WHAT.A.MONTH

Yup, I’ve been MIA and I’ve been getting A LOT of grief for it.  Truthfully, I don’t have a whole lot to report, I know people loved the dating stories, but I have taken a hiatus from that (specifically online dating) and therefore I don’t have any very exciting stories!!!! I am tempted (and was requested) to stay on these sites just for the entertainment – I won’t disagree, it is pretty entertaining 🤣

But I’m happy (actually not very happy) to report that I have lived up to my promise of Dry January…..Friday cannot come soon enough and I am so excited to spend the evening with my best girlfriends!!!

Quick run-down on Dry January:

Did I lose weight – NO

Did my face clear up – NO

Did I save money – ABSOLUTELY NOT

So…..all this leads me to believe that I am not losing (or gaining) anything by drinking a couple of beers or a glass of wine every now and then…..ok, more like “every night” but who’s counting! But….how could I have not saved money?  Well…..one Friday night, instead of going out with my friends, I sat at home and looked for a car – THAT I DID NOT NEED, but of course I was looking – my car was 9 years old with 130K miles on it…..so I found my “dream car” – the one I kept saying would be my next car, but I didn’t have a need for it, so kept putting it off.  UNTIL I found one that was listed at a price to sell.

I won’t bore you with the details, but I purchased a new car!!! And now, I’m in debt a few $Ks and terrified to drive the car that is WAY bigger than I’m used to.  I’d said I’d drive my old car until it died…..well Dry January proved me wrong!

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In addition to buying a new car, I decided I’d sell my house – WHY?  Well, why not?  I know I want to move, but I’m not sure where that will be yet.  Seriously, your guess is as good as mine and I keep saying “everything will work out the way it’s supposed to” – that is A LOT of uncertainty for a girl who is VERY MUCH A PLANNER!

Less than a week later and I don’t want to jinx this, but we have an offer on my place and sh$t’s about to GET REAL!!! Gotta figure the next steps….where am I going go?  What am I going to do?  How am I going to move ALL OF THIS STUFF 😳 DEFINITELY hiring someone, but still it’s going to be SUCH A PROCESS and SO EXHAUSTING!  All self-inflicted, so I won’t complain.  But send positive thoughts my way to keep my sanity!!

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All this to say, that’s why I’ve been in hiding. I’ve been doing some fun things too and I will happily post those soon.  I’m hoping I’ll be back more in February – after all, one of my favorite things to do is sit down with a glass of wine and write posts!  And Dry January will be over……just need to think of new/interesting/entertaining topics!

TO BE CONTINUED……

DRY JANUARY

Apparently my New Years resolution should be to “not make any promises to update this blog consistently.” Honestly, I have found myself stressed to write something/anything, even if it’s nothing at all and I realized “Why? Why do I stress myself out unnecessarily?” I know good and well, no one is waiting for the mindless entertainment I often/ sometimes/rarely provide!

Last year, I did a recap of the year prior – this was a lot of fun and I fully intend to do it again, but who knows – at the rate I’m going, it’ll likely be in April!!! (Let’s hope not)

Anyway, I’m checking in to hold myself accountable.  The last few months, I have been on an “I really just don’t care” kick and in reality – I DO!  So, I decided to do DRY JANUARY for a couple reasons.

  1. Make sure I get up and workout without any “I didn’t get enough sleep” excuses (I don’t do that often, but every workout counts
  2. My parents and I have a bet to see who could lose the most weight in a month
  3. My face has been breaking out and I am trying to rule out any/everything to figure out what it is
  4. I love to test my willpower
  5. It’s just good to DETOX every now and then

Ironically, as I’m writing this, one of my best friends posted an article on “why you should do Dry January” stating the benefits include:

  • Sleep better
  • Save money
  • More in control of drinking habits in the long run
  • Improved health
  • More energy
  • Lose weight
  • Better skin

I didn’t make it very far last year when I attempted to do Dry January, but I had a good excuse when the Jags made the playoffs and there’s just something not right about watching football sober! Jags have already disappointed us enough, so I know that won’t be a deterrent!

I’ve set myself up for success by purchasing other drinks to have in the house. I don’t drink coffee or soft drinks, so I got drinks with electrolytes and flavored water!

