Hair and Wine
Well this week was crazy. We just got back from Virginia on Monday night. With maybe three hours of sleep, I went into work on Tuesday. Starting so off of our routines, just caused the week to continue with us just trying to survive at work and home without everything going to crap! Well we did it, we made it to Friday without anything falling apart. So, I headed over to Mystique Salon and my friend Tanya lightened my hair. I had wine and laughs with her, I always have a fun time getting my hair don. Afterwards, Joe came and picked me up and we headed out to dinner.
As much as I try to stay away from franchise restaurants (I prefer the uniqueness of the locally owned places) we headed to Macaroni Grill. The wait wasn’t bad and the food was tasty. When the waitress asked what I would like to drink, I simply said a bottle of cheap wine. I knew it was going to go fast, so no use in purchasing anything too expensive. We ate and chatted. I really do enjoy Joe’s company; he is truly my best friend. So to get to sit down and just talk about work and life was nice. Afterwards we headed home. It was a simple but rewarding end to a frustrating week.
Shopping Cleaning Drinking Christmas Party
Saturday started early. We decided to hit the mall early to avoid the crowds and grab presents. We did end up getting presents for my sister and her husband. However, that is where Christmas shopping for others stopped and shopping for us began. We headed to some of our favorite stores. Joe got a whole new outfit for his Christmas Party. Which I might add he looked very handsome. I got accessories to go with my dress. Basically, a Christsmas Shopping Fail!!!
We got home and milled around the house, even though we had approximately two hours to get ready before we had to be at the restaurant to meet with Joe’s friend and his wife for drinks and appetizers before the Christmas party. It was at this time I decided the house was too dirty to get ready in. So I started sweeping and vacuuming the whole house. Joe was very patient with me, but he didn’t think using 45 min of the 2 hours we had to get ready was the wisest choice. Needless to say, we were an hour late or pre drinks. But, no worries. When we arrived we found out that Joe’s friend had arrived only minutes before. Whew! Thank goodness.
We had dinner at Bill Lees. It is the funniest little Chinese food place with a total 80’s feel. We had drinks, actually quite a few drinks. We knew we were going to have to socialize with all kinds of different folks. What is the easiest way to relax before doing something out of your comfort zone? Drink! Of course.
We headed on over to the Christmas Party. It was in a theater with a large room in the back where the guests ate. NOTHING WAS VEGAN!! So while our friends ate, we took embarrassing pictures with the props around the party. By the time everyone was done eating and chatting we all met in the Cigar Tent. It is a place where everyone smokes. Normally, I don’t like the smell of smoke. But, I appreciated the relaxed atmosphere of the tent and was happy to see everyone in a more informal environment. We laughed and socialized and drank… and drank.. and…. Well as you can guess we needed to head home earlier than most people. We flagged down the nearest taxi, grabbed bean and rice burritos, and passed out. Not the best, but definitely not the worst Christmas shindig!
Kennel Cough Websites Naps Blogging
Sunday was just a typical Sunday. We headed out first thing in the morning and grabbed a few burritos for breakfast. We headed to CSUB (our local university) to eat, since there is no one there on a Sunday and the grounds are beautiful. It was really beautiful and quite and provided an excellent opportunity to reflect and think. We will definitely have to do that again.
We did some grocery shopping, picked up the car and dropped it off back home, and headed over to Tanya’s to grab some medication for the pups’ Kennel Cough ( a result of taking them to a boarding facility while we were in Virginia). While we were there we saw our friend Mikey. He told us of his effort to eat Vegan when he could. He warned me he would be texting me for meal ideas. I was happy to know I might be able to help. I was born a helper, and any time I get a chance to help it makes me feel complete. As we drove away, Joe told me someone at work had asked his advice for veggie meal options too. So I thought, people in our little town need resources to be veggies. I will start a website: Bakersfieldvegan.com
So now I am super excited to get this started! I emailed a friend and asked if he would help me set up the website, and he agreed. The ideas just started spinning in my head. I could create a meet up. We could have potlucks and events. I could sponsor a local baseball or soccer team to get the word out about my website. Basically, being vegan is the one decision I have made in my life that I am truly proud of. So, I am so very excited to make this website and share something that I am passionate about! All in all, good weekend!