I worked until 1 a.m. Thursday night, which was unfortunate because I planned a spa day at a fancy hotel across town beginning at 10 a.m. Friday morning (not a real problem, but I was tired). I think the spa day will go in a post of its own. I had gift cards and I mostly enjoyed it, but is it normal to feel bruised after a massage? Anyway, I did that, stopped for cookies to take to Andrew at work, and then came home for the most amazing two hour nap I have had in recent memory. Andrew came home and woke me up and I thought it was morning and mumbled something about how "Holly/Heidi said I was next in the system." I don't know what I was thinking and I think I said Holly but Andrew heard Heidi so maybe my bloggy BFF was in my dreams? I have no idea.
Anyway, Saturday is where the weekend got good. Sarah, Miranda, and I met at Rachelle's to check out some of Houston's best resale stores. We went to three different stores and I'm the only one who bought anything (a vintage coffee can to match my antique toaster and a wooden tray to go on the back of my toilet that I snatched up when Rachelle decided she didn't want it). Then we had lunch at Paulie's and decided to check out a bakery pop-up that Andrew texted me about. Pizza and maracons and coffee, YUM!
Friday's cookies because I think the scarecrow is cute | an entire shelf of clowns at one of the stores (creepy) | bread at the bakery pop-up | Pizza at Paulie's
So after all of that, we decided to check out the Nutcracker Market. For those not in Houston, Nutcracker Market is a huge sale put on by hundreds of vendors in an arena that has all kinds of holiday decor, gift items, jewelry, bags, and things you never knew you needed. Miranda and Sarah had never been but Rachelle and I knew what we were getting ourselves into! I tried to refrain from going crazy (plus I still had to carry everything I bought) so I only ended up with a bracelet, a Christmas ornament, and a slate lazy susan that I am going to put in my Christmas gift stash. Being there always makes me ready to decorate my house for Christmas and break out the Michael Buble holiday CD, but I refuse to do so until after Thanksgiving so we still have a few more weeks. It ended up being a fun, jam-packed day with friends.
Sunday consisted of a Giants win and brisket and homemade mac and cheese by the husband. Also, two cups of French Press coffee. It is so easy and tastes so good - how have I lived so long without this in my life? I meant to spend the day catching up on blog reading but it just didn't happen. Maybe with things slowing down at work, I can catch up!
Linking up with Sami and Leeann!