I have sufficiently informed y’all that I intend to spend the remainder of this year chilling with the homies every chance I get. I’ve had enough of “making” myself too busy to spend time with the people I love. I am at my best laughing , eating and having a cocktail or three with the people who know, get and support me. I’m telling you it’s good for the soul and I implore you to make a few adjustments in your life to make room for these special moments. Life is short.
Tuesday morning one of my best friends called and asked if I wanted to grab something to eat. Two short hours later we were sitting at Mary Mac’s Tea Room, a renowned restaurant here in Atlanta. While I’m not a true born ATLien I’ve been here long enough to be quite shamed that I had never been to this iconic restaurant. I found the food to be delicious. You know it can be hit or miss with southern/soul food. Mary Mac’s Tea Room was a hit indeed.
Since we only had a short time we quickly put our orders in, not an easy task. I settled on the highly recommended fried chicken and added sweet potato souffle and macaroni as my sides.
So. D&*n. Good.
I’m not a big eater but if it’s good and in front of me…come on now.
Tunic: Dana Buchman (Kohl’s) Jeans: Thrifted Cuff: Macy’s Purse: Marshall Shoes: DSW
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I never realize how much I need to get out of dodge until I do just that…..Get.Out.Of.Dodge.
Last year we didn’t travel at all trying to reserve all of our coins for the move. Now that we are mostly settled in we thought it would be a great time to sneak in a little get away to just relax and refresh. My father flew in from Las Vegas to stay with the children and the Mr. and I threw the deuces and hit the road to Miami.
After safely arriving to Miami after a 7 hour trip
that should’ve taken 10 I hit the pedi spot with my bestie. With my toes “did”, I got dressed for what I thought was going to be a night out on the town and dinner with the Mr. only to find out he and a friend of mine that lives in Miami put together a nice surprise birthday dinner for her husband and myself. Talk about good times with old friends.
Saturday involved a trip to the beach, some visiting and a beautiful night under the stars listening to music at Miami Gardens’ annual Jazz in the Gardens concert. This year’s line up included Mint Condition, Trey Songz, Kelly Rowland, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, Anthony Hamilton and Maze featuring Frankie Beverley.
Post show, Mr. drove me to South Beach, where I spent the night with two of my favorite girls in the world at a very chic boutique hotel on the beach. Sunday morning the three of us grabbed a selfie and some brunch. We spotted Nicole Murphy walking by, she was about that I don’t want to be bothered life but I caught a glimpse of those abs. Yeah, I’m on that….starting next week!
The Mr. and I closed out our weekend getaway at Jazz in the Gardens, where LL Cool J, Anthony Hamilton and the infamous Frankie Beverly closed out our phenomenal weekend.
As I head into a very busy next few months followed by the craziness of Summer I am glad that we took this opportunity to sneak away. When was the last time you and your significant other stole away? Have you ever taken a home girls trip? Have any trips planned for the Spring and Summer?
This weekend was kind of busy. After spending an ungodly amount of time indoors due to illness and the weather I was happy to be out and about this weekend.
We kicked off the weekend with a little family time at the bowling alley
We had some pizza and had a good time with a little family competition
Saturday morning AKA duty called and I headed out to a forum we had regarding Human Trafficking. I think my mouth was open the whole time listening to the statistics. I signed up to volunteer with an agency in the Atlanta area that is working to help girls who want to escape that life. I am going to do a post regarding this issue. Our poor children are getting caught in terrible lives that they don’t have to live. I feel its our duty to help where we can. More to come on that.
Saturday evening I had dinner at Tin Lizzy’s with Bunnie. I love Bunnie, she is just I don’t know. I can’t put my finger on it but she rocks….One time for that margarita and queso that I’ve been craving for months, they were just as good as I needed them to be.
Sunday I went grocery shopping. I am the worse grocery shopper ever. For the past few months my husband has been doing the shopping but because we are down to one car and I had chapter meeting I got up early and took care of my least favorite task.
Shortly after getting all of the groceries in place and cleaning out the refrigerator I was back out the door to chapter meeting. Came home to him cooking dinner. *body rolls* I was in peace and quiet when the Shameless premiere came on.
There. That’s my weekend.
How was yours? Did you grocery shop, clean, sew, read? Do you watch Shameless? Is your week planned out?
So I don’t need to tell you it’s been crazy around here to say the least. I’ve been tagged a few times in this challenge and I can’t remember exactly who tagged me so I won’t name them in the event I leave someone out. Charge it to my heart and not my crazy summer brain.
A. Attached or Single – Attached. Oh so attached to the most amazing corporate thug ever.
I hope everyone had a great weekend. My birthday was on Saturday and surprisingly and I really kept it low key….I’ll just say I was saving the “Turn Up” for next year when I turn 35. If you don’t get the “Turn Up” reference…don’t feel bad, being that I’m 34 I should probably refrain but y’all know me #classyratchet
Friday night, I was in an all around funky mood. You know that mood you get in when nothing is really wrong but you just want to be funky. As I was laying in the bed I had an epiphany that a trip to Target would make me feel better. At 8:30p I got out of the bed, headed out to my local Target and bought a bunch of nothing…wouldn’t you know, an instant pick me up!!
Well the mood lifter was short lived because Saturday I woke up with the same issues…moody and add indecisive because at that point I still wasn’t sure what I would be doing for my birthday. I finally put together a quick dinner with my girls from college at one of my favorite restaurants in the Virginia Highlands area of Atlanta. We had a great dinner at Murphy’s, we drank, ate and laughed hysterically. Reminds me that we need to get together more often.
Kelli and her fancy green tea…
A very classy birthday dinner amongst best friends.
I would say it was definitely a turn down from last year!!
Sunday, I woke up and did a little thrift and grocery shopping prior to taking Addison for an afternoon showing of Charlotte’s Web at the Alliance Theater. It was her first play and she did well up until the last 15 minutes. The play was only an hour but her little attention span is still very fickle.
How was your weekend? Anything exciting?!
Y’all know I don’t ask much from you, so when I do I hope you get how sincere my request is.
Earlier this week I took a few photos of my neighbors. These photos were used for a submission to win a dream wedding on behalf of our local Fox channel. Operation Wedding will grant one military family the dream wedding of a lifetime but they need votes.
Ancil has been deployed twice and is currently still away from his family working since coming off of deployment. She has been holding down the house and the family while he is away. They are such a deserving and giving family and I would really love to see them get this wish granted.
I said all of that to say, can you please take about 30 seconds to vote for them. Voting is open until 2/29. They are the first on the list. Timeka Russell and Ancil Christopher.