It's been a looooooong
couple of days. I have a lot of catching up to do. Y'all already know about my awesome time at the Spice Girls concert with deeablo
, so I don't need to go over that any more. (Though it seems Posh's youngest stole the show
at Saturday's NYC concert. And there was a Bluebell Madonna sighting. Drat, Chicago got the shaft.) Saturday I hung out at home and recovered from the concert, did some shopping, blah blah. That night the Scientist and I went to his church fundraiser, which was a casino night. I'm assuming this is the kind of casino-type work that you do, jrs1980
? Private parties with professionals running the games and money, that kind of thing? Anyway, I lost all my money, but I had a ton of fun. And it all went to the church so I don't feel like the money's "lost," you know? I did learn how to play craps, which is a blast. While I didn't win any money for myself, I won a ton for others because I kept throwing snake eyes, boxcars, and elevens. I ended up leaving the party early, as I had to be up super-early the next morning, and fava_bean
was spending the night.
On Sunday morning, she and I woke up at the buttcrack of dawn to get ready for my wedding shower in Michigan. ( Details here, skip if you don't care. )
On Monday I had a job interview, which went okay, I think. I'm not really sure.
That afternoon I met up with fava and we did some shopping. We picked up invitations for the Chicagoland wedding shower, as well as stuff to make invitations for the bachelorette party. Then we got dinner and met up with Debbie. She and her hubby are now living with her mom while they try to sell their house, which is great because they're only a 10-minute drive away now. Hooray! Plus, it was great to see her mom again, as I haven't seen her in quite a while. Anyway, the three of us girls sat around and played with my bridal Fashion Plates
that yakgirl gave me as a gag gift for Christmas a few years ago. Our creations are going to be put to good use. Mwa ha ha!
Yesterday my parents drove down from Michigan, and it was really nice to just spend the day with them. I took them to Sweet Tomatoes for lunch, which they both enjoyed. Then Mom and I went to get my bridal gown* altered, and then the three of us hit the mall to run our separate errands. Then we came home, Dad watched TV, Mom and I worked on wedding favors, and then the Scientist came home. All four of us then headed up to the reception hall to do the tasting* and after that they headed home. So it was a busy day, but really good.
And now I'm back at work, and the work I was left to do has already been done. Oooookay? *More about this in an upcoming post.