So….here I go…..not drinking is 110% going to save me money, I can almost guarantee I’ll lose weight and I’m actually very excited about all the energy I’ll have (some will argue, I already have too much as it is 🤷‍♀️)

WISH ME LUCK!!! CAN’T WAIT TO GIVE A FULL REPORT ON FEBRUARY 1ST!!! 

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This has been quite the week – all good though and I’m really looking forward to seeing what the future holds!!! (I have a feeling that 2019 is going to be A GREAT YEAR!!!)   

Considering my eyes are already getting heavy, I’m going to make this short and sweet! But wanted to share a few things real quick!  I had a great weekend last weekend, went to visit my brother/sister-in-law and was told to stay the night and I was thinking “No, I want to go to Pure Barre on Saturday morning” my SIL said “We can go for a five mile walk on the beach” and she had me sold!  I’m really glad I did stay the night too (even though I passed out on the couch watching Bad Moms Christmas and smoking hookah) because I woke up to watch the sunrise and then they made me a nice breakfast, then it was the walk on the beach and I somehow convinced my brother to take the boat out. We got A LOT done before 1:00pm. Unfortunately, I thought the empty contacts in my toiletry bag were ACTUAL contacts and I had to sport my eyeglasses all morning – it was H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E as you can tell by the picture below!!!

Then I rushed home to relax on couch before heading to one of my best friends work Christmas parties.  This is the third year I’ve gone with him and I truly look forward to seeing all of his work peeps – they put on such a good party, that I missed my own work party to attend!  IMG_2466

IIMG_2470n typical fashion, I woke up the next morning really early (6:30am) – I mean who doesn’t do that after a night of drinking/dancing?!?! Anyway, it was raining, so I forced myself to go back to sleep.  By 8:30am, I couldn’t lay around any longer and decided to text one of my best friends – Ashley, to join me for coffee. I don’t even drink coffee, but it was my excuse to see her. She is a busy mom so I knew that would be a good/safe/quick bet and it worked!!!  She wanted to go to Another Broken Egg instead and she had the bartender/barista lady make me a peppermint mocha – look how pretty this turned out!!! And it was actually YUMMY – she even treated me for breakfast as a birthday celebration – SO SWEET!

IMG_2499Sunday, I joined my mom’s extremely close friends for their annual Christmas ornament exchange.  I have known these ladies most of my life, so it’s always great seeing them, and it’s such a fun concept. Unfortunately, I didn’t decorate for Christmas this year, so I wasn’t able to display the beautiful ornaments I received that were HAND-MADE!!!

I’ve actually been pretty good with not going out this week during the week, with the exception to Tuesday.  Joined my friends for Taco Tuesday and then the guy I’ve been hanging out with came over to watch a movie.  It was a really nice evening.  My brother keeps asking for his name and I said not until date #10, we are on #6 and I’m already regretting saying #10.

(I THINK THIS MAY BE A RECORD POST AND I AM BEYOND EXCITED TO GO TO BED!  FOR WHOMEVER IS STILL READING – I REALLY HOPE I PROOF THIS AND ADD A BIT OF EXCITEMENT BEFORE IT GETS SENT OUT IN THE MORNING!)

Regardless, I have a very exciting weekend ahead:

Friday night:  Jacksonville Ice Hockey game with, Jeff – a fantastic supporter of this blog and even better friend!

Saturday: Wreaths Across America, then I have to make deviled eggs for an annual Christmas party that is always a blast and I am truly looking forward to it

Sunday: Christmas with my family in Jacksonville since my brother/sis-in-law won’t be with us in Richmond for Christmas!

That’s all for now – GOOD NIGHT (or good day, since I post these in the mornings!)

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! 

Checking in con’t

I was ready to leave work yesterday and hit the publish button WAY too soon, so instead of an “Over Cocktails” post, it’ll be a continuation from my last “Checking in” post.  First and foremost, I have said this before, but it is definitely worth repeating.  I H-A-T-E-D my previous job, but I met some amazing people and for that I am thankful.  Fortunately, I have kept in great contact with most of them and we always use our birthday’s as an excuse to get together and catch up.

I made a pact this year that I didn’t want gifts – I wanted experiences and I got just that as I caught up with a couple of my girlfriends (Yvonne and Alison) for lunch and then pedicures! That may have been more of a selfish request because my feet were in desperate need (desperate is an understatement) and I figured it was a great opportunity to sit and relax with friends.

