Friday I had to make some returns at the mall and I treated myself to some Panera (mmm, mac n' cheese) and a leisurely roam around Target. Good night in my book.
Saturday I was up and at em' at 7:45 am to meet Tiffany and her sweet girl Logan for an IKEA outing. It was my first trip to the Colorado store. Somehow you manage to find all of these things you NEED and I'm not even sure how I spent $128. But, I did. And I ended up with pillow cases, a shower curtain, candles, and some other random things that I just "had" to have. Oh, and a project like one of these will be in the works soon to make a new nightstand. The "Campaign Style" furniture is big right now.
I also took a look at a couch I am considering. Young House Love has it and they love it, so of course it must be great! It was nice, but the cushions in the back might be a bit too low, and that's likely a deal-breaker as I realize how much I do actually rest my head back when lounging around. So, we'll have to see and likely make another trip down south to check it out again when Brian's in town. It's a running "joke" in our house that if John and Sherry have/do something, it's practically the "gospel." I've even hooked our roomies on YHL, as they are in the midst of buying a house and gathering all sorts of DIY ideas.
|Karlstad Corner Sofa in Lindo Beige|
Then, I made a little visit to World Market and West Elm (I adore that store- wish there was a closer one!), before heading down to dinner at a friend's new house. Eight of us spent the night laughing and talking, having a great time as always. I didn't get back home until midnight so it was a long day. And being a master sleeper, I managed to clock 12 hours and did not get up until Noon on Sunday. I'm not ashamed, "professional sleeping" runs in my family- we're experts at it!
I did a whole lot of not much on Sunday, I actually woke up with a bit of what felt like a head cold, which has thankfully gone away. I went and got another Spain guide book for Barcelona as I'm still struggling with figuring out the trip and where we're staying. And to be honest, I'm really struggling with whether I'm going to like Spain as much as Brian does and how it will compare to Rome- which I found to be absolutely amazing. I cannot fathom that Barcelona will even come close to comparing, but Brian says Barcelona is his favorite city in the world. I think I'm a little afraid that I'm going to be let down. I hope not!
In other Spain related issues, it's no secret I have some "feet issues" with my bunions and finding comfortable (yet stylish- very important!) shoes, especially when I'll be standing/walking a lot. It's pretty brutal. Brian said I could not take my tennis shoes to Barcelona, I would look like a tourist. Newsflash, I'm pretty sure I'm going to look like one ANYWAY! Hello, blond hair and blue eyes, fair skinned American. Anyway, he gave his "seal of approval" on some "stylish" kicks and I just received these, which I actually really like. However, I'm still baffled as to when he became the "fashion expert." And of course, I'm irritated that when I just went to the site for the below picture I see these shoes are on sale. Gah!
|Nike Eclipse Natural Motion|
I also bought my first pair of TOMS. We'll see how they are on the comfort factor.
Anyway, enough on shoes. I was a complete couch potato and sat around watching the Grammy's all evening. I love Adele. Who doesn't? The girl deserved all six of those awards. Other highlights? Paul McCartney, of course, and Bruno Mars surprised me with his Motown influenced performance. I also like Civil Wars, who did the brief intro for Taylor Swift. I have never heard of them before. As a matter of fact, they're actually performing on Jay Leno right now too. Good stuff.
That's all I have for my weekend. A long day of work today with The Voice and Smash this evening (couch potato 2 nights in a row, oops!), a Valentine's Day without my Valentine tomorrow, as well as tuning in to Parenthood, and finally he'll be back late Wednesday night. We have nothing on the calendar for the weekend yet, but I have a few tasks up my sleeve that I want to tackle. Hopefully it warms up and melts what is left of our snow, as I'm sick of seeing all this white stuff. And sick of Ries taking forever to go to the bathroom, to be honest.
That's all I have for now...