Sunday, May 22, 2011

Girly girls

I have said it before and I will say it again, why do weekends go by so fast?  This one was by far a whirlwind of activity.  Luckily I got a nap in BOTH days. 

Saturday came with way more sunshine than anticipated.  My little potted plants finally go to dry out a bit from the continuous rain of the past week.

I met Kari at the gym and she motivated me to run for the first time in almost a month.  I was able to run 4 miles out of nowhere.  We then when in search of cheap paperback books at the local library sale.  There were so many people and I was a bit disappointed in the book selection. However if you were in the need of VHS there must have been over a 1,000 to pick from.  Clearly, most people have advanced in their technology.

The evening was capped off with our Connecticut blogger meet up in North Haven.  We dined at the lovely Olive Garden.  When are they ever NOT packed?  Unknowingly it was Yale's graduation weekend, making it hard to find anywhere to go without a crowd.

Meet Kim, Kari, Kat, Molly, and Katie. All of our blogs take a different spin on life, running, food, family, and happiness.  I had a great time getting to know everyone a bit better and in REAL life.

Katie was even sweet enough to bring us each a little something special, her favorite new scent from Yankee candle.  Come on, you have to get along with a Yankee candle fan. 

We let our waitress in a on the secret that most of us had never met.  Thank goodness our group was not the awkward silent bunch. 

Cheers to a great evening!

Today Mr. J left me for basically the whole day to go golfing.  Let to my own devices I did what any good wife would do.  I cleaned, shopped, and baked. 

Cleaning included bathrooms, floors, kitchen, and some laundry.  Yep, I think I might deserve a reward.

Then came some shopping.  First off was some fruits and veggies I forgot at the grocery store yesterday.  Then once home I just might have explored, Amazon, DSW, Etsy, and  You have to love the Internet!

Next, I made a batch of new cookies.  I have had this recipe for a few weeks now.  It has been calling my name.  Thank goodness I answered.  Carrot oatmeal cookies coming up tomorrow.  They are delicious!

Enjoy the rest of Sunday, I am off to prepare supper.


  1. we are pretty much having the exact same weekend, though instead of baking, I mowed the lawn today...I think I need to bake too

  2. Hi Emily! I love your post! It was so wonderful to have finally met you. I'd love to see your write about all of your travels when work takes you far away :) I wish you could pack me in your suitcase!


  3. Soooo great to meet you!!! :) Can't wait for the next meet up! Enjoy the rest of of your weekend!

  4. I love Olive Garden! Looks like alot of fun that you all had! Carrot oatmeal cookies...yummo!

  5. Blogger meet-ups are the best! That is all. ;]

  6. I am so impressed with your run! Thank you for coming out this Saturday - I had the best time.

  7. I agree with you - the weekend always goes by too fast for me! Your plants look awesome, I wish I had some planted... Is that a tomato in that little pot? Maybe some basil too? :)


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