I’m currently enjoying the perfect Sunday – curled up on the couch with my feet up, watching football, and relaxing after having one of the most full and fun weekends I’ve had in awhile. Truth be told, I have not been feeling very well lately (Crohn’s decided it was going to flare on me), and seeing so many friends and family members this weekend was the pick-me-up I needed. I feel refreshed.
I also ate so badly, and drank too much. I’m sure I’ll be paying for that soon, but it was worth every second. Exhibits A and B:
On Friday, we met up after work with our friends Ben and Jess (who just bought a beautiful home together – congratulations!). Russell, Ben, and I went to high school together, and we haven’t seen them since we had our 10 year reunion in June. We went to a local place specializing in Belgian beer and running Oktoberfest specials, and just sat for a few hours and talked. I had such a nice time and I hope we start hanging out more often; Ben and Jess are two insightful, courteous, and kind people who reflect the best in one another, and it was a joy to spend a few hours with them.
Saturday was a stunning fall day with absolutely perfect weather – sunshine and clear skies. Russ and I woke up and went to our town’s Artists Market, a festival that takes place once a year. I found my new favorite local artist! Kathryn Carr is a paper artist and she makes the most amazing whimsical creations. I bought a copy of this print, which I can’t wait to hang:
From the festival, we went to another Oktoberfest party at a brewery with Russell’s family. It was my sister-in-law Deanna’s idea, and it was awesome. We sat out until it was dark, eating and drinking and catching up. I think this particular group of people needed to get together and have some fun; I smell a tradition brewing.
Also, I thought my outfit was on-point for Saturday and so I’m shamelessly plugging a selfie here. Ever felt like crap every day recently and needed to feel cute? That was me Saturday.
Today, I woke up early and went to Vessel Studio Glass to create my own glass pumpkin! I’ve wanted to go to a glass blowing/making class for a long time and finally did it with my best pal Mal. In roughly 30 minutes, a glass artist helps you create a perfect pumpkin. I chose a purple pumpkin with a black/silver stem. I can’t wait to post pictures in a few days!
I know this isn’t the kind of post I normally write, but I am feeling very grateful for the people I saw this week, the conversations and laughter that were had, and that I was feeling well enough to do it all. Sometimes each day can be a battle, but today I think I won. 🙂 Happy Sunday, all.