Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Small World

One more thing I have to tell you about my dear Sage...

Not only is she my sorority little sis and college roomie and bff and bridesmaid from my wedding, but also her mom, Marilyn, was my elementary school librarian.  Funny, right?

As a child, Marilyn read me countless books, taught me the Dewey Decimal System, helped me with book reports, and was an adult I trusted. 

The awesome part of this all?  That I now call her a friend.  We drink wine, catch up on life, cry over YouTube videos, drink champagne at the movies, and swap books (always the librarian!).

I know I'm very blessed to have these amazing people in my life who I know care for me.  People who know my family and have watched me grow.  People who celebrated at my wedding.  People who know and love me.
So as I like to tell everyone who will listen {sorry that you have to hear it again, Sage}, never underestimate your relationship with a child: a child in your class, your child's friend, your friend's child.  Someday you might be sitting in a movie theater, sipping champagne and watching a movie with that child a former student your daughter's friend your friend.

{Please excuse, taken on my iPhone}


Monday, August 24, 2009

Where Has Miss E Been?

I know I left you all hanging with news of my secret adventure last weekend.  And now I've let 9 whole days pass without anything.  My sincerest apologies, friends.

So Hubs had a boys weekend in Vegas planned for the weekend of August 15-16th.  I know, I know...who agrees to let her husband go to Vegas with a bunch of guys for a weekend?  Ahem, The Hangover comes to mind.  But Hubs is as good as they come. 

Having free time for SSB, I decided I would load up on episodes of True Blood and Tori & Dean, Chelsea Handler's Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea {quite possibly THE funniest book I've ever read}, and a showing of The Time Traveler's Wife.  My bff and sorority little sis, Sage, graciously invited me to go to see TTW with her on Friday night.  {The movie was good.  I cried.  But the book was better.  Duh.}  What made the movie awesome?  Sage and her mom, Marilyn, showed up with mini champagne bottles and Junior Mints.  Heavenly.

Now a little about my dear Sage: she is a flight attendant for a big, well-known airline, and lives an awesome jetsetter lifestyle.  She has endless energy, can live out of a suitcase for weeks on end, always tells the truth and is one of the most caring and generous people I've ever met.  I love this girl.  So when she calls me with a crazy idea, I'm all in. 

This particular idea of hers consisted of jumping on a early Saturday morning flight to San Diego to surprise our other bff and sorority sister, Cassi, for her birthday celebration that day.  We would come back home on a 7pm flight that same day.  So a quick turnaround, but enough time for fun.  And fun, we had!

The surprise was a success as Cassi had no idea we'd be showing up.  We had enough time for an hour or so on the beach in the late morning and then back to Cassi's to get ready for the birthday bbq that afternoon.  Her friends are fun!  And know how to parrr-tay!  There were steaks, turkey burgers, salads, beer (oh tons of beer!), vodka lemonade flowing through an old Sparkletts machine, vodka watermelons, flip cup tourneys and beer pong.  This might not come as a surprise, but Sage and I did not make it out on the 7pm flight.

Sunday consisted of a 5am wake up and then to the airport to try to get home.  {PS - Flying standby on a Sunday is not a good combination.}  A few hours, one nice boy (go, Sage!) and two flights later, we were home.  Such fun!

***Happy birthday to Cassi and a big THANK YOU to Sage!  I love you girls and am so thankful to have you in my life.  Thank you for an awesome weekend that I'll never forget!***

Now I'm sure you're thinking, "But, wait, Miss E....this doesn't explain why you've taken 9 WHOLE DAYS to relay this story to us."  Welp, dear readers, let me just say that Miss E isn't as young as she used to be.  One spontaneous trip to San Diego for me and a weekend in Vegas for Hubs has left us in major recovery mode.  The jetsetting lifestyle takes its toll, lovelies.     


Friday, August 14, 2009

So Excited!

I'm so excited that it is Friday. What makes this weekend even better? I'm off on a big secret adventure tomorrow. My sweet friend has something up her sleeve.  It's the perfect thing for this girl who would otherwise be indulging in more SSB and missing her husband.  

 At least now I can miss him while having some fun of my own! Full report coming up! 


Thursday, August 13, 2009

SSB In Full Effect

Hubs is out of town.  He left tonight for Vegas with some guy friends of ours, one of which who is moving out of state and this is his going away party. 

I miss him already.

I'm focusing on the upside of this situation, which is indulging myself in my Secret Single Behavior {Thanks, LegallyblondeMel!}  

What I've done so far tonight:

  • Watched True Blood from last Sunday.  OMG could I love Eric any more? I don't think so.
  • Cleared out my entire Reader.  Cheers, applause, I know this is an amazing feat.
  • Cleaned the kitchen and bathrooms.  Because I multi-task like that.
  • Made awesome{!!} plans for the weekend.  Because Hubs isn't the only one with a rockin' social calendar.

Now I think I'll crawl into bed and get started on Chelsea Handler's Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea.  

Goodnight, lovelies!


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Miss E MIA

I've been MIA for the past week and a half and I apologize for that, dear friends.  The reason why is quite exciting though!

No, no babies for our household...c'mon folks, that's not the ONLY exciting thing that can happen...*ahem* to certain family members who will remain unnamed :) 

Ok, now where was I?

Oh yes, so my manager and my director were both out of town last week.  So who was left to fill in?  Well, me, of course!  

Takeaways from the experience:

  • It was a challenging, fun, fast week.  Time flies when you're putting out fires having fun.
  • I love my manager even more after experiencing firsthand what she handles in a given day.
  • There is a reason management is paid more.  Enough said.
  • I'm pretty good at what I do.

Needless to say, I came home late each night and with barely enough energy in me to eat dinner and flop into bed.  

Oh, and did I mention I started a half marathon training schedule last week as well?  Never-you-mind the fact that it lasted through the weekend and now I haven't been back out since.  I'm easing my way into this thing, people.  One toe at a time.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"Real Quick"

So I get home tonight, kick off my heels, kiss Hubs hello and head to the kitchen to whip up some dinner.  We had planned on pasta.  I start pulling out the ingredients: pasta, garlic, parmesan...hmmm, what am I missing?  I stare into the pantry a little longer and realize that I don't have any sauce.  Now a lot of times I cook from scratch, and other times I doctor up a jar of Classico and, frankly, tonight was a Classico kind of night.  Except for the lack of Classico.

Hubs comes in the kitchen to help and sees me staring - willing - the sauce to magically appear.  Before I completely lose it, he grabs the keys and pulls me to the garage so we can run to the grocery store real quick.  Real quick = famous last words of a you-know-what.

My car won't start.  I mean dead, kaput, barely getting a flicker of lights across the dashboard.  My car that I just drove 30 minutes home from work in won't start.  We borrow jumper cables from our friends (thanks, Cralls!), make a frantic phone call to my best friend's dad (thanks, Coach Cob!), 2 calls to Auto Zone, more frantic calls to my parents who are vacationing in Canada (love you guys!) and in the end?  Car is still d-e-a-d.

So what do I do?  I blog about it.  Guess I should get to sleep since we have our work cut out for us in the morning if we're going to make it to work on time.

Hope you all had more relaxing evenings than me!