Yo yo yo.
I'm finally back. I've been sick for over a week now, and I can't believe how long I have been sick or how horrible I felt. This is the most sick I've been in ages. I was A-OK freshman year when I had pneumonia (complete with a week long 104 fever and I wasn't able to lift my arms above my shoulders for fear of the stabbing pain in my chest) compared to this icky cold I had. Is this what happens when you get older? Oh boy...
|Watch the latest episode of Revenge on Hulu!|
My life has mostly consisted of the ABC show Revenge lately. I can easily go through three or four
or five or six episodes in a single chunk of time (I had a lot of sleepless, unable to breathe nights last week. I could barely breathe when I was sitting up with my face over a boiling cup of water trying to get the steam to loosen things up. TMI? Sorry!). I'm pretty caught up in the story (so many twists and turns!) but I love Emily Vancamp's character's style and in season 2 there is a new handsome British man who kiiiiind of gets me in the same way Tom Hardy does. Swoon.
Onnnn to the weekend! Where I sort of felt way less sick!
Saturday: It was my sorority's Mom's Weekend, and since Sunday was also my birthday, my dad decided to join her in coming to school for the weekend. I was kind of lagging with everything since I was still feeling not 100%, so we skipped the planned event for my sorority (oops, we missed out on picture frame making...) and went to breakfast and ran some errands.
|My monster breakfast from Saturday... so so good!|
We had breakfast at a local restaurant, The Original Pancake House. This has been one of my family's favorite spots since I was a freshman - we will definitely miss it once I graduate! I was feeling a classic diner food kind of breakfast, so I got scrambled eggs, sausage links, and cheese covered hash browns. Ohhhh my goodness, those hash browns were even more delicious than they looked. I am tempted to try and recreate them at some point in time but I am afraid they will never compare... After breakfast we went to the mall where I exchanged a shirt and my mom got me one of the calf hair bangles from J.Crew as a birthday present. We did a little bit of browsing (ah, fathers... always good for keeping those spending habits in check in their presence, am I right?) and then headed over to Target to pick up some of those boring necessities.
The big event of the day was going out to dinner with my parents and my boyfriend. We went to a local supper club and had the best steaks ever. Well, I guess I can only speak for myself but it was hands down the best steak I've ever had, so I will assume everyone else's was fab as well. Yum. I want to go back riiiiiight now. Anyways, after dinner we headed to a local bar to meet up with some of my friends and their moms. Said local bar was the same bar my boyfriend and I had met at exactly six months earlier. Yep, we totally took advantage of that cheesiness and also their Long Island special.... let's just say Sunday morning was kind of rough.
|My outfit from Saturday night... cool mirror pic, I know.|
Sunday: Sunday was my official birthday. Woo! Honestly, I'm not really a fan of my birthday. It never seems to be one of those opportune times of the year - there is always something else going on the day of my birthday and/or the weather sucks so most of the time I just use it as an excuse to be lazy and indulgent. Oops? Anyways, once I recovered from my evening out, I had a lovely FaceTime sesh with my old roommate! It was so nice to "see" her and catch up on life. My parents picked me up after that and we went to lunch and hung out for a while. After we ran a couple of errands, we stopped back at my apartment to open the presents they bought me and say goodbye.
My mom always gets me as many roses as I am years old (so this year, 22) and makes me special sugar cookies. She only bakes these cookies for birthdays! They were super easy for her to make and send with us to school for our birthday treats when we were younger (our elementary school allowed us to pass out a treat to our class on our birthday) and I would rather have these cookies than a cake. The roses are beautiful and add a really nice touch to the table next to my bed. The corner is kind of empty and the flowers look so nice against the white wall - I'm going to be super sad once they're gone!
So that was my weekend! Hopefully I can get back to regular posting this week, or at least Monday-Wednesday-Friday posting!