You know it has been another one of those days when you go to Target after work (despite being exhausted) to pick up some much need toiletries and you also buy this thinking it will make for a delicious appetizer and dinner. . . .
I'm on the BIG countdown to my LONDON VACATION. I leave May 20th after work. I'm SO excited but with working being as crazy as it has been and with all the other things I have on my schedule I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with how I will get it all done and pack! Anyone who knows me knows that I am a MAJOR procrastinator and this is especially true when it comes to packing. But I'm going to try to get organized this weekend so that I won't be doing it all at the last minute. Already got my suitcase out and bought some travel toiletries tonight. . .
Friday night I went to the Red Sox game which was a lot of fun despite forgetting to bring my ID and the fact that they lost!
On Saturday I spent the day with my mentee/friend Taylor. We made last minute plans to hang out (she had a bad week at school and I had a bad week at work so it was nice to just get together to do something fun). I picked her up (she lives a little over an hour away right now) and we had plenty of time to chat and catch up while driving to the mall. We had lunch at Cheesecake Factory then went to see the movie Something Borrowed. I really wanted to see this movie and it was fun to be able to see a more "mature" movie with Taylor. In the past we've only see G or PG movies but now that Taylor is 14 it has opened so many more movie options. We both really liked it! I definitely liked the book more (which is usually the case with me) but I still enjoyed the movie. My biggest complaint would have to be regarding the Marcus character. Not sure why they chanced his character to be so gross and obnoxious but didn't like that at all. I loved Ginnifer Goodwin and think she was a perfect chose for Rachel and of course Kate Hudson was pretty good at playing the Darcy role. If you haven't seen it I would recommend it (don't listen to the movie critics it wasn't bad)!
On Sunday morning I worked/volunteer at the Melrose Run for Women since the money benefits MAAV and I am on the Board of Directors. I'm planning to write a post this week about that event and another event I went to for my role in MAAV.
Sunday afternoon I went to my parents' house along with my siblings to celebrate Mother's Day with my mother. We had a fun evening. We enjoyed tacos and chicken fajitas for dinner and ice cream sundaes for dessert. Peyton and Ella especially enjoyed dessert!
I gave my mom all 3 of the Pioneer Woman's books (cookbook, novel and new Charlie book). I also gave her a gift certificate to The Paint Bar and we are going to go with my sister-in-law, her mom and her sister for a Ladies Night Out in June. (I'll share what my mom and dad gave Jenn very soon - it involves adorable pictures of my nieces!)
So that is that. A nice weekend and then back to work. Hoping to find some extra energy or "spoons" to make it through this week. I'm looking forward to meeting Matt Logelin at a book signing in Boston on Thursday night and then having a family dinner with my grandparents who are visiting from MI on Fri night.
Hope everyone had a great weekend and Mother's Day!