The birthday celebrations continued a week after my birthday when Carole and I caught up at J. Alexanders for dinner. That place is way underrated and I never think to have dinner there, but it’s always so good!!!  Dinner started with a glass of wine as an “appetizer,” then another glass of wine with dinner and then another drink for dessert!  Clearly, we were having a great time as we were catching up, laughing and swapping various horror stories. We have determined if I’m not living in Jacksonville for her birthday in July, I am flying her to wherever I am living and showing her my new city 😉 this is so the birthday tradition can continue, but in reality we know it’s so we can continue our wine courses!

I do see these ladies throughout the year, but it’s never often-enough. It’s always nice knowing that there are staple months that we will 110% see each other and I hope that trend continues!

One exception to me not wanting gifts for my birthday, was I asked my sister to get me a weighted blanket.  They have been all over the radio, social media feeds and tv, so i wanted to give it a shot.  IT IS SO COMFORTABLE to lay under, BUT you have to be in just the right position or you’ll struggle to move.  I am also struggling with the “do I sleep with it, or leave it on couch” dilemma.  Currently it is on my bed, but I may be moving downstairs because I think it’s more of a lounging around blanket.  It gets too heavy/hot at night 🙂

It hasn’t been a secret that I REALLY loved Richmond and I have been wanting to make it my permanent home.  This is well known around my office and I may be jobless in the next couple months because I think my job is already posted.  But my company has been incredibly good to me, so I wanted to make sure I gave them enough notice. I feel like I’m in limbo a bit, but the future is exciting and I am looking forward to what it holds!!!

I took my friend and his 7 y/o to see the sunrise, it was a cold morning and very cloudy, so he wasn’t as interested as I had hoped, but it is always beautiful to see and of course I had to post an Insta-story to capture the moment.  I am going to try to do this kind of stuff as much as possible, because I may not be a Florida girl much longer, so I gotta enjoy being 15 mins from the ocean as much as possible!

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Finally dinner was nice last night with “five date” guy, we had a bottle of  wine (thank you Katie and Mike)  and enjoyed the pot roast that I made.  I wasn’t super sold on it though becasue last minute I decided to throw in pepperocini’s and I think I threw too many in because it overruled the flavor.  We both still cleaned our plates, so it must not have been too bad!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Checking In

I’m back, checking in briefly since I have a spare minute.  Yes, I’m at work! No, don’t tell my bosses 😉 Although, TECHNICALLY I don’t think they’d care, plus I’m not doing anything wrong.  All my work is done and I’ve asked co-workers if they need help with anything! Could I be doing self-taught training in Photoshop – ABSOLUTELY.  Do I want to be doing self-taught training Photoshop – absolutely NOT!!!

So….let’s get down to the good stuff!  Things have been nonstop lately with Thanksgiving, friends in town, MY BIRTHDAY and the beginning of Christmas celebrations! Monday night was the first night I sat on my couch and I didn’t do a damn thing!  It was so nice, I kept thinking “I really should write a blog” but I just didn’t want to and I have a feeling no one was losing sleep over it!

First things first:  Friends in from Bloomington – unfortunately I had to work, so I didn’t get to spend as much time with them as I would’ve liked, but a couple pictures capture the week they were here!

Thanksgiving was spent with a tradition my dad and I started a couple years ago – we sit on the brick wall behind their house and watch the half marathon runners (fools) run by while I sip on a mimosa!img_2204

Then my beautiful extended family came to my parents house who did such a great time hosting it.  Unfortunately, I only took two photos, but this just proves how lucky I am to have such wonderful people in my life!

Last week I celebrated yet ANOTHER birthday (why do I keep aging and not feeling like I’m getting any older?) and just like usual, all my friends and family spoiled me to no-end!  I spent the day at the spa on Monday (birthday was on Tuesday and who wants to take a Tuesday off work until you’re in some exotic location!) with my mom, sister-in-law and two girlfriends.  I am setting a goal to go twice a year from now on, it was so enjoyable and relaxing.  Not to mention, spend some QT with some special ladies! We weren’t allowed to take pictures, but snuck a couple in when no one was looking.

On my actual birthday, some friends surprised me at one of my favorite breweries for a “charity” event and what was supposed to be a couple beers turned in to me not getting home until midnight-ish.  OOPS!

I don’t know how I am the lucky one who gets the special treatment, but it is so nice to feel so loved.

