|Me & Sue|
Boston was, of course, a fabulous time with Sue and Amanda. Sue looks FANTASTIC despite her recent surgery, and insisted on taking the T instead of letting me drive us to Quincy Market. We picked up lunch at the marketplace in Faneuil Hall and ate outside on the steps so we could people-watch. I miss Boston so much. If I could choose to live anywhere in the world, it would be Boston again. If only there were a Marine Corps base there!
|Amanda & Sue|
After lunch, we shopped around a bit at Urban Outfitters. I got the most awesome pint glasses there for Joshua & my apartment! Then Sue took us for cupcakes in the North End at a little Italian bakery called Modern Pastry. We sat outside and enjoyed them, then headed back to Sue's apartment and Amanda and I headed home to NY not too late.
Friday, at my hair appointment, I got a full head of highlights for Joshua's homecoming (quite the treat since I usually only do a half head!). I also donated $10 to Pink Hair for Hope for breast cancer awareness and got a hot pink hair extension. It's so cute! I asked her to put it in so it's hidden... so it's behind my ear and you can't really see it unless I put my hair in a half ponytail. I feel like such a little rebel with my streak of hot pink hair! Check here to see if a salon in your area is participating.
Today was the surprise 50th birthday party for my aunt. She was completely shocked and it was so nice to see everything being done for her for a change since she's always the one to give, give, give. Her birthday isn't until October, but my uncle wanted to throw her off. It was the first family function where my dad brought his girlfriend and my mom met her... it was weird. Nothing horrible happened, it was just an interesting party. My mom didn't bring her boyfriend, either. We went together. It was catered at a family member's house, and my uncle hired a DJ and a magician. Yes, magician! So silly. It was great to see my cousins and family friends before heading south, though. Good day!
I broke my to-do list down a bit more. It helps me, haha. It also helps when my real-life friends comment on my list and ask what else I've finished and what I still have to do. Thanks, friends!
1. clean/organize bedroom
dressers shoes makeup jewelry hair accessories bags & purses
- scrapbook supplies
2. organize boxes in basement
college papers art portfolios art supplies extra clothes winter clothes kitchen things decor things
- desk supplies
sewing supplies books & magazines Joshua's things holiday decorations
- sheets & linens
clothes shoes makeup jewelry
- hair accessories
- nail polish
bags & purses
- scrapbook supplies
- desk supplies
- workout gear
- iMac & laptop
- Joshua's things
4. send clothes to Good Will
make appointment with event planner
update wedding binder
get car visor replaced
make hair appointment
organize boxes in garage
10. photograph portfolio
return clothes to Victoria's Secret
12. send claim for contacts to insurance
update recipe binder
14. burn backup CDs of photos
15. load new music to iMac
16. scan scrapbook layouts
17. organize/pack Joshua's things
18. prep Mom for her interview :-)
BJ's with Uncle Tom
meet with 1st event planner
crepes with Alison & Liz
visit Sue in Boston
Aunt Vicki's surprise birthday party
Okay, so since I had to add some things to my list, I also had to take some things off. I didn't go to the meeting with the 2nd event planner or to Alison & Eric's party. I also didn't make plans to meet Beth & Josh for lunch, or the florist or DJ. I'll have to wait until I'm next home in October to do that. Just too much to do, and I'm supposed to leave tomorrow! Ahhhhh! Freaking out now. Maybe I should wait to leave Monday afternoon, when my Mom & cousin Matthew are leaving to come down to help me move in? I was trying to get a head start, but... there's still so much to be done.