Saturday, March 28, 2009

kind of a relief

The last several weeks have been a bit busy and I think it is finally catching up with me! Three weeks ago, I was in girls' weekend mode in Miami with my best friends. A truly great time, that hopefully will inspire more frequent get-togethers. And since pretty much everyone either forgot their camera or had it stolen recently (me) we don't have many pics to document the weekend. But I will steal a few shots from Leah's camera phone to post here.
Anna and Courtney looking way more like spring-breakers than moms.

Me drinking a white Russian. It was on the brain since I watched the Big Lebowski the week before.

2 weeks ago Brett's parents visited and we did all the obligatory Atlanta things, which included my 5th or 6th visit to the Georgia Aquarium. I think I am officially sick of that place. I also took Pam to lunch and a pedicure which gave us the chance for some girl talk and gossip about the Smith men. I also traded in my Jetta that weekend for a different Jetta and am now a car owner, not a leaser. So I can go on road trips!! Who's up for a visitor? 

1 week ago, we were in Mexico. No pics yet, they are still on the camera. It was a fun  little trip! I am so lucky to live in Atlanta, where pretty much any place on earth is a direct flight away. Well, except Potsdam! That is more like 4 flights plus one ex-pro basketball player wanting to make out. Ahhh yes. That is one of the stories that would have made it to the blog if it had been used as originally intended, to tell all of my freaky deaky dating stories circa 2007. But then I had to go and ruin that by meeting a lovely guy. See how much more interesting and juicy this blog could have been? 

Returned from Mexico Sunday night and got back on a plane early Monday to head to NYC for 2 days for a work event. Which was quite stressful and involved a 5:45 am hair styling. I also got to hang out with Molly Barker, the founder of Girls on the Run, for a couple days and that was really cool. Sort of like hanging with a celebrity! She's super fun and has so much wisdom to share. 

I could not expect to go on at that pace forever though, and Thursday came to a close with a bad sore throat, fever and the chills, and Friday was worse. Of course, it's not all bad; Brett is a perfect nurse and brought me diet ginger ale, saltines and my favorite orange mango juice. He even surprised me with trashy magazines and let me rent Twilight. Which admittedly was pretty dumb, and unfortunately I think he's going to punish me by using the term "chillaxin" indefinitely. But damn, that Edward Cullen is hot! And Bella Swan is wears a StayPut headband throughout the movie. The worst part is that I am opting to skip the half marathon I was planning to run Sunday :( But this race always has a hideous, oversized t-shirt anyway so do I really care that much? Nope. So anyway, it is kind of a relief to be sick and have a good excuse to do absolutely nothing on this lovely, rainy weekend.

In other news, I read 2 pretty decent books in Mexico: Run by Anne Patchett and The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler. I also had a cashmere sweater stolen from my hotel room, and was alerted yesterday that someone in Vera Cruz had spent $627 at WalMart on my debit card. You take the good with the bad I guess. Have a great weekend.


Courtney said...

1. YAY for an update.
2. Thank you for posting that pic again, because I love that my arms look exponentially skinnier than they actually are,
3. WTF is up with identity theft lately? Not to mention cashmere theft. Although, nobody has swiped any cashmere of mine, that i know of...

4. Skip the 1/2; I never thought I'd say this, but that's like a quickie run these days. HAHAHA. But seriously, take the rest.

5. Speaking of oversized shirts, I am SO SO SO bummed that I checked medium for my race shirt...every race I've run recently has had separate shirts for the women, so I just checked medium, by default. Dude, I look like a fat man when I wear it. But, it does say 26.2 finisher on the back. Which leads me to ask why people feel the need to wear race shirts DURING the race that they have no guarantee of finishing?

Okay, as demonstrated in my blog post this evening, I should not take it out on the internet that I've had VERY little adult conversation in the past week. I need Andrew to get home to re-gain my sanity.

Glad B is taking care of you, and glad that you're home, resting in bed.

Oh, and Marine Corps Marathon...BRING IT. If you and your friends want to stay here (we're about 25 minutes from the start), PLEASE do. I think Michele C. and Emily are both going to do it, and come here, too...we can have a huge, a la high school swim team, spaghetti party the night before...

Anna said...

I hope that you are feeling better! I am excited to see pictures from Mexico. And we always love visitors in VT! Miss you!

L said...

You know what JTaylor say: oooh, Mexico. They steal your shirt and there you go.

Wait, that's not right, is it? Hope the rest of the trip was sunny and fantastic and filled with margarita fun.

Rest up!

JuneBug said...

Brilliant bit of trivia about the headband in Twilight! And it was nice to see a long rambling post; I'd missed you!

eyeheartorange said...

Court, if you are in this running thing for the long haul, as I suspect you are, you could maybe cut out the good parts of all your otherwise tacky and oversized shirts and make a quilt! I know, kinda sounds like Martha on steroids, but I think it might be cute. I saw a quilt in Baltimore once that was made of old football jersey numbers. It was so cool and graphic. I always regret not buying it.

June, I know, neat about the headband, right? It's the little things, eh?

L said...

Do you think you had swine flu?!