My Mom vacation continues to go well. Last night we did dinner at PF Changs; better service, however, don't waste your time on the desserts....not worth the calories!! We got back to the hotel and I read and played on FB while Jenny and her co-workers crammed for the next day of class.
I woke up this morning with an allergic reaction to something. My left eye was swollen and blood shot...I was thinking about what a first impression that I was going to make with Kat!! So after some cold compresses and Benadryl, the eye return to almost normal. I drove to Kat's house without issue which was a complete surprise to me because I tend to be directionally challenged. I am definitely time-challenged and showed that side of me right away when I arrived late...I had pre-warned Kat. At Kat's house I met the infamous, Kat of course, but I also met Katie, Madalyn, and the infamous bad kitties. We decided to do lunch at Red Robin which I was so excited about...I haven't eaten at a Red Robin since I lived in Washington State. We get the commercials in Orlando, but that's just a tease!!! After lunch we drove around and went to a Barnes and Noble where I got book suggestions and tips from Kat which is so needed because I tend to corner myself into reading slumps. I have 4 new books to read from authors I have never heard of....the book worm in me is so excited! We stopped off at the library and then headed to Sonic for happy hour....a new experience for me....4 drinks for $2.80....whatta bargain!! We headed back to Kat's abode and I got the grand tour. Kat and I got to chit chat for a bit before I had to venture out into the Atlanta rush hour (which I lucked out on that because I was going into the city where everyone else was heading out). We did get a picture, but that's on Kat's camera so she'll have to share it. Her oldest, Katie, was being cute and decided to take pictures from the boobs down....needless to say those won't be posted.
This was my very first meeting of a blog friend in real-life....I was nervous, but I think it turned out well. I'm coming back for another Mom vacation in October and I am hoping to meet up with Kat again then. Special bonus for me, Kat will be in the Orlando area this fall and we may be able to get our girls together...too fun!!
A special thank you to Kat for a great day!! Hi to Katie and Madalyn!!!
After a late start (caused by me, I had forgotten to do a report that the doctors' pay is dependent upon-can't have an irate accountant and/or doctors bothering me on this responsibility-free vay-cay!!). We hit a bit of a snag outside of Gainesville (overturned tractor-trailer, which my very superstitious companion stated, "You see, we were meant to be late for a reason....otherwise, we may have been involved in that!" so now I am guilt free also :)
We stopped in Gainesville for lunch at my favorite place...CHIPOTLE!!! I only have it once in a great while now as I tend to eat addictively....there was a time that I was eating Chipotle at least 3 times a week which not only was enough calories for the entire week, but cha-ching...10 buck a pop does not make for an economical work week!!
After Gainesville, it was smooth sailing except for potty breaks. One of the best things about traveling with Jenny is that she drinks more water than I do (which is a lot) and our bladders are on the same time schedule. One of our stops was at a Cracker Barrel...clean bathrooms and shopping - what more could you ask for?!!! We picked up some chocolate cover pecans (we are in Georgia after all- I think that's a requirement, therefore, the calories don't count) and an audiobook, "While My Sister is Sleeping" by Barbara Delinsky...good so far with the exception of some erroneous medical terms being flung about and a bitch of a Mother, but that's for some good reading!!
We got to the Westin about 6, settled in and went out to dinner with some of Jenny's fellow trainees. Company, drinks, and food was good, our waiter sucked! We came back about 9:30, got in our pjs played our facebook games (another addiction), and fell asleep.
I awoke this morning at 9:30 naturally, no interruptions...how awesome is that?!! Went to work out (my trainer will be so proud) and now I am typing, munching on pretzels and drinking my am coffee....life is good!!!
I think I'll go get a mani/pedi today and hang out....tomorrow I get to meet KAT!!! so excited!!!
I'm leaving tomorrow for a 4 day Mom vacation....is it bad that i am REALLY excited?
4 days of sleeping in 4 days of doing whatever I want 4 days of NO responsibility for anybody but myself
WOO HOO!! Did I add that it is an all expenses paid vacation? My friend, Jenny, is in training for a new job and HATES to fly. She asked that I come along with her on the 5 hour drive up to HOTLANTA!! Her company pays for gas, mileage, food, and the room....How could anyone turn down this trip....it certainly is not me!!!
Also, a special bonus....I did mention that I am going to HOTLANTA right?!!! Well it looks like I am going to be able to meet up with one of my blogging buds....curious to see who it is?......Press HERE
First of all let me wish everyone a very happy, safe 4th of July. For those of you that have a wonderful long weekend (not me!) enjoy the time!!!
My plans for the 4th....Clean up my clutter (however, I don't feel so bad after watching "Clean House, the Messiest House in the Country" last night). And then.....spend the day floating in the pool, cooking out, and doing some fireworks poolside.... Sounds like the perfect way to spend a holiday to me!!!
You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages or comments you and asks. And believe me, the temptation to explain some of these will be overwhelming as nothing is exactly as it seems.
Now, here's what you're supposed to do...copy and paste this into your notes, delete my answers, type in your answers and tag as many of your friends as you'd like to.
Kissed any one of your Facebook friends? ---Yes Been arrested?---No Kissed someone you didn't like? ---Yes Slept in until 5 PM? --- No Fallen asleep at work/school? --- Yes Held a snake? --- Yes Ran a red light? --- Yes Been suspended from school? --- No Experienced love at first sight? --- No Totaled your car in an accident? --No Been fired from a job? ---Yes Fired somebody? --- Yes Sang karaoke? ---Yes Pointed a gun at someone? --- No Done something you told yourself you wouldn't--- Yes Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? --- Yes Caught a snowflake on your tongue? --- Yes Kissed in the rain? ---Yes Had a close brush with death (your own)? ---No Seen someone die? ---Yes Played spin-the-bottle? ---Yes Sang in the shower? --- Yes Smoked a cigar? --- Yes Sat on a rooftop? --- Yes Smuggled something into another country? --- No Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes? --- Yes Broken a bone? ---No Skipped school? --- Yes Eaten a bug? --- No Sleepwalked? --- No Walked a moonlit beach? --- Yes Rode a motorcycle? ---Yes Dumped someone? --- Yes Let somebody take the blame for something you did? ---Yes Lied to avoid a ticket? ---Yes Ridden on a helicopter? --- No Shaved your head? ---No Blacked out from drinking? ---No Played a prank on someone? --- Yes Hit a home run? ---No Felt like killing someone? --- Yes Cross-dressed? ---No Been falling-down drunk? ---Yes Made your girlfriend/boyfriend cry? --- Yes Eaten snake? --- No Marched/Protested? ---No Had Mexican jumping beans for pets? --- No Puked on someone? --- Yes Seriously & intentionally boycotted something? ---No Been in a band? --- Yes Knitted? --- Yes Been on TV? --- Yes Shot a gun? --- Yes Skinny-dipped? --- Yes Gave someone stitches? --- Yes Stayed up all night to watch the sunrise? ---No Ridden a surfboard? ---No Drank straight from a liquor bottle? --- Yes Had surgery? --- Yes Streaked? --- No Taken by ambulance to hospital? --- No Tripped on mushrooms? --- No Passed out when not drinking? --- No Donated Blood? ---Yes Stolen something? --- Yes Eaten alligator meat? --- Yes Contacted your member of Congress on an issue? ---No Eaten your kids' Halloween candy? ---Yes Killed an animal when not hunting? ---Yes Peed your pants in public? ---No Snuck into a movie without paying? ---No Written graffiti? --- No Drivin across country? ---Yes Loved someone you shouldn't? --- Yes Been in handcuffs? --- Yes Believe in love? --- Yes