Friday, May 24, 2013

A very merry birthday surprise.

So I've had to keep it on the down low but my brother is in town!  He came for my Dad's 60th birthday extravaganza and Matt and I picked him up from the airport last night before a small party at my Dad's favorite bar.  It was so fun, my parent's friends are great. 

I also got some quality time with one of my second moms growing up, a total babe. 

Funny story about last night.....upon getting home from work I became a baking tornado, I toasted almonds, made the best texas sheet cake ever, hummus, curried chicken salad, browned sausage for a casserole, and whipped up my own personal recipe for oatmeal pie that is too embarrassing to share but so delicious.  It was a fury of flour and sugar flying every way.  (For the weekend we set up a schedule so no one got stuck with bringing all of the food for everyone and my contributions were the hummus and veggies, birthday cake, part of lunch, and breakfast on Sunday morning.)  Honestly, as soon as the sausage was done cooking I shoved it in the fridge put on jeans and off we went to pick up Logan.  From there we needed some beer so we hit up Total Wine and then straight to the bar for my Dad's epic surprise.  It was go- go- go all day and I seemed to think it would be a good idea to drink two large glasses of wine on an empty stomach....

Turns out that while it seemed like a bad idea (and wine makes me very chatty so I'm very sorry to the poor people that got stuck talking to me for days) to drink wine while recovering from a cold, on a very stressful day, and on an empty stomach, IT WAS THE BEST IDEA!  I felt great.  I'd skipped my run yesterday morning because I felt so crappy but as soon as we got home at 9:45pm I was feeling so good I just went with it.  And the leftover wine warm fuzzies made the miles extra peaceful and flew by:)  I kept thinking that it was too good to be true until this morning I woke up feeling almost better!  So apparently juicing is a miracle cure but not in the raw, organic, freshly pressed needs to be fermented.  Pro tip.

I look forward to spending the next few days living in bathing suits and sunscreen, relaxing on the river, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, and laughing.  So. Much. Laughing. 


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