I am soooo looking forward to the holiday weekend. With my new job, I wasn’t 100% sure that I’d get Memorial Day off due to the nature of our industry, but was incredibly pleased to hear that I would have a THREE-DAY weekend this weekend!
First thing I did was check for flights.
You know me, I like to travel and I thought this might be a great opportunity to go see a new baby that I still haven’t met in Tennessee or to visit Beth, my brother and the kiddos (who live on the other side of the world.) The airlines definitely knew that this would be a popular weekend for getaways, so it’s no wonder flights were $400+. Sadly, that meant no trip East for me.
But that’s actually TOTALLY OK!
I have been looking forward to this long weekend since Sunday. Not only does my pool at my complex open, but I only have a few fun things on my schedule for the weekend. Think hair appointment, think lots of yoga, and spending time with friends. I’m so excited! AND… not setting the alarm (except on Saturday so that I can go see Meggan to get my hair done and drink delicious coffee.)
HOLD UP: Have I ever told you guys about Dazbog? Dazbog Coffee is a little piece of Northern Colorado heaven.
Now, we have Dazbog in Denver, but the Dazbog to the north knows how coffee should be made. And they get it done like none other. Check out this bad boy…
That’s the should-be-famous blended drink that they call the BRAIN DAMAGE. Brain Damage is like the best Frappuccino you’ve ever had in your life. It’s not made with a mix, but with real ingredients… and can be made nonfat and sugar free. Oh wait, here’s the best part… it’s mocha-fabulous and has GROUND CHOCOLATE COVERED ESPRESSO BEANS IN IT!!!! PS… they even have sugar-free whipped cream (not that I ever get it, but it’s an option!)
Colorado Readers: They make Brain Damage at the franchises that are in Loveland and Fort Collins. RUN (don’t walk) and get yourself one… insane. My hairdresser is still in Ft. Collins, and I get my hair done often just so I can drink this stuff…
All that coffee talk makes me think of my friend Angela. She too loooooooves the Brain Damage and was introduced on her first trip to Colorado. Actually, I think she may have introduced ME! Ang – you need to come back out so we can go get one soon, ok? We’ll make the special trip to Fort Collins this time. It’s worth it.
Also this weekend, I get to go pic up my bridesmaid’s dress for Angela’s wedding tomorrow. It had to get altered. The only guidance Angela offered for dress selection were: 1) Make it black and 2) Make it something you’ll wear again. So… here is what I picked. Prepare yourself, it’s fabulous! That’s a vertical bow on the right hip. Yep, amazing!
I found the dress pretty quickly at Nordstroms (thank goodness!)… and it was a FANTASTIC shopping experience. The girl who helped me was AWESOME and offered an opinion when I needed them. She even took some pics for me… so nice. Now, I just need shoes. Hmmmm…..
I also have some running planned for the weekend. Can you believe that my 5K is just a week away?? I honestly can’t either. Now, I’ve been running a bit over the past few months… but I’m not nearly trained enough. Just the same, I’m hoping that the momentum of the race and all the other runners will propel me along. Surely that will work, right??
I sincerely wish I could just do yoga as my training…
Last piece of plans… I’m going to go see some movies this weekend! There are so many out that I want to see (Translation: Ones that have been out for a while that I haven’t gotten to.) So, I think I’m going to see Hunger Games and The Lucky One (finally!) Looking forward to both VERY much!
Speaking of movies… Have you seen this preview for The Great Gatsby?? Going to have to see this one, and somehow I’ll need to wait until Christmas to see it??
Oh, that was really random folks… just the same, I’m wishing you all a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable holiday weekend!
What are your plans for the weekend??