Before I get to that though, I did manage to have a bit of a decent 4th of July. I was down in the dumps after leaving a boring day of work, because I really don't have many people down in the area to hang out with. I did manage to make a baller salad for lunch!
|Spinach base, broccoli slaw, peas, and chicken.|
The night ended in an impromptu sleepover at my sister's apartment. Complete with pajamas borrowed from her.
Question: Does anyone else drink coffee before they workout? I'm not necessarily a habitual drink-coffee-before-workout gal, but at least within the 2 hour period before my gym time I manage to have at least a cup. I think I need that little rush from the caffeine to really make my workouts count. I know it naturally dehydrates you, but my body seems to like that.
Anyway, skip forward to Friday and I was on the road to Philly after a quick Starbucks run. Note to readers: anyone travelling up Route 13 from Virginia Beach through Delaware, there are no Starbucks locations along this route. Seriously. I was basically driving sideways because my early morning wakeup (6am) was leaving me a little tired after the 2 hour mark on the road. Countless shopping centers later and all I was coming across was gas stations and Dunkin Donuts. Don't get me wrong, Dunkin Donuts has good coffee and I'm not much of a coffee snob (ha, what a lie!), but I was about to hit a milestone on my Starbucks card--30 stars/Gold Star status! It's the little things... 2 days later and I finally got that 30th star.
When I got into Philly, I was greeted by Katie's fiance, Tommy, and their new furry addition, Cooper!
|Don't be shy, little guy!|
Now, if it were my birthday weekend and presents were visible in my apartment, there would be very little coming between me and
If you recall, I mentioned filling out bridal shower invitations and doing another project with Katie's mom a few days before I left. Well, that project was "Katie's Closet"!! Pretty much, her mom and I went shopping in Loft and chose items for Katie that she could mix and match and have several different looks available from just a few different pieces. Then we went even further and staged these outfits and created a photo book out of them for inspiration!
|Super excited Look #3|
A day of shopping, lunch, puppy playtime, and an ER visit later, and we were again imbibing in alcohol. The only difference? This time
we she documented it. A bit.
Oh, did I freak you out with the mention of the ER visit? A few weeks ago, Katie got bit by a small dog--not an intense bite, but a bite no-less and when searching for the owner to no avail didn't work out, she opted for the painful rabies vaccine option. Saturday marked her rabies vaccine completion! I feel like she should get a placard for it--just hearing about how many shots she had to have was daunting!
|Curtain "walls" separated us from awkward convo we were|
Leave it to us to make an ER visit entertaining. After cracking jokes about foaming at the mouth, etc., Katie was hooked up to the blood pressure machine when it started making a very persistent beeping pattern. And the following conversation ensued:
Me: Does that beeping mean she's dying?
Male nurse: No, it just means the printer is out of paper.
Me: Oh, we never would have guessed that!Don't get me wrong, I think Katie and I
And she will never have to get a rabies vaccine ever again! And she lived happily ever after! Especially given that she was hanging out with me!
|Oh, hi! We are best friends and we braid each other's hair!|
|Oh, hi! We are best friends and your puppy loves me!|
|Oh, hi! We are best friends and I WILL make you pose with me!|
|Oh, hi! We are best friends and we are finally acting normal!|
|Oh, hi! We are best friends and here's a picture|
of 2 of the people you love most!
And trust me, you will want to stay tuned for Part 2! Although, I really can't say too much too soon!
Happy Friday the 13th! Stay away from creepy houses, graveyards, and dark spaces!