Monday, July 28, 2014

Weekending... and What I Have Been Up to Recently

I am sure that some of you have noticed that it has been pretty quiet around these parts the past week or so.  That isn't for lack of wanting to blog, or lack of having things to blog about... it is just because of the lack of time that I have had this past week.  I am definitely NOT going to apologize for being too busy to blog because well I love that I have had a lot of wonderful things going on in my life recently.  Am I sad that I didn't really get on the blog this week... sure am.  Do I regret it... not one bit.

Since it is Monday, today seems like as good a day as any to recap what I have been up to this past week.  If you follow me on Instagram you have seen some of the craziness that has been my life this past week or so.

It all started two Saturdays ago when M and I FINALLY finished our cornhole set that we had been working on in our spare time.  And by "we" I mean mainly M... and by "spare time" I mean the few Saturday mornings that we didn't have anything going on.  So on the 19th we had another free morning and it was time to paint our cornhole boards with the Bucknell "B" on them.  Because M is an engineer you know that he printed out one of the Bucknell "B"s and then did all of the conversions so that we could make the "B" look right on our giant cornhole boards.

Seriously, we are professionals at this!  I am soooooo excited about how well they turned out and I know we are going to get a TON of use out of them!!

After painting cornhole we headed out for MS's 30th birthday party!  MS recently got engaged to one of my best friends, SS, and we were so excited that to celebrate MS's big 3-0!  SS did a fantastic job with the party... she even had mini water guns and sunglasses for everyone!  Needless to say we are all big kids and had fun shooting each other with the water guns and planning sneak attacks so that people weren't exactly sure who was shooting them.

Hubs & I at MS's 30th!
Me, EO (another bridesmaid) and SS (the lovely bride to be!)
Me & KT (my bridesmaid buddy for 2 weddings next year!!)
Also, while at the party SS asked me to be her bridesmaid for her September wedding and of course I said YES!

On Monday the 21st we headed into Philly to break in our new cornhole boards at none other than a Phillies game!! Of course the Phillies lost (they truly are terrible this year), but we all had a ton of fun tailgating and it was awesome to get to spend time with so many of my favorite people!

Tuesday the 22nd, I worked an open to close and man was I exhausted.  15 hours on my feet running around a restaurant was enough to kill me.  But somehow I survived.  Working all day did make me realize how much I NEED to get a new job because money has not been great and what I made in 15 hours is what I used to make on a normal Friday night... not cool.

Wednesday morning I got up bright and early to head to Sea Isle City, NJ for the first time to spend a day at the beach with my girl MO.  We spent a few hours on the beach where I managed to get BURNT TO A CRISP even though I reapplied sunscreen multiple times.  No clue what happened, but I do know that I was miserable the rest of the night because my skin was bubbling and just pretty much on fire.  Despite the sunburn MO and I headed out to Christmas in July at the OD where we were able to see the band Secret Service play.  I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed Secret Service!  It is these two older guys (probably in their 50s) who play everything from Luke Bryan, to Bruce Springstein, to Beyonce, to Rhianna, to basically whatever you can think of and they have a ton of fun doing it.  We enjoyed wearing our Santa hats and staying out late drinking and catching up.  Of course I didn't take any pictures while we were out, but I know MO took some, so perhaps one of these days we will have photo documentation of our Sea Isle adventure.

Thursday and Friday it was back to the grind at work and man was it tough dealing with working while sunburned.  Plus our restaurant/bar has soooooo many specials going on right now it is so hard to keep track of them all and to make any money because well let's face it, people are pretty much just coming in for the specials.

Saturday was our Summer Kegger 2k14 and man was it fun.  It is always nice to get together with my college friends and we had the added bonus of having some of my work friends join us as well.  We drank lots of beer, played lots of pong, played cornhole and ladder ball, grilled and pretty much had the PERFECT summer day!
Jhong... aka 3D beer pong aka a combination of Jenga and Beer Pong

Then it was back to work on Sunday for me and back to work today for M.  We have had so much fun this past week but I think we are both looking forward to a more normal low key week this week.  Although we still have a lot more fun summer activities to look forward to in the coming weeks!!

Has your summer been just as crazy busy as mine has?  What have you been up to?

PS, today I am linking up with B Loved Boston and Champagne and Suburbs for their "Weekending Link Up" 

PPS, today I am also linking up with Meg at Life of Meg for Mingle Mondays!

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  1. If you guys need extra income, you could totally do it by making those cornhole things personalized for people. They look good!

    I also love how your hubby wore that husband tshirt. I can never get mine to wear things like that!

  2. I never realized how popular this game was until 4th of July weekend. Went to a get together and folks played it. Also heard that people do this regularly and play this like you would a soccer game. People even practice for this. I thought it was weird.


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