So! Mom flew away today, after a really nice week in the city together. This was her third visit to our little city and in my opinion, the best so far. The other times, I was so overwhelmed with work - sweating bullets over Comcast and eating my stress away with buckets of Poptarts - and didn't know the city well enough yet to find the good stuff; feeling relaxed and in-the-know goes far. Plus, it was my birthday and I got many cupcakes and birthday presents and my Mom cleaned the apartment with Method stuff while I toiled away at classes! I will seriously miss waking up to a bowl of already-made oatmeal and coming home to a cup of tea and dinner in the oven. A visit from Mom does a body good.
And now, I've got a leisurely weekend with the hubs-band ahead of me. I ran around a lot this week, having the fun, so it'll be nice to sit and then sit a little more and then play some Rockband. I also just got 5 new books out of the library and want to read them all at once. One set of eyes is so limiting, no?
1.) Candied pecans. Thought I hated these suckers, but ate them tonight in a salad and couldn't stop shoveling them in.
2.) Getting off the pill. A huge decrease in headaches and a huge increase in, uh, wanting to do, uh...romantic things. You kind of forget how stuff's supposed to work after 12 years on the stuff.
3) Lime rickeys.
5.) Christina Aguilera. I can't help it, people - I love that woman.