Monday, September 26, 2011

Weekend Recap and Fall Blog Challenge

Why do weekends go be SO fast?  I had twice as much "planned" for this weekend but of course never got half of it done.  That is just the way it goes I guess.  It was a great weekend (except for the fact that the Red Sox lost a lot)! 

Saturday started out with a massage and another massage therapist telling me that my shoulders are very tight.  Ah yes I know!  Only wish I could afford to get a massage once a week! :)

Saturday afternoon I went to visit my friends Justin and Alison and finally got to meet 8 week old Aubrey!

She is adorable and I LOVE her red hair.  I learned that Ms. Aubrey had also had a massage that morning!  She's a girl after my own heart. 

Saturday evening was non-eventful with a trip to Target and a few other errands before crashing in my bed with reruns of Law and Order SVU.

Sunday morning I made my first ever trip to the SoWa Open Market in the South End of Boston.

I got to meet Amanda of Sweet Tea Paperie (you may remember that my first ever blog giveaway was with her).  She has a table where she sells awesome soy candles in many delicious scents.
Amanda and I have a lot in common - we both went to college in NC, we both have masters in social work/counseling, we both live in Boston, we both love crafty stuff. . . so it was really fun chatting with her and getting to know her better.  Hoping we get to hang out again soon (after she gets married in 3 weeks)!!

The market was pretty cool.  They sell a lot of different things from jewelry, to baby hats, note cards, paintings, baby clothes, dog clothes, etc.

There were a lot of people walking around and shopping.  There were also a lot of dogs there!  People in the South End sure love their dogs! :)

There is also a farmer's market with fruit, veggies, flowers and lots of yummy treats!

Sunday after we had a family get together to celebrate my Aunt Cathy's retirement.  My aunt was an elementary teacher for 30 years and then took a leave from teaching to be the Political Director at American Federation of Teachers (AFT) for 9 years. 

 We went to Margaritas Restaurant and enjoyed margaritas and yummy food! 

Laney enjoyed being passed around the table!  She is such a happy baby and smiles all the time.  I just couldn't seem to catch her smiling in a photo - hate that delay on digital cameras!

After we went back to my brother's house for cake and presents.  Cathy got a lot of great retirements gifts that she will hopefully find time to enjoy!  She has quite a few vacations planned which are all well deserved!  Congratulations Cathy!  Enjoy and make the most of your new "job!

Fabulous Fall Blog Challenge

Fall Blog Challenge: Day 6 - Fall TV Shows

I'll admit that I am a bit of a tv junkie.  I use to watch a lot of tv but lately I just don't have time anymore.  I really don't watch any 10 PM shows anymore b/c I just can't stay awake that late!  I've also lost interest in a bunch of shows I use to watch.  Here are some of my faves:

The Sing Off
Law and Order SVU
Gossip Girl and 90210 (when I have time)
The Bachelor (looking forward to Ben)!

For new shows not sure if there is really anything I'm dying to see but open to suggestions if you've watched any good ones!!!!


  1. It was super fun to see you at the SOWA market! Hope the rest of your Sunday was wonderful :)

  2. parenthood is an awesome show, and i feel it is very underrated by critics,etc.

    happy tv watching!

  3. I'm looking forward to the Bachelor sad it does not start till Jan!

  4. I am a fall tv junkie too. My lineup is long and scary. But now that I am back in Denmark, and not able to work or go to school for three months, I have all the time in the world to catch up online. I am most excited to see Ben be the next Bachelor too!