Weekend Update

Once again I’m linking up with the most awesome Tara for my weekend update!  Please go check her out and see for yourself how awesome she is!  I had a LONG weekend that started out amazingly and ended not so amazingly about an hour ago!

Friday I was driving home after a long day not really looking forward to a night of putting progress notes in when I got a call from Leah, my uncle’s wife (we’re all too close in age to call her aunt!:)), she was calling to let me know that she had just picked up tickets to Sunday’s Saints/49er’s game and that I better call in sick on Sunday!  Needless to say I immediately got on the phone and made arrangements to switch shifts so that I would work Saturday instead of Sunday!  Leah told me that she was giving the 4 tickets to my mom, my sister and her boyfriend and me as Christmas presents!  I just had to meet Leah a couple of hours away on Saturday to get the tickets and my mom.

Saturday I woke up and did a half shift at the hospital and then hit the road to meet Leah and my mom!  We had a late lunch and I got to see my favorite little cousins!

IMG_1445

IMG_1446

IMG_1456

After our late lunch my mom and I came back to my place and decided to go to one of my favorite local bars to do a load of laundry (yeah in NOLA you can do laundry at the bar:)) and watch the LSU/Bama game.  I was not happy about the ending of that game 😦

IMG_1454

Sunday morning mom and I got up early and headed out to get some coffee then walk around a bit before heading to the Dome.  After coffee we decided to get some breakfast and bloody marys for our walk to the Dome.  My sister and her boyfriend were going to meet us in Champion Square and then we’d all go into the game.  It took a while before my sister and her boyfriend got there but that just gave us the chance to watch the drum line come into Champion Square!

IMG_1467

IMG_1468

IMG_1470

IMG_1478

IMG_1480

IMG_1492

IMG_1498

We had AMAZING seats!  24 rows up from the field!

IMG_1501

IMG_1505

Not happy after that loss 😦

It was an amazing game!  I just wasn’t too crazy about that ending 😦  After the game we walked to the quarter so my sister and her boyfriend could get a caricature made.  Once we finally made it back to the parking garage to get my sister’s car everything went downhill!  We could not find her car!!! We searched for hour!  They were supposed to meet Leah with mom and Leah was already at the meeting place with the girls and they still hadn’t found the car much less left NOLA!  At this point my mom and I were sure that her car was stolen so I told Leah to get the girls some dinner and then just go home that I would get them back home and drive mom all the way home.  After me stopping an NOPD officer, against my sister’s wishes, we were FINALLY able to find her car!  It was parked in a garage that belonged to a hotel instead of the Dome that my sister swore was not the right garage because they didn’t drive that far.  My mom and I were exhausted from spending 3+ hours walking through 5 parking garages, after dark in downtown New Orleans.  My sister knew that I had told Leah that I would take mom all the way home and just went with that instead of offering to take mom herself since she was driving in that direction.  So at 9 p.m. my mom and I made it back to my apartment got her stuff and hit the road for a 4 hour drive!  I woke up today and saw my Mawmaw for a bit before having lunch with my mom and hitting the road.  I FINALLY got home at 6 p.m. tonight and I’m DONE!  I’m counting all of my walking yesterday as my workout for yesterday and today!  Hoping to have a good week and a good weekend next week!

I hope y’all have a great week this week!!!

Standard

Weekend Update

Oh what  a weekend!  I had an insanely long day on Thursday and was more exhausted than I ever remember being on Friday!  I mean I was exhausted to the point that I was on the verge of tears all day!  I will just say that I am not a big crier so this was very unusual for me!  Once I finally go through the day I got home and found a notice that the sewage and water board would be working on something and my water would be off all day Saturday!  Thanks to this wonderful news I spent my Friday night/ Halloween doing all chores that require water, such as laundry!  What an exciting Halloween for me!  But if I’m honest as exhausted as I was I would have likely stayed home anyway 🙂

Saturday I set my alarm to go off before my water was to be turned off so that I could at least brush my teeth before going to the gym!  So I got up and got dressed to go to the gym only to find that I was stuck at home due to an awesome 1/2 marathon!  I originally planned to run the Jazz 1/2 but after my ankle injury I had to put my registration on hold until next year.  It was our first truly cold day so I put on a hoodie, fixed some hot chocolate and sat on my stoop and watched/cheered on the runners until I could get out to the gym.

IMG_1431

Gotta love my view!

Once the race cleared up I was finally able to get to the gym and get in a few miles on the treadmill.   Wasn’t great but I’m still taking it slow and easy on my ankles!  Since I knew I didn’t have running water at home I ran to the grocery store after the gym to pick up something quick and easy for lunch.  The cold snap that morning had me feeling pretty sick with a cold.  I swear when I am not feeling well I shop like a college student!  When I checked out my cart had 3 bottles of wine (grabbed some on sale), a can of pringles, some Ramen (always makes me feel better when I’m sick!), some progresso soup, and some soup from the deli. After I got home I took some medicine and slept the rest of the day hoping I’d feel better on Sunday since I had to work was supposed to have a date with an old high school friend.

I woke up Sunday still feeling pretty sick so I decided to just work a 1/2 day and then go home and take some more medicine so that I would feel good enough to meet my old high school friend.  I have to say that I was able t pull myself together enough to meet my friend and I’m glad I did because for the first time in 2 years I actually had a good date!  We didn’t have anything in particular planned which worked out great.  We ended up talking over coffee for 2 hours then going to dinner at a seafood restaurant that over looks the lake.  Dinner was another couple of hours of good food, good wine, and good intellectual conversation!  I do not know where this will go but it was nice to have a good date for a change!

I hope you all had a great weekend and have a great week!  Please check out Tara’s blog and join in on the Weekend Update Party! 🙂

Standard