So after my week long hiatus from the 'real' world I am no back in action at work and let me just tell you it has been one heck of a week!! Wowza, I feel like I am barely keeping my head above water these days, but busy is always a great thing. After work on both Monday night and Tuesday night I attended my last Rockies games of the season, resulting in loses from both nights...bummer. The Rox are now officially out of the wild card contention and their last home game was today at 1...bummer!! Whatever will I do to fill my evenings, haha. I have also been buried at work and am taking on some more responsibilities which is great, and overwhelming all at the same time. Still no complaints from me. I am already looking forward to the weekend and its only hump day. However, this weekend is a big one...OU VS TX. I am hoping those good old Sooners can bust out a W for my relationships sake, haha. Here's to hoping the rest of this week flys by as fast as the first part. Happy hump day everyone!
I am proud and elated to say that I have almost no plans set in stone for the weekend. Most people would dread this thought, but for me and the last weekend for baseball in the Rockies I am thrilled. I hope to attend at least one of the baseball games this weekend and have a little birthday dinner for my cousin, but other than that, nada!!! Perhaps if I am not feeling entirely too lazy I will jump in my car and drive up to the mountains for an afternoon and check out the beautiful aspen trees changing. I swear to you, it really doesn't get much better than jumping in your car and enjoying a warm fall afternoon with a yummy pumpkin spice latte, and enjoying the gorgeous changing scenery. Does anyone else have any exciting weekend plans that contain more than a couch and some coffee?? Hopefully ya'll do and enjoy yourselves!!
Who knew being a short term jet setter was so taxing on your body. I give all of you peeps out there who can travel week in and week out made props, this $hit is mad exhausting!! Of course every ounce spent away from my home was waaay more than worth it. I came home with one heck of a head cold and a lifetime of memories, who can beat that!?? Let's start from the beginning shall we!??
Yeah remember way back when, when I was having a darn heart attack over what I was going to wear to the OU football game and the meeting of the parents, well that is now a distant memory. All went well, as previously stated and we all had a GREAT time!! Next up was unpacking from that fabulous weekend only to literally pull out a bigger suit case from the closet and pack it up for 5 glorious humidity filled days in New Orleans. I lugged my 49 pound bag (yeah whoops) through the airport and happily arrived albeit 3 hours later than anticipated, in the crazy party city New Orleans!! I was there for a work conference the first three days and mister man was meeting me there on Thursday to spend the remainder of the weekend. Unexpectadly we went out and had perhaps one too many of Bourbon Streets infamous Hurricanes and lets just say it made for an interesting Friday morning at my conference. Lived and Learned!
While in NOLA we had no real plans except to eat at the fabulous restaurant that is Commander's Palace on Saturday night. Up until that point the days were ours. We went on a Haunted New Orleans House tour, which was awesome, totally recommend it! Had some choice beverages and toured the city! It was so much fun!!! Commander's Palace did not disappoint and I surprisingly loved the Turtle Soup, whoo go me!! It was so great. There was one downfall...this Colorado mountain girl is soooo far from used to the humidity. I was 'glowing' a lot!! It was so much fun and I will post more fun things about the week to come, but for now here is your wordy post with a few pictures :)
Mr Man and I in front of the oldest bar in N. America (not to mention haunted)
I could've eaten this beignets all day everyday num num num!
Who could resist a picture with a huge a$$ beer!! All class I tell ya!
I returned from a FANTASTIC weekend in Norman, OK and couldn't have had a better time while there. Everything from the home made cookies fresh out of the oven at Mr. Man's house right when we arrived (at 11PM no less) to the great victory OU had over Florida State it was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!! Everything went off without a hitch and I can say that I found a great shirt at one of the local shops and I was proud to sport my new OU shirt while at the game. I lucked out big time becuase 90% of the stadium was in the sun the whole time and we had seats in the shade, whooo hooo!! Coming from Colorado and still trying to acclimate to the crazy Oklahoma humidity was quite an adjustment so needless to say the shade was key to me having a good time.
