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Monday, June 25

a whirlwind...


Top Row: New Banana Republic Sunnies, Contessa, Dahlia (6 feet tall)
Middle Row: Lunch Buddies, Smoothie & Sperry's, Good Night Sun...
Bottom Row: Keratin Gift (this stuff smells great!), Hot Papaya Coneflower, Stella & Dot Giveaway

this past week and weekend was a whirlwind...

Friday I spent my day running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to do work in the morning, my normal chores and prepare for dinner guest.  As usual when we have guest over I have the fear of Norman (the cat aka the Spawn of Satan) acting out.  We had a surprising turn of events and he was actually fine?!?  No lashing out at anyone and just slept on an extra dining room chair with us at the table?  Maybe he's turning a new leaf?  Probably not, but maybe age (he's 2) will eventually help.  Saturday we woke up early and went to Panera for breakfast at the mall.  I do love their Cinnamon Crunch bagel, YUM!  I was able to run an errand or two and pick up my new sunnies at Banana Republic!  Love them!  Once we returned home we were off to the Peak City Pig Fest downtown.  It was difficult to find parking, very, very hot...  utter chaos...  lines for food (at a total of 3 vendors, poor execution) a block long...  leaving no choice but to purchase something that was non-BBQ at a BBQ festival.  It was quite disappointing.  We gave it an A- for effort, but an F for execution.  Later that night we were off to the sister-in-laws house for dinner and a birthday celebration.  We also exchanged names for Christmas!  It seems so early, but I love having ample time to prepare.  We've been exchanging names for several years now and it works out wonderfully!  As we have all noted before, none of us need anything so no need for all of the crazy gifts.  Sunday, is our usual go to church, groceries, run and do chores.  However, this weeks run reminded us that it is Summer and in full force.  We ran 4 miles.  The first 2 miles we ran at a 9:15 pace and it had been awhile since I had run.  So one it felt like a fast pace and two I felt like I was chewing the air it was so thick.  On the return back, not only was I chewing the air, my body was not sweating it out due to the humidity and I felt like I was running through molasses.  Can you tell I thoroughly enjoyed that run?  Fortunately I have been exercising elsewhere this Summer (DVD's and the occasional swim to keep cool).  Other than that we spent our Sunday afternoon running errands and finishing our chores prior to the start of the work week.

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  1. oh man, I did the chicken running thing too. cinnamon crunch bagels are my absoloute favorite ... we have an Einstein Bros. within walking distance. It is dangerous.
    and 4 miles?! yes!

  2. I absolutely love that Stella & Dot necklace. I'm a stylist, but haven't sold any of the Stevie Necklaces yet. You totally rocked it, girl. And major kudos to you for getting out in the heat and working out!

    Sounds like a great weekend. Thanks for linking up with us!

  3. How fun!!! Lovely photos..and you've got a great blog too!

  4. My family exchanges names for Christmas too! It makes it so much easier and less expensive! Sounds like you had a fun weekend, thanks for linking up :)

  5. I loveee your new glasses!!!

  6. wow running four miles? pretty impressive!!!

  7. lovely images dear, I like ur sunnies!:) Kisses and have a great week!

  8. Panera's cinnamon crunch bagel is sooo good! Love your new sunnies! And the flower pics are beautiful!

  9. Loving your sunglasses and that necklace is gorgeous! xo

  10. Wow sounds like quite the weekend!

  11. einstein bagels = amazing! wish there was one around me.
    & love those flowers, so pretty!


  12. Aw too bad the BBQ event wasn't planned out well becuase it sounds like it had such great potential. Other than that and the crazy run (good for you! I'm not a runner) sounds like a pretty great weekend :)

    Thanks for linking up with us!!

  13. There is nothing tastier in the world than a Panera cinnamon crunch bagel!


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