Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Weekending + My Birthday!

Happy Tuesday, friends! And yes, it's October 3rd, in case you were wondering...
It's also my birthday!  I wanted to pop in today for a quick (and late) weekend recap of our trip up to New England.  My first boss is retiring this month, and my old staff threw a going away golf tournament for him and honored him with a dinner afterwards.  I was so happy to be able to go up, see all of my old co-workers, and thank him for starting me on this career path.  We just caught the tail end of the fall New England heatwave, and it was in the mid-70s playing on Thursday.

The rest of the weekend dropped into the 40s at night, and even in the sun, it was only low 60s. We visited family, played games, ate doughnuts, drank beer, and picked pumpkins.
I assume I'm the last person to finally find these seltzer jrs in ridiculous flavors, but if you haven't yet, you need to!  For those who don't know, Polar beverages are a staple in New England.  I actually went to college right up the hill from one of their factories, and I loved looking out my window to see their giant inflatable Polar bear on their roof!
Speaking of my alma mater, we stopped by Holy Cross on Saturday morning on the way to visit family in Massachusetts to buy a bumper sticker for our golf cart, and apparently it was homecoming!  (I guess I don't read my emails well...)  It was so fun to walk around and see everyone in their purple and white.  Holy Cross also holds an extra special place in my heart, because that's where we got married!
Since our trip a few weekends ago to Chicago, I've been on the lookout for the best doughnuts everywhere.  I found Tastease online in Hartford, and they're mini donuts - yes, please!!
And last, I am praying so hard for everyone affected by the senseless violence in Las Vegas over the weekend.  It hurts me to say that I am feeling so desensitized by all of this terror, and our country needs to finally take a stand on gun violence.  Acts like this cannot and should not be the norm.  We need stricter regulations for gun holders now.

10 comments:

Just Jess said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like a great weekend. I keep debating about purchasing the mini polar seltzers online since none of the stores in my area have them. Jess at Just Jess

Emily at 'a little bit of Emily' said...

Happy, happy birthday! Love those mini donuts - what a great idea so you can have all different kinds without feeling bad. :)

Rebecca Jo said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU AWESOME LADY!!!!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

happy birthday!! those donuts look amazing!!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday dear friend!!! Ok I need those donuts! haha.

Kristin said...

What a fun date for a birthday. I was writing the date for my class today and thinking "They'll never know the real meaning of October 3rd..."
Hope it was a good day!

Regine Karpel said...

Happy Birthday.

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

happy belated birthday girly! my fellow libra babe :) and polar beverages are so good - haven't tried that one but i love the vanilla one something fierce. they are just hard to find in florida! hope you have a stellar week!

xoxo cheshire kat

Trista @ The Classy Chaos said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Paula said...

Happy Birthday! We have been enjoying a spate of wonderful weather here in Rhode Island - great for golfing, so glad you got to enjoy it. Go Crusaders! Ironic, but back when I was at H.C., Polar Soda was pretty terrible, they sure have come a long way. So many seltzers to choose from, and right now I am having their diet Pink Grapefruit Dry which is amazing, so citrus-y. Another fun item: my dear friend's husband has recently retired from his long career both as a pro and in golf course management. And, guess what - he has been named the golf coach at Holy Cross. Small world!

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