These are the Days

"The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend."  
~Chuck Palahniuk

How was your weekend? :)
I gotta give a shout out to Mother Nature for convincing fall to mask itself as spring for an entire sundrenched weekend here in DC.
This was the type of weekend I'd been craving all week long. 
Maybe a little bit of wine.

I spent Friday night with my friends from work, then greeted the weekend bright and early on Saturday morning. 
Funny how that works.
The alarm goes off all week and you think "if I could just get my hands on one more hour of sleep..."
You daydream about your bed.
Count the number of days between you and your friend Saturday.
Then she finally arrives.
and BAM
Up at 7:00, bright eyed and bushy tailed.
I mean what is that about anyway?!

But this weekend I didn't mind. 
More time to fill up my bucket.

I started the day one of the best ways I know how:
Chocolate chip pancakes and scrambled eggs and cheese, made by the one and only Big Mama.
Meals like this make it hard not to move back in. 
I mean the service (and the unconditional love) over there is 5 star. 

My next stop was a Middleburg winery, where Two Big Girls took on One glass of white.
It was so much fun. 
We sat in the sunshine and gabbed the hours away.
We've done it a thousand times before, and we'll do it a thousand times more.
But oh how it never grows even one bit old.

And as we headed home, this is the sunset that welcomed us.
Looks like a serene drive, right?
Well, not even close.
Because all the way home we did what we do best-
We sang at the top of our lungs like there was literally no tomorrow.
And we're talkin' the very top.
Like mouths wide open, hands drumming the beat on the dashboard top.
We took on Stephanie's IPOD with a vengeance , and let me just say that I think my ears wished they'd stayed at the winery.

We're thinking any day now Sugarland will call in need of backup singers. 
Of the 2 of us I know who they'd take first. Not pointing any fingers :)

That night I went to dinner with my parents and then my mom and I saw a mediocre movie called Morning Glory.
My advice? Wait to see it On Demand.
I know, I know, I love Rachel McAdams, too. But I don't think you'll love her in this.
I asked my mom to rate it and she gave it 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Then I promptly made her demote the star status to 2.5. 
Having said all this, I gotta be honest and tell you that I did catch a few zzzzzz's  throughout the movie, so maybe I slept through all the best bits.
I was full and it was dark. What can I say.

Sunday was my way of celebrating one big, happy truth:
The holiday season has officially begun!
How in the world is it already the middle of November? 
After a visit with my Grandmommy, my mom, my Sabby and I spent the beautiful day in Ocoquan drooling over Christmas decorations (and crabcake sandwiches). 
We moseyed in and out of every little store, and even left with name tags.
I mean pillows.

I could have stayed in the land of antiques and Santas for hours and hours on end.
Just me with 2 of my best girls.

To top it all off, the other pea in my pod came home from out of town on Sunday night, and talking and laughing with him was the perfect way to end my really wonderful weekend.

Now, I know I'm a little early for Thanksgiving, but boy am I thankful for memories like these.


Burkie said...

sad that I'm missing the memories...
love u my person x

Anonymous said...

That sunset is gorgeous!

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