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Long Weekend

Long Weekend

I have so been looking forward to the weekend. Columus Day is on Monday and since I work for a bank, we get the day off. I love that I have an extra time to get things done. It feels so freeing.

Friday night, instead of diving into my normal chores, I decided to clean out my closet.

I wore a black longsleeved shirt to work on Friday and realized when I got to the office that it had seen it's day. It was looking more grey then black, so I decided it was time to go through my closet again. I do this about once a season, evaluting the items in my wardorbe and deciding if they should stay or go. 

This is a tough process for me, but I feel so free when I make the decision to get rid of something. I play the 'What Not to Wear' game and have toss and donate piles. If it's something I think I could get a little money for, I take it to a local consinment shop, Snooty Fox. They are pretty picky about what they'll take, so if the clothes aren't 'trendy', name brands or in really good shape, I donate them to Good Will.

Everytime I go through this process, I have to laugh at myself. I've worn the same size for most of my adult life and have a hard time getting rid of things if they are in good shape. So, most of my stuff is years old. Like from college or when I got my first job. Instead of holding onto this stuff for another round, I decided to get rid of things that I haven't worn in a while. Good shape or not, they gotta go. 

The 'go' pile included a skirt and shirt that I wore on my first interview after college, a pullover I got for Christmas my freshman year of college and a trench coat I forgot I had.  The process took me a couple of hours, but when it was all said and done, I was proud. My closet was organized and filled with clothes I actually like and will wear. 

Wa-la, the finished product! 

Wa-la, the finished product! 

Saturday, I got up early, made myself a nice breakfast, finished some laundry from the night before and headed to downtown to cheer for the Queen Bee Half marathon with Girls on the Run

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GOTR is a non-profit organization who empowers young women to build confidence and self-esteem through running. I have been involved with the organization since 2010 and love the people and mission. I'm currently on the Development Committee. When Mary, the director asked asked if any of us were up for run the cheer zone, I raised my hand.

As a runner, I always apperciate those who take time out of their day to support those racing. It's the friendly faces and words of encouragment that get you through the tough times. And having been on the receiving end of that kindness, I wanted to give back. 

Cow-belled so hard I got a blister.

Cow-belled so hard I got a blister.

We had a blast ringing cow bells, spraying water and flashing signs of encouragement! It was such a great way to spend the day.

After the last runner passed by, we cleaned up and loaded my car with the stuff to take back to the race headquarters. I dropped it off and headed home to eat a quick lunch. 

After lunch, I stopped by Snooty Fox to sell some clothes. They took 12 items, which I was pretty excited about! 

Andrew called when I got home. A few of our friends turned the big 3-0 on Saturday and we were invited to a birthday bash. We thought it was at 7:30 and up the street but we were wrong. The party was at 5:30 and in Covington. So, that changed our plans. Instead of running errands, I went to the gym for a quick workout. I lifted for 30 minutes and then headed home to get ready.

We met Andrew's friends in Covington and walked to a tavern called Blinker's to catch up with some friends before the bash. I ordered a Tito's and soda, plus a burger and baked potatoe. I wanted to make sure I had a good base before a night of drinking.

After about an hour, we headed across the street for the birthday party. It was a lot of fun but I didn't take a single picture. Instead, I spent the time catching up with friends and sipping on vodka-sodas.

I found this silly polaroid in my purse. Needless to say, we don't take ourselves too seriously. 

I found this silly polaroid in my purse. Needless to say, we don't take ourselves too seriously. 

The party ended around 11:30 p.m. We said our goodbyes and Ubered to Andrew's, snacked and watched an episode of the 'The Jinx'. It's a documentary about Robert Durst, an accusused murderer who seems to kill for sport. Creepy and interesting.

Sunday morning, we took it easy. It was dark and rainy, which was perfect for sleeping in. We finally got up around 11:30 a.m. I headed home, brewed some coffee and whipped up a simple and satifying meal.

Roasted sweet pots, couple pieces of bacon, fried eggs and GF toast with sunflower seed butter and jam.

Roasted sweet pots, couple pieces of bacon, fried eggs and GF toast with sunflower seed butter and jam.

My mom called and I talked for her for a while as I cleaned my apartment. Then, I headed out to run a few errands. I ended up going to Marshall's, Victoria's Secret and Gap. My goal was to replace a few things I got rid of on Friday. Everything was on sale this weekend but all I ended up with were seven pairs of underwear. They were 7 for $28 at VS, not a bad deal!

Next up, Trader Joe's and hot yoga. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

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