I just got back from a sales meeting. it was only three days. and five carsick hours away. but it’s so amazing to be home.
saturday night we got back around 5:00. had to clean our cars off again. since it was snowing. again. I decided that I wanted good pad thai, so I called in my order and made the slow trek out. it wasn’t the best idea, since the roads weren’t great, and I had to go about 15 miles an hour. but I didn’t slide or have any problems, and the pad thai was worth it.
I immediately snuggled up in my bed. and was so glad to be home.
I know I’ve heard before, that once you leave your childhood house, it’s hard to find a place that feels like home. I think I’m remembering the line from garden state. but saturday night when I thought about that, I thought how untrue that is for me. thank goodness my parents don’t read the blog, because I don’t want to make them upset. their house still feels like home, too. but my apartment is all mine. and feels just like me.
I love my ikea bed, that I assembled with my mom, who let me use the power drill. and my awesome flat screen tv that e.p. donated to the apartment. my perfect grey pillow. it’s been 2.5 years, I think, and I’m still just so thankful that I can have this right now.
even more than the apartment, I was so happy to get back to my people. and by that, I mean e.p. except I don’t want to sound like a sappy girl. keeping it vague was supposed to fix that. anyway…
we had a great sunday. and the work trip melted away. (though now, on monday night after another long day, it’s not quite so melted.)
on sunday, we made amazing coffee and had a breaking bad marathon. yeah, season four. we got a very late lunch at iron hill brewery. and we finally decided to go to the movies. I love going to the movies. but I also love pajamas and hate the cold. so it was a slow-made decision.
but it was worth it. it felt like a proper date. and I didn’t get dropped off at home until after 10:00. I was such a grown up!
we saw “her.” not the greatest movie, but it was cute. some parts were unexpectedly risqué. we laughed out loud a few times. and we didn’t wish for those two hours of our lives back afterward. (which is what my friend and I did after august: osage county the other week.)
so in conclusion, being home > being away for work. I didn’t get sick this trip, though it was touch-and-go one morning. we just jumped into planning two more events, so it looks like it’s going to be hectic for a while longer. but at least real life outside of work is this great right now.
I have another week of project life all photographed and ready to blog. another week of printed photos ready for minor embellishing. and another week ready to go through and get printed. but this can’t turn into a project life blog! what fun would that be? anyway. that’s coming soon.
and I ordered myself a present over the weekend, as a consolation prize to think about while I was working on presentations at 11:30 pm and 6:15 am. my fitbit force – which is a ridiculously fancy wrist-worn pedometer – is scheduled to arrive on wednesday! (originally thursday-saturday. thank you, amazon for your safe shipping estimates.) suffice it to say, I’ll be checking my tracking number 11 times a day until then. I don’t have any specific plans for it at the moment. I want to put it on and see where I am. I think it will be so interesting! firstly, I am a dweeb. and can’t wait for the colorful charts and encouraging goals. secondly, I am fairly certain that I’m leading a mostly sedentary life right now. I just want to see my starting number. and then work on making it better. as long as the thing stays on my wrist… half the reviews on amazon say they’ve lost their trackers because of the terrible clip. fingers crossed.
I’m off to go watch some parenthood and love up on my apartment. at least some parts of monday can be awesome. hope everyone had a great weekend, and a salvageable monday.