02 July 2010

happy friday, indeed!

good morning, my darlings!  i am just in the best mood.  our busy time at work is officially done {until my travel bonanza begins in september} and i think we closed out a banner year.  two of my sweetpea volunteers sent me the most beautiful bouquet of flowers on wednesday as a thank-you and congratulations.  hydrangeas, lillies, snapdragons, and some other loveliness i can't identify.  i just thought that was the nicest gesture. 
the weather has been perfect all week.  no higher than 85 degrees, which for us is practically a coldspell after weeks of 90+ degree weather.  i have every intention of laying by the pool with a few good books all weekend and getting a jumpstart on my vacation tan.

the beau comes home one week from today and you better belive i am marking those days off on the calendar with a big, fat sharpie.  i absolutely cannot freaking wait to see him. 

the detox is going surprisingly well.  i had one MAJOR slip-up on wednesday night, but i think i managed to keep it in check {if such a thing is possible of a slip-up}.  it was our crazy busy end of fiscal year day where i was at work for 13 hours and our boss bought us all dinner.  i resited the urge for a cheeseburger, and instead chose the grilled chicken kabob with grilled peppers and onions, lettuce and tomato, and tzatziki sauce.  and a smattering of french fries.  and a diet coke.  the fries, tzatziki, and diet coke were a definite no-no, but the chicken kabob was on the ok list.  and it's been back on the fit train ever since.  this weekend is going to be REALLY tough with all of the fourth festivites, but i think i can handle it.  i hope.

my new pretty!

and last, but certainly not least, i won this beautiful kate spade ring from the bon bon rose girls!  i am a fairly recent follower of their darling blog and this was just the best surprise.  i can't wait until it arrives so i can start wearing it.  i adore cocktail rings, and i think this one is restrained enough to wear everyday.  if you're not already a follower or a member of their rosebud network, just click on their rosebud button on my sidebar and head on over!

i'm looking forward to a long, lazy weekend with family and friends.  what are your plans for america's birthday?


Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Ooooh congrats on that ring!!!!! It's beautiful!!! :)

living well said...

Congrats on your win! What a cute ring! Have a happy 4th!