Friday, July 1, 2011

Thee Day Weekend!

Happy Friday friends!  This isn't just ANY Friday, this is Fourth of July Friday!  Which means....three day weekend!  BLESS THE WORLD!  I love me a good three day weekend!

And the even better news?

I only have to work Tuesday and Wednesday next week at my lamesauce office gig because Thursday and Friday the family I babysit for needs me!  Shorter days, for more pay and soaking up sun at the beach with my favorite little ladies?  In a heartbeat.

So, remember my Summer Wish List?  I've been knocking things off of that left and right!  For example, last night I donated blood:

I've donated before, but not since I was in high school, about 8 years ago.  The second time I donated I passed out and my mother forbid me to ever do it again (my iron was really low, they tested it twice to pass me through but they probably shouldn't have).  But na, na, na, na.  I did it and it was a success - and everything I remembered it to be.  I would've liked more pictures and to be honest and I'm sure the people with the Red Cross would've been more than happy to help me out with that, but I felt it would've been a little weird asking for a pic of myself on the table, hah   Maybe next time.  Check this right off that list!

I was excited to see a package waiting for me when I got home last night!  Jenn had some harsh events happen in her life which delayed my Flip Flop Exchange package.  To be honest, I would've rather heard that she forgot or just didn't want to do it over all the bad news/events that she had gotten.  Also, can you believe she hasn't opened up my package yet?!  That's self control!  Either way I still hope it lifts her spirits and she enjoys it.  Below is what she sent to me:

How cute are those flippies?  Classy and simple, my favorite combo.  And her gift from FL?  Beach sand and shells, a portable beach!  Would you believe I actually smelled it to see if I could smell fresh ocean air?  I totally did.  We have brown lake sand here, not gorgeous white ocean sand.

Modeling my new flippies AND the green polish:

So my legs are really white and I have really fat feet so I don't rock them as well as your average fashionista, but I love them!  You can't really tell, but there are sparkles around the silver rings, making them even more fabulous.  Cross two more things off that list (participate in a swap, paint my toes green or yellow)!  Thanks Jenn!!

Last thing on my summer list that I completed this week was making some pasta salad.  I did take a picture of it, but it's really nothing to get excited over, I keep it really simple, pasta, zesty italian dressing, cheese, pepperoni and onions.  No olives or tomatoes please.  I used it as an opportunity to try Ronzoni's Quick Cook Pasta which is supposed to cook in 3 minutes.  I'd say it lived up to it's claim, but it takes forever for water to boil on my stove so it still took forever to cook.

So I have to confess...

I haven't exercised at all this week.

Like, nothing.

I'd come home and I'd take a nap.  Then after my nap I'd go visit the boy, or he came over to fix my bike or I'd just get up and change to go back to bed.  I don't really have an excuse for it.  I was supposed to start week 3 of C25K back on Monday, I'll be starting it tonight.  Oops.

With that said, my bike is practically fixed.  I accidentally got one wrong sized tube (duh, I don't pay attention to anything) so I have to exchange that and take care of the front tire and then I'll be back on that.  I'm thinking tonight I'll take care of it, after my run of course.

I'm a slacker, and right now I really don't care.  Without caring, I'm not going to get anywhere so I've stopped worrying about it for now.  Eventually I'll get the motivation to lose the last 20 pounds and I'll do it, for now I'm just enjoying summer and I have actually been maintaining, so I'll take it.

Agenda for the weekend:

Saturday is going to be Harry Potter day!  HARDCORE!  The boy and I are going to be doing a full blown marathon of all the movies to date, thanks to a couple of the guys at work who compiled their collection for us.  He's only seen the first 2 and wants to see how the story plays out, and I haven't seen 4 and on any other time aside from my theater visit so it'll be nice to catch up again before the final release.

It's hard to believe it's all over with.  And boy, what a lucky break for everyone involved.

Monday I'm looking to do a possible firetower hike and Sunday is still wide open.  The good news is my favorite fireworks are going to be on Sunday, so perhaps I'll be getting to see those.

I'm almost sure that I'll be squeezing in a bike ride and/or other super fun activities, the weather is due to be GORGEOUS!

The Fourth of July is one of my most favorite holidays.  I love the red, white and blues, I love the BBQs and I especially love the fireworks.  I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday!  

What's YOUR favorite part of the Fourth of July?


Amy said...

Woo to the Hooo!!! I love three day weekends. :)

Super cute flops! The extra bling is always a plus. And nail polish?!! What a great score. I love me some cute NP!!

