It almost never happens, but this past weekend B was off work! In fact, he’s been off for five days (Thursday-Monday), a non-requested little break between positions. Tomorrow starts the new job!
We managed to find a ton of things to do while spending precious time together. Friday we went for a bunch of beers at the aptly named World of Beer. No complaints there! I was obviously in my element.
Saturday, my Orlando friend Lisa brought over a surprise gift for the pugs… a new pug balloon buddy!!!!!! They were… not excited.
I think you can tell how scared Dixie was of it by her HOP away from the balloon! PS I don’t really say “friend” like that, I was for some strange reason mimicking my Twinner in Oklahoma! Sorry, Twinner!
Thanks for all the laughs, Lisa!
After some hilarity with the pugs, we went downtown to a free concert series. The theme for Saturday’s concert was THE 80′s!!! Naturally, I was thrilled! There was a great cover band, Switch, on the south stage. They absolutely rocked.
We loved people watching and listening to the music.
Some of the amazing Orlando food trucks were in attendance. I was wooed by Kona Dog and absolutely could not get enough. And we even tried a late night smores crepe from The Crepe Company. It was 90 degrees until the sun set, and we walked a ton, so I didn’t feel guilty for a little indulging. Oh, and did I mention that The Romantics and Modern English (“I Melt With You”) were there? I didn’t realize Modern English was actually them, and not a cover, until B pointed it out. 80′s fail.
On Sunday, B and I hit the stores for some much-needed clothes shopping. B especially has lost so much weight that his clothes, for the most part, look sloppy because they’re too big. We got him a bunch of snazzy new things. I also had a $15 off $50 coupon for Old Navy so I picked up this adorable outfit:
Dark, warm, khaki (camel? I cannot figure out the name for that color) skinnies (!!) and a pink chambray shirt. I tried it with a regular chambray but B suggested pink and it looked so much better. Also, trust that I will NOT wear it with those shoes. I’m in the market for some leopard print flats.
Sunday evening, B and I spent some time relaxing, but I also had blogger book club!!!! Here is my failed attempt at a screen shot…
Left to right, we had Angi (I gave them no notice of the screen capture because it took me 47 tries, whoops), Bailie, Jayme, me, and Nikki. We had a few people who also couldn’t join in that plan to next month. It was so much fun to talk about the book and compare our thoughts, ideas, and especially likes/dislikes. I have never done a book club before, but it made me realize new things about our book and I am so glad we got to discuss it! Also, it was fun just talking to all the girls! When I win the lottery I am flying you all here to hang out!
In case you’re wondering… the book we read was The Year of the Gadfly. Here is Nikki’s review that made me suggest it for the book club (and she was happy to re-read it!) It was an awesome book that brought me back to high school but also indulged the part of me that is into history, mysteries, and lots of twists and turns. The characters were also very well “built” and made you want to learn more about them. Definitely a recommendation!
Alas, today was Monday and that meant back to the grind. But B has a few more nights off while he trains (his new job will be nights-only) so I have convinced him to help me with a recipe to share with you all this week! Keep your eyes peeled for something yummy in the next few days. Happy October, everyone!