It was a great weekend.  I got caught up on my rest, knocked out some personal tasks, hammered away at some 2012 resolutions and managed to have a little bit of fun in the process.  Friday night was very peaceful.  After work, I went over to my parent’s house to see the Lily Bean then we all went to dinner at Sweet Tea for some southern cuisine.  I love eating dinner with my folks…there is nothing better than sharing a meal with people who you feel 100% comfortable around.  We talked about our weeks, laughed a little, and just generally chilled out.  I saw them again several times over the weekend as well.

I managed to watch three chick flicks this weekend – Water for Elephants, One Day, and Eat, Pray Love.  Just a fair warning for those of you who weren’t in the know like me, One Day is suuuuuuper sad.  It was a great film, but I just wanted to curl up in a ball and give up on life after I watched it.  🙂  I almost had to stop watching Water for Elephants as well, but luckily that ended on a much happier note.  I’d already seen Eat, Pray, Love, which is exactly why I rented it again.  I needed a guaranteed feel-good movie after those two downers.

Saturday night was my designated “friend” night, and I spent the evening with some of my favorite people in Birmingham in honor of my friend David for his birthday.  There are so many great folks in this little big city.  You are always 2 degrees from everyone you meet, which can be a good and bad thing.  Good for friendships, not always so good for dating.  But just when I think that I know everyone in this town, someone new pops up in my life.

As I said earlier, I spent a big part of the weekend working on my own personal goals.  I have officially become a regular at my local coffee shop.  There is something about having private time in a public place that makes it more energizing than just being at home.  I think it is also too easy to fall into procrastination habits when you are in your own space.  I find that when I am around others who are either working solo or reading on their own, I feed off of that sense of community that I’m not the only one “by myself.”  A strange concept, but true.  Almost like being at a library except with decaf hot tea.  🙂

Dinner with my folks at Sweet Tea

My Crestwood Coffee buddy, Brandi!

The Clayster

Birthday boy David & Sam