Stephy said...

Oh I love your flip flops! A swap would be so fun! I have to do one someday. I'd love it!

HARRY POTTER! Oh, how I love Harry Potter. It's coming THIS MONTH. Wow. =) [Pardon my nerd-out.]

4th of July! Can't wait. FIREWORKS! No the big huge ones. I like firecrackers. I like to hold them until the last minute & then throwing them. It's the most danger I have in my boring life & I love it.

Kate said...

Wow, that's a lot of awesomeness happening!

Love your flip flops and the extra long weekend. Good job on your list, you're really moving through it. :)

I'm so excited about HP!! I'm such a nerd, but I LOVE the books and the movies. I can't wait to see it. Hope you enjoy them!

Happy 4th! We're having a quiet one, which is just fine with me. Though the hubby is getting some fireworks to set off with the girls. Not sure how that is going to work out. ;)

Impulsive Addict said...

Do you know that I've never donated blood? I've tried. And my hubby passes out while giving blood at the doctors office so he's never donated either. Very sad.

You got a great package! I love the nail polish colors!

I've never watched any of the Harry Potter's either. Can we still be friends?

Brandy@YDK said...

sounds like you have a lot of fun stuff going on. a hp marathon sounds like heaven. I can't wait for the last movie!!! i want to re-read the books. I heard JKR was finally going to do them electronically in october. i'm excited.

Sarah Kate said...

Wow, girl!!! You have a fun life!!! So much to talk about!!! I gave blood for the first time back in May, and they called me yesterday to try to set up an appt to give again. Honestly, I'm a little scared to. I got really light-headed and nauseous after the first time. But we'll see. I'm such a chicken. :o)

More power to you on the Harry Potter marathon! Don't get me wrong, I love me some HP, but I could never, EVER sit still long enough to watch all those movies. That would be torture. :o) I still haven't seen the last two. Kind of waiting until I can buy a boxed set. :o)

Ixy said...

I'm impressed you're doing so well with your summer list! I've done a few, but what can I say? It's a looong list.

I don't usually like flip flops, but those are fabulous! Love them.

sarajo said...

Have you read the HP books? Do you know what happens? Number 3 is my favorite book and movie. Although, 4 is good. Love Rob as Cedric!

What a great swap package. Hope your partner is well now.

I love the BBQ's and fireworks for the 4th! I love the get togethers. I just LOVE the 4th! It's my favorite holiday!!

Connie Weiss said...

iKeith likely has to work all weekend. He was lead on the Tour De France app and he has to do live testing.

I just bought the first Harry Potter book for us to read as a family. Kids are sooo excited!

Have a great weekend!

Kristine said...

My favorite part of the 4th is booze and food :) Oh and the fireworks if I'm not too drunk to remember them, haha.

P.S. the picture of your arm after you gave blood made me gag a little bit... haha damn me and my fear of needles, haha.

Ruthie said...

Little did you know that I grew up on the west side of ADK! I've been wanting a reminder of home for my car for a while now. Thanks for the smile.

Laura Darling said...

Love love love the green nail polish. I usually go with some shade of pink/red but I've been branching out this summer, and now I want to try green!

Lori said...

Congrats on donating!

stephanie said...

enjoy your 3 day weekend!! and I love your new flips!!

Stacie said...

Love the flops and the portable beach! and so glad someone else's legs are still white!

Sandra said...

We did the Harry Potter marathon after seeing part one of the Deathly Hallows...I know, we should have waited until now, but I'm always so into it right after I see a movie.
Love the flip-flops! Love the nail polish!

Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

Love your package!! But I super love the green polish!!!

Have a great weekend - even though it's almost over.

So glad you joined the exchange!


Vivian said...

Happy to hear you like the shower decorations. The best part of my fourth was having all those I love the most with me and my family. Love your green nail polish :)

Miss Angie said...

ADORABLE flip flops!

I seriously can't wait for Harry Potter!

Helene said...

Love the flip flops!! So cute!!! We spent our 4th at a friend's house BBQ'ing and doing fireworks!

Connie Weiss said...

Hey Amber! You haven't posted in a few days...just wanted to make sure you're okay.

I miss you!

Johanson Family said...

I was just realizing I keep seeing this same post every time I check in on you.... WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?
Are you waiting for me to comment before you move on?

Did you do the flip flop exchange through Texas Darlings? I didn't research through your blog to see..

Whats going on with the neighbors?