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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Gettin' Ready for the Weekend

Because I only work on Tuesdays and Thursdays right now, every weekend is a long weekend for me, but still, a holiday weekend is always special, so I began yesterday by hitting up the spa for a pedicure. Jerry had gotten me a gift card for Mother's Day, so I took advantage of that gift and enjoy the pampering. Here are my pretty toes: Nice flip-flop tan line, right? That's pretty much permanent.

After the pedicure, I headed next door to the spa to Barnes and Noble and got myself a few new reads:
When I got home, I started reading Lancaster's "Pretty in Plaid" (If you haven't read Lancaster's other 3 memoirs, you must; I swear, you will crack a rib laughing), but I only got a chapter in before Jerry surprised me by arriving home from work early. We decided that instead of running, as we'd planned, we'd go for a family walk, so we changed, got Scooter leashed up, and the 3 of us went for a 3 mile walk. It's been awhile since Scooter walked that far, and while he enjoyed the excursion, he returned home pooped:
He matches our floors perfectly, doesn't he? It's like camouflage!

Anyhoo...Jerry and I wrapped up our Friday night by going out to dinner and renting a few movies.

Today?

I have my second baby shower to attend: My friend Erin is hosting it, and I know she's already put lots of hard work into preparing for it, so it should be wonderful. So, I think this morning, I'll lounge for a bit, and return to my book, and then get ready to party it up this afternoon -- Baby Shower Style!

18 comments:

Jamoosh said...

More loot!!! What a great way to start the weekend!

HEATHER said...

hi, new to your blog! Congrats on the baby to be and have fun at your shower! Happy Running from another running mama! :)

Run Sarah said...

Love that photo of Scooter! Have an awesome shower today :)

MN Mom said...

Sounds like your weekend is off to a great start. See you later today at the BBS.

kelsalynn said...

Hmm... I'll have to check out her books- which one do you recommend first? I have been looking for something new to read. Let me know.

Your nails look great, I'm going to paint mine today. I might just have to take a picture!!!

Have fun at your shower.

Girl on Top said...

I love B&N!

MCM Mama said...

Thanks for the author recommendation. I'm always looking for new reads. (BTW, a friend mentioned something about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies the other day and I thought of you).

Have fun today!

Carolina John said...

a camoflauge dog is easy to trip over. watch out!

have a great weekend jess.

SJ Goody said...

I am so jealous of your flip flop tan lines!!! Hope your shower is wonderful!

(BTW, my word verification is "candi" - blogger knows me so well!)

Jessica said...

I hope you are having a great time at your shower!
I am a Jess as well and absolutely love your blog! I love to hear how you are balancing baby and career and I can't wait to watch the rest of the journey!
Are you going to post pictures of Norah when she gets here? I know some people try and keep their kiddos off their blog so I am just curious what your plans are?

Carly said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Have fun at your shower. I am glad you were able to enjoy a little RnR time.

Slow Poke said...

Love the flip flop tan lines. (In Australia we can them thongs but I guess they would give you a different kind of tan line in the US!?)

Enjoy the shower.

X-Country2 said...

Sounds like a pretty amazing weekend. Enjoy your shower!

AKA Alice said...

Ooohhhh! Keep doing book recommends coming. I always need those. I've read Jen's other books. Such a Pretty Fat had me rolling!!!! And I love Joyce Carol Oats too!

I've got those same permanent tan lines ;-)

Agate Lake Girl said...

I didn't know Lancaster's new book was out - yea! Now I have to find time to hit the book store.

Oz Runner said...

camouflaged dog, that's funny....used to love reading joyce carol oates back in college (my degree is in enflish)....i'll have to check out lancaster if i ever have time to read again....

Wes said...

We're going to have to put that Scooter on a training plan...

sRod said...

Scooter looks like one tired dog there!