Tidy Victory - In between dropping the 2 liters and trying to console the teething baby, I had a blissful hour of shopping at Wegmans for the baptism barbecue and purchased everything I needed to make food. Ah, my happy place. Did I ever mention I love Wegmans?
Well, according to this blog, I have not posted in nearly two weeks. It doesn't feel like two weeks to me, but that really is too long of a time.
But I do have 5 very good reasons why I have not blogged in two weeks.
<One> Work - I will have had three concerts over two weeks - a middle school Lawn Social, a high school Awards Concert and middle school Awards Concert. The Lawn Social is exactly what the title says - we perform on the lawn and host vendors as a fundraiser for our music program. At the Awards Concerts I feature some soloists and small ensembles, hand out awards and have the orchestras play some fun pop music. It's a lot of work. And a lot of logistics. But a totally cool way to end the school year.
<Two> Pittsburgh - Last weekend my husband and I went to a Dave Matthews concert with some friends at the First Niagara Pavilion in Pittsburgh while his parents stayed with the boys. We had a great meal at Bar Louie in Station Square, enjoyed the concert, ALMOST stopped at a bar called the Mousetrap (which upon internet research has a website and may actually be pretty cool despite the gory name), and lastly a quick visit to the Duquesne Incline. I got some great shots!
|Cool light fixture in the incline car.|
|Aaaaand back down.|
|The soul of the band.|
|Yes, those are two trumpets he's holding at once.|
|Boyd & Tim in one shot|
<Three> Celebrations - You name it, we've celebrated it. Birthdays, baptisms, retirements, new houses, new jobs, the list goes on and on. We love to celebrate and be a part of our friend's and family's special occasions as well as have them be a part of ours. The baby is getting baptized on Sunday and I'm hosting a retirement party on Tuesday - party on Wayne!
<Four> The House - aka The Money Pit - We have been driveway-less for approximately two months now. That may not sound like too big a deal, but as the dirt and grass being tracked into the house from the lack of pavement builds up in our kitchen (main entrance to the house) I am reaching my limit. THANK GOODNESS they came today to put the binder on the driveway, which after being explained to me I now know is the base coat but is still NOT LOOSE GRAVEL. Finally. We are still lacking a front porch, but come on - baby steps.
<Five> The Bachelorette - I'm just a sucker, what can I say. I'm watching the latest episode that I DVR'ed as I type. I'm not really feeling a good vibe from any of the men yet, except for maybe
Ben Z. However, history has proven that I NEVER pick who the bachelor or bachelorette picks. So what do I know.
Thanks for reading my true but ridiculous excuses as to my mega slacker style lately. With summer approaching, I am setting a personal goal of at least two regular posts a week. A few current posts in the works include: Fairy Garden Part II, my Deck Hanging Baskets, How to Help Your Child Be Successful on Their Musical Instrument and an Interview with One of My Favorite Etsy Shops - Carolina Knots.
|Crazy concert picture, great show!|
Cheers to a great weekend with good weather and fun times!
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