September 5, 2011

Whew! What a weekend! (or, I'm glad that's over!)

Fair warning - it's a long one; so go grab a cup of coffee or something before we get started.

Being the ever resourceful girl that I am, when I realized it was Labor Day weekend I scheduled an extra day off on Thursday.  My company is kind enough to give us both the Friday before as well as Labor Day Monday off, so by taking Thursday I gave myself a really long weekend.  Thank goodness I did.

But now I'm thinking I should have also taken tomorrow off - in order to recuperate.

Thursday wasn't too bad, all things considered.  The only items on the agenda were to finally find my husband a suit (remember this has been a priority for a while now, as well as a bone of contention), look for a pair of shoes for my dress for the wedding and meet some friends for a movie.

We found the suit in pretty short order; funny how once I get involved things seem to actually get accomplished.  And, since we had each taken our cars so I could continue on with looking for shoes and meeting my friends, I sent him on his way.  And I proceeded to look for shoes.  I didn't find what I was looking for but....I did find these.  Aren't they pretty?

As I mentioned on Twitter - I HAD to get them as they were such a steal and they looked lonely.  So I brought them home with me.  They seem happy in their new home.

Anyway, then I drove over to the theater to meet up with friends.  We went to see The Help.  I loved this movie (I definitely need to read the book!) but I think I need to go see it again simply because one of my friends is a chatterbox.  Well, to be fair, she didn't chat through the whole movie but I could hear her making whispered comments to my other friend who was sitting in the middle.  It distracted me, plus although I love these two friends they aren't the kind that you can sob openly at a movie with.  I need to go with a different friend and we will both sob uncontrollably together.

Friday found me once again searching for the perfect pair of shoes for the wedding.  I found myself driving all over the place (I really should have kept that in mind since I knew what was in store for me).  Nothing.  So, I came home to meet up with Hubby.  Where we then began the two hour drive to Man-Child's football game. Through a wicked storm.  The whole time Hubby was worrying about whether or not they would play and commenting on how irritated he would be if they didn't.

As I'm sure you've guessed (or know, if you read my tweets) the game was cancelled.  So we got to get right back in the car for the journey home.  Basically, a four hour round trip for no reason.  They've re-scheduled the game for Tuesday.  Because I'm crazy like that I am actually considering taking off a little early tomorrow to try and make the game.  Yes, I'm insane, I know that.  Especially considering there is talk of more storms tomorrow....

We didn't get home until after 11:00 pm.  I finally got to bed around midnight.  Which wouldn't have been bad except for the fact that I had to set the alarm for 5:00 am because on Saturday, Man-Child and I were scheduled to go on a college visit.  The college is a good three hours away.

This particular college did a GREAT job at selling themselves.  Our day consisted of an introduction to the school followed by a "meet and greet" with some of the faculty.  This was great has Man-Child was able to talk to one of the football coaches.  After the meet and greet we took a tour of the campus; which was gorgeous.  We were then treated to a very nice lunch and were given complimentary tickets for their season-opening football game.

It was a great experience - although I thought we might die from heat exhaustion before it was all over.  As you can see,  Man-Child really enjoyed the game.

Until the game was called on account of lightening.

After the college visit, we stopped and had dinner with my step-daughter.  Since we were so close we had to see her.  Then we hopped back in the car and began the three hour drive home.  Needless to say, I was beyond exhausted by the time we walked in the door around 9:30 pm.  As you can imagine, I fell into bed and (surprise, surprise) slept for over nine hours!  I can't even remember the last time I did that!

Sunday morning dawned with a list a mile long of things that needed to be accomplished before attending the Wedding of the Century.  There was laundry to be done, shirts that needed to be ironed, toes to be polished and shoes to be found.

When pressed for time, I found the perfect way to get those toes dry.  It's multitasking at it's finest.  Paint the toes, put on a pair of flip flops and head for the door.  Get in the car and set the air conditioning on high and set the controls as so...

And the a/c will then proceed to dry your pedicure as you continue your search for the perfect pair of shoes.

Luckily, I found a pair that would work at the first stop....they weren't exactly what I had in mind, but they would do.

After returning home in triumph, we proceeded to get ready for the wedding.  As you can see, we clean up okay.

In retrospect, I probably should have worn my hair down, but I'm glad I didn't simply because it was so hot!  It was nice to not have it on my neck and the humidity would have ruined it anyway.

The wedding ceremony was beautiful and the reception was stunning.  I wish I'd thought to take more pictures.  But I didn't.  I did capture this though

It was fun to see the boss being man-handled by the crowd.

Today's agenda is to do as little as humanly possible (with the exception of writing this ridiculously long post). But, you know.....

I really should clean out my car; finish the laundry; take care of some paperwork; clean the bathrooms.....


  1. Wow! What a weekend!

    I haven't seen The Help yet. I did read the book, and loved it. I'm going to try to see it with my daughter since she just finished the book.

    Y'all look adorable in the picture. The color is wonderful on you! I hope you just chill and relax today. The laundry will still be there tomorrow! Happy Labor Day!

  2. I read the book and can't wait to see the movie. Both pairs of shoes are adorable! I'd probably twist my ankle in those black heels. I don't know why I can not wear heels that high anymore, without tripping...sigh.

  3. Drooling over your shoes. DROOLING . . .

  4. You & your hubby look fantastic!!

    Those black shoes are so cute! I get a little envious of those that can wear the cute shoes like that, Good thing there are cute flats. ;)

  5. Yes, you do look lovely in that color. I too cannot wear heels any more, I don't even try, but then again, where would I wear them? You clean up nice!

  6. Yay for pictures of you and the family!!!! Love them.

    Girl, I would have been livid about that football game. Seriously, could they not have looked at the radar and seen that it was time to cancel the game for the team who was traveling for 2 freakin' hours?!

    Glad you got a girl's night out even though there was a talker- which TOTALLY gets on my nerves too. If I pay money to watch a movie than shut the heck up!

    The college visit sounds like it went really well. Just an FYI about playing sports in college. Unless you are a BIG NAME player who is one of the best in the state, colleges do not come looking for you. You have to go to them and sell yourself to them. Sitting around and waiting will get you nowhere or get you as a walk-on.

  7. Love the shoes and the picture of you is gorgeous x

  8. Do you know, Gigi, other than your profile pic, I don't think I've ever seen a picture of really need to become more self-absorbed (lol!) However, that having been said: You. Are. Gorgeous! You guys clean up MORE than good! And both pairs of shoes are awesome, but should the first pair not fit into your home, you know, should it start peeing on the carpet or chewing the living room furniture, I would be happy to take it off your hands and provide a good home. And yes, definitely read "The Help!" I couldn't put it down for three days!

  9. Love the picture of you and your husband!

  10. Girl, you wuz busy! I don't know how you do it. You could run circles around me!

    PS: I couldn't walk in either pair of those shoes.

  11. Lovely shoes- both pairs. Too bad you don't live closer, I might have to borrow them Oh, that's right, I live in Maine....

    Glad you enjoyed the wedding. A good party is good for the soul. You looked gorgeous and happy!

  12. Oh what a weekend! I'm tired from just reading your re-cap!
    Must say, you looked gorgeous and love both pairs of shoes you picked up:)

  13. Awww lovely photos and you look soooo gorgeous! Lovely to see you properly. xx