Monday, September 14, 2009

just another manic Monday

Monday's always seem to come just a bit too quickly, don't they? The weekend was a nice one, I hope it was for you as well.

Friday night I stopped at Ann Taylor Loft and picked up a few things. They were doing their buy one, get one half off sweater sale. I bought the following-

Rib trimed scoopneck in majestic plum
Placed petal tee in purple
and a v-neck that I can't find online...

Loft has some really cute things right now, so if you need fall clothes, go check it out!

From there, I headed to B. Dalton at Union Station where I got yelled at by a tourist! I was in line to buy a few things and the cashier asked for the next person in line. I was at the front, so I walked over and put my things down. Meanwhile, I walked by a man who was bent over, as if he was getting something from the bottom shelf. I assumed he was still shopping and didn't think much of him. All of a sudden, I heard "excuse me, but I was next in line," in a loud, shrill voice. I turned and realized that the man was talking to me! I was shocked and aplogized, and picked up my things saying, "please sir, go ahead, I didn't realize you were waiting!." He got all huffy and said "whatever, just stay there," followed by "people in DC are SO rude." I was mortified! I honestly didn't realize that he was in line and I would always let someone go ahead of me!

This, of course, came after I had helped a British couple buy metro passes, because they couldn't figure out the machines and how to get a fare card! Ugh, there went my good karma for the day!

I went home and fell asleep somewhere in the ballpark of 9:30pm. I am awesome.

This weekend was Heidi's wedding and it was so, so lovely. She was such a beautiful bride and is off honeymooning in Puerto Rico right now! I think I am guest posting at her blog sometime this week, so make sure you stop by and congratulate her. I will post some pictures eventually, assuming she doesn't mind!

My mother had a letter to the editor published in the September issue of School Library Journal. She's awesome too.

I had a pair of black shoes re-heeled and they polished them up for me too. It's like they're brand-new!

Steve's birthday was yesterday. It was a low-key day, as he had some homework to do, but we went to the Brickskeller last night with a few friends. It's one of my favorite DC bars; they have hundreds of imported beers and at least three Polish beers, so I am always happy. I always tell myself to try something new, but it never seems to happen.

I am now sponsoring a five year old boy called Rueben in Uganda through the Christian Upliftment School. Of course, I am still loyal to World Vision and my Albanian girls, but this seemed like another good opportunity. I wrote a big paper on Uganda for a class last spring, and there is so much going on there right now that it's just crazy. With them, sponsorship is only $35 a year, and covers tuition and school uniforms. Of course, I can send letters and packages, if I wish, which I am sure to do. I'm pretty excited about that. The school has a blog too, so have a look at it!

I'm also meeting with two girls tomorrow about the DC chapter of Room to Read, which I am really excited about. There are a few big events coming up, and we are meeting to discuss smaller events where people our age might come, people who can't necessarily donate in the thousands of dollars, but maybe could donate a few dollars here and there. They also have a girls scholarship program that I am really excited to learn more about. Let me know if you'd be interested in attending any of these events, and as more are planned, I will be sure to mention them and invite all those who might like to come!

My parents are visiting this weekend and we have tickets for the Red Sox-Orioles game in Baltimore Friday night! Whoooo!

What's on your agenda this week?


Rachel H. said...

Wow! Sounds like you've been super busy! I was just thankful for my three hour nap yesterday! :)

Katelin said...

sounds like a great weekend and yay for heidi's wedding, the pictures look amazing!

Jill said...

Oh my goodness... you've been busy! I can't stand rude people! You handled it really well. Going to bed at 9:30... that would be awesome!!!