Monday, June 25, 2012

Weekend Deets.

Happy Monday to All!

I know Mondays always feel a little rough after a good weekend, but I hope you all feel as prepared for this week as I do. I was semi-here semi-not last week as I dealt with some personal things that came up midweek.  I'm happy to report that things are going well and this weekend as a blessing disguised as a giant tropical storm. But before I get there....

I worked Saturday morning and then drove up to Orlando to downtown Disney (you know, the most magical place on earth) to finally meet face-to-face with my blog friend turned text friend turned faithful prayer warrior and now finally real life friend: Kate!

Kate is precious and was so sweet to work me into her work trip/family time and let me join them for dinner on Saturday night.  It was so fun to finally meet her and I loved her even more than I thought I would, as well as the rest of the clan!  Hopefully it was the first of many meetings we'll have - maybe the next one in Pittsburgh when I head there for work later this year!

As my local readers know Tampa has fallen victim to Tropical Storm Debby.  I feel very blessed to report that my area of Tampa while in a constant state of water works seems to have survived well.  There were tornadoes in many surrounding areas but none that hit the south part of Tampa and I was actually able to enjoy a peaceful Sunday at home as a result.

I caught up on 5 loads of laundry, cleaned up my house from a busy week, and managed to bake a few loaves of bread for friends and neighbors as well as pan of brownies by request.  I spent much of the day in my pajamas and ventured across the street to lunch with some of my neighbors (I literally have the best neighbors in the world). I took them homemade bread AND I tried a Pinterest recipe for Texas Roadhouse's cinnamon butter.  It was a hit!

The one and only time I left my house by car all day (due to flooding) was to run to Target for new laundry baskets and a fresh stash of movies.  I wrapped up the night with a laundry folding party and the movie Bride Wars.

I really enjoyed it!  I like both the actresses in it (though Anne and I had a falling out after all the nudey scenes in Love and Other Drugs - eck).

(my Sunday night)

I also got to spend some time reading, which you all know I love.  I'll share later this week what's been going on in reading world.

Hope you all had a safe weekend and I'm grateful the Lord kept my Tampa blogger friends safe throughout a crazy storm!



Lindsey @ Let the Light Shine said...

I love Kate - so glad y'all got to meet!! Sounds like you had a pretty nice weekend. I'm kind over Anne- that movie was gross. I stopped it about a quarter of the way through.

Kenj said...

You need to let me know when you're going to PA, I am going to be there during football season! Also if you ever head to my favorite Redskins, let me know! Any excuse to go down to Redskins district is a good excuse to me (:

Jodi said...

Oh I had forgotten about that movie. It looked cute when it was out. I haven't seen it on demand so I never think of it. . .

Glad you got to meet a blog friend. That is always fun!

Established: 2008 said...

Those brownies look awesome. Also, I love that you and Anne had a falling out...that sounds like something I would say.

Glad that you're safe and sound!

julia rose said...

Yay for bloggie dates!! Love the movie Bride Wars and I'm so glad you are surviving Debbie!!

Nichole said...

One of my fave chick flicks! Looks like you had a great weekend!

Angie said...

Sometimes low key weekends are the best! I've saw that Texas Roadhouse Cinnamon Butter on Pinterest before and was wondering if it was good. Glad you told me, I'll have to give it a whirl.

Ashley said...

LOVE that you and Kate got to get together! Adore you both!