This (not so) lovely Monday morning, I was simultaneously awakened by the shrieking alarm clock and lulled to dreamland by the world's most soothing sound, rain falling outside my window. This combination, or rather contradiction, continued for about 45 minutes of snooze button indulgence before I finally gave in and threw back the covers to start another day.
It's still pretty wet and dreary out there, so I am content to revel in our weekend at least a little longer. So then, let's do a recap of sorts, shall we?
Friday was one of those days when you look up at the clock, notice it is after 3pm, and realize that you've yet to have a sip of water or a bite of food apart from your morning bowl of cereal. Work was a blur of conference calls and urgent deliverables and the day flew by at warp speed as a result. Suffice it to say I was more than ready to head out for a quick dinner and a movie date when Husband made his way home from the 'burbs.
Dinner was a major hit while the movie was an equally major miss - you can't win 'em all, right? We see a lot of movies at Casa Carretta - we typically visit the theater at least once per weekend, sometimes twice (and on rare occasion, three times) - and I have to say that this was the first movie I've ever deliberately walked out on. I expected a scary, perhaps borderline slasher film, but I did NOT expect a very disturbing and dark portrayal of life in the deep South. I also did not expect to see Vampire Eric - who even though pretty garish and dark on True Blood, is an all time favorite character - in a role so awful that I may never be able to look at him, or enjoy his performances, in the same way again. Obviously, I'd recommend skipping this flick and the hauntingly disturbed feeling that follows you out of the theater. Moving on!
Saturday involved running and retail therapy and fur baby playing and reading, and I am happy to report that my Fall "must-have" list is getting shorter all the time. This has been perhaps my best season to date in terms of making strategic purchases here and there to give my closet a little "kick." Now I just need to stop procrastinating the big seasonal overhaul so I can organize and actually see what I'm working with. Next weekend, perhaps?
We had a shared sushi craving on Saturday, so we visited the old neighborhood for spicy tuna and flaming maki before attending our first ever at-night baby shower. Is this a new thing? I'm not sure if it is a trend or a one-time happening, but I actually quite liked it. No silly games, no cliche anything, just friends catching up over appetizers and wine, and a little oohing and aahing at tiny pink things sprinkled throughout as gifts were opened and advice was exchanged. Oh, and I made a mental note to copy the mini fries for our next party, as they were beyond adorable. I'd share a picture, but I was too busy devouring them to take one.
Sunday was all about the furry ones with the annual PAWS walk. It's always such fun to watch the hundreds of dogs interacting with one another, and the owners enjoying each others company and trying (sometimes in vain) to control the larger pups of the bunch. Our guys are hesitant at first, preferring to be carried until the crowd thins out a bit, but then they embrace it fully, walking along and pausing for treat infused photo-opps along the way. This year the sky opened up and dumped rain on us about halfway through, so it made for a bit of a muddy and sandy mess, but we had fun nonetheless and were so happy to contribute to an amazing organization while enjoying the day lakeside with our favorite furry munchkins.
And now, the hunt for the perfect fur baby Halloween (or Bow-Wow-Ween as we refer to it) costumes!
Hope you had a lovely weekend too, friends.