Saturday and Sunday.
Oh, Saturday and Sunday. They seem like such a blur to me at this point. Saturday was a full day of work from 8am-5pm and then a whole lot of praying that the rain would skip us on Sunday and hold out until Monday. Unfortunately we did not get our wish and Sunday was a whole day of work in the pouring rain. I mean, come on Mother Nature. It's 80 and gorgeous for WEEKS and then the weekend of my outdoor only event, pouring. Oh well, it was definitely a learning experience and I will definitely be buying some rain boots and a rain jacket/pants just in case it happens again next year. Walking around in soaking wet shoes for 12 hours is not my idea of fun. That being said, I did walk 9,923 steps on Saturday (which was pretty much done in the second half of the day since I was sitting for the first half) and then 16,666 steps on Sunday. Even though I had to work all weekend, I did get to be with Seth all weekend, did get paid, and did get a good amount of exercise - so that's a plus!
Oh, and as a side note, I also fell asleep on the couch at 5pm on Sunday afternoon, missed dinner, missed picking Mason up, and woke up at 5am the next day (well rested). I guess that's what waking up at 1:30am and working from 3:30am-2:30pm and walking 16,000+ steps will do to you!
Monday morning I went to work, had an event recap meeting, and then had a work lunch. I left work, went to Target, ran a couple errands, and came home to wait for Seth and Mason to get home. That night we had plans to go to a Bachelor : Women Tell All viewing party that my friend was hosting. They recently opened a new outlet mall by us and my friend is the marketing director. They've been having several events at the mall since it's new and they're trying to get the word out and since Amanda from the Bachelor lives local to us, she had a Bachelor viewing party with her that night. Seth's mom came to watch Mason and Seth and I headed down. Poor, poor Seth was one of three guys at the Bachelor party but he was such a good sport about it. Luckily we had the hookup and he was able to get more than our two allotted drinks. But really, I think he didn't hate it (too much) since he watches the show with me (not by choice, because I turn it on and claim control of the remote lol). And, bonus, Amanda was super nice and we got to meet her and take a picture with her!
Tuesday was back to work for the majority of the day. I got off a little early where I had enough time to run by Total Wine and More to pick up beers for Seth's birthday present. I bought him 34 beers for his 34th birthday and let me tell you, when I was piling my 5 custom 6 packs of beer into my cart as well as my 4 large beers, I got some strange looks. Was it looks because they were impressed with my beer selection or because they thought I was an alcoholic, I will never know. But once I found all the beers I wanted, I headed up to pay and found out that one of the beers that Seth loves and that is extremely hard to find - Pliney the Elder - had been released that day, I had to get one more. (I am happy to report though, that no matter how silly I felt, Seth LOVED his birthday present, which made me super happy!) I had just enough time to head home and drop off and hide the beers before I had to head to my eyebrow appointment. After the appointment, I ran by the grocery store since we officially had no food since I hadn't gone to the store in nine days - oops. Then I met my boys at home for dinner and Mason's bath time. Seth had softball that night so he headed out and I watched Fixer Upper (it was SO good!) before falling asleep on the couch around 10pm.
(PS you can find the recipe for the cupcakes here - I blogged about it a couple years ago, re-shared it last year, and have been making them ever since. Believe me, they WILL NOT disappoint!)
Thursday was Seth's birthday. We both went to work - me for a little less time than Seth. I ended up getting off slightly early and didn't have to pick up Mason until 3pm for his ABA home session so I went to Starbucks to try to get some work done. I succeeded for about an hour or so and then went to pick up Mason. We came home, he had his ABA session and then Seth came home and we went out to dinner for his birthday. I figured since he is the cook in our house, it was only fair to let him have the night off :)
And now we're finally to today! Hallelujah! I'm super excited about this weekend because we plan to celebrate the birthday boy all weekend long. There's a birthday dinner tonight with some friends, a birthday brunch on Sunday with family, and hopefully a little get together with Desiree, Scott, Marcus, and Julia if Marcus is well. I'm hoping the antibiotics that he got kicked his sickness's butt and Marcus and Mason can have a play date because I know the boys are excited to see each other!
And with that, have an amazing weekend!!!