Fool

Last night as I curled up in bed with Lifetime on, I prepared myself for what I knew would be an emotional hour of television.  Their new show “Coming Home” was premiering, and since I couldn’t even make it through the commercials without tearing up I was trying to mentally prepare myself.  Sure enough I spent a good deal of the show crying like a baby.  Especially when the little kids would cry, that got me every time.  Damn you Lifetime.  It really  is an adorable show though.

Since yesterday was a pretty boring day, I don’t really have much to talk about today.  I watched a lot of Criminal Minds, the Caps game, decided I should definitely not be allowed to read baby blogs, and did some laundry.  I was very excited to have nice clean sheets to curl up in last night, so of course I woke up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat.  Typical.  At least I had clean sheets for a few hours.

Looking at my calendar this morning, I was informed that Lent starts today (I’m such a good Catholic girl) uuuh I doubt I’ll give anything up.  I’ll also probably still eat meat on Friday’s.  In my high school days, I used to use Lent as an excuse to restrict things from my diet.  I would give up meat, chips, soda, all in an effort to try to lose weight, and I wasn’t the only one.  I went to an all girls Catholic high school, and it almost seemed like a competition as to who could give up the most impressive thing.  Lunch time in the spring was a sad sight, as too many girls picked their way through their meal, throwing most of it away.  So yeah, I won’t be participating, as I haven’t in many years.

I have a feeling I’ll be spending most of today browsing hair styles online (mine gets chopped tomorrow) and making an extensive packing list for this weekend.  It’s looking like my rain boots will have to make the trip, so whatever little space in my brain was still contemplating carry on only has officially been eliminated.  I’ll be checking a bag.  That just means I can pack more clothes.  Or go shopping and buy a lot of stuff ;).  Alright, well have a good Monday!