After twelve loooong weeks of being laid off, I am officially employed again! This was my first week at my new job (hence the whole being ready for the weekend-ness) and I am absolutely loving it so far. I'm working for a company that specializes in the event planning field, and it's for sure put me on the path to making my dreams come true. It was tough being home all day, every day for so long, but I now know that my choice to be selective when it came to choosing the next step in my new career path was definitely the right choice. I'm planning to pop a bottle of bubbly this weekend to celebrate!
two. party of 50
Every summer, Brian and about 40 of his friends play in a big golf tournament. I've always been adamant about being designated driver there and back, as well as for anyone else who can fit in the car. When we bought our house, I was well aware that it was literally 30 seconds away from the golf course where they play every year and was excited about the thought of hosting a party after the tournament. Well, now we have our house and it is indeed 30 seconds away and after a few emails between my dear husband and the event organizer, we're hosting the post-tournament BANQUET at our house. What I thought was an after party has evolved into a banquet, which translates to burgers, pasta salad, and kegs in our backyard but bless it, Brian's excited. So my question for y'all is, do you have any insight on hosting a party at your home (in the backyard) for 50 people? Wives and girlfriends are invited as well, so we're estimating around 50 people total and I'm nervous-- What all will they eat? Will we run out of food? Where will everyone go to the bathroom without ruining our house? Help!
three. the rumor
Elin Hilderbrand is without a doubt my favorite easy-reading author, and her newest book, The Rumor, was just released this week. I'm anxiously checking my mailbox daily to see if it's been delivered or not. I can't wait to take it to the beach and spend my day working through it!
four. weight watchers.
For the last month or so, I've been trucking along with Weight Watchers and have been doing really well! It's crazy how much easier it is to keep track when your mind is in the right place. I'm trying to get creative with breakfasts, and my hardest time is, without a doubt, the hour or so before dinner. I'm not sure if I'm not eating enough during the day or what, but by the time I get home I am absolutely starving. Any suggestions for pre-dinner snacks while I get our actual dinner prepped and ready to be cooked?
five. busy weekend
I'm pretty excited for this weekend! Tomorrow is a low-key night since I weigh-in on Saturday mornings, but I'm thinking we'll likely grill out (thank the Lord for warm summer nights) and head to bed early-- we're old and worn out come Friday nights! Saturday morning I'll head to my usual BodyPump class super early, grocery shop, then we're helping Brian's cousin and his fiancee move to their new house. Saturday night is date night and there are few things I love more than a good date night out. Sunday I plan to do nothing aside from relax and rest all day. Boring, yes, but I need a down-weekend after this busy week at work.
Happy Friday, lovelies!