Sunday, August 7, 2011

The last days of summer...

It's good to be back from my self-proclaimed "vacay" from blogland.  I decided to thoroughly enjoy my last days of summer (it's back to the grind tomorrow), and I think it went rather well.  Get ready for a random post...

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I started the day Friday with a mani/pedi at a local salon.  For those that know me, I rarely even file my fingernails (I like to think I'm only high-maintenance in the home decor department), so this was a true treat.  I had mentioned to Andy a while back to watch Groupon for me because I wanted to be "pampered" some day soon, and he listened.  Sometimes you just have to tell them, ladies!  The pampering was even more enjoyable because I got a great deal--25 buckaroos for a mani/pedi at a decently upscale salon.  Way to go, Hubbo!

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I spent the rest of the day with my mom.  We discussed items in the decorating department that had me stumped in the new house, fabric shopped a bit, and made a long-overdue stop at Home Goods.  I decided to bring these lovely ladies home to live with us. 

I'm still wishing they would read more yellow in the house (they appear yellow here, but they really read a beigey-buttercream in the house), but perhaps that will help to tone down the very yellow curtains that are soon to make their arrival here?
 

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On Saturday, Andy participated in his very first duathlon in my old stomping grounds.  This particular duathlon started with a run of 2.5 miles, biking approximately 18 miles, and then running another 2.5 miles.  I, for one, would need to be chased to do something like this.  Andy, however, had been training for the last few months, and he was able to do really well in the race.  He won 3rd place in his age group!  Not bad for a first-timer!  Here he is with his award...

Woo-Hoo!

The duathlon was sponsored by an airplane museum in Tullahoma, thus he won a set of propellers.  Pretty clever, I thought.

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We ended the weekend with a bit of tax-free shopping.  Andy and I BOTH found some things for work-wear, so it was a successful day!  Now it's back to reality...



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