I managed to take off half a day on Friday and still make overtime. It was just one of those weeks!!! Hopefully, those types of weeks will not be continuing.
Anyway, so with no plans in my mind, I headed home. After a quick lunch, I realized that Charlaine Harris' new book, Dead in the Family, had come out this week. For those who don't know, this is part of the Sookie Stackhouse series which is what the HBO series, True Blood, is based on. Very excited to read the next part of the story AND I had a 33% off coupon. Can't beat that!! So I headed to the book store to purchase yet another book! Came straight home and started to read. But I had to pace myself, didn't want to read it all in one night which was very possible!!!
Watched the movie The Blindside. Twenty minutes into the movie and I wanted to cry. It is just a very touching and inspirational movie. I felt very inspired after watching. Inspired to do what? I have no clue. But inspired!!! I highly recommend anyone to see this movie. It was a teeny tiny bit infuriating to see Nick Saban representing LSU in this movie (TRAITOR!!!).
When I woke up Saturday, it looked like it was going to be a nasty day. It was overcast, kind of chilly and windy. Perfect weather for a movie. So I headed to my parents first to set up my Mom's Mother's Day gift while her and Dad are at the beach and to pick up their mail. Then off to the theatre to see Nightmare on Elm Street!!!
Yes, I am a horror movie fan! Love them!! Nightmare is one of my favorites!!! If you are to judge this movie on just its own merit, it is a pretty decent horror movie. As a remake, it is a total flop!!! There will never be a Freddy Krueger except for Robert Englund. He was, is, and always will be Freddy Krueger!!!
Took a quick trip to the plant nursery to get some more additions to the balcony and then off to lunch with my friend, Celestine. Then back to the apartment to read some more Sookie Stackhouse out on the balcony because the day ended up being gorgeous!!! When I got out of the movie, the clouds had moved out, the sun was out and it had warmed up. I believe it got to the low 80s!!!
Awww, Mother's Day. Except my mother isn't here. She and Dad took a weekend trip to the beach. Another first. A Mother's Day spent without my mom.
Did some gardening. The balcony is really shaping up. Who knew I'd ever enjoy gardening? I loathe getting dirty and really anything outdoors. Well, except going to the pool or anything near or in water.
Ugh!! LSU once again disappointed me. Losing 2 out of 3 to Vanderbilt. They keep this up and they will not be going back to Omaha or even the SEC tournament!!!
I've been working on China Blue (or Purple). I finished up Humpty Dumpty on the baby quilt and so I put it down for just a tiny break. I was hoping to finish up China Blue but then I had a set back on Sunday when I realized that I had completely stitched a bird in the wrong spot. Thus I spent quite a bit of time frogging stitches. But that's ok. I'm back on track. I hope to have some pictures very soon on my progress on my projects.
Typically I dread going into work on Mondays. Just for the fact that I have to go to work. But today wasn't so bad. We are back to being fully staffed and we were able to get some things accomplished despite some drama. I had received a text from a "friend" (yes, he's a man, lol) saying that he was thinking of me. Always a nice boost and it was a big enough boost to get me t hrough the day DESPITE one co-worker's bad attitude and another co-worker's nervous breakdown. I managed to get through the day with a smile on my face. I hope that this means that this week will be good or I have officially lost it!!!! Which is quite the possibility since I found out today that I will be working my 4th and 5th conventions in June. And the year is only almost half over. I'm trying not to get used to this overtime, as I assume it will end one day, but it sure is nice to have!!!! I'm exhausted but the pay checks are real nice!!!!
I hope everyone has a great week!