Sunday, August 16, 2015

My Day Off

Last weekend I was talking with mom and after just a little prodding (I had been whining that she and some other family members were doing fun things without me), she convinced me to take this Friday off work. It was the last Friday before college kids come back to campus and things are just a blur for a little while.

I needed at oil change and after being sick for a few weeks, I had not gotten to enjoy the full potential of my last half Fridays in the summer. So, a plan was hatched.

First up, drop off car. Mom chauffeurs me away to the pool.

I even had my own sign inspired by Ferris Bueler's Day Off.

There was a pretty incredible spread of marinated mushrooms, cocktail shrimp, tuna salad, hummus, olives and pimento cheese.

And, of course, a nice beverage.

It was a very great day. I wish I had more pictures but I was too busy enjoying. We had a sushi lunch and a great visit with Mamaw.

On the spur of the moment, Paul and I hustled to Caet for our favorite happy hour right before it ended. It's been so hot (over 30 days of over 95 degrees) and no rain for 6 weeks, but we finally had a little bit of humidity and heat relief so we couldn't pass up sitting outside. Margarita for me, adult Coke slushie for him.

Saturday morning always means breakfast with our little crew at Sneaky Beans. One of our friends has a new black pug puppy that I adore. The other dog in his family had gone with her husband out of town and he actually seemed super sad about it!

Saturday night was Bright Lights Belhaven Nights. We had so much fun, though this time most of it was spent under the Pizza Shack tent! We helped them gather money and sling out pizza slices to the crowd. We had a lot of fun and couldn't believe it when the pizza was almost gone and it was 9 o'clock. 

Hope you guys have a great weekend!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Couch Saturday

How has everyone's week been? We've seen a little relief from the heat (read: 90 instead of 105) and it's been so nice to be outside for a little bit. 

Friday morning is was only in the mid-70s, so I took my laptop and worked from one of our outdoor spaces for a few hours. It was nice to be able to break up my work day and enjoy the weather (especially before all the students are back on campus!). It was my last half Friday for the summer, so I tried to soak it all in this week.

That afternoon I did a little bit of thrifting. I was really, really tempted to find a home for this chair. How crazy is this?

Saturday was deemed Couch Day Saturday. I had told my mom and sister this week that I wanted a Saturday to sit on the couch and hang out with them. I miss seeing them all the time! MG was cooking a Boston Butt for 8 hours, so she had no where to go. We all piled in at her house and helped a little to get their house together for a evening get together.

Being the nice sister she is, Paul and I were invited!

She had a great appetizer spread and bar set out. There is nothing better than spinach dip and King's Hawaiian bread.

I'm sorry I don't have a picture of her glorious barbecue, because it was amazing. We were all so full at the end, but we made room for hot fudge pudding I made. There's still a little in my refrigerator that I'm tempted to eat for breakfast...


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