I am having date number FIVE tonight with the guy I mentioned last post.  That’s F-I-V-E and I will not dare tell him my blog name, in fact, I won’t even talk to him about Facebook for fear he’ll find me and request me as a friend and then find an old post that has my blog name!! Too much information for him, too soon!!! Gotta ease him in……

I am making him dinner tonight – it is definitely my turn, he has treated me enough!  One of my staples is Chicken Picatta, which I really wanted to make, but asked him to choose between that and Pot Roast. He chose Pot Roast and I couldn’t argue it when he said that it is less labor intensive and will give us more time to hang out since we both don’t get home from work until later.

I went to my first Jaguars game this year – AND WE WON!!! (Not that it really matters, but I can only take responsibility for the W since it was the first game we won in a while and I was there, right?)

FINALLY, a picture from the annual Christmas party that Ty and Julie host.  They always put on such a beautiful party and it’s so nice to see friends – especially those I haven’t seen since I’ve been back home!img_2337

This and That

Here I am ready to write a post….about what?  Who knows, but sometimes those are the most entertaining posts!  I just know I have been absent for a while and I can use every excuse in the book, but in reality,  I am hooked on the MOST RIDICULOUSLY STUPID show and I am determined to finish it so I can proceed with my life. I have tried to write posts while watching this show, but I get distracted and then mad that I’m not sure what happened, so I end up rewinding it, starting over and shutting down my computer.  It’s a continuous cycle that won’t end until I can complete the friggin show! The show is Hart of Dixie (I don’t even want to admit it)  and will highly recommend anyone who has any sort of self respect to stay away, although there is an extremely high chance if you watch the first episode you will realize how stupid it is and will not continue watching it.  It is mind blowing that it lasted four seasons!!  I cannot understand for the life of me why I have wasted so much time on it. In fact, I actually skipped about five episodes just so I could get to the season finale and start the last season. I only have like three episodes left – THANK GOODNESS!!!

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Closest they’ll get to each other! Or at least closest Dog will allow Cat!

Anyway, I got an extremely unexpected surprise last week when some of my greatest friends called me asking me if I’d be around for Thanksgiving, I didn’t have any plans other to spend the holiday with family, so my friends packed up the car (and I mean, they REALLY packed up the car) and their two children and headed down to Florida to visit.  Unfortunately, their road trip that typically takes approximately 14 hours,  turned into a 26-hour road trip, with many stops and one night in a hotel.  But I am so friggin excited to spend the week with them!!! More to come on the adventures we will have!!!

The weather has been pretty close to perfect, which means I have been in my happy place blasting music with the windows open and cleaning (weird as it may sound, but I LOVE it!) – I think Cat is enjoying it more than I have been!!! img_2095

Got back on the dating app, why?  Because I was bored and its entertaining. Unfortunately, nothing was entertaining me too much…..

  • There was the dude that told me “fait” brought him to Jacksonville
  • The dude that wore jeans on the beach
  • The dude that is “firmly against Trump” (political affiliation aside, I DON’T CARE, I DON’T KNOW YOU – discuss in person if highly necessary, not in the “about me” section – do you not have anything to say about yourself, so instead you say something negative about someone else?!?!?!)

….and by the way, while I’m at it….Why is it that so many guys never have anything going on:

ME:  “Hey! How’s your weekend going?”

TYPICAL RESPONSE: “good, yours?”

Why is it always just “good?”

Why can’t it be: It’s been great! Took my dog to the dog park, jumped in a water fountain, re-laced my tennis shoes – whatever, I don’t care, just give me SOMETHING!!!

Anyway, after all the negativity above, I actually did have a date Saturday night, truthfully, I wasn’t very excited about it.  I had plans to go to Wine Festival with my girlfriend, so he and I set something up tentatively depending how early I was done (she had a dinner she had to attend, so I knew we wouldn’t be out late.) Much to my surprise, the date actually went well.  We’re supposed to go to lunch this week, but I haven’t heard from him since last night, so we’ll see if he’s just going to blow me off or if he’s actually busy because there is this thing called W-O-R-K that occupies some peoples days. Minus mine because it’s three days before Thanksgiving and most people in my industry are already taking the week off. Who knows what will happen, all I can say is:  “Time Will Tell”

Finally this picture really puts the California wildfires into perspective! It shows how the fires compare to the outer beltway of Jacksonville, FL.  It’s incredibly heartbreaking that there are still so many people missing and so much lost in devastation. I think I was blind to it being so far removed, but saw some footage last week and now I obsessively watch the news.  img_2104

 

Back to Reality

Finally taking a minute to write a quick post –  and wow, I just realized there’s been a lot of things that I’ve missed out on posting, so maybe it won’t be that QUICK…..

