Friday, March 21, 2014

High Five for Friday (Vol. 23)

Welcome back to the weekly run down of the top 5 things to happen this week.  Can I just say that, I loooooove me some Friday's!  Next to Saturday, it really is the best day of the week!

My week started out with a bang, a birthday bang!  For some reason a lot of people I love were born in March.  My best friend is the 8th, my sister in law is the 15th, father in law is the 16th, and my cousin (in law) is the 19th.  Needless to say, I sang happy birthday A LOT this week!  But it was more than just birthday's that made me happy this week, let's get started.

1. As I mentioned earlier this week, Saturday was my best friends birthday party!  This amazing lady turned 30 last week but we celebrated this week with a "surprise" party.  She knew family was coming over and friends just happened to show up, good job to her hubby on that one!  Not only do I just love being around these people and celebrating Lia in general, but I loved that her party was full of friends, family, and children.  We drank but we were no where near "wasted" and we ended the night with a game of Rummy 300, because we were too tired to make it to 500.  When I was 21 I probably would have thought this was lame, but right now I can't imagine a better party.  The best part was sitting on the couch with the girls, sipping on 50 shades of grey wine, and just reminiscing.  These are the moments that you look back on and cherish.  Here's a pic of me, Lauren, Lia (the birthday girl,) and Sam- can I just say that I left the house thinking that I rocked my look?  Little did I know that all of my makeup had worn off and that my hair is in desperate need of a cut!  Oh well...

2. Sunday was another day of birthday celebrations, this time for the in laws.  We went to Longhorn Steakhouse where I had the most incredible steak I've had in years!  It was their flat iron with a portabella mushroom, cooked medium.  It was juicy and flavorful, with a little kick in the sauce.  I will be having that again, someday.
3. Monday I was sick as a dog.  To be honest, I had been fighting something since Thursday but I had a big weekend ahead of me, I had to work through it.  When I woke up with no voice though, I knew I had to give in and take it easy, oh yea, and stay home from work :-(.  I texted out because I literally had no voice, spent the morning in bed, and the afternoon on the couch, watching the entire last season of White Collar.  Matt Bomer can help anyone get over a cold.
4. Back to the birthday theme!  My cousin, Lauren, turned 25 on Wednesday.  I can't help feeling old as I remember meeting her when she was just a freshman in high school (she's an in law) and now she's a teacher!  The family is really big on cards and I couldn't find one that I liked, so I went old school and made it for her.  I mentioned how I can't help wondering where's the sweet, innocent little girl that I used to know?  Then I realized she's blossomed into a beautiful, sweet, intelligent, driven woman that I can not be more proud of, and I love so much.  She really is incredible and celebrating her birthday was a great way to round out the birthday bananza that happened this week!  (Can you tell that her favorite Disney princess is Ariel?)
5. Thursday night.  I had promised myself that I was going to have a pasta dinner and watch Catching Fire, but Jim ended up being out all night with his dad.  So instead of what I had planned, I went to Taco Bell, because that's my go to for when he's not around since he refuses to eat it, took my food home and watched 2 random movies on Netflix (Butter and Best Man Down.)  They weren't great movies, but I choose them and now I can say that I watched them, and I can't tell you how much I enjoyed doing this by myself.  I had no idea how much I enjoy being alone until recently, I'm sure I'll get over it soon, but for now I plan to revel in it and use it to help me get through the next few weeks.
It was a very busy week, just the way I like it!  This week is already looking to be another busy week with a happy hour and trip to the city planned for this weekend and the packing up and moving that will commence next week, I promise I will do a post on what exactly all this means since I realize I never actually mentioned what happened here but clearly something is happening.  For now please just pray for me to have the strength to make it through and stand my ground! 
Hope you had a fantastic week and have an even better weekend!
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  1. I'm glad you are feeling better! Hopefully some sunshine will come our way soon with the start of spring so we can all get over these illnesses. Netflix dates + taco bell= bliss.

    Great blog!

    Amanda Rose

  2. Feeling spring on it's way definitely helps things me feel better!

  3. Birthdays birthdays! Mine was 3/15. I know a lot of others in March as well.


  4. What a great busy week! I'm glad that you're feeling better! I feel like there are so many March birthdays!