I was able to take some comp time for all of the long hours I’ve been putting in at work. I took Friday and today off and now I feel like a new person (until I’m pulling my hair out for the next wave of craziness at work ;). Seriously though, I’m really glad that I got to relax.
Friday, Kelly and I went to The Deck. I know this seems to be a reoccurring theme, but with the weather being so nice and not having to skate in the summer, it makes for a good time. I just love being outside and the fact that it is built right on the water. It feels so tropical! Geof went out with his friend Dan and we all met up later to grab a bite at Alfredo’s.
Saturday, Geof and I took the dogs and met up with my mom and her dog (Happy) and went to my aunt & uncle’s house. They have a pool and welcome us over anytime. We love going there and it’s a perfect excuse to catch up with the family. We have only taken Chase swimming once before and he loved it. Mandy never swam before Saturday and we were worried. Everything was fine and I swear that both of them are natural born swimmers, because they were so cute swimming around the pool. It was also 90 degrees out, so it was nice for them to get cooled off. Happy is a black lab and looked like a baby bear trying to swim around the pool. It was so sweet and I just wish I remembered my camera.
Saturday night, we had dinner with my mom and our friend Cory met up with us. He came back to our house and brought his girlfriend Laura over. Kelly also came by and the girls’ stayed upstairs and chatted while the boys played video games in the basement.
Sunday, Geof and I went to our favorite Indian restaurant, Spice because they have a buffet on the weekends that mixes Indian and Thai food. We had wanted to try it and I have to say that it wasn’t that great. I prefer going for dinner and ordering what I know I like. It was worth a shot. After lunch, we met up with Cory and Laura and went to the movies to see Orphan. It was more of a thriller than a scary horror movie, but it was so good. I have to say it was refreshing to see a movie in this genre that is original and not a remake or a sequel. The actress that played Esther should get some kind of award. She was so creepy!
Sunday night, Geof and I got to watch our favorite shows (True Blood, Hung and Entourage). I thought True Blood and Entourage were great last night! It was nice to be home with just the two of us and relax after so much running around.
Today, I got some things done around the house and ran some errands. I also checked the mail and received a belated birthday surprise from Angela at Sweet Tea Diaries. It made my day and was so thoughtful. She sent me some goodies from Bath & Body Works in Rainkissed Leaves and had remembered that I wanted Red Velvet Cupcakes and sent me some Red Velvet Cookies. I cannot wait to try them!
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