Here's the quick and dirty of the trip (unfortunately no pics -- I am currently in a no-photos-of-me phase): Wednesday night, we met up with Jackie and PJ at Salsa & Beer -- an amazing hole-in-the-wall Mexican food restaurant in the Valley. Thursday, she hung out by the pool while I was at work, and then we made dinner, drank some wine, and caught up. Friday brought Happy Hour after work and then some awesomely bad junk food. Saturday, we took a walk, went to see The Proposal (which was very cute), and then had a bbq at our house (of course) with margaritas and mojitos galore. Sadly, Taryn left for Seattle bright and early Sunday morning.
Sunday, my grandma helped me pick out a spot for Bug's bridal shower and then we had a delicious brunch at Marston's (my favorite grandma-and-me lunch spot). Sunday night, Josh and I saw Bruno. It was, in a word, "eh."
So far, I am still on the sewing kick, too. I have been working on a quilt for my mom using Moda's Gypsy Rose by Fig Tree Quilts.
I am so in love with this fabric, I ordered extra to make myself a quilt of my very own from it.
I also enrolled in this Mystery Block of the Month from Fat Quarter Shop. This is ideal since the limited commitment of one block a month may jive with my (sometimes unpredictably hectic) work schedule. Here is my first, completed block.
It's funny how much satisfaction I got from making this little guy. It's nice to feel like I made something, completed a project, did something creative even. Turns out arts and crafts make for excellent stress relief.