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Sactown, the Bay Area and back down

What a whirlwind weekend! Friday night Matt took me to dinner at Pizzaiolo for a belated birthday dinner. One word, AMAZING!! We have always walked past it on the way to Dona Tomas and had heard great things. We were so excited about our meal, every last bite of it. We had a four course meal at Pizzaiolo, but started our meal off at Dona Tomas where we had drinks and chips & salsa. Our starter was an Heirloom tomato salad with beans, then we split a rigatoni with braised pork ragu, followed by a pizza margherita, and then finished with the bread pudding with huckleberry sauce. Everything was so good that I was having moments where I swore I was back living in Tuscany.

Saturday I went up to the Vacaville outlets for some (very) early christmas shopping, and a little personal shopping as well, I couldn't help the HUGE sale at the Gap Outlet. Then I had an appointment to get my hair cut. Then was the big reason I went up to Sacramento…to watch Twilight (the movie). Tina and I made dinner…correction, Tina made dinner, I made dessert and we watched Twilight. It was a great girls night in, and the movie was about what I was expecting. Fun to see the book on screen, but some really cheesy parts (like when Bella hops on Edwards back and he runs up the hill…I laughed out loud.)  

Sunday we went to brunch at R15, and then I went over and hung out with the Broyles at Scott's Seafood on the river and celebrated an impromptu 6 month birthday party for Barrett. We took the boat back to their house and played a few rounds of Mafia. Then I headed up to Placerville for a wonderful dinner with Matt and Donna (his mom). And I got to meet the newest addition to the family…Lulu. She is an 8-week old Australian Shepherd, and is absolutely adorable, so cudly and mellow (at times). She loves chewing on, licking, and chasing feet :). After I tore myself away from puppy cudling time, I made it back to Oakland around 11:30pm…phew…a long weekend, but a great one. Now onto an equally long week, with lots of fun stuff planned for the non-working hours. 



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Weekend re-cap: Apartment hunting, baby shower & movie (oh my)

What a great weekend! Saturday was hotter than…well you know. If we lived in a place where air conditioning was a standard household amenity then it probably wouldn't be that bad but when it gets over 90 degrees here in Oakland it's pretty dang hot. Luckily we were in an air conditioned car all day driving down to the San Jose/South Bay Area apartment hunting with my brother who is moving down here (YAY!!). We also made a necessary stop at 7-Eleven for slurpees…mmm slurpees! And also swung by the house that Pat and I grew up in from 1980-1989 (I remember telling my friends that we were moving because we didn't like earthquakes, we coincidentally moved 2 months after the "Great Quake" of 1989).


Sunday I had a baby shower in the morning-early afternoon which was so much fun! Erin left with a ton of great baby stuff and we were able to nosh on a burrito bar and an adorable hand made cake. I was also very proud of my "baby bushel":

*Sorry your head got cut off Erin!!

After the baby shower Matt and I went on a matinee date to see the (most amazing) movie 500 Days of Summer. YOU MUST SEE THIS MOVIE! It was so touching, laugh out loud, almost kinda cried. They claim that it isn't a love story, which it isn't…but it also is in a way. Intrigued? Go see it!!

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Wonderment Wednesdays

For Today> Going to see Harry Potter 6 (finally!!), and out to dinner with my good friend J-Wa!

Outside my window> It's dark…which has been my answer the last few weeks because I post my blogs so late at night!

I am thinking> This is an awesome quote: "If you're not scraped and bruised, you haven't been outside playing." from For Love or Funny

I am thankful for> A flexible work schedule that let me start work at 8am and leave at 4pm to make the 5:10pm movie.

From the kitchen> Nothing from my own kitchen, we went out to lunch for Jackie's birthday at work and out to dinner at Chilli's with Jen.

I am wearing> Skinny jeans, gray flowy tank top, corduroy jacket and my "New York" shoes as Jen called them, because I bought them in New York. Simple Nine West kitten heel shoes.

I am hoping> To fall asleep quickly and get a good night sleep after going to bed late.

I am creating> A Google Reader page, and loving it!! It helps me keep track of all the blogs I follow.

Around the house> Laundry to fold, pile to put away (always), bag to pack for this weekend, Lair stuff to get ready for NEXT weekend/week…the countdown begins until vacation!

One of my favorite things> Post-it notes, so much so that I ordered my own personalized post-its from VistaPrint.com

A few plans for the rest of the week> Tomorrow I'm going to try a Dailey Method class! Then we're off to Lincoln/Placerville/Sacramento for the weekend…yay hot hot heat!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you> …did I mention I love post-its?

Jojo Post-its

*from the last day in my old office at work…my co-workers know me so well (2007)

*inspired by The Simple Woman's Daybook

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