I am finally, finally, on vacation & I could not be happier. I took off this week randomly at the beginning of the Summer, and it feels like a blessing in disguise because it truly could not have come at a better time. The past few weeks have been hard. (Hard is an understatement, actually. They’ve been horrible.) I really need a break from reality, and to just relax and clear my mind. My life has been chaotic lately, and I need to center myself and find my zen. Or is it chi? I don’t really know. Namaste.
Anyway, despite the hardships of the past few weeks, I have experienced some good times, such as:
I know, I know – when aren’t we shopping? Mel discovered that there was a World Market in Framingham, so naturally we had to check it out. We were both so disappointed. It did not live up to it’s hype. We bounced around from store to store – TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Home Goods, Barnes & Noble – the usual. I really didn’t buy much. I got presents for my brother (just because), Saul (just because) and Jena (for her birthday), so that made me happy. (Side Note: I love buying presents! I get so excited.) I also just had a nice day with Melissa. I was so happy to see her. I hadn’t seen her since our IKEA trip, and I just needed a hug from my sister.
Sometimes I don’t realize how much I actually miss being in Stoneham until I’m back there. (Yeah I know, I only live 30 minutes away, but it’s not the same. And that’s not counting traffic.) On Monday I decided to go see Jena. I went right from work, and I had some time to kill before Jena got home from work, so I stopped at LyLy and got a pedicure. (It’s the little things.) Me & Jen ordered salads from Deli Works & just hung out. I love spending time with my best.
Sakura w/Jamie & TJ
I went out for sushi with TJ & Jamie on Thursday. I was so happy to see both of them. They both seemed happy and in good spirits, which made me happy. We had a nice time. The two of them are so similar, they have the same silly sense of humor. It was fun hanging out with them, they’re hilarious.
Jena’s Birthday Dinner!!!!
Saul & I went to Legal on the Mystic for Jena’s birthday dinner with Jena, Am & Bobby. It was so nice! I had never been to Assembly Row before & it’s beautiful. There are a ton of great stores and restaurants. I have also never been to Legal in general (mostly because I hate fish), so I was pleasantly surprised. Their fried pickles were amazing. I also had a really good white sangria, and some kind of watermelon martini that Am suggested. Delish. We headed over to River Bar after dinner, which is really cute. It was way too hot for me, but on a cool night it would be really fun to hang outside there. We took birthday shots for Jen, then I called it a night. (I get tired on Friday’s, don’t judge.)
Yesterday was a “Me Day”. I got up early (per usual), to go to Target for some cleaning essentials. Of course, I somehow ended up at Charming Charlie and Ulta as well. (It’s not my fault University Station has the best stores all in a friggen row. I’m just thankful that Home Goods is at the opposite end of where I was, because I would have ended up in there, too.) I got a cute necklace & earrings from Charming Charlie, and I finally bought the Urban Decay face primer I’ve heard so much about. I wanted to buy a cheap one, but you get what you pay for. I’m excited to try it. Saul & I cleaned all day once I got back from my shopping excursion. And I don’t mean a half ass cleaning – like deep cleaning. I was seriously exhausted once we finished but I felt a billion times better. I could relax in peace knowing that the house was immaculate. A clean home is a happy home. I didn’t do anything last night, nor did I want to. I watched Law & Order SVU until I went to bed, and I couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing Saturday night.
Now it’s Sunday and I’m getting ready for a fun week ahead of me. Saul and I are going to North Conway tomorrow for the night, so I’m super excited about that. We are staying at Merrill Farm Inn. I’ve never been, but it looks really pretty and cozy, and had good reviews on Google, so we will see. I’ve been to North Conway once before – Saul and I stayed at Adventure Suites for my birthday, which is in the winter. I’ve never been in the Summer, so I googled fun activities to do. So far I think I want to go on the Conway Scenic Railroad (it’s a tour), and to the White Mountains. I’ve heard the White Mountains are absolutely gorgeous, so I’m excited for our trip. Other than that, I’m not sure what else is going on this week. I have little things I want to do for me – write more, hang up some pictures, go to the beach, spend time with loved ones, veg out. We’ll see where the week takes me! 😛
PS: Today is Jena’s actual birthday, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENA!!!! Love you to the moon and back girlfriend. I hope your day is a fabulous as you are. Enjoy your Bae, the ocean, your Momma, and of course, blueberry pancakes. XOXOXOXO.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday!!