Friday Free-For-All – 06/30/17

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And just like that, June is over. Half the YEAR is over! How?!

Coming back from a few days on the west coast has me feeling like I got hit by a truck. I am SO READY for the weekend. I’m hopefully going to sleep in tomorrow, do some stuff around the house, and then just relax.

Tomorrow starts Ben’s crazy summer of travel. Seriously, he’s away more than he’s home for the next month and a half. He leaves tomorrow to head to PA to help Uncle Harry with his family’s historic farmhouse, and then he goes straight to Maine for Poison Ivy Patrol and the family reunion. I think I won’t see him until the 10th. And then he’s home for barely a week and he’s off again. Crazy pants!

I’ll be riding on a float in the Stowe 4th of July parade. Each year a bunch of folks involved with Stowe Theater Guild shows ride a float to promote the season. It looks like I may be the sole representative from the Dogfight cast, but whatever. It should be fun. And with Ben gone, I don’t really have any other plans for my day off anyway.

Who else is looking forward to the July 4th holiday? Fireworks are my FAVORITE.

Weekend Update: Mardi Gras and Freezing Cold

Happy Monday, friends. Winter returned to the Northeast with a vengeance this weekend. Temps were in the negatives all weekend, and now we’re supposed to get a foot or more of snow this week. Eep! Let’s take a look at what I got up to this weekend.

Friday
CrossFit–>rehearsal–>home as usual. Everybody was in bed by the time I got home so I just went straight to bed.

Saturday
I got up around 8 to cram a few things in before heading into town for Mardi Gras. Yes, we celebrate Mardi Gras in Vermont. Yes, we do it on a Saturday. In March. We’re special. I know.

I cleaned the bathroom and neatened up some stuff in our room, then got dressed and headed into town to meet my friend Brita for a drink before the parade. Then, we did some pre-game drinking at my friends’ salon right down the street. I may have had one more drink than completely necessary, and ended up on the front page of the Burlington Free Press website singing my face off while everyone else is posing nicely for the camera. I blame the Hamilton soundtrack…

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After the parade, we went to the Hilton Garden Inn, where I did NOT have anything to drink, and hung out chatting and sobering up for a while. I was meeting Ben and some of our other friends for dinner and to see Logan so I left a little before 5. I absolutely housed half of a buffalo chicken pizza, chugged some water, and felt a lot better. Logan was pretty good. I honestly didn’t really know what it was about other than Wolverine, but I liked it a lot. Much grittier than other X-Men movies.

By the time the movie was over, I was exhausted. Ben and I went home, watched one episode of The Crown, and I passed out.

Sunday
Sunday was another early morning for me, because I wanted to hit up the Athleta friends and family sale before rehearsal. I got a new pair of capris, with POCKETS, and a pair of shorts for summer. About half my wardrobe at this point is from Athleta, and I’m not mad about it.

Rehearsal was a long one. We’re at the point now where we’re putting larger chunks of the show together, which is always difficult and time-consuming. I was tired and cranky, but we got through it and I was home a little after five. I didn’t do any meal prep yesterday, which is likely to bite me in the ass later this week, but I think I can get it done tomorrow night. Fingers crossed.

And now it’s Monday. My first full week at work since coming back from vacation. And we’re in for a huge snowstorm tomorrow. Ugh. Bring on all the coffee.

Are you in for snow in your neck of the woods this week?