wore me out. I generally depend on the weekends to help me catch up on rest, but this weekend has left me feeling more tired. Oh well, that's how the ball bounces sometimes. Just an aside, I have no idea how people regularly communte in traffic. It's exhuasting. I had a commute of about 30 minutes the first four months I taught school, but it was a 25 mile drive so no traffic or hassle. It was actually kind of relaxing because I would eat breakfast, listen to morning radio and music, and think; it was before cell phones were used for anything besides emergencies, so there was no compulsion to catch up with people while driving either. I'll spare you the details of the irritating commute I had while working at an Atlanta law firm one summer, but suffice to say, I knew I could never commit to a daily commute of any length.
So anyway, I took a half day off on Friday so I could pick up the cakes for my step-sister's wedding reception and get a partial (highlights). Despite it being mid-day, it took me three times as long as it should have to get to Atlanta. Fortunately I was able to get a later appointment since I missed my appointment time. I did pick up the cakes, and I ate plenty of the white chocolate one the next night. Yummy. The wedding and reception went fine, and bam now they are a family (my step-sister has a daughter and her husband has two children). I pray that those children have an easier time of the step-parent(s) than I did. That's tough stuff.
Random thoughts: My mother's ($1000 plus) digital camera rocks. I used it all weekend, which is why I don't have many fun pics to post from the festivities.
This weather is delightful and so are my nieces.
I should have worked today. Yuck.
The reception was casual and outside. Several women had on what looked like riding pants with calf/knee high boots. I guess that is some new trend. I am not a very trendy person, so I'm often surprised by how people will wear something that is unflattering just because it's "in." The other day a salesperson at J Crew was trying to convince me to buy a corduroy vest. That's evidently "in" right now, but I personally think I'm way too young to be accessorizing with vests (unless the vest is for warmth, but even then--why not wear something with sleeves?). Similarly I'm not wearing "skinny jeans" with ankle zippers. This isn't to say that I haven't looked horrid on many ocassions, probably as a result of my genetic lack of style/fashion sense, etc.
I love Legally Blond.
My ten year class reunion is next weekend. It should be interesting even though only 40 people have RSVPed (from a graduating class of over 200).
Here's a photo of my mother at the reception, my niece Lauren, and the pretty view on the drive out to the reception.