The last two weeks have been a bit hectic with fall festivities, moving back to Florida, visiting friends/babies/family/puppies and getting settled back in to reality.

It was EXTREMELY bittersweet leaving the beautiful weather and fall colors in Richmond and coming back to the heat and humidity of Florida IN NOVEMBER! But I took a couple days off work to enjoy my last few days in Richmond.

HALLOWEEN was spent walking around Hanover Avenue which has been voted as one of the top places to see for Halloween.  The streets were closed off and every house was decorated differently – I walked the street twice and couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. img_1942

The next day my parents, sister and niece/nephew drove up to the mountains and visited Crabtree Falls! It was absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed hiking up the mountains – until we realized it was taking much longer than we had anticipated and we got a later start than we wanted, so couldn’t go all the way to the top, but we got to see everything we needed!

Drove back home on Friday (crying the entire way – that’s clearly an exaggeration, but I was very sad to be heading home – I definitely was not ready to come back) Unfortunately the drive back was not that pleasant 1) there was a 9 lb dog on my lap the ENTIRE way 2) it rained the last five hours 3) I need new windshield wipers…..

Caught up with friends over the weekend and right back to the swing of things on Monday going to Pure Barre at 6am and heading back to an office….where I put on heels for the first time in six months. I wanted to get right to my “normal” and  I’m not going to lie – going to Pure Barre every day at 6am definitely took it’s toll on me and I was in bed before 10:00pm most nights! I am SUPER sore after six straight days of it, but it definitely feels great to be back!  Apparently the workout I was doing in Richmond wasn’t as tough as the Pure Barre!

Should be ready to post a bit more this week since things will have calmed down, but wanted to drop in with a quick recap!

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One more week and I’ll be crying my way back to Jacksonville. I am excited to see all of my family and friends, but I am DEFINITELY not ready to come home for good.  This city has really captured my heart, but sadly work calls and I have to go back to where the rest of my heart lies.

I have made great friends, gone on endless dates and ate/drank my way through the city adding a couple inches to my waistline and depleting my wallet, but it was all worth it.

My parents are coming in town this weekend and we are going to do some fall-like activities which includes the pumpkin patch and heading to the mountains to see the colors before I take the trek back to 80 degree weather.

  1. Last Friday I went to happy hour at Kreggers with a guy I’ve been seeing, it had a menu that left me salivating, however, the chicken fingers were raved about online and I had to try them myself.  They were good, but will definitely be trying something else on the menu next time! Regardless, it was a great night siting by the fire and, because we walked up there, we hit every bar along the way and had an absolute blast while we stumbled home.  This is the reason that if I choose to move up here, I will definitely live in the Fan again, it is so fun to have so many restaurant/bar options within walking distance.

  2. Went to the Pumpkin festival with my sister and Jack on Saturday and then headed to Bar Solita  for dinner.  The weather was perfect and it was an absolute blast hanging with my favorite nephew/sister for the day!
  3. THE TRUTH WITH ME AND BOWLING:  I am either really good at the start of my game and ending horrible or really horrible starting, but ending great – I am NOT consistent AT ALL!!! But I always love it and when Brian suggested we got to River City Roll  on Monday night, I was ALL IN. The game started with me getting a STRIKE, 9, SPARE, STRIKE, STRIKE, and him barely breaking 35! However, it went downhill (for me) there and my game ended at 117 – beating Brian who finished at 81. The next game was a bit closer (85 – Pip; 89 – Brian) and the final game I lost big time (90 – Pip; 123 – Brian). All-in-all, total scores – he beat me by ONE point!
  4. I was DEVASTATED when I walked in to one of the places I just had to-go-to before I left and they didn’t have the taco I was craving. Boka Tako is a food truck (I think it still is at least) turned brick and mortar and I had been looking forward to the Buffalo chicken taco all day, only to go in and it wasn’t on the menu anymore.  I almost walked out, but I’m so glad I convinced myself to stay. I ordered the Bulgogi Beef taco (marinated in garlic, ginger and sesame-soy) as well as the Sambal Pork taco (braised with guajillo and Mountain Dew) and each were equally as amazing!
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    I’m not normally a food picture-taker, but I had to this time!

