Wednesday, June 3, 2009

mindless Wednesday

I've just decided that I really like men in searsucker suits. Maybe I was a southern belle in a past life? Maybe I had a bad experience there and that is why I call it the scary south? By the way, my calling it that is all in good fun, really! From what I've seen of the south, I have loved it, and need to plan a trip to Charleston this summer. I've been wanting to go for years, since I went once and it poured the entire weekend!

Speaking of summer, how is it already June? Seriously, how did that happen? This summer is already ridiculous, and it's barely begun! We have an Iowa wedding in a few weeks and then I am going home the last weekend of June for a friends 30th. I think I mentioned it a few posts back and didn't think I'd be able to go, but Southwest (how I love thee!) has great summer fares. I'm so, so glad I'll be able to go home, even just for a few days. Sometimes that is all it takes to recharge my batteries.

Over the weekend, Steve and I took a quick trip down to Chincoteague and Assateague Islands, in Virginia. Did you read the Misty of Chincoteague books when you were younger? I adored them and have been wanting to visit there since I was nine years old! Friday night, I was out at Matchbox with a few of my favorites and Steve sent a text saying "adventure tomorrow?" Of course, I said yes. The next morning, he sent one telling me to pack an overnight bag. He picked me up and off we were! It is a bit of a drive from here, more than three hours, but was so lovely. We drove over the Bay Bridge and down route 50 most of the way through Maryland. We finally got there and I was in Heaven. I'll post pictures later, since they are still on my camera at the moment. We went to the Pony Centre where Misty's relatives live :) We drove over to Assateague where the wild ponies live, and we saw a few! One came so close to us, I could have reached out to touch him. We drove around the islands and had dinner at a seafood place. We stayed over, since it was a bit of a drive back. The next morning, we found a Friendly's for breakfast and I had a Fribble. There are few things in life that I like more than Fribbles! We also stopped at a local farm stand and I bought some strawberries.

Yesterday was a big board meeting at work and I spent the day taking photos and hearing stories that make me want to teach even more. One of these days I will figure out what I want.

I read a book over the weekend that infuriated me more than any other book I've ever read. I may need to write a scathing review, I am still fired up about it, ha!

I've decided that iced coffees from McDonalds are really quite good.

Oh! I received a present in the mail the other day from one of my Albanian girls! I'll have to take a photo, it is so beautiful. She and her sister made this beaded thing to put on the table, kind of like a table runner, though I wouldn't want to actually put anything heavy on it, for fear the beads would snap. I nearly cried when I opened it!

How is your week looking?


Anonymous said...

Friendly's is definitely under appreciated here. people avoid it and when i say "let's go to Friendly's" i always get crazy looks like i just suggested we drive through South Central. it's one of the big differences above the Mason/Dixon

Christy said...

You have to at least tell us the name of the book so we can avoid it like the plague.

Jennifer Golden said...

I'm aching to know what that book was that had you infuriated!

Mel said...

I've actually have never been to the east coast but I am dying to visit so I can see what the big to-do is about.

I haven't asked Magda how she is doing with my WV orphan. I need to send my other one something to let them know I really exist.

I didn't see the coasters in the mail? Just asking.... I have mail going 2 places so I just want to make sure I didn't miss anything.

xBiracialxBeautyx said...

whats the books name?

Pink Pearls & Muddy Sneakers said...

I read Misty, and I met the author! She went to my school for a little while, then went to boarding school at MPS - she was Lee Bouvier Radziwill's roommate! Such a small world :)