one a penny, two a penny

As you know I had a half day of work today and it was everything I hoped it would be.  Todd picked me up from work at 1:00 and I was greeted with lunch from Panera.  After scarfing down a half Tomato Mozzarella Panini, I got to work on a hot cross bun.

I honestly didn’t think that these buns existed out side of the nursery rhyme but lo and behold, there they were on Panera’s menu, how could I resist?  Thankfully, our location had them and Todd picked one up for me.  The bun was delicious and yeasty and good but my favorite part (no surprise here) was the cross of frosting on the top.

After eating our lunches quickly in the car we had a successful meeting with the event coordinator  at the Grand Rapids Art Museum and then headed over to the county clerk’s office to apply for a marriage license.  It was quick and easy and we can pick up the license on Monday.  We’re allowed to get married, phew!

We made a quick stop to re-sign our lease and then went our separate ways.  I stopped by my favorite book store, Schuler Books and picked up a few new reads and a few small gifts for my flower girls.

I went to my parents’ house after that and sat down and next thing I knew, I was taking a nap.  It was heavenly.  I didn’t wake up until my dad got home from work.  Fortunately, that was before I had to meet my mom to go pick up my wedding dress.  Unfortunately when we went to pick up my dress it didn’t quite fit right so I have to wait another week to take my dress home but it looks pretty amazing and I’m really happy with how it’s coming together.

After the fitting my mom and I met my dad for dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse and we had a darn good meal.

Steak, veggies, mashed potatoes and macaroni to share?  Yes, please.

When I got back to my parents’ I went through some old photos in search of some good shots for our wedding photo display.  I found some gems.

There were certainly a ton of some more embarrassing shots too.  Oh 90s, you were something else.

I enjoyed my little afternoon off so much!  It felt like a mini-weekend and it was so needed.  My next break will be for the wedding and honeymoon and that is just beyond!

How was your day?

How do you spend your days off?

april showers

When the weather is gloomy, do you feel gloomy too?  I do.  Today is another dreary day and we are definitely experiencing April showers.  To brighten up my day, I had a smoothie and fresh watermelon for lunch.  Watermelon always makes me happy, it tastes like summer and who doesn’t love summer?

 

As you can see, smoothies make me quite happy too.  As a bonus, a co-worker dropped off a second smoothie just in time for my afternoon snack – score!

After I get out of work it’s straight to yoga then home.  I’m hoping to work on a few things for the wedding and read a bit of the book that I started last night, The Postmistress by Sarah Blake.  I’ve been wanting to read this book forever and I finally finished my second book of the year on Saturday.  I made a goal to read 15 books this year so hopefully this one goes quicker than the last one.

Only 20 more minutes to go at work, tick-tock, tick-tock.

Hopefully it won’t be raining when I leave.  Although these April showers are just leading to May flowers, right?

What books are you reading right now?

Do you have any recommendations for me to add to my list?