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Vitamins. . .

I have always been a person who tries vitamins…..for a little while….and halfway through the bottle I stop……for whatever reason……and end up with a cabinet full of half used vitamin bottles.

Today, I decided to research what vitamins I actually need and it was OVERWHELMING!! Let’s face it, I may not be the epitome of health with the lack of veggies in my diet, so I wanted to make sure I was covering all my basis and then some.

I remembered someone I follow on Instagram recommending a website that will have you take a quiz and it will give you suggestions on what you need.  The quiz took less than 5 mins and it came back with five different vitamins I should be taking and why they suggest taking them.

www.takecareof.com

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Better yet, everything is prepackaged!!! My cost was $59 (includes shipping), but it varies by individual needs and you have the right to remove whatever vitamins you do not want/believe you need.

I am NOT a professional blogger and don’t get anything in return for sharing my little advice, however, I can share my code that states I can get free vitamins and merch when I give my friends $40 (shipping not included) towards their first month of Care/of.

My code is:  EP67VK

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I’ll report back, but if anyone decides to do this, please let me know how it works for you. OR better yet, if you’ve done it, let me know what you think!

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The question is: Did I make myself a vodka drink tonight because its been a rough weak or because it makes me more creative? My answer = both!!! (We’ll see how creative it truly makes me when I’m done writing this blog.)

“Why has it been a rough week Pip?” Well unfortunately my friend Lee Anne (the one I posted about last week) passed away on Wednesday afternoon.  She had a seizure on Friday night and was put in hospice on Sunday. She fought a great fight and it is so amazing to know/see how many people truly loved her!!! She had a heart of gold, was hilarious and such a great friend.  Unselfishly, I am thankful she is not in pain, but selfishly, she was going to be the first person I visited when I returned home and I’m sad I did not get that opportunity.  Our last text exchange happened less than two weeks before she passed 😓 (I’m writing in green) IMG_869B30810C2A-1

With that being said, her funeral is scheduled to be on Saturday, November 3rd, so I will be home indefinitely on November the 2nd. Extremely bittersweet – that’s all I have to say about that right now!

One other reason this week has sucked:  a co-worker of mine quit and she was my go-to; my help when I was out of the offie, my sounding board, my friend.  But she’s doing something that will give her more advancement, so I am happy for her, but it’s going to be weird without her.

On to the more juicy topics:  last weekend, I had a date with one guy, then a date with another guy, then date with first guy, then second guy, then first guy again – five nights in a row!!! Talk about confusing……it was really tough to remember which guy I had which conversation with 🤔 thank goodness, date #2 has been on a work trip all week, or I’d really be thrown off. Each are great in their own way, but I’m leaving in two weeks (#storyofmylife) so it doesn’t matter either way!

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Anyway, one of the guys took me to the Cole Swindell concert and we had an absolute blast!  His company had box seats and there was plenty of room to dance like we knew what we were doing. I was listening to country music, feeling like I was home and having a blast, it was a night I’ve been longing to have!

(Noted: do not wear that dress and take a picture at that angle again!😳)

 

It’s been another great week living in the city (other than information posted above – which to my defense, happened after the series of events mention below) I took Jackie out for her 40th birthday – her ankle is still torn up and the guy who helped us never responded to my message, but she had an amazing birthday dinner with a new guy she’s interested in dating and I cannot be more excited for her!!

I went to a Ladies of Lager event – and to be honest, every time I go to these events, I think “ugh, I have no desire to be social and entertain conversations” but EVERY TIME, these girls make me feel so welcome and I have a blast and immediately regret being so negative before I go!

Icing on the cake:  I finally got to go to the Byrd Theater – I’ve been dying to go here since I moved up here. It’s the equivalent to Florida Theater in Jacksonville, although they play movies. We went to see Friday the 13th.  The movie was S-T-U-P-I-D. I’ve never seen it before, but that was probably a blessing in disguise because it was legit HORRIBLE, I almost walked out and left after an hour of the movie.   IMG_1685

I was so excited taking this picture, not so excited about an hour later when I realized how much the movie sucked!!! (But seriously how pretty is this theater!!!)

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Anyway, I’ve spend most of my night typing with one hand….because of this…..left hand is OOC (out of commission).

Maybe no more exciting with vodka, but to my defense, I was typing with one hand!

 

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!