Sunday, August 1, 2010

Staycation wrap-up...

Well it's 6:20 on Sunday evening, which of course means my staycation is coming to an end. Tomorrow I will go back to work and all the chaos that is kindergarten summer camp. Before I go back to work though I thought I would re-cap my last 4 days. My inspiration for this is a journal I kept one time when I was a little girl and I went on a "vacation" to my grandparents house while my parents went on a real vacation. I love looking back and reading what my grandma Nina and I wrote about my time that I spent with them. I had such a good time just hanging with them at their house. Of course we ate way too much and my mom swore that every time I stayed with them when she would come pick me up I had gained like 10 pounds! But the memories were sweet and it was a great time in my life.
So the first night (last Wednesday) I started my time off by going to dinner with friends and celebrating a birthday. It was nice to be out with adults and I even had a Midori margarita. I sat next to my friend Kristin
and we talked about blogging a lot and that is always fun. (BTW visit her blog she is an incredible artist and has a wonderful giveaway right now if you are interested). Then of course after dinner Chris and I made a trip to the grocery store. My mom used to make fun of us because whenever we had a date night we had to end it with a trip to either Target or the grocery store. I don't know what's wrong with us, it's just how we roll. When we got home I started cleaning out my closet. Now if you have ever been to my house or even seen pictures of my house you might know that I am a little bit of a neat freak. I like my home to always, always look neat and clean. No mail on the counters, dirty dishes in the sink, laundry stacked on couches or chairs... you get the picture. So anyway here is my dirty little secret, my drawers and closets? TOTAL DISASTER! I am not kidding on the floor of my closet was 5 loads of laundry. Now this wasn't supposed to be laundry, these weren't dirty clothes, they were things that I have tried on and then decided not to wear and then in a haste just "set" read: threw over to the side. Well once the clothes have been sitting there for a while you kinda have to wash them again. I will not bore you with the details of my cleaning but suffice it to say that it was a much needed purge and I actually ended up finding lots of things I had been missing. Yay me!
Thursday the girls and I had lunch with old friends we hadn't seen in a while and it was fantastic. I loved seeing this mother and daughter and miss them so much. After lunch we drove out to Riverside to pick up Allison's bff so that she could come stay with us for a few days. The good thing is her mom is my bff so it worked out nicely for me also :). We had a great time at the mall, we got to go to NORDSTROM and that? Always makes me happy, even when I can't necessarily afford to buy a whole lot. We did a little back to school shopping so the girls and I were all happy. We stopped at Chick Fil A on the way home and the girl that worked there offered my girls a free ice cream cone that she had made by mistake and I swear to God I thought these girls were going to pass out from excitement. One ice cream cone between all 3 of them and you would have thought they hit the lotto. So so embarrassing. They made noises when they ate it. Again, so embarrassing.
Friday I don't really remember what we did. Hmm, maybe laid out by the pool? I don't know but I am sure it was fun and we relaxed. I wonder what we did for dinner. I have no idea, I swear I am losing my mind. Well let's just fast forward to Saturday. Oh Saturday what a wonderful day you were. We laid out by the pool, got really tan. The girls put lemon in their hair and used tanning oil along with their sunscreen. We listened to music and we laughed. It was great. I made homemade pinto beans and barbacoa. It cooked all day long. The house smelled wonderful. We had fresh fruit to snack on and cold cuts for lunch. It really was a great day. Saturday night my friend Amanda came over (hi Amanda) and she enjoyed our Mexican feast with us. I made raspberry mojitos and it was great!

During the last 4 days we made several trips to Target of course, that kind of goes without saying. I read my book (can you believe that I am just now reading eat, pray, love?) I also found some really great new blogs to follow. My favorite one is written by Kathryn. Oh my gosh I am not kidding you she had me laughing out loud. You have to check her out.
I loved having the time off and even though we didn't get a chance to go anywhere we really enjoyed ourselves. And the absolute best part? I didn't have to pack or unpack! I can't wait until my next staycation.


  1. How cool! I loved reading about it - you packed so much into the last few days - wonderful pictures and memories too. Sounds like Nordies was fun! Thank you for your link, it was so sweet of you! And I'm going to check out the new blog now . . . Sorry to miss you today, xo

  2. Thank you for the shout-out! Great post about staycation. And...could you post the mojito recipe? I am a sucker for a lovely cocktail.


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