Monday, October 19, 2009

I heart surprises!

This weekend has been a whirlwind – not a lot of downtime – but a good weekend nonetheless!

Friday night some of the Haliblogger ladies came by.  Tash, Jaime, Les with her big and little J’s, and Angie came by to go over some of the Blogger GTG videos.  Poor Lynn was still sick and couldn’t come by. :(  We were also totally missing Jen and Cat and Amy who live way yonder on the other side of the country.  We missed you all!!

Tash & Les brought surprises with them!  Tash read that Dave & I love peppers, so she brought us a cute grow our own pepper kit!!  We love it!

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Also, Les surprised me with a bundle of beautiful flowers!! There’s nothing like surprise flowers to make a girls’ day!!

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A small GTG turned into a feast it seemed!  Everyone brought a little somethin’ somethin’ and Dave & I surprised the ladies (and man) with a huge sushi platter!!

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Here’s Dave showing Big J what sushi he should try (for his first time!)  I have converted MANY people to the deliciousness of sushi so it was cute seeing Dave show Big J how to do it!  I think the verdict was, “It’s not bad –not bad at all!”

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Overall it was a great night! 

The next two days, Dave & I had to go to drivers training. Both of us have been driving for years but neither of us took DT before so our insurance rate is high!  Taking this course will reduce our insurance by a little more than $1000/year.  So very worth it!  The class is from 9-330 so it eats up most of our day but there’s only two weekends then 10hrs of in-car driving which we can do at anytime.

After class on Saturday, D & I just hung out catching up on the DVR having a cozy night on the couch.  Much needed!  After yesterday’s class we decided to go to Boston Pizza for dinner since they had a dinner + movie deal.  We decided to go check out Law Abiding Citizen which we both thought was pretty good.  Definitely worth seeing!

I started to feel a tickle in my throat when we got home and so I headed to bed in hopes of sleeping it off.

Not so much.

I woke up today sick sick sick.  boo!  When I woke up I was kind of pissed because I had a meeting with an allergy specialist tomorrow, and I had to ‘fast’ from any cold/flu medicine/antihistamines/gravol.  Well of COURSE I’d have to go and get sick.

Good news: as I was writing this, the doctor called and said they’d need to reschedule.  As it goes with specialists, it won’t be for another month, but at least I can now pump myself full of cold medicines!

Us Halibloggers have decided to do the Santa Shuffle 5K run this year.  I will admit – I am terrified of this – I am not a runner, never have been, and this is very intimidating to me.  Us girls are going to do a bit of training together to motivate one another though – which I’ll need!


tashintraining on October 19, 2009 at 2:43 p.m. said...

Thanks so much for having us all over!

Jen on October 19, 2009 at 3:12 p.m. said...

Those are some VERY sweet suprises!!!! I love you guys!!!!
(AND I love sushi....mmmmmmmmmmmm)

YAY for the delay in the appointment!!! I would be NOWHERE without Nyquil when I am sick (at least I wouldn't get any sleep!!)

And I am sure that you will do amazing for the Santa Shuffle!!! I wish I could be there to cheer you guys on (notice how I do not say "run with you"...)

Cat on October 19, 2009 at 3:30 p.m. said...

What a fun night....Looks amazing, and I was thinking of you guys the whole night. I miss you.

I'm so glad that drivers training is saving you guys so much! That's awesome!

Have a great week, and good luck with the Santa Shuffle! I'll be cheering you all on.!

Carolyn on October 19, 2009 at 4:03 p.m. said...

AwwI want to live in Hali so I can come over for fun nights with lots of munchies....I promise I'll bring a present too!! :)

You can do this 5K! I'm so excited for you guys!

Life, Health & Fitness on October 19, 2009 at 7:47 p.m. said...

1. I really want to see the vid, so sad that I couldn't make it.

2. You're such a sweetie for getting everyone sushi.

3. Very excited to be doing the Santa Shuffle with you all!

Angie All The Way on October 19, 2009 at 9:59 p.m. said...

Don't you worry my pet, we're all kinda starting from scratch on the running. We're all going to do awesome and have fun doing it!

I didn't even KNOW that they brought you those surprises!!! WHere the heck was I?! Hello Ms. never notices ANYTHING! lol