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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Catching Up

I headed up the the 'burg on Sunday afternoon (with a side stop at the outlets-don't tell Rob) to spend some time with my parents and see a few girlfriends who I've been trying to catch up with all summer. I even snuck in a great visit with my grandparents, which was great.

Sunday night, I had a nice evening hanging out with my parents and enjoying a great dinner of steamed shrimp. Yum. My mom and I stayed up gabbing and watching the Olympics until the wee hours of the morning. That men's 4x4 relay was so exciting!

Monday morning, we met one of my good girlfriends and her mom for an early breakfast, so we spent 1 1/2 hours talking and chatting. After a trip up to the mall and accomplishing a few other errands, we went to lunch at my best girlfriend's parents' house (my friend and her daughter are up from Texas visiting her folks). What an amazing lunch! My friend's mom is an excellent cook - we had a delicious quiche Lorraine, a beautiful fruit salad and yummy banana bread. Mmmm mmm mmm. We really loved talking with both of them and appreciate the hospitality!

Rob held down the fort here, and back to work for me today. So glad I was able to head up there for a visit!


I am loving these 80-degree temperatures in August. What's happening in DC to deserve this? I won't complain. It's been great to walk outside in the evenings.

On a good note, my broken treadmill is scheduled to be fixed on Thursday. Given the level of service I've already had from the repair company, I'm not holding my breath.


We have been staying up way too late watching the Olympics. Hope we make it through the week with short nights of rest. I'm doing my best to avoid any Web sites during the day that could spoil the results that night, although I think it's great that the major events are happening in the morning in China, so they are actually prime time here. Smart thinking!


Leann said...

That sounds like a fun little getaway. Sometimes I wish I lived closer to home (like within driving distance) but I still can't stand the Florida heat. :)