Ashlyn and I deviated from our usual routine. I spent the day with my
bro-in-law, Patrick. He took some time off from work this week to recup.
He came over and we went to lunch at Oscars. Aside from losing some
weight (if that's possible...that Homeboy's skinny!), he's looking much
better. Afterwards, I had a bunch of stuff to buy and exchange, so we
went to Bed Bath and Beyond and Old Navy at the Marketplace. Then we
hit up South Coast Plaza.
We walked the entire length of the mall! I dragged Patrick into more
girly-stores than he wanted. Poor guy, I think he's had enough Bath
& Body Works, Sephora, and women's clothing to last him a while.
Ooooh....Jose Eber was at South Coast Plaza today giving consultations
at Carlton Salon. I caught a glimpse of him through the window.... signature
long hair, tight jeans, and flamboyant cowboy hat. Very exciting! =)
I bought almost all the gifts needed except for my mom's birthday gift.
It's really tough trying to buy something for someone who has almost
EVERYTHING! Patrick got a call and needed to take care of some business,
so I dropped him back off at the house. After feeding Ashlyn dinner,
I realized that a shirt I bought was a bit tight. My fault for not trying
it on earlier. I just assumed it was safe to grab a size small. *Ahem*...guess
I strapped Ashlyn into her seat and, once more, we headed back to the
mall. I exchanged my shirt at A&F and picked up some additional
items before leaving. I didn't get home until nearly 9pm. I missed "Dawson's
Creek" again. *phooey!* But I saw bits and pieces of "Felicity".
Ashlyn had an eventful day and hardly got in a nap which left her pretty
grouchy tonight. I gave her a bath and got her ready for bed early.
Aric surprised me by coming home from school earlier than usual. He
just finished taking his midterm and was able to leave right after.
We tucked Ashlyn into bed, I dropped another load of laundry into the
wash, and started packing.
out all day today was tiring...and tomorrow we have to get up early
to catch our flight.
I'm really looking forward to seeing my family and friends again! YAY!
And I know everyone's dying to see Ashlyn. =D
Although I will miss Aric very much while I'm gone, I'll be able to
get the break that I so desperately need. I'm going to keep this short
and catch some Zzzzzzzzzzzzs. G'nite!
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