My week in South Carolina was much needed.
I ate, drank, shopped, and talked with some of my favorite people ever. There's nothing like catching up with old friends to make a girl feel better about life in general. On Monday and Tuesday, Momma bear was able to play hooky from work (I mean, she scheduled time off, she's not a delinquent like me, who skips class on the regular). We stimulated the economy, a favorite pastime of ours, but more importantly, we got to talk each other's ears off. That's our favorite. She's quickly becoming my main confidant, which is a new and exciting development in our relationship. Later in the week, I made the cumbersome drive (it's not really that bad, except that I hate it with a lot of fibers in my being) to Sparkle City, where I lunched with the loveliest of all little brothers, and was able to squeeze in some time with old pals. Then, off to Greenville to catch up with Pearl. There's a new dude (and maybe a new city) in her life, and it's all terribly exciting.
At the end of the week, I slowly but surely made my way back to the frigid mountains of the Shenandoah. After an all-day Netflix binge with a sickly husband, I was pretty ready to start my week (and immense workload). That is, until I woke up to snow on the ground. Seriously? I am actually sort of angry at the snow. Where is spring? I feel like the weather owes me some nice days. There's no reason for this sense of entitlement, except that I'm a South Carolina girl and I expect to be able to wear the cute dress I just bought the same month I purchased it. You, know, in March.
Other than buckling down and getting coursework and research done, I'm a boring girl this week. Joe and I are leaving Thursday after work to go to New Jersey to visit the in-laws! I am pretty stoked for a weekend of basketball, family time, and NYC sights.
Some favorite finds this week:
Wright Plus Weekend 2013 - This day experience immediately went on my bucket list, maybe a Mother-Daughter date for next year? The ticket price also includes a pass to the Robie House, about 20 miles away.
DIY Jute Wrapped Light - I want to try this with one of our living room lamps, I'll keep you posted.
Shop BKR - My new favorite water bottle EVER. I realized my favorite nalgene wasn't BPA free (oops), so hubs got me this one in Betty for Valentine's Day, and I don't leave the house without it. A percent of purchase price goes towards BKR's efforts in the global water crisis (in case you like to justify purchases with philanthropy, like I do!).