Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A little brain mush

Y'all. I'm going through a certification right now. My*rs - Br*ggs, in case you wanted to know.

Homework. Tests.

I haven't had to do this in years & I swear today when we were prepping for the test (which you actually have to pass - all FOUR of them) I kept hearing people throw out ideas. All I could think was, "Please stop. No more. I don't want to hear your ideas, I want to know the right answers."

It was stressful.

Which leads to the following brain dump, courtesy of a little brain mush.

1. When my life gets hectic, reading & commenting on blogs slows down exponentially. Please forgive me in advance.

2. My life is about to get out of control busy.

3. Great for my career, not so much so my personal life.

4. I miss my Maddy.

5. My nephew is the cutest kid ever. He's currently loving the school bus I got him on Monday when we went to the local kid's science museum.

6. He had so much fun he kept forgetting everything we did and when he'd remember something, he'd start all over about how it was the BEST DAY EVER.

7. I wish Chick-fil-A was healthy. I know you can eat healthy'ish there, but Combo #3 doesn't count (Spicy Chicken sandwich and waffle fries).

8. I ate a salad for lunch today & one for dinner tonight. Will probably have another salad tomorrow for lunch. Choices on a time crunch, not so great.

9. Did I mention I have homework? You ladies who work & go to school amaze me.

10. I owe the two Brittany's emails back, but this may be the extent of my fun computer use for the next few days.

11. I love when Mr. Potts tells me something funny & I tell him I'm going to blog about it. Usually not a good sign for him.

12. I wish I was in NOLA with Trishy celebrating Mardi Gras. Want to send me a King Cake?

13. Speaking of King Cake, I'd really like some advice on a treadmill in the home. How much room do I really need? I need it for weeks like this week & last when I literally have 45 minutes in the morning & trying to get to/from the gym & fit it in just doesn't make sense. Any feedback or ideas?

Brain dump - kind of makes me feel better to get the little stuff out there.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The best part...

The absolute best part of Friday/Saturday night involved this girl, lots of laughter and a ton of hugs.

Bring on Spring/Summer!

Monday, February 21, 2011

We were RockStars

After the winter we've had...I mean, I've seen enough snow to never wish for winter again.

So when the weather forecast showed highs in the 70's this weekend I could feel the excitement in the air.

When you get a first warm day after winter, the people here in Charlotte flock outside in droves. One of the things I love about this city. Plus, we have tons of great places that facilitate that desire to be outside.

This past week was a long one. Full-day meetings, not leaving until almost 7pm one night. So when I looked at the time on Friday & it was almost 5pm I shut down.

I pulled into one of our favorite spots and Mr. Potts was already there on the deck. A few more friends came and we sat outside in 76 degree weather until almost 11pm.

Long night, for sure!

Add to that a birthday party we went to last night where I may or may not have closed my tab twice....

We went out like rock stars.

And woke up this morning feeling very much like Mick Jagger. Phew!

Well, Mr. Potts did. I may have still been inebriated. Maybe, just maybe.

What did your weekend look like?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Now to the funny part

Thank you all for the feedback on how great the vacation was. We definitely had a wonderful time & again, I'd highly recommend the Aventura Spa Palace if you're looking for an all-inclusive, adult's only vacation.

It was so much fun that I've started to think about where I'd like to go next.

Next year. Sigh.

The funny part of this? I'm already back up in Maine where the low last night this morning was a balmy 4 degrees. Wind chill puts it below 0.

Now does that take a way a teensy, tinsy smidgen of your jealousy? Good!


Happy Wednesday, y'all!

Monday, February 7, 2011

How I spent my winter vacation - or sorry you all had another Winter Storm!

When Mr. Potts and I started to plan our big vacation this year we knew we wanted to go somewhere warm and that we wanted a full week.

I wanted to be able to really relax & just let go and not worry about anything. The Mayan Riviera was just that. Relaxed, let go, no worries....good times.

While the majority of you were getting hit with yet another winter storm, the view below is what we saw every day. Blue skies, bright blue ocean and either man-made lagoons or pools with temperatures in the mid-80's.

The Aventura Spa Palace is a place that I would highly recommend to anyone. The service was fabulous, the resort was beautiful, the food was good. Perfect place to stay.

Does the dress above look familiar? I've gotten a ton of wear out of that one!

We danced the night away & had a few drinks, hence the silly face below. Poor Mr. Potts didn't know I was making that one or he may have played along!

Mr. Potts engaged in a bit of rock climbing on the rock climbing wall that overlooked the ocean. We laughed that he was like a spider monkey, the way he just scampered up those rocks!

We saw sailboats & catamarans daily. We also went to a guacamole demonstration. Best ever!!!

Mr. Potts and our friend played a lot of ping-pong in the pool. Note the drinks on either end of the table. They're pro's I tell ya!

It was all fun and games until a flock of seagulls swarmed a plate of leftover chips and queso (whoops!) and Mr. Potts got a little something extra to go with his sunscreen. Poor thing - this makes the 3rd or 4th time that a seagull has gotten him. Makes him lucky, right?

The best meal there was the Mexican restaurant. Loved everything about it from the table side fresh guac to the mariachi band to the company. Hands down, best food there.

A view from one of the pools. This is where we spent the majority of our time. It was just too perfect not to.

Dinner our last night. Pre-humidity hair. Can you tell I went a bit darker with the color the last time?

In the Cancun airport. Tired, but happy. And definitely ready for my own bed & pillow!

Happy Monday everyone!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Hola Amigas y Amigos!

Mr. Potts and I are back from our vacation to the Mayan Riviera. It was wonderful, it was fabulous and we had a full week of fun in the sun.

I can't wait to share a few pictures with you all.

Wish you could have been there!!

Honestly, wish I could turn around & go right back. It was that wonderful.