Wondering where this post title is from? (it'll be referenced again a little below) You've Got Mail! One of my favorite movies. The other night it was on (bonus of house sitting--cable!) and I was so excited! Laughed, cried, the whole deal.
In the interest of actually remembering what I do, weekend (from last weekend...about to start another!) recap:
Saturday...I had to pick a friend up from the airport in the evening, so I left for Atlanta at lunch to stop by Lenox and Atlantic Station/Ikea (both of which were conveniently on the way). I've had a LOFT gift card for about a year and a half that got well spent (additional 50% off clearance items...I walked away with 3 dresses and a skirt). I forgot my Ikea list and consequently forgot everything that I had wanted to pick up on my next Ikea trip (I only remembered napkins for an upcoming baby shower). At BR I found a winter top for $5 (haha!), and at West Elm I knocked over an entire drawer of duvet covers (and no, still no bedding for me). I collected said friend from airport (or moreso she got me...her flight came in at a different gate and she startled me...not hard to do), and we went hunting for dinner. Literally, hunting, as in searching for an hour for a particular restaurant (which we did find...success!).
Sunday...I worked for 7 hours at a church wide breakfast.
In one scene of You've Got Mail, Kathleen shares her disdain about 20-something girls who only introduce themselves with their first name. I laughed, and though, "hmm, I don't think I do that." Fast forward to work on Sunday. I'm asked to introduce myself and I go, "Hi, I'm Diana." Period. That's all. I start giggling in my mind then, remembering the scene from YGM, and then add on my last name, so now I sound like I'm introducing myself in a James Bond manner. Sigh.
Continuing on decorating on a dime:
I covered flower containers with craft paper and voila! (Another) Cheap centerpiece. There is the "just put a bird on it" decorating epidemic (which I gladly participate in), and apparently I'm in a "just stick some craft paper on it" phase.
Monday...3 DAY WEEKEND! I cleaned (what else would I do with free time?) and went to dinner at a friend's home. Y'all. The food. OMG. I LOVE grilled food, and there were bbq beef ribs! SO tasty. And there were homemade onion rings, coleslaw, salad, homemade fries, cantaloupe, mac and cheese, and corn on the cob. I am hungry again just looking at that list. The company was excellent, and the time delightful! So thankful!