So, you know those weeks where 7 days pass by before you know it? That was this past week for me. Beautiful days + wonderful people = one very fast week. Here’s what happened:
How could you not love FaceTiming with this little face?
Monday evening, I went to J’s for dinner. We ordered a pizza, FaceTimed with K and Baby L, and did a lot of nothing. J and I see each other quite a bit, especially compared to when we were up at school, but I feel like we don’t often have evenings of simply nothing. I’m glad we had that on Monday.
Every now and then, I need some fuzz therapy. When I’m feeling down, I snuggle and nuzzle Oz until he gets annoyed and runs away. If I’m lucky, he’s feeling needy, too, and won’t leave until I’m ready to let go. This was the case on Tuesday, and it was exactly what I needed.
J and I made our own beer! J’s sister gave him a Mr. Beer kit for Christmas, and we finally made it Wednesday evening. It needs to ferment for two weeks and then bottle for another two, so we won’t know how it tastes for a while… but still! We made beer!
Photo via Om Cafe
On Thursday, I caught up with an old friend at Om Cafe in Ferndale. Happiness #1: I haven’t seen this friend in a couple of year–we tried to pinpoint the last time, but couldn’t–so I had a great time chatting and catching up. Happiness #2: Om Cafe has probably the most delicious smoothie I’ve ever had. I don’t remember everything that was in it, but it was made with organic apple juice, blueberries, and some sort of red fruit. If you go there, you have to try it. I think I might begin making some of my smoothies with apple juice, because it was sooo good.
Friday was a little rough. I was supposed to go to East Lansing Friday evening, but my tire–more specifically, the giant screw lodged in my right rear tire–had other plans. After fighting with the flat tire (thank you, Mom and Dad, for being lifesavers on that front) and reciting every swear word I know in my head, I admitted defeat and stayed with J in Farmington that night.
When I got to J’s apartment, the window in his living room was wide open, and I could hear the river running beside his apartment. Leave it to nature (and J) to calm me down after a frustrating evening.
After getting my tire fixed, I jetted up to East Lansing for my sorority’s philanthropy event. It was a bowling tournament, and we had two alumnae teams playing, so I got to see a bunch of sisters I hadn’t seen in a while. I’m absolutely awful at bowling (but managed to get two strikes!), but it was still an awesome time.
After the philanthropy event, I went to Grand Rapids to spend the night with S, J and H. We went to dinner at The Electric Cheetah and I had an incredibly delicious bowl of macaroni and cheese. We giggled our way through dinner–at one point, to tears–and probably caused a scene in the middle of a small-but-busy restaurant. To me, that’s the best way to spend an evening with three great friends.
Our doorwall has been open all day, with the exception of a 2-minute freak rainstorm we had this afternoon. I love this weather. Can you believe it was 13 degrees below zero just a few short months ago?
Also, in case you were wondering: yes, Oz has been sitting just like that this entire afternoon. What a goof.