This weekend was just what I needed. I rarely do weekend re-caps, but every once in a while it’s nice to write a post catching up on life!
Friday: I had the most lovely, unproductive Friday off. I really MEANT to get lots of homework done, but let’s be real here. It was Friday and I just didn’t want to. Instead, I watched some Grey’s Anatomy, Big Bang Theory, and Castle. Later in the afternoon I started to feel more productive and worked on an essay, but I promise you that didn’t last too long. After dinner with my neighbor and her cute 6 year old son, I went out for a MUCH needed girls’ night with my friend from work. She’s one of my favorite ladies to chat and gossip with, and it had just been too long since we sat down and TALKED. We spent three hours eating pie and just catching up on life, and it was really great!
Saturday: After working 9:30-5 on a busy, BUSY day, I got ready really quickly & headed to a HUGE family dinner. My great uncle (I just call him uncle though) turned 90 and my great-aunt (his sister) organized this amazing celebration for him. Over 100 people showed up and that didn’t surprise me one bit. He’s such an amazing man, and at 90 years old he is still quite active and basically an awesome dude.
I didn’t know very many people at the dinner to be honest, but I sat with my brother, sister-in-law, baby nephew, my cousin (who I’m close with) & her boyfriend, and we had the best time. I met a lot of family that I didn’t really know, and of course got to hang out with my awesome uncle. Overall, the night ended up being AMAZING. It was a really expensive dinner which stressed me out a bit (because I am so broke), but without even telling me, my brother picked up my tab. I got to enjoy some super yummy food, an amazing dessert, and a few glasses of wine and really had the best time. I needed a drink, and I needed some quality family time. Just what the doctor ordered after a stressful few weeks in school!
The restaurant was kind of dark, but I had to catch a picture of my growing nephew. He’ll be 4 weeks old tomorrow, and he’s gained just over 2 pounds since he was born! He is all kinds of cute. Love him. 🙂
My dessert! Something in French called ‘Crème brûlée‘ which is quite literally the most delicious thing EVER.
Unfortunately I was having too much fun drinking wine and hanging out with my family to take pictures. So sad! I did however remember to tweet a couple times. A few highlights:
Sunday: After an unfortunate 7am wake-up and 9am work meeting, I came back home and got my homework right out. I worked on various projects throughout the afternoon & evening, took a break to watch the season TWO finale of Castle (Agh! Can Castle and Beckett just date already?!) and then studied for the rest of the night. My neighbor also left us her 3 year old golden retriever for the week while she hangs out in Florida (why didn’t she bring me?!) so I had lots of cuddles while I tried to motivate myself during the day!
The last thing I wanted to mention was that I started working on Project 365 again this week, which I’m really excited about. I’m taking a page out of Amber‘s book and posting my photos to Facebook every day instead of on here, and so far it’s been a lot of fun! I’m hoping that the third time is a charm and I stick to it this time. That’s all for me! All in all, a weekend with the perfect mix of work, fun, relaxation and homework. I could definitely get used to this!
How did your weekend go? Did you do anything exciting or inspiring?