Sometimes you just have to get out of the house.

On Thursday night, I thought I was tired because my eyelids were fighting a losing battle with gravity.  But on my way home from work yesterday, I realized that this week absolutely kicked the crap out of me.

The worst part?  It took no names.


Earlier in the day, Marcus and I had batted around the idea of going on a Dive Bar Date.  But then laziness crept in reality hit and we realized that with the amount of effort it was going to take to Plan and Organize, we really just needed to get out of the house.

Or else that bottle of Two Buck Chuck wasn’t going to stand a chance.

Armed with a Parasole gift card, we headed over to The Cafeteria to relax on their rooftop patio with a happy hour that runs until 7:00 PM.  What’s not to love about that, right?

And yes, for those of you who were wondering, Marcus was trying to channel Vampire Bill post-silvering with the bags under his eyes.

Lest you think that my weekend has been all cocktails and the great outdoors, this afternoon, I got to attend a baby shower for Stephanie and Baby.  She’s due mid-October, and the hostesses did a wonderful job of making sure that wonderfully sweet touches were included.

Instead of traditional shower games, we did a lovely activity where we filled out cards with hopes and dreams for the little one.

I think this should be mandatory at all showers.

And in addition to a lovely luncheon spread that Sara put together, Laura went to town and created a literal jungle of treats.

Obviously y’all know that I was in heaven 🙂

A little tale to close with: As the shower was coming to an end, I was bouncing Sara’s little daughter around.  I’m not usually the first in-line to hold babies because quite honestly, they overwhelm me.  But anyway, I’m bopping about with the little tot for a good 20 minutes or so, and suddenly I felt a trickle of water run down the back of my leg.

Yes, seriously, I was sweating.

Who knew that entertaining babies was such hard work?

What is your favorite game to play at baby showers?

On a scale of 1 – Insane, how would your rate this week?

Personally, I’d probably give it a 9.5 myself.

p.s. I’ll be drawing for the winner of the giveaway tomorrow!


6 responses to “Sometimes you just have to get out of the house.

  1. I love that “Hopes and Dreams” card idea for a Baby Shower! As for my favorite game? Well, I’m not a big fan of the games, but I do recall and word search game that I won (as part of Team Theta) that was quite fun. We even had the bride on our team so it was a win-win!

  2. Honestly, it’s possible that I’ve never played a good baby shower game. I just figured they are a necessary evil. I like the card game you played.

    Scale of 1-insane? Having just moved, I’d rank myself at an insane++ at the moment.

  3. I love the cake pops and spread at the baby shower.

  4. Thanks Kat, for your kind words about the shower! 🙂 I have to say one of my personal highlights was watching you entertain the baby. You crack me up.

  5. Hate the games, but love the Hopes and Dreams idea. So sweet!

    My week was about a 7, but I expect the week coming up to be more like an 8.5. However, my kids are going to my parents for the week, so that might end up getting downgraded. We’ll see. I just moved home and my house is like an explosion and school starts Monday (yikes, that’s tomorrow!), so it could be rather chaotic.

  6. I love the advice card idea for showers and weddings. It’s so cute!

    My week has been about a 2. THANK THE LORD.
    Next week will be closer to a 12.

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