5 THINGS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS MONTH

I’m sure by now you guys are all well aware of my love for Fall, especially October. I figured what better way to ease into Blogtober than talk about some of the things I’m really excited about this month? 🤗

1.) MY 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH SAUL

Ummm, I cannot believe we’ve been together for 6 years! Time truly flies. On October 5, 2013, I went on a blind date, and the rest is history. It’s funny – I remember going out for martinis the night before my date with my BFF Jena, and she basically had to talk me into going because I was a nervous wreck. (I’m such an anxious person in general, and I don’t do well “dating”.) Jen totally boosted my confidence, and by Saturday night I was still freaking out, but I wasn’t backing out, which is a good thing. Thank God I didn’t bail on that date! Who knew that on October 5th of 2013 I would meet the man of my dreams? Or that six years later, here we would be – planning our wedding, for next December!? It’s funny how things work out.

To celebrate, we’re going pumpkin picking (of course I chose this) and then we’re going for lunch. I’m not sure what else we’re doing, but it’s going to be an Errie/Saully day for sure. And I honestly don’t care what we do – I have fun with Saul when we’re just sitting on the couch, watching mindless TV together. I love him the most, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him. ❤️

2.) TRYING ON WEDDING DRESSES FOR THE FIRST TIME.

I’m so excited for this, but I’m also nervous AF. It’s such a huge deal (even though I keep trying to be so nonchalant about it.) Jena & Melissa are coming with me (I made an appointment at David’s Bridal) and we’re going to make a day out of it. It’s a destination wedding – so I don’t want anything crazy. I’ll post one of the dresses I absolutely love. But you never know, I could try it on and hate it, so we’ll see!

3.) MEETING WITH A NUTRITIONIST

I‘ve struggled with my weight for nearly all of my adult life, and I finally realized that I needed to stop with “diets” and do something that will truly be a lifestyle change for me. I’m meeting with someone named Tori at the end of the month, and the facility that I chose to go to takes a holistic approach to nutrition, which I found very intriguing. Tori seems great, and I’m excited to meet with her. I have so many wonderful things coming up within the next year, and I just want to feel my best, and be my best self. Happy and healthy is my goal – I’ve thrown “being skinny” out the window. And I’m totally fine with that.

4.) DECORATING FOR HALLOWEEN 👻

I can’t believe I haven’t done this yet, since it’s already October 2nd, but I can’t wait to get the house all spooky! I decorated last year, and I thought it looked super cute. Hopefully I’ll have time this weekend to get all my Halloween stuff out!

5.) HALLOWEEN 🎃

I truly just love Halloween in general. Watching scary movies, cuddling on the couch with hot chocolate or soup, with a warm fuzzy blanket and my fall scented candles lit sounds absolutely heavenly. I haven’t dressed up in forever, but I used to love Halloween parties. (Maybe I’ll do a costume post at some point this month, talking about Halloween parties just inspired me.) As of right now I have no costume party plans, but I’m totally fine with doing the latter!

What’re you guys looking forward to this month?

RHOP: SHOWDOWN AT THE HOEDOWN

All housewife franchises – take note! These are the kind of episodes Bravo fans live for.  So insane, let’s just jump right in.

We start out with Gizelle and Robyn – they’re shopping for stuff for Gizelle’s kitchen. We learn that Gizelle’s offer was accepted on the home she wanted to renovate, and she wants to take her time decorating and getting it all together because she sees this house as her “forever home.”

Robyn and Gizelle sit down, and Robyn tells Gizelle that she met up with Katie and Katie is planning to invite all of the girls over to her house (her farm) for a Hoedown. They bring up Ashley, because she’ll obviously be there.  Robyn tells Gizelle that she doesn’t really get why she had to apologize to Ashley.  “You brought it up,” Robyn tells her.  Gizelle is annoyed, and asks, “Are you trying to put this on me?” Robyn replies, “I’m not trying to put this on you, but I don’t get why I’m the only one she’s upset with.”  (I totally agree with Robyn, for the record.)  Gizelle disagrees. “That’s what we’re not doing,” she says. “We’re not bringing Gizelle into PenisGate.”  Gizelle goes on to say, “I wasn’t there, I didn’t hear it.  I have enough to deal with.”  Robyn calmly responds, “We all have enough to deal with.  No one’s mad at you.  She (meaning Ashley) thinks I should’ve pulled her to the side, but I’m not the one who instigated it.”  I mean, Robyn is not wrong.  Gizelle is the one who brought this up.  “You brought it up,” Robyn tells her. 

