Daily Archives: 06.09.2011

All About Accomplishing

Before you do anything else, you should know that yesterday I guest posted for Madelyn.  If you’re in-need of a laugh tonight, check out An Open Letter to Pedestrians.

Today was all about accomplishing.  I had a To-Do list a mile long and even though I probably didn’t even make it halfway through, it still had me out of the house and running around from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Leah instructed Jillian that their wedding gift needed to be gussied up a little more than the standard Crate & Barrel “do,” so Jillian dropped it off on our front stair this morning with bells on.

It definitely won the award for The Most Ribbons On A Single Present ;)

I admired, unwrapped, ate breakfast and then bolted out of the house to get the day started!

After running around for two and a half hours, I needed to break for lunch.  Since my appointments today were in Dinkytown (on the edge of the University of Minnesota campus), I wrangled Billy and he humored me as I fashioned a lunch out of frozen yogurt.

In the mix: Tart yogurt, raspberries, blackberries, dark chocolate chips, coconut (always), oreo bits and waffle cone bits.

Why this hasn’t made it to the Northwest Suburbs yet, I am unsure.

It was absolutely delish and completely reinforced my belief that Effective: Monday, my appetite totally died.  But frozen yogurt?  Is always a worthy treat.

Once I was done in Dinkytown, I stopped by Mom and Dad’s house to pick up yet ANOTHER round of wedding gifts.  Since at this point, we still have time to Engage In Correspondence and write thank you notes, I have every incentive to Open Gifts Like It’s A Calling.

On my way out, Mom sent me home with a pair of the cookies she’ll be distributing to guests at the morning-after brunch.

I had one with a glass of red wine and called it Happy Hour.  Truly, it was.  If you haven’t tried this technique yet, make a point of doing it…tomorrow.  I consider it a part of living with no regrets.

After my impromptu happy-hour, I found myself practically falling asleep at the table as I was working on the odd Thank You Note.  Naptime was in order.

Post-nap we headed over to Bacio (aka my favorite restaurant) for Mom’s Birthday Dinner.  Even though we promised her a proper Birthday Week once all of the dust from the wedding has settled, we still had to Observe.

I just love the little design details they incorporated in that place!

We ate, drank and were generally merry.  I didn’t actually manage to eat a cohesive dinner but The Carbs I Did Consume (there were many!) were Hardcore Soothing.

And once we got home, I picked out the paint colors for our bathroom and bedroom, as per one of today’s earlier stops at Lowe’s.

You mean you don’t do that every day?

While we’re on our honeymoon, we asked Sue if she would be willing to paint those rooms, since she’s epically good at painting (Marcus and I are terrible) and if we paint them when we’re home, then we’re kind of out a bedroom and a bathroom.

Yes, it took us two years to get it done, but the end result is what counts, no?

How long do home-improvement projects take you?

What is your favorite restaurant?

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