29 November 2010

The party's over

My big accomplishment on Friday was decorating the Christmas tree. It's a 'job' I have to be in the mood for, and luckily I got there. It's the decorating I least look forward to. It looks great! I didn't do any Black Friday shopping. I spent some time at a coffee shop. Walked in and out of Homegoods and Marshall's. There was nothing I needed that couldn't wait. Rob arrived at my house late in the day. We left Saturday morning for Wyomissing, PA. Yeah, I'd never heard of it either. It's outside of Reading. Rob was being inducted into the Reading Buccaneers Hall of Fame. What might that be? A world I never knew existed before meeting him: drum and bugle corps. This link brings you to the Buccaneers and a bio of Rob. The banquet was endless. My feet hurt in my heels and I was squeezed in my Spanx shaper. The things we women do to look good! I was proud of Rob and happy to be there for him, despite my discomfort. I'll admit to playing Angry Birds during some of the speeches. I did say endless, right?

Rob and the inductees.

We stayed at a nice hotel. I checked for bedbugs.

We visited The Pagoda in Reading. Yes, a Japanese pagoda on the side of a hill/mountain.

We got a tourist to take our picture.

We could see The Reading Railroad in the distance. You know, like in Monopoly?

All in all...a nice get away. We arrived home last night without running into any holiday traffic. We listened to Pandora radio the whole way home. That was awesome.

I cleaned house and finished decorating today. In the afternoon I met 4 of my co-workers to see 'Love and Other Drugs'. I have to say, Jake Gyllenhaal is hot. HOT. Anne Hathaway was great. I loved the movie.

And that's the rundown. My five days off are over. Time flies. The party's over.


Lynx217 said...

You was so close! We coulda met up! Oh well. That's what I get for not keeping up. Drop me an email next time yer close!

Jules said...

How do you check for bedbugs?

What a great time. I'd heard a rumor of Rob's Honor of FaceBook, but I didn't know what. So thanks for the delightful update!

What did you send me?

KathyA said...

You had a fun-packed holiday! And you managed to get so much done!
Congrats to Rob's induction. I love drum and bugle corps!

happyone said...

Congratulations to Rob.
Such a nice picture of the two of you. :-)

Lauralew said...

Sounds like Rob has worked very hard and his honor was totally deserved! Glad you two had a good time. What a lovely couple you are!

Jamie said...

Rob seems perfect for you, I couldn't be happier. The two of you make an awesome couple. It looks like a wonderful weekend.

Have a great Thursday, C. Big hugs. :)

Forsythia said...

Good for Rob. However, the first time I read your post, I forgot where you said you had gone. I misread "Reading" and thought Rob must have won some kind of recognition for plowing through thousands of books. Much as I love to read, I also love drum and bugle corps. If music be the food of love, play on!

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