Last week I was in Bethesda, MD getting some of our new software installed.. To say it was a struggle is probably minimizing the amount of time and energy a whole bunch of us put in to get the system working properly. Thankfully, I got to enjoy some good company while I was in town.
Wednesday night I spent the night with my best friend Lauren and her husband. We played with her new camera (Canon 60D) and ate delicious Thai food from Nava Thai. Lauren had the one curry dish that made me re-think my aversion to curry - Panang Curry. It's the blend of coconut milk with the curry that I think did me in. Steve and I both ordered the Drunken Noodles and spent about an hour trying to cool off our mouths. The menu says 2 peppers for heat. I say they lie. I ate half of Lauren's rice to cool my face down and then started drinking her curry (which really made her happy...) Next time we'll probably order the same dish but ask for it to be a little lighter on the spice.
Thursday I finished up work around 2pm and headed up to my friend Christine's house for the night. She lives near Philly and is about 2 hours from where we were going on Friday, so it was worth it. I might be in love with her dog. I didn't take any pictures of Lola because I was too busy being molested by her. Here's one snatched from Facebook:
On Friday, Christine and I trekked out to Ikea. It was only my second experience ever with Ikea. I think I like it. I was extremely good and only bought two things. One was something I went for and the other was an impulse purchase. I bought this fantastic picture frame that is deep like a shadow box and has a space for a 12x12 picture or scrapbook layout. I kind of wish I had bought two now but they were $19.99 each and I didn't feel like spending $40 on picture frames that weekend. This was my impulse purchase:
|Ribba Frame from Ikea|
|Ofelia Blanket from Ikea|
We made one of the other girls who wasn't with our group come outside with us to take our picture. You know, natural light and all that. So, we found a tree to stand in front of. :)
Before this next photo, Beverly said, "Let's jump!" This is what happened...
Laughter is always the best medicine.
We spent Friday afternoon, Saturday all day and Sunday morning scrapping. My plan was to go in and complete a whole load of cards for Christmas gifts. I ended up making layouts of our wedding. I made one card - the one we were given as a make and take. I think this coming weekend, I may unpack all of my stuff and continue working on these layouts, though. I'm really happy with how they turned out. I have to take some pictures of the layouts I have done, even though some are not completed yet (they need titles). I'll post those separately sometime this week.
Spending time with friends I don't get to see all that often really makes me treasure those friendships more and more.