Monday morning rolls around all too quickly. Believe it or not, I’m not even complaining this week because I had a fabulous weekend. Plus, I just won a $25 gift certificate for Amazon.com on Blingo, so I guess my day started off quite nicely. If you haven’t signed up for Blingo yet, you should. You’re going to be searching the net anyway, so you might as well win something while you are doing it. Plus, if you follow my links and sign up, when you win something, I win it too. The lovely Miss Zoot won an Amazon gift certificate too because I signed up using her link. Not to pressure you or anything, but sign up already! Well, finish reading about my awesome weekend first and then go sign up.
Friday night we had dinner with some friends and then they came over to our house to hang out for a bit. It was nothing spectacular, but we had a really nice time with them. It is nice to have friends that are so much like us.
Saturday morning we got up and took Zach to get his very first hair cut. Hubby was hoping I would hold off a bit longer, but it was getting harder and harder to try to control the bedhead so I decided it was time. We took him down to one of the cheapie chain salons. I think he was a little scared at first, but he eventually settled down (with the help of the pacifier that I thankfully shoved in his backpack as we rushed out the door). He ended up sitting on Daddy’s lap and held pretty still while she was cutting. I think he looks pretty handsome with his new hair cut, but I was kind of sad to see his little curls laying on the floor.
Saturday night, it was off to the circus. I was an absolute idiot and forgot to bring my camera. I had taken it out of the back pack earlier in the day to download the hair cut pictures and I left it laying on my kitchen table. I was furious with myself when I figured out that I didn’t have it. Amazingly enough, Zach had a great time at the circus even without the camera. We had great seats and could see everything really well. Zach loved watching all of the acrobatics and the people going upside down. Every time someone did a flip or crazy twist, he would yell out “upside down!” The ladies sitting in front of us got quite a kick out of it. I was a sucker and bought him a spinning light up toy which he barely released from his grip all night long. We all had a great time and I have to admit I think the show was much better than the year before.
Sunday evening I got to meet the fabulous Amanda. I was a little nervous about the whole thing of meeting a blogger. I have never met anyone in person that I met online before. Well, unless you count the few dates that I had shortly after my divorce when I thought Match.com was a good way to spend my hard-earned money. As it turned out, there was absolutely no reason to be nervous at all. Amanda was so much fun. We had dinner at the Cheesecake Factory down on the Plaza. Amanda brought along a couple of friends from the conference she was attending and between the four of us, there was barely a moment of silence for two hours straight. I honestly wish I could have had more time to hang out with her because she was just that cool. I also had my very first Mojito, which I have to say was quite yummy!
I really surprised myself because I am normally a very shy and quiet person, but for some reason I wasn’t that way at all. Normally, when I’m around people I don’t know I barely speak and when I do it is only to answer a question. Lastnight I actually had to stop myself a couple of times because I felt like I was talking too much. I found it very odd that I had to shut myself up to let the other women have a chance to speak.
My only regret of the evening was that I didn’t bring my camera. I thought about it briefly, but decided that was just too geeky. I don’t know what I was thinking. What kind of blogger doesn’t carry a camera? Fortunately, Amanda did bring one (not that she’s geeky) and snapped a pic of the two of us before we parted ways. Hopefully she’ll have a pic posted in a few days after she gets back home.