Friday night: work was a breeze and the bands were all pretty solid. Mikey even came to hang out; it was fun flirting with him across the bar.
Saturday: I spent the entire day hanging out with my girlfriend, Hope. I hadn't seen her in months due to our busy schedules, so it was such a wonderful treat to be in her company doing things we love. We visited three antique shops in Montclair, a thrift shop, ate lunch at Chili's, strolled around Kohl's and went debit card crazy in Target. We have another girls date planned for this coming Thursday: we're going to Lambert Castle right up the road from where I live. We'll scope out the inside and picnic outside on the pretty terrace that overlooks the city. I'm sure there'll be lots of pictures.
|Dress: F21/Shoes: ModCloth/Coat: Banana Republic/Bag: French Conn.|
At one antique store I picked up an autographed picture of former Yankee player Yogi Berra for $45. Mikey is a huge baseball fan and an even bigger Yankee fan (so that makes me one, too). I knew he'd love to have this in his collection of signed baseballs. He was uber happy to say the least. For myself, I found something I wasn't even looking for: a porcelain doll. It's a little boy wearing very 1920s or 40s style clothing, but the gentleman that owned the store said this particular doll was only about 20 years old, so he's not as antique as he looks. I fell in love with his adorable face and vintage style, so $5 was easy to hand over for all his charm. I asked Hope what kinda name he'd have. She looked at him for about 2 seconds and said, "He's a Snyder." I thought she'd say Scottie or Billie, but Snyder was so random and bad ass, really. Snyder he shall be. As for Hope, she picked up a 1974 Sesame Street Album, called "Let a Frown Be Your Umbrella", for her hunnie at only 2 buckaroos.
I decided to try Chili's Tropical Sunrise Margarita for lunch. I'm pretty sure they forgot to add the tequilla though. It was yummy if you're looking to drink juice.
Sunday: I babysat two of the girls from upstairs. We ran to the grocery store to pick up ingredients to bake a cake...so pretty much a box of Betty Crocker Funfetti, frosting and eggs. I introduced the girls to one of my favorite childhood songs, "If You Wanna Be Happy For the Rest of Your Life", while in the car and they both deemed it the song they always want to hear when we're together now. We played the song on repeat again in the kitchen as we all danced while cracking eggs, beating batter and frosting the cake. They sang the lyrics for the rest of the night. It was just too cute and just like the scene from one of my all time favorite movies, Mermaids. :)) When their parents and other two sisters came home, we migrated upstairs and all sang Happy Birthday to the oldest daughter, Idelia, who turned 11 today.
That was my happy shmappy weekend.
I hope y'alls weekend was just as delightful.