Gizelle finally sees what Robyn is saying.  “Okay, fine.  I brought it up.” Robyn asks her, “Do you think we should’ve pulled her to the side?”  Gizelle admits, “Okay fine, I own it. This is partly my fault.  But only like 4%.”  LMFAO.  Gizelle admits she was also in the wrong, and along with Robyn, she plans to apologize to Ashley.

Candiace visits Chris at his restaurant. She tells him she came to see him for “another date night”, and I’m dying when Chris is like, “That’s okay.  I don’t need to spend 24 hours with you.”  LMAO.  Candiace beings to fill in Chris on how therapy went with her Mom.  Chris laughs – and then he apologizes for laughing – but he can’t help it because he feels like the way Dorothy treated Candiace in therapy is how Candiace treats him when they argue.  This annoys Candiace.  “I do not diminish the way that you feel,” she snaps.  “You don’t,” Chris agrees, “But the argument is similar.”  Candiace is pissed – she gets up and storms out of the restaurant.  She gets in her car, and Chris follows her, standing in between the car door.

“You need to be able to see the other side,” Chris tells her. Candiace isn’t listening to him.  “The dynamic is not the same,” she repeats.  Honestly, how does Candiace not see that what she’s doing to Chris right now is exactly what her mother does to her?  Chris is not wrong.  Candiace is being a total brat.  The behavior she’s exhibiting right now is identical to Dorothy’s behavior.  Chris continues to try to reason with her.  “When you get emotional like this you shut down and you don’t want to deal with anything.”  “That’s my fucking right!” Candiace yells at him.  At this point, Candiace clearly can’t be reasoned with, but Chris isn’t done trying.  He brings up the situation with Ashley and Candiace loses it.  “I want you to shut the fuck up and leave.  Move.”  Chris won’t budge.  “I’m trying to help you!” He says exasperatedly.  Candiace is acting like a spoiled brat.  She won’t listen, and she drives off, leaving her argument with Chris unresolved.

Meanwhile, Karen and Ray are going for a motorcycle ride. LMAO, I love Karen.  She hasn’t driven a motorcycle in years. She feels renewed since going to the salt cave, so this is something she really wanted to do.  With an instructor’s help, Karen literally rides around the parking lot on a motorcycle.  She tells us she feels liberated.

Monique is shopping for baby clothes, and Ashley meets up with her. (Side note: Monique is literally the cutest pregger EVER.) Ashley fills her in on her performance at Virginia Gay Pride, and Monique apologizes for not being there.  “You had your people there with you, though,” she remarks.  And then she asks, “Is Robyn still your people?”  Ashley tells Monique she’s not happy with Robyn.  She brings up the brief conversation that she had with her, and how Robyn tried to blame Gizelle because she instigated it.  “We all know Gizelle is an instigator,” Ashely says.  Monique thought that the whole thing was “too much.”  Ashley thinks that Robyn should’ve not said anything at dinner, even when being put on the spot by Gizelle.  In her confessional, Monique tells us, “How you gonna get mad at Robyn?  You know Robyn ain’t the brain, she’s Pinky!” They also briefly discuss Candiace’s behavior at dinner, and Monique admits she didn’t appreciate the way she acted.  She tells us that she can’t figure out why Candiace is gunning for Ashley.

Two Days Later:

Oh, the dramatics! They even give us the exact date: 9/27/18.  News breaks about Michael – he’s being charged for “groping/grabbing” a cameraman’s butt, and could face up to 3-11 years in jail if he’s found guilty.  The word is quickly spreading all around Potomac.  Gizelle texts Robyn – it’s a link about Michael being charged with sexual assault.  Candiace FaceTimes Monique – “Have you heard the news?” Monique tells her it’s everywhere, she even heard it on the radio.  We see a clip of Wendy Williams covering the story, and she basically accuses Ashley of knowing Michael did it. I’m not surprised by these allegations – but I am surprised when Monique tells Candiace that this incident supposedly happened the day of the Rainbow Party.  Ummmm, what!?

Meanwhile, Ashley is out with Katie, and they’re shopping for the hoedown. Ashley is completely in the dark that this news broke.  Gizelle calls her to check in.  She quickly realizes Ashley doesn’t know what’s going on, so she tells her.  Ashley acts extremely nonchalant about the entire situation, and she says that she knows all about it – it’s not true, but she can’t really talk about it.  I think we can all agree with Gizelle when she’s like, “What’s really going on here?”

