I met up with my friend from high school last Thursday and we had a blast! It was so good to catch up and hear all that had been going on with her in the last 8 years. I was initially afraid it might be awkward but we were giggling hysterically and talking like old friends with in minutes. We went to this really fun wine bar that just opened and I met the owner and the three of us gossiped away 2 flights and a glass of wine each! I can’t wait to go back to this place and take some of the classes she offers. So fun! After that we decided that we hadn’t had near enough time to chat so we decided to go to dinner. Needless to say I stayed out WAY later than I anticipated! I blame the wine! And maybe the super gorgeous waiter we had at dinner that had the sexiest accent and spoke French the whole night. Who cares if I couldn’t understand a thing! Yum! We also ran into yet another person we had known in high school at dinner. Small world!
Friday night I met up with a couple of girlfriends for some happy hour and dinner since we hadn’t really seen each other since before the holidays. It was fun catching up – I always have a good time when I’m out with my ladies! Of course next time I go out with the girls I’m going to make sure no one is jet lagged or has had a particularly taxing week at work. Everyone was passing out at the dinner table by 8:00 pm! So sad! But it was fun none the less and we’re definitely going to have to do it again soon.
Saturday I spent the day with my mom doing what we do best when together – shopping! Not that I had any business shopping mind. But it was fun none the less. And I’m back to the strict budget now. I did get some cute things though, and all of them in a smaller size which is always fun! And I finally got around to buying some things I desperately needed but have been putting off because I haven’t wanted to go to the mall and tempt myself. We had lunch and gossiped and had an awesome time. I love my mom! Later that night we picked some friends up from the airport and had pizza and beer at our place with them before driving them to their car. Then we headed out to my friend Carrie’s bar to hang out and have a couple drinks with friends.
Sunday I got up and worked out – I’ve started doing the new plan from the boot camp trainer and all I can say is – WOW – she’s kicking my ass! Every time I think I’m in pretty good shape I try something new and realize that I am so NOT! Then I went to the mall (again – 2 times in one weekend – crazy!) with Liz so she could return some stuff and use her gift certificates. And because I am the supportive best friend that I am, I bought some stuff too! Right. What was I saying about that budget? And I submitted to getting my eyebrows waxed! I would end up with the eyebrow Nazi as a best friend. Sunday afternoon we went to TheBoy’s dad’s house to have Christmas and an impromptu engagement party for TheBoy’s brother and his fiancé. It is always fun to see the family – at least this part of the family that loves me – and Josh and Kristi are positively glowing. So exciting for them!
I’ve been so busy lately – or at least I feel like I’m so busy lately! Between sorting out what’s going on with my admission to school, launching myself back into the exercise regimen I put on hold for the holidays, planning meals to follow the nutritionist’s advice, and sorting out all the marketing and advertising for 2006 at work I feel like my “to-do” list is getting way out of control! Though yesterday I did spend an hour or so looking at airfare and generally just getting excited about the trip to Maui I’m taking with Liz at the end of June! 5 days on the beach with my best friend is exactly what the Dr. ordered!