November 6, 2017

Weekend Recap: Unexpected & Enjoyable

Morning, ladies. Coming at you a bit tired as I landed at midnight Sunday. Can I get an AMEN for falling back? AMMMMMEEEEN! This weekend Le Husband and I were in Austin, Texas for the kickball championship. Cheers to friends, warm weather and fun together.

It was the whirl wind of a trip, which means a whirl wind recap.

Unexpected events of the weekend:

Last week ended pretty awfully, as I found out a close friend of the family had passed away. It was a shock and she was such a sweet lady to our family. Every year we would see her when we visited the lake and she was the salt of the earth, fierce lover of a good time and just a wonderful, wonderful human. I was able to get time off for the funeral Friday morning and man was it tough. Grateful I was able to celebrate her life, just not how I expected to get my weekend started.

+ Cloudy and cool temperatures in Austin for kickball day. I LOVED the warmth, seriously, I miss my 80 degree days, but was super thankful for the unexpected cloud cover. Kept me from getting fried.

+ Good play by me during my two games. Practice has been limited recently and I didn't expect to do much, just hold my own. I had two really great at bats and a few stellar catches.

+ Losing in the first round of eliminations. Dagger, sadness. OUCH!

+ Realizing how much I miss this group of people. Yes, I know people think we are crazy trailing around to play a kids game, but the relationships built truly last. I hadn't seen MANY friends in over a year and it was incredibly fun catching up with everyone. We root for each other on the field and in life and I almost teared up thinking this could be the end.

+ Not making it to the bar Saturday night and passing out at 10:00pm. Cheers to sleep.

+ DST making my sleep gllllllooorrrriiious for Sunday morning.

+ A crew time out which changed my connecting flight email that caused me to completely change my flights and leave earlier than planned. Grateful I worked quickly because many people got stuck on the delayed flight which had us landing in TYS at 2:30am, ouch.

Enjoyable moments of the weekend:

+ Having a teammate wait for me at the airport so I didn't have to ride to the house alone.

+ Seeing Le Husband after a week apart.

+ Morning walk for coffee with the housemates. Awesome time catching up.

+ Two great catches.

+ Delicious food at the field to eat while we watched the other teams play for the championship.

+ Amazing dinner at the JW Marriott.

+ Good execution during the women's tournament.

+ A friend lending us his car to get me to the airport for my earlier flight.

+ Using the Admiral club during a long layover in Charlotte.

+ Free WINE!

Soooooo, now I'm here at work and hanging in there. Doing my best to turn the dreary into cheery. There might have been some Christmas music playing this morning to bring out my smile. Wishing you a wonderfully fabulous week!


  1. Yay for free wine & good friends!

  2. Sounds like a good time and yay for free wine! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. Yay for free wine and DST! Loved the extra sleep, but booooo to it being dark so early now. Sending all the hugs with the news of your family friend <3
    Green Fashionista

  4. So sorry to hear about your family friend. That's always hard. But yay for free wine! That always makes me happy! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. Happy Monday, friend! I think that your week (and weekend) sounded fabulous - and insanely busy. But heck, good wine, great friends, and seeing your hubs...doesn't get better than that!

  6. Hope you had a great time in my old hometown! Sorry about your loss of a family friend, sending hugs.

  7. DST and kids just don't mix.

    So sorry to hear the loss of your family friend; big hugs to you all.

  8. Sending lots of love, sorry to hear about the loss of your family friend. <3

  9. i hate that falling back means winter and getting dark earlier, but i'd be lying if i said i didn't appreciate the extra hour lol.
    i am so sorry for the loss of your family friend.
    who cares if it's a 'kids game'? there are lots of things i do that are meant for kids and i don't care lol. whatever makes you happy!
    and yay to free wine! always a plus.

  10. You were so close... yet still so far. I think we're staying at the JW Marriott for a wedding next month, so I'll have to check out the restaurant if we need ideas!! So sorry for your loss but glad you had a fun weekend in Austin!


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