Now I am here for just about 36 hours before I leave for New Orleans tomorrow. Talk about a crazy week! My goodness! I will be there until Sunday where we are hopping on the earliest flight out at 7:30 to make it back in time for the Zac Brown Band concert at the majestic Red Rocks Ampitheatre. What a way to close out the summer right!?? I have a Rockies game tonight and let's not jinx it too early but I do feel a bit of ROCKTOBER fever coming on!! They are on a crazy winning streak and hopefully I don't bring them any bad luck with my prescense! I will try to update while in the French Quarter eating benigts and such, (haha, just kidding). Here are some pics from the great weekend spent in Norman!
Check out this stadium that holds something like 80,000 people and they sell out EVERY game!
Just having some brewskies on the street before heading in. It was seriously like Vegas but for football. I love drinking on the street!
For real, one of the main streets is named after me!! Haha, same spelling and everything!
My crazy hair hadn't hit the humidty yet, so still looking almost presentable :)
Have a great week ya'll and if anyone has any great must do/see/eat in NO, let me know!
I have my bags packed and I am ready to go!! Not to mention I have almost passed out from all the anxiety that has been building up for the last month, its a tough pill to swallow ladies. I have meticulously planned out my outfits and have allowed Mr. Man to talk me into finding a good OU football shirt while in Norman, we will see how that turns out :/ W is at home with the kitties so heaven only knows what kind of trouble they will be getting into while momma is away, haha. I have primped and tweezed and whitened to the best of my ability so I guess that means I am ready to board that United flight to Oklahoma City. Now the only question is...am I ready for Sooners football?? I'm used to tailgating in a dirt parking lot outside the stadium lucky to make it into the game before half time, apparently that is not the case with OU. It is commonly referred to by Mr. Man a religion in OK. No joke he has even been trying to teach me some of the OU chants...oh lawd. I will be sure to give you an update as soon as I return on Sunday afternoon. But until then, have a great weekend everyone and wish me luck. (fingers crossed)
So for my labor day weekend I will be knee deep in spider, guitars, and pools! I'm watching the two little boys that I used to nanny for in the summers during college and some of high school. Can I please tell you how old I feel now that the oldest one is in high school!?? What!? Where does the time go. Their parents decided to go on a last minute trip to New York and I am responsible for another persons well being...YIKES! I have spent the last couple of days trying to figure out fun acitvites for the boys to do that they will both enjoy. Not an easy task for a freshman in high school and a 4th grader. I'm thinking maybe take them to the butterfly pavillion to the new tarantula exhibit (again YIKES) and then perhaps the water park or go carts for the activity on Sunday. It is supposed to be nice here in Denver so I'm trying to think of activites that gets us all out of the house and keep everyone entertained. This could get hairy. I only see these boys about every 6 months or so, so hopefully they will behave and we can all enjoy a weekend of fun!
In other news, there are two little college teams who are prepping for the annual Rocky Mountain Showdown tomorrow afternoon. Unfortunately, due to previously stated engagements I will not be partaking on cheering on my little CSU Rammies, but you better believe I will be sporting my CSU shirt all day tomorrow! I hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend and enjoys the beautiful last days of summer!
Thanks for all of your help with picking out the best Sooner outfit, however, the search is still on. After talking to Mr. Man, quite possibly for waaaay too long about an outfit, it was decided that I will just go to what they call their campus corner on Friday afternoon and find some fabulous shirt to wear on game day. Here is the funny part, I may or may not have been on the search the last 7 days for the perfect pair of either shorts or jean capris to wear. Seeing as the weather is supposed to hover around 100 degrees I decided shorts was the way to go. Has anyone else ever tried to find shorts at the end of August/beginning of September?? Yeah not easy. Finally after scowering the internet high and low and stopping by a couple of stores I found the perfect pair of shorts!! I may or may not have accidentally purchased both pairs but I wasn't sure which color of shirt I would find in Norman. I found a great basic pair of white shorts, if I chose a red shirt, and a pair of khaki shorts if I choose a white shirt. Best part is they were only $15 bucks a pop. Thank you Old Navy!!! So yes, some of you may think I am obsessing over what I am going to wear and you would be correct in this statement, but hey a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!! With that said 8 days and counting, yowza!!
P.S. I can't believe fall is literally right around the corner!?? Where did summer go?