Friday, April 18, 2014

Life Lately: Deserts + Desserts

This was a pretty good, non-stressful week.  It was smooth sailing at work, for the most part, and things were just settled.  

On Sunday, we went to Twentynine Palms to visit Beau's brother and sister-in-law.  They live near a Marine base in the desert about two and a half hours from us.  It was kinda crazy.  We left Hollywood with all its city-ness, drove through some plush greenery and then nothing but space and neutrals.  Just miles and miles of sand and rocks and TERRIFYING WIND MILLS.  I hate those things... not for their purpose, but because they're so large and freaky and there's one in my hometown that is SINKING IN THE GROUND and is too big for the road its on.  And here... there were just MILES OF THEM.  And it was like a wind tunnel, so it pushed the car to the side a little bit.  It was... stressful. I guess I'm not made for long car rides.  I used to drive deep into New Hampshire all the time!  OK, once.  But whatever.  So that happened.  The desert is much hotter than Hollywood, who would-a thought?! 

On Tuesday, we FaceTimed with Kelly & Lance.  I was a little bit drunk from drinking a lot bit of wine at dinner with our friends... and they were at our regular Boston bar, Paddy O's with our regular bartender, Hugo and he even turned the music down so we could all talk.  I was so giddy afterwards.  I hate FaceTime (another thing that freaks me out... FaceTime and Wind Mills) but maybe it was the wine, or the fact that I was so homesick on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings - but when I hung up the phone, I was so giddy and excited and then I cried.  The crying part was definitely the wine.  I get so emotional baby, every time I drink white wine. (To the tune of "Emotional" by Whitney Houston.) 

We had an Easter egg hunt for kids at my work on Thursday.  My co-worker/friend Jamie made these little dirt cups with marzipan veggies and I can't handle them.  Look how cute they are!!  She used to be a baker.  She's always bringing in treats and they're always delicious.  In fact, one of the kids at the egg hunt was my favorite.  She started the hunt, grabbed a couple of eggs and threw them in her bag... and then walked right over to the dessert bar, picked up this dirt cup and watched while all the other kids fought/raced/collected eggs.  I loved her.  It was like she was saying, "You guys are all making fools of yourselves.  There's all this sugar right here!" 

I miss that city.  That's Boston from a boat... I took it during the summer, while on a harbor cruise for my friend Mary's birthday.  I booked a trip home this week and I'm going in three weeks!  My birthday is next month and my father doesn't fly - and it just happened to work out with people's schedules at work, so I grabbed the opportunity.  I'm so, so excited. 

Have a good weekend!

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