Manic Monday

Today is definitely a Monday. After a full weekend of welcoming the holiday season, I need another day off and a nap! My co-workers are trying to keep me fueled with coffee and humor but who knows how much longer til I crash.

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Friday night we had an event in our community. The leasing office was hosting a beer & bingo night as a fundraiser so we figured why not try & win a new TV! We didn’t. However K enjoyed the beer and we played some entertaining rounds of bingo.

We were up early Saturday to head to Richmond for James River Rugby’s annual Christmas 7’s tournament. It was a very cold and dreary day weather wise, but the tournament is more fun than serious so no one really cared. There is typically uniform regulations during rugby matches but there were teams playing in Christmas sweaters and a guy in a reindeer onesie sprinting around. Rugby 7’s are definitely more fun to watch, IMO, mostly because the games are shorter in length and there are less guys on the field. Makes for a much faster game, and typically means a team can play 4+ games in a day and not be too affected – especially on the single day tournaments. K’s team won for the 2nd year in a row and the social at Bar Louie was a blast – we got to connect with a bunch of players from K’s old team, as well as his new one 🙂

I had a nice detoooooxing workout at Orangetheory Sunday morning before we headed up to Baltimore for K’s work holiday outing. I haven’t gone out in Baltimore since I lived there 11 years ago so it was fun seeing all the changes. K also got his first Fogo de Chao experience and he was definitely a fan. An endless buffet of good quality meat? Count him in. After dinner, we all wandered around Baltimore’s “Miracle on 34th Street”. The neighborhood even created it’s on website – – to let everyone know about the lights and Santa sightings. The light display is a bit much for me, but there were so many kids out there loving life so it’s still plenty magical for them.


The weekend was a blast though not very sleep friendly. With another big weekend coming up (and a possible move), I’ll probably be in bed at 8 pm each night. And I’m not sure if anyone else’s work has considered using TheraBand as a Christmas tree garland, but it apparently works well.

In other news, I’m still trying to find that balance between being financial savvy and figuring out practical & special gifts for my family… and by family I pretty much just mean my dad and my husband. The notoriously difficult to shop for. And I will be working on my November book review, so get excited!


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