This 3 day weekend has been really nice!  I’ve gotten lots of rest and spent quality time with my family for my dad’s birthday.  My sister & niece Anna are heading back to Columbus around lunchtime today.  Once they hit the road, I’m making my way to the gym for a good workout followed by some pool time.  😀  A few trashy magazines might also be in order.

I forgot to tell you guys about it, but this week I was given several cool opportunities in connection with my blog.  I’ve been invited to be a part of two blog/social media panels during the month of July, and I was also surprised with an invitation to possibly be a writer for a new publication in town (learning more this week to firm up the details).  It just blows my mind.  There is nothing better than the unexpected sometimes! 

I’ve been watching a lot of movies these days in “my room,” especially of the TBS & TNT variety.  Yesterday I watched 27 Dresses followed by Pride and Prejudice.  Sorry men, but Mr. Darcy never gets old.  🙂  I love a good wedding movie, since weddings are ingrained into my soul from my days as a videographer in my 20’s.  It’s a guilty pleasure, I have to admit.  Some people love to throw you into a stereotype when admitting things like that, but honestly I love all kinds of movies.  I review independent films each year for Wade Kwon as part of the Sidewalk Film Festival, so I also have obscure favorites like Dogtooth, House of the Devil and 45365.

Some of you may be wondering how I’m feeling since the big event on Friday… and I’m happy to report that I’m doing just fine.  Just taking it day by day!  Most importantly, I’m being really nice to myself and taking it as easy as possible.  So far it’s working like a charm.  🙂

Healthy fish tacos for my dad's birthday dinner!

Bedside Daisies