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?

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half day work day

I am couting down the hours to 1:00.  Usually that’s my lunch time but today I’m looking forward to it as quitting time.  I took a half day today to get some things done and I couldn’t be more excited.  I’ve been looking forward to today all week and I’m so excited that I can barely stand it – I feel like a little kid!

After leaving here I’m going to meet with the Event Coordinator at the GRAM, our wedding reception venue.  When we’re done there, Todd and I will go to the courthouse to get our marriage license before going to re-sign the lease for our new apartment (the first time we went to sign it the landlord’s printer was broken so our original lease is a little bootlegged).  I’ll probably run a few more errand after that and then I’m meeting my mom so we can go pick up my wedding dress from the tailor’s house.

What a fun, busy and productive afternoon this will be!  Plus, I’m really glad for the mental health day.  The last time I had a day off was in early February when a blizzard hit and my boss let me have a snow day.  Other than that I haven’t had any time off since New Year’s Day and this little break is much-needed. 

Just 2 hours and 17 minutes to go!  Woo hoo!

Do you take mental health days?