Friday I went painting with one of the BFFs. First, in the words of Dr. Mindy Lahiri...
Neither one of us have cats (anymore), but we both have a thing for Grumpy Cat, so when we saw this painting on the Spirited Art calendar, we knew we had to do it together!
Saturday morning I got up around 6 to get ready to head for Nashville. Holly was running the Country Music Half Marathon and I nervously agreed to meeting her and a couple of others for lunch after the race. I left early so I could meet one of my friends from high school, Ashley, for coffee beforehand. She took me to a (in her words) "crazy hipster" coffee shop, Barista Parlor, and it did not disappoint on the hipster promise! Lots of plaid and some amazing facial hair...let me tell you! I had an Iced Salty TN Whiskey Caramel Latte that was just as amazing as it sounds! I was running late, per usual, so we didn't get to chat as long as I would have liked before I needed to head over to The Pharmacy to grab the table for lunch. There was a bit of a wait for a table, so I stood out front and waited for the girls to get there. I was looking at my phone, most likely on Instagram, when I heard an "Amber!" from the left and looked up to see Holly, Kira, and Kelli heading my way. We hugged, chatted for a minute and headed in where we ran into sweet Lauren who had met everyone for dinner the night before. Alyse, Faye, and Aubrey Leigh and her husband joined us a bit later and we lunched and talked and had a great time.
|Picture big boyed from Aubrey Leigh's Instagram!|
After lunch I got back with Ashley and spent the rest of the afternoon with her, her husband, and their dog Mo. Ashley is my number one favorite person in the whole wide world. Really...I have a favorite people list and she's on top! I could sit here and talk all day about how amazing she is, but words are not enough. Everyone needs an Ashley in their life!
On Sunday we had plans to go to Grandmother's like we always do. B woke up feeling kind of tired and cruddy and Little Man had a cough and a runny nose (still), so we decided to leave the boys at home while Sissy and I went to Grandmother's for lunch. Juuust kidding. After breakfast, Sissy felt warm and was acting really pitiful. Then it happened...puke. Ugh! So Siss and I headed for the bath while Daddy did the dirty work and cleaned up. Usually getting dressed after bath is quite the battle with her, but she was too sick to care yesterday. She was shivering from getting out of the bath and having a fever, so we got pjs on and snuggled up on the bed for a little while. I didn't want to let her run around with a wet head, so I got the blow-dryer and hoped she would let me get some of the water out of her hair. She sat there and let me blow-dry and brush her hair for at least 20 minutes! I even got to do her first little braid :)
B said I should still go to Grandmother's and to make sure to bring him a plate home. Smooth move, Daddy. So the sicklings laid around the house and watched TV and napped while I went to spend time at Grandmother's. Sissy was still really, really pitiful at bedtime and fell right asleep when I put her in her bed, which never happens! Looks like I'll be making a call to the pediatrician this morning. I just want my babies to be well!!
So that was my weekend. So much good and a little bad with my sick little ones.
How was your weekend? Is there a blogger you just know you would love in real life and would like to meet?
OH! Don't forget that the Origami Owl party closes on the 30th. My cousin is donating every cent of her commission from this order to The Autism Society of Alabama in honor of Autism Awareness Month. There is absolutely no pressure, but go HERE if you'd like to order pretty things for a good cause :)