On Friday night, I ventured out to coworker Nina’s house for a post-holiday staff party. She lives in Deephaven, Minnesota, which is very much a community that belongs around a lake up north. Her house was beautiful and warm and the party was enjoyable. I ended up talking about my future with Kevin and he told me that it must be harder for me since I have at least 60 years left in which I need to figure out what to do with myself. So that was nice.
After over-staying my welcome with a few other party-goers, I met Peter at Grumpy’s in (near?) downtown Minneapolis. I had never been there before but it definitely surpassed my expectations. It was a very fun evening — good company and good people-watching!
Yesterday I was supposed to try belly dancing with Karyn at the Center for Performing Arts. I got to her apartment around 11am for class at 11:30am, but she wasn’t in the mood and I was quite tired. She took me to breakfast at the Egg & I instead. After messing around for a while longer at her apartment, I went home and went back to bed until about 4pm. I woke up and Kristi was eager to get to the Mall of America for stressful shopping. I was just along for company and directions, but I bought a few sale items, as well. I got these great “naked shirts” (this is my name for them) from Express, which I bought because they were “hysterical” (not the right reason for buying things) but it was even better when I only paid about $3 for items originally priced at $30. I’m not usually a girl who can peruse or feel comfortable buying from sale racks, but it was a score last night, folks. Now I just need to figure out what to wear under them so that I can wear them outside of my bedroom. Ah, fashion.
We came home around 7:30ish with some movies (Kristi rented “Must Love Dogs” and I rented “Broken Flowers”) and wine and we chilled for the rest of the evening. I think I’m now officially caught up on sleep and I need to go to Target.