We’re at Monique’s, and Candiace comes over. Monique is putting together her bassinet, because the doctors told her that the baby could come sooner than expected.  The girls start chatting, and the crazy dinner party gets brought up.  “You went from zero to outer space,” Monique tells Candiace.  Candiace says she was angry.  She feels like Ashley took what she shared with the group (about her mom) and used it against her.  “You allowed her to get under your skin,” Monique says.  “Even Chris couldn’t calm you down.”  Monique is trying to be real with Candiace.  She tells her she felt like she wasn’t acting like grown woman, she was throwing a temper tantrum.  Candiace isn’t happy about this.  She feels like she’s being judged by a friend who’s exhibited “hood” behavior.  (Really Candiace?)  Candiace tells Monique, “I don’t want this stuff with my mom to spill over into my relationship.”  Monique replies, “It’s definitely spilling over into your friendships.”  She goes on to tell her, “You could’ve had a little bit more self control.”  Monique is honestly just trying to be a good friend to Candiace – sometimes friends tell you shit you don’t want to hear, but it’s the truth.  Instead of listening to Monique, Candiace is just getting annoyed.  She’s not seeing that she’s coming from a good place.

It’s the day of the hoedown. Robyn is first to arrive.  Ashley and Gizelle are riding together.  Gizelle apologizes to Ashley for her part in bringing up “Penis Gate”, and Ashley forgives her.  Karen and Monique are riding together, and they’re discussing the recent allegations against Michael.  “Consent is everything,” Karen says.  (I’m dying.)  Gizelle briefly brings up the situation to Ashley, and Ashley says that she cannot talk about it.  Gizelle drops it.

All of the ladies are arriving. When Gizelle and Ashley arrive, Ashley jumps out of the car, super excited to see everyone.  She’s bubbly and hyper, and Robyn finds it strange.  “She’s going to pretend like nothing happened,” she tells us in her confessional.  Robyn pulls Ashley aside to apologize, and Ashley quickly forgives her.  For now, everyone is totally fine.

The girls play games – corn hole, tug of war, beer pong, and they’re all having fun. Before they sit down to eat, Katie gives a super weird toast.  The girls all sit down at the table, and Candiace apologizes to everyone for her outburst at dinner.  “I appreciate the apology,” Gizelle says, “but it needs to go to that side of the table.”  Gizelle references where Ashley is sitting.  “That’s a conversation that needs to happen separately,” Candiace says. Then she adds, “But I was also told by you that Ashley never wants to speak to me again.”  Gizelle agrees – Ashley did say that. Candiace goes on to say that if Ashley is open to speaking with her, they can have a conversation.  “Thank you, I appreciate that,” Ashley says.  She doesn’t add whether or not she wants to have a conversation with Candiace. 

Ashley then goes on to bring up Michael – she addresses it as the “elephant in the room”, but tells the girls she can’t discuss it. “You can’t say anything?” Robyn asks.  Ashley says no.  In her confessional, Robyn says that Ashley has been very messy in the past when it came to everyone else’s business. (Thank you to the shady producers for those throwbacks of how messy Ashley was.  I told you – KARMA.)

Karen tells Ashley, “ I hope that it turns out positive for you.” LMFAO at Gizelle – she has to stir the pot.  “Karen, you were high-fivin’ Robyn at Candiace’s house.”  This irritates Ashley, who looks at Karen and says, “Karen, just remember, you have a few skeletons in your closet.”  Karen owns that she did high five Robyn, but says that Gizelle needs to be held accountable for bringing Ashley back in the house after Candiace had already kicked her out.  “What kind of friend are you?” Karen asks.  Monique tells us that she thinks they’re all wrong, and Katie wants them to just “squash it.”  Robyn calls out Candiace for coming for Ashley.  Candiace tells Ashley, “I want to be friends. I have no vendetta against you, Ashley.” Gizelle is like, “Well, you said her marriage sounds fishy.”  “That’s my opinion!” Candiace exclaims.

(Candiace, why aren’t you getting this? Yes, you have an opinion, and you’re entitled to it.  But don’t say you don’t have a vendetta against Ashley and you want to be her friend when you’re saying all of this negative shit.  It doesn’t make sense.) Gizelle says that it’s judgment, not an opinion, and Monique and Robyn agree.  “I don’t care what Monique says, I don’t care what Robyn says!” Candiace tells us.  Monique is calling her out, and Candiace is pissed.  “You’re all hypocrites!”

