WOO HOO! Happy 1st (full year) anniversary to my little blog! I celebrated by having dinner with some lovely lady co-workers/friends. Ok, we got together just to have girls' night, not for my blog's birthday. :-P We did have fun, though. We drank Oliver hard apple cider and strawberry pina coladas while eating our partially gluten-free Mexican dinner. We polished off some Edy's strawberry popsicles while playing an intense (ha!) game of Scrabble.
Do me a favor and let me know if you're reading my blog. I'm interested to see if I have any readers after 365 days.
...I've almost been doing this for an entire year. Weeeeird.
Well, my grandma is officially home from the nursing home/rehab. We took dinner over there and ate as she was getting reacquainted with her apartment. As if I could ever forget, my stubborn and sassy genes definitely come from her. Good Lord, it's her way or the highway! Apparently, if you try and tell a story that she doesn't want to hear, she'll just turn up the TV. Patience, patience, patience...my mother has a lot of it. :)
Ryne and I saw "The Last Lions" at the Keystone Art Cinema last night. We laughed, I almost cried, and we smiled when the cute little cubs were on the screen. You should definitely check it out, even if only to see the sweet shots of Botswana and Africa as a whole from space!
I enjoy a good night out on the town with friends, especially when I get to wear tennis shoes. Hey, we were watching basketball, so ... I was ... being festive! It's a heck of a lot easier to dance and walk around at 2:30 am when you're NOT wearing heels, I can tell you that much. :)
I had a great dinner with Ryne's family and some friends tonight. Colleen and Courtney made a delicious beef brisket with a sun dried tomato sauce, egg noodles with olive oil and garlic, rolls, and salad. I made a yellow cake with some caramel icing. We ate very well! We needed all of that to stay up late to watch Butler score another victory!
Today, I am just so stinking happy. I have so much to be thankful for (recent events), am surrounded by wonderful family and friends, and am experiencing some lovely warm weather here. I love it! :) I hope your day is as great as mine has been!
Great day! Ryne and I went to P.F. Chang's tonight for dinner, and it was good. I'd never been there before, and had never even really tried to use chopsticks. It was funny to try, but I still don't get how they eat non-sticky rice! Perhaps I should have a lesson from someone who actually knows how to use them. :oP
Time sure files when I'm having fun. :) After 2 1/2 days, I did 32 pages! Included in that is my entire St. Lucia trip album. I'm pretty pleased considering I'd only set a goal of 22 pages! I hope the trend of happiness continues on throughout this week (especially tomorrow)!
Mom and I watched "You Again" tonight, and it was pretty good.
Thinking and praying for all of the people in Japan. I can't even imagine what it must have been like to be there, feeling the earthquake for 5 minutes straight. Then, on top of that, watching the water roll in and just destroy everything. God be with them, all of the victims, their families, and friends. I also hope that once it hits the west coast of North America (and any other islands in between) that there aren't any causalities. Dave and Teresa are in Hawaii, and they're safe (at least they were this morning). Hope it stays that way!
Part of my Lenten plan is to give up mid-afternoon junk food snacks at work. (We have the most amazing giant chocolate chip cookies at work.) It's really difficult, even when I bring in healthy substitutes. Sometimes the stomach just wants buttery, sugary, chocolate-y goodness.
I'm doing Stephanie's maternity pictures today, so I hope my creative side is awake and ready!
A few weeks ago, Rachel, David, Ryne, and I went on a double date. Now I can cross #13 - go on a double date - off of my list of 50 goals for the year! :)
It only took me almost two years to realize that a simple wireless extender would solve all of my internet problems. Well, the point is, I have one now, and I'm sofreakin' pumped to use the internet from my kitchen, dining room, living room, or any other room that I desire! YAY technology! :)
Last weekend, I made a bunch of chocolate chip cookies (per Cierra's incessant requests). I had to make something since we lost two more people from our group (but luckily they just moved to a different account - so they're not really gone).
*My current work situation is very much like a roller coaster ride. :/