Hey gang! Long time no talk, but it’s only because I’m either working or having an insanely active social life (yay!!). Don’t laugh, it’s true, I actually do have a social life lately. Shocking, I know.
I had some tasty Halloween drinks while carving pumpkins and hanging with the incomparable Kat. My goal was turn my pumpkin into a stunning Mockingjay. I failed but at least I did so epically. My pumpkin broke off, I fixed it with toothpicks, and my bird was physically incapable of flight with the body I gave it. It was sad, but it was fun.
Hell, they even got me to watch some scary movies. I have now officially seen Saw 1-3. I had nightmares, mind you, but I was a brave big girl. Yay me.
However, it was my Sunday that was truly epic. It’s the day that I found Indie Chick on the shelves of Barnes & Noble, had lunch with my sisters, and went to a wine and candy pairing at a local winery. Yup, it was an amazing day!
First stop was clearly to Barnes & Noble once I realized the magazine was on the shelves, selfies were taken and posted with the required #ICselfie tag and the smile was not going to come off my face.
You’d think I’d be less of a geek about finding it there, but I wasn’t. My sister and I went to the counter with our copies (or two each) and got a bit of a strange look. The clerk asked “Okay, what’s up with this magazine?” It was my great pleasure to let her know it was my company’s magazine. I’d say it was a highlight of my day, but my day was pretty amazing.
Follow that up with a lunch at a farm to table restaurant with a killer turkey chili and turkey burger sliders while chatting with my sisters, yeah, it was great. The lunch was made more memorable by a completely random horse and buddy that was cruising the parking lot taking shoppers from one side of the shopping center to the other, with no explanation. Amazing.
After lunch we went to a wine tasting we were all really excited about. We picked up our complimentary wine glass, complete with little bat decal, and went to the tasting tables. Luckily for us it was chilly, windy, and completely outdoor (they really need a sarcasm font). Actually, that wasn’t the worst of it-the wine was awful. I was honestly shocked by how nasty sweet the majority of the wine was. Add to the sweet wine the candy we were supposed to pair it with-literally a goodie bag of snickers, tootsie roll, laffy taffy, and the like-and it was just kinda nasty.
My sisters and I all agreed we weren’t a fan of the wine tasting experience but it was still great to spend time together.
That was one crazy weekend, but it’s not to be outdone by the ones to come. I have game nights planned, heading to Atlantic City to see Motley Crue, a Fleetwood Mac concert and flying to NC for an Indie Chick partner weekend all in the next week.
I gotta say, it’s nice to have a life again, one that isn’t all work and has a bit of balance. A part of that balance is talking to you guys more. Look for me…I’ll see you soon.