The girls are all arguing at this point, and Katie interjects with another toast – “To fake bitches and ass grabbing!” LMFAO, that literally shuts up the entire table. Everyone disperses.  Karen approaches Ashley and asks, “Are you okay, Miss Ash?”  “I’m always gonna be alright, Karen, but thanks for asking,” Ashley snaps.  “Is there an attitude there?” Karen asks her. “Yeah, because I also overheard you saying stuff, too,” Ashley tells her.  She goes on to say that Karen is nice to Ashley’s face, but talks shit behind her back.  “You should be used to that,” Karen says. “That’s what you do to everybody.”  Ashley says that she doesn’t do that to Karen – if she has an issue with her, she tells her to her face.  “Karma is a bitch, honey!” LMFAO Karen is not playing.  Ashley makes a comment about Ray’s old lawsuit, and Karen is not having it.  I’m dying when she makes some comment about Michael being careful with the soap, referencing him going to jail.  LMFAO.  I can’t you guys.  You can’t even make this shit up.

Candiace pulls Karen aside, and someone apologizes to Katie. Monique joins Candiace and Karen.  Candiace told Karen she feels like people who are supposed to be her friend aren’t on her side.  Monique is like, “You’re not hearing what we’re saying.”  Candiace says she hears exactly what they’re saying.  “For you to call me a hypocrite Candiace, I’m so irritated right now with you.  I’m not a hypocrite, I’ve been saying the same things to you!  You don’t like the fact that I’m being real with you.”  Fucking preach Monique!!!!  Candiace still does not get it.  “You’re sticking up for someone who had nothing but negative things to say about me.”  Monique is like, “You’re literally doing the same things she did last year!”  “Why don’t you go over there since ya’ll are good friends now?” Candiace says, being extremely petty.  “Don’t talk to me like I’m a child,” Monique says, walking away.  Candiace is still talking shit as Monique goes, and Monique stops and turns around and is like, “I will still drag you, pregnant and all!”  This sets Candiace off.  “Drag me, Monique! Drag me!” Monique makes some comment about throwing a bottle at Candiace’s head.  I’m dying.

Candiace feels judged, and Karen thinks that Candiace needs a friend at the moment. Karen thinks everyone’s been dramatic, and it’s not fair to call out Candiace when they’ve all had their moments.  Monique apologizes to Candiace for threatening to throw a bottle at her – she says she let her emotions get the best of her.  She’s just trying to be real with Candiace, and she doesn’t get why Candiace doesn’t’ see that.  Both girls are emotional, and Candiace tells Monique to get away from her.

Jesus! So much drama. Between everyone.  I truly do agree with Monique, 100%.  I think Candiace is struggling with the issues she’s having with her Mom, and that it is spilling over into all of her other relationships.

Are you Team Monique or Team Candiace? Do you think Michael is guilty?  Thoughts!?

Until next week…..

RHOBH: HURRICANE CAMILLE

We start out at Kyle’s, and Kim comes over. Kim seems to be doing wonderful and I’m beyond happy for her.  She’s loving life as a Grandma.  Kim and Kyle talk about how Alexia recently got a job at The Agency, and she loves it. Kyle invites Kim to The Agency’s Party – but she does warn her, Lisa Rinna will be there.  Kim says she probably can’t go.  This part is weird to me – they act like the apology between Kim and Rinna never occurred?  Kim tells us that her and Rinna “will never be friends”, but it would be nice if they could be civil. Whatever.

Over at Dorit and PK’s, Dorit fills in PK on what Camille said during that horrible dinner. (Also, LMAO at Dorit just causally riding around on that trike.)  Dorit says that Camille is two-faced.  PK confirms what Dorit said at dinner – he filed for bankruptcy ten years ago, so what does that have to do with anything now?  Dorit also brings up the Beverly Beach lawsuit. She says that because it’s ongoing, she can’t talk about it, and Camille knows this.  Interesting.  Dorit brings up The Agency party – unfortunately, PK can’t attend –his daughter, Atlanta, is in town, and he’s spending the night with her.  Dorit doesn’t want to see Camille and wishes he could go with her, but she understands why he can’t.

It’s the night of the party, and we catch glimpses of all of the girls getting ready and heading out. Dorit rides with Denise and Aaron, and you guys – I just love Aaron.  Favorite house-husband of all time.

Erika and Rinna show up together, and they’re both wearing wigs. I love these  two.

