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Monday, September 29, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September - Park to Port Ride

It's amazing to me how much more comfortable I am on a bike these days. You may remember how terrifying exciting my first official ride was.  I was all kinds of nervous beforehand, and was convinced that I would crash and/or humiliate myself.  Fast forward 6 months, and I love cycling!  I still stick to pretty casual rides, but I'm daydreaming about the MS150 in the future. :)

Monday, September 15, 2014

weekend - it's over already?

 is crazy.

Today is the 15th of September. Today is also a Monday. I work in taxes.

 I am looking forward to a happy hour at the end of this day.

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 Saturday morning, Sean and I rode the Park to Port ride - a 20 mile, family friendly bike ride from Hermann Park to the Port of Houston. Both of these landmarks are celebrating their 100th birthdays, so the ride was one event of many to celebrate. The weather was icky - drizzly rain, grey skies, chilly temperatures. (I'm a Houston girl and consider 75 degrees to be chilly. Don't judge.) Hence the hot mess that is my hair. I mean, I'm no beauty queen after any event, but that right there is out of control.

But hey, it's tax season, so I'm just happy to get outside - rain or shine.

Saturday afternoon I went to...(drumroll please) work. Yes, it's lame. No, I do not have a picture.

But to combat the lameness, Saturday evening the mister and I tried a new dessert/coffee/wine/beer place. Sounds awesome? It was awesome. You should go.

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Red Dessert Dive

Sunday after church I did... you guessed it... more work!

Womp womp.

Did I mentioned that today is deadline day?
Happy taxes, all you corporations and partnerships!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

weekend recap

What a wonderful weekend!  My social calendar was already clear for this weekend, since I'm basically on call for the first big fall tax deadline next Monday.  Miracle of all miracles - I did not have to work this weekend!  Believe you me, I soaked up every blissfully restful moment of my unexpected free time.

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1. The Houston Museum of Natural Science had a Frozen sing-along on their IMAX screen!  Sadly, I did not purchase tickets in advance, and they were sold out when the mister and I arrived.  After assuaging our disappointment by watching all the happy faces of the girls in their princess dresses and boys in their Olaf t-shirts, we rallied our feelings and hunted down a DVD copy.  The songs did not go unsung in our apartment, let me tell you.

2.  Since we were all prettied up for our little date, we changed course and grabbed dinner at our favorite hot dog joint, Good Dog Hot Dogs.  They use all local ingredients and everything on the menu is unbelievably delicious and creative.  Good Dog is a food truck gone brick and mortar, and I love that we've been able to follow along with them.  If you're in Houston, go check them out.

3.  Saturday, we had a lazy morning, since I was on call for work.  We slept in, ate oatmeal in bed, and enjoyed the slow pace and each other's company.  We did leave the house long enough to go to Half Price Books to sell some books - only so we could buy some more.

I really had the chance this weekend to slow down and spend some quality time with my man.  The rest was much needed, and I feel truly refreshed to take on deadline week!

I hope you got a chance to rest and recharge as well!