Holy moly - was it a busy week, and man oh man, was I a moody chick!
But it is Friday and I am doing much better now.
Let's recap, shall we?
Last weeked was DIVINE. Well.. busy, but there were elements of divine. For one, I took Friday off. I just needed a mental health day. I could tell I was exhausted and I started getting snippy with people. My roommate Lynn will be the first to tell you: If I'm tired, hungry, or inconvenienced, then run the other way. I was definitely tired.
Then I went home to pack for my trip. But not before I made my way to the local CVB's Annual Meeting. Long.. no real mention of any of the attractions.. blah .. blah... then I went back to finish up work, to FINALLY leaving for the farm.
I got there, checked on SG's mom and then proceeded to snuggle myself in at the cabin. He and the girls arrive sometime after 6, and we all relax and chat. I fall asleep close to 9pm. I never do that. That just proves how tired I was.
On Friday, I did absolutely NOTHING. I watched tv, I read, I surfed the internet, basically nothing. It was a wonderful. I was content to just breathe. I needed it. I can't even begin to explain to you how healing it is to wake up in the middle of the woods, brew some coffee, then snuggle up in a recliner with a blanket. No sounds.. no people... no worries.
Heaven, my friends. Absolute, heaven.
I almost forgot - new pup added to the mix. Meet Scarlett. YES, she is a keeper. She is full grown, and part beagle and part... something else. She is a sweetie and we all adore her. She reminds me of my lap cat... lol
BTW - my cats are bigger than her. Seriously.
Saturday, SG's sister invited me to her house to meet her friends from the area. I was a little apprehensive at first, not knowing what to expect. This is a small town, in the middle of no where. But I am happy to report, I was surrounded by educated, well traveled, hilarious women! All married and most between their 30s and 40s. Good to know for the future. ;-)
|You know me.. never hard to make a friend.|
SG's sister is an artist and did one of those corks & canvases, sips n strokes type of parties. With cocktail in hand, we painted some beautiful trees. (BTW - she called it "Let's Get Hammered and Make Art."
|Not bad for a first timer?|
I met several teachers, a nurse, and a physical therapist. Of course SG's sis's partner works for the CDC in Atlanta. (For real.. she works with ebola.) Wild yeah? Again, awesome folks.. we drank too much, we laughed just enough, and it was exactly what I needed.
Earlier that day, SG took me to Monroe's in Americus. I adore their scramble dog. Apparently it was an Americus tradition. We also dined at the 1800 with the girls. I grabbed up a nice margarita on Friday night.
Almost forgot, we ate some delicious gumbo at the painting party. Southerners know how to cook!
THEN.. this week. Oh bloody hell.
Busy, Busy, Busy. I show up at work - Phones are down, checks ordered don't have the correct account number, and .. and... the annual meeting was just around the corner. Not to mention, my dad had eye surgery.
But we did it. I made it through.
And here we are... it's Friday. I'm having lunch at work (General Tso's chicken) and wrapping up my week.
My bags are packed and I'm ready to roll. Another weekend to soothe the soul. I wish you all a fantastic weekend.