Camille arrives with her posse – Kimber, and Rose. (Is Kimber the new DeeDee? I think so.)  Camille comes in guns blazing.  After she really thought about what went down at dinner the other night, she decided that it was bullshit.  She’s totally disappointed in the girl’s behavior and their actions.  (LMAO, what about your behavior and your actions, Camille?)  She walks into the room and says to Kimber and Rose, “I feel like I’m back in high school with these bitches.”  She’s tired of being on the chopping block, and thinks that the ladies are “heartless.” Oh, please! Give me a break, Camille.

Camille and Kyle greet each other, and Camille instantly goes in on her. Teddi tries to step in, and of course Camille is not having that.  She literally puts her hand in Teddi’s face and says, “Shut it down, Teddi!” LMFAO.  Camille is on another level.  Teddi walks away, and she stops and fills in Erika and Rinna on what was going on.  Meanwhile, Denise, Aaron and Dorit arrive.

Rinna is confused by Camille’s sudden change of mood. After Dorit’s dinner, Camille showed remorse for her behavior.  (We even see a flashback of that, which is surprising.)  Rinna decides to confront Camille.  “Camille, can we have a chat with you?” Camille is so aggressive, I am dying.  “No.” Rinna still tries to proceed with having a conversation with her.  Camille tells her that the way the girls treated her, just because she was nice to LVP, is bullshit.  “Let’s figure out who the mean girl really is,” Camille says, getting in Rinna’s face.

Camille books it to the bathroom, and Denise follows her. Denise is like, “Let’s talk it out.”  Camille is not having any of this.  “I like you Denise,” she says, but basically tells her to stay out of it.  Denise isn’t staying out of it, though.  “You fucked up,” she tells her. “You owe Dorit an apology.” Denise thinks what Camille did to Dorit is unacceptable.  Surprisingly, Camille takes responsibility for this, and does say she wants to apologize to Dorit.

Mauricio and Kyle are giving their speech, and everyone is listening – except for Camille and Denise, who are literally still arguing. LMAO. Dorit turns around and is like, “Can you please stop?  He’s giving a speech.” 

The girls shut up, and once the speech is over, Camille pulls Dorit aside.  “Can I talk to you? I want to apologize.”  She tells her that she’s so sorry.  Dorit clearly doesn’t trust Camille, but she just lets her apologize.

I honestly don’t even know how Teddi ends up confronting Camille again, but she does. She’s pissed that she was so rude to her and doesn’t appreciate the way she talked down to her.  Camille literally doesn’t give a single fuck.  “Teddi, you have been so annoying to me,” she says.  Then she randomly brings up her daughter, Mason, and how Mason told her that Teddi snubbed her at the airport. Teddi adamantly denies that, which makes Camille even angrier, because her daughter didn’t make it up. 

Denise sticks up for Teddi, and Camille tells Denise to “back off.”  Denise is pissed and tells her, “You fucking back off!”  Denise tells us, “I can handle drama, enough is enough!”

Camille leaves, and the party is somewhat normal after that. Kyle brought wine from France so Denise could have some, and they all cheers.

Six months later….

Kyle has the girls over for lunch – minus LVP and Camille.

We learn that Camille has switched over to LVP’s side – we catch a flashback of her telling LVP that she felt like she was the target after she (LVP) left the group.

Meanwhile, the girls are all chatting. They talk about how LVP just opened up a new restaurant at Cesar’s Palace in Vegas, and Camille was in attendance.  Rinna tells us she actually ran into LVP in a parking garage.  She said she was trying to get money in her purse and her nails were wet, so Rinna asked her if she needed money. (LMAO, only Rinna.)  LVP declined, saying, “No! And even if I did need any, I wouldn’t take it from you.”  Kyle also fills us in on how she bumped into LVP at Neiman Marcus.  They had a much more civilized convo.  Kyle apologized for everything, and told her she wished it didn’t end up the way it was.  Lisa told Kyle she couldn’t get over the fact that she called her a liar, and Kyle says she didn’t call her a liar, that was what LVP took away from their conversation.  (Kyle, you called her liar.)  Kyle’s sad, because she knows that nothing will change, but she also feels a sense of relief, having seen her and having that closure. Kyle feels as though she was more invested in their friendship then LVP was.

Honestly, this group of girls do seem very close. Erika tells us she feels very close with this group.  We talk a little bit about what they’re doing at the end.  Denise moved to Brentwood, so I’m happy she found a home.  Rinna’s daughter, Amelia, is starting college in the fall.  Teddi is staying busy with her business.  Dorit is looking for a new home,  and we also learn Beverly Beach is doing well.  And Kyle says that she just doesn’t want any enemies.

