Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunderful Weekend

If you haven't heard, Summer has just started in the Pacific NW! So while many of you are gearing up for Irene and enduring flooding and rain, we are currently dealing with an overdue yet welcomed influx of Sunshine. I hate to be that person who gets alone with someone and defaults to the "weather" conversation but I just can't help it. I've talked about my joy in the sun arriving to most people who would probably like to respectfully yet blatantly remind me that they don't give a sh*t about my thoughts on the sun. I've only discussed this with a few people... my coworkers, the clerk at the Farmer's Market, the guy I stood next to while we waited for the 'WALK' signal... oh and the janitor at my office bulding? You betcha she got an earful.

It's just that the sun changes my mood so much, it turns an otherwise dull weekend into a thing of beauty, I mean. Just look at what I get to wake up to when the sun comes out in my east-facing apartment:

Much easier to get out of bed when you're greeted by that.

On Friday, I went out with a huge group of old friends from an annual rafting trip I take. I loved that I got to spend more time with this son-of-a-beezy below
That's Juan and has been my good friend since our early years. We have that blissful type of friendship where we can not talk or see each other for a while but when we do, we don't miss a beat. He's literally one of the goofiest people I know but he has that great quality of dishing and taking crap very well. In fact, I don't know that we ever really say nice things to one another but it just works for us... he's a treasured friend.

But enough about my latin lovers friends, I also took great pride Saturday in hanging up some pictures in the gap of my Murphy Bed (yup, I have one and nope, I never put the bed up). Hanging is a B*TCH and doing it alone is even more so but I pride myself on my level of comfort with tools and was very impressed with how even these came out using the good ole' fashion hanging essentials: hammer, pencil, measuring tape and nails (special thanks to My Mom for actually being the one to teach me how to successfully hang years ago)

And I certainly can't spend all day hanging without giving myself a fabulous snack such as edamame:
... and finally, I delighted (again) in American Apparel for helping me out in a bind when nothing else looked good thus allowing me to reach for Old Faithful, aka my American Apparel dress for a Bachelorette Party on Saturday. 
So now, unfortunately, it's a big week at work. A man 3 below our company's CEO (I work for a Fortune 100 company so that's a huge level of authority) is coming to our office to visit so I have a lot of sleep, coffee and power suits in my immediate future.

How was your weekend?


Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

I totally feel you on the weather thing! Nothing better than to wake up to a sunlight lit room! LOVE how yours look, especially with all the sunshine and windows facing trees! And, am I seeing your cute salt and pepper shakers in the edamame picture? :)

As for my weekend, they've been uneventful lately as I'm babysitting my grandma and it's a 24/7 job without much sleep (the old lady is not so independent any more, unfortunately). BUT this weekend my aunt came to take over for a few hours so I could get out of the apartment and enjoy some nature, and as I didn't know she'd come and when she would, I didn't get a chance to plan anything with any friends... I resorted to shopping lol And a successful one at that! :)

Anonymous said...

Love the peeks into your new apt - everything is gorgeous!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Oh, if you bake that pie, please share the pics :)

Tina said...

oh yes girl i totally know what you are talking about. weather is EVERYTHING!! for instance, all weekend we dealt with irene here in jersey [though not as bad as others did] and today it is beautiful out! i took my dogs for a long walk and is it me or something about really nice weather makes me wanna spend!! lol

loooove the dress from aa! and your apartment looks like it's coming together. lol a murphy bed! cant believe those still exist! i wouldn't put mine up either though lol cos thats gotta be so annoying putting it up and down.

good luck getting your work done!!

Vanessa said...

Now that Irene is gone over here, all I can focus on is the low 80s and sunshine all week. Beautiful weather puts me in a better mood, it's a proven fact. If my window can be down while I sing at the top of my lungs, I am happy!

Slamdunk said...

I am glad you all are getting sun, and I don't criticize folks for talking about the weather--we have had too much rain here lately and the sight of the sun is worth a group cheer.

Good skill with the big whig from work visiting.

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

I LOVE that dress!! It's funny to me that your summer is just starting, and ours is almost over (BOO!). I am totally with you on the sunshine. I am in such a better mood when the sun is out. Rainy days are fine too, but I will gladly pick sunshine if given a choice. I hope you enjoy your summer weather!

Anonymous said...

oh you've heard me whine about cloudy weather and be super happy over sunshine on my blog numerous times lol. My mood is very much affected by the weather!
nothing like a bit of sunshine to make me super happy.
that first photo is so woah, I would love to wake up to that every day. and your bed area looks super cool, very good job with the hanging. I spent most of my weekend studying but went to a little party on saturday to get my dancing fix :)
goodluck with work this week :)

Unknown said...

When I heard about the Irene, I started thinking...if you were at the east coast than Dang.. I remembered Oregon and your beautiful pictures that you posted few days back...Hope Irene didn't cause much loss of property and lives.
Nice pictures..Take Care!!

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Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous of y'all's weather. We're about to hit Day 65 (beating the previous record of 60 or 62) days of over 100 degrees. Ew.

Your apartment looks phenomenal! I'm threatening The Hubby that I'm going to convert our 3rd bedroom into my closet...

OMG I love edamame! I can't eat too much though b/c of my thyroid condition.

You must just wake up looking great. Not fair. I love your dress. I've been really digging the one shoulder look lately.

Have a great week! Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. ;)

Dirt On The Rocks said...

I think that if my windows looked like yours I'd love every bit of sunshine coming through.

good old friends are hard to come by and glad that you had a fantastic time with your friend :)

you also look so damn good!

Kim Axani said...

Yay for great weather finally! Sun just has a way of making EVERYONE happier. I LOVE that Audry Hepburn picture you have in your apartment!
And love American Apparel so much .. they're dresses are all so nice and you look great in that one. =)

Bonnie said...

Your apartment is super adorable. It looks cozy and sweet. I love it!!!!!

P.S. Your dress is SUPER cute. <33
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Unknown said...

its starting to warm here too, we had a gorgeous sunny weekend and i loved it, i even wore shorts to the pub so i could soak up the sun on sunday (tho i will admit i got cold). loving the photos from your apartment, the artworks of marilyn and aubrey are great!

Unknown said...

*audrey. stupid typos.

happy hour 24/7 said...

i've always wanted a murphy bed until someone showed me how to put it back up (i guess some are more complex than others) and i'm short, sooo it makes it challenging! LOL

i definitely feel ya when it comes to the weather. i'm afraid that summer will end once september hits so i am dreading for august to end! gggaaahh!!!

my weekend was spent moving - all two and a half days (took friday off) - but i am unpacked and all cleaned up so it was worth it even though i was so frickin' tired!

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