Lastly we get LVP – she tells us she’s in a different place. “Out with the old and in with new.”

We leave off with the girls cheers-ing – “The future is ours!”

It’s weird, because I feel like a lot went down this season – but I also feel like nothing went down this season, too. My opinions on cast members have changed drastically from the beginning.  I really wasn’t a fan of Dorit when we started the season, but she’s one of my favs now.  I also really loved Camille in the beginning, until Season 1 Camille reared her ugly head.  I’m so over her and her victim mentality.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens next season….LVP has already said she won’t be returning, and I’d be shocked if Camille came back since she burned her bridges with everyone. Who will they cast?

In the meantime, we still have the reunion to look forward to.

Until next season…..

SWEET SUMMER TIME

Happy Summer! I know it just started, but it goes by way too fast, not that I’m complaining. (I’m the most basic white girl when it comes to Fall – I live for it.)  But I do love Summer, and so far, I’ve been having a blast.

My boss gave me Red Sox tickets, so Saul & I went to Fenway to watch the Red Sox play Toronto, which happened to fall on the first day of Summer.  My boss did tell me he had great seats, but I underestimated how great these seats actually were.  I felt like I was on the field! I could see the players up close.  I’m not a huge baseball fan, but the ambience was great and it’s always fun to head into Boston.

The next day was a Saturday, and Saul and I had booked a mini weekend getaway to Vermont.  I hadn’t been to Vermont since I was a teenager, so I don’t even count that trip.  My friend’s parents had a timeshare and we were bored and went to Smuggler’s Notch off season.  We never left the resort, unless you count going to Big Lots and the grocery store. We weren’t of age, so we couldn’t really go anywhere.

We went to Stowe and stayed at The Golden Eagle Resort.  Vermont is so pretty.  Everything is so green and lush.  We had a lot of fun trying new restaurants and breweries.  We loved Cold Hollow Cider Mill – amazing cider.  We also tried Idletyme Brewing Company, but we weren’t impressed.  We had dinner there, but they were super disorganized and it wasn’t a pleasant experience.

We went to The Ben & Jerry Factory and took a tour – that was probably my favorite part of the trip.  It was so fun!  They had a “Flavor Graveyard” of all of the old ice creams that they’ve gotten rid of, it was really cute.

We also ended up on a scenic route, which was scary AF but fun.  I wish I didn’t delete the videos I took while we were driving on it.  There were boulders everywhere and you couldn’t really see around the bend.  There were also no middle lines in the road.

All in all it was a fun trip, and I would definitely go back to Vermont.

Me and Saul decided last minute we should have a cookout for the fourth of July, so we had some friends come over.  I got to see my nieces, and my nephew, which I’m always super excited about.  And my cousin Melissa came, which was shocking.  (LMAO I love you Mel!!!!) We got this blow up pool, that has a filter, so we had it all set up and it was such a hit. (With the kids, and the adults.)  It’s nothing crazy, but the fourth of July was so hot so it was nice to be able to cool off.  I was literally melting.  I wish I had taken more pictures, but we were sweating, so besides pictures of the babies, pictures were a hard no. I had a lot of fun, but probably had too many White Claws.

On Saturday I went up to Maine with my BFF Jena.  Her mom, Patty, has a house there, and we stayed with her for the weekend.  I absolutely love going to Maine.  I always have a blast with Patty and Jena, and Maine overall is just gorgeous.  I feel so calm and relaxed when I’m there.  We chilled poolside all day Saturday, and then Saturday night we went to Inn On The Blues.  They had a live band playing (The Nate Bash Band) and they were so good! I love live music, it’s so entertaining.  Again, I drank too many White Claws (actually, this time, I think I was drinking Truly), and we went to bed super late, so Sunday we had a lazy day in Maine and just relaxed.  I had a great weekend.

Now it’s Monday, and unfortunately I’m back at work.  I’m looking forward to more fun Summer Days and Nights though – in August, I’m going to Maine for a week with Saul, his brother, sister-in-law, and my niece, Ellie.  I cannot wait.  We rented a house and I know that will be fun.  Jena’s birthday is in August, so that will be a fun celebration.  And I’m planning on hopefully having some more cookouts and get-togethers.  Maybe another weekend away?  Who knows.  I also have some adult things to do – a phone call with our wedding planner at the end of July, and I need to get my Save The Dates out! It feels like our wedding is so far away, but I know it will be here before I know it.

How’s everyone’s Summer so far, and what’re your plans? What’re you looking forward to? Leave me a comment!

Talk soon!