But in all seriousness, I think it’s important to show the (many) other aspects of my life. Having cystic fibrosis doesn’t define me, it’s just a part of who I am. And I want you, my readers, to get to know about me, too!
Mike and I had been wanting to go to the aquarium for a while, but being a young couple on a budget we didn’t want to cough up the almost $30 per person. Luckily, the Baltimore aquarium offers admission for $8 on Friday nights!
(And date night was born.)
First we stopped at Five Guys. (Can I get a, “Mmm!”)
(I really need to become a better blogger and start taking more pictures. The ones below were taken by the very talented Mike.) (Which, unfortunately, means he’s BEHIND the camera, rather than in front of. And that means you get to see a lot of my face. Enjoy.)
This was followed by a visit to my homeland – Barnes & Noble. And of course I didn’t walk out empty handed. No. I made two purchases:
- Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey (a fellow Denison alum)
- Creation in Death by J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts (Anyone ever read anything by her? This will be my first.)
Then home and bed. (I know, I’m an old woman.)
Saturday was spent gearing up for the Ravens game. (Which ended in heartache, so let’s move on.)
I decided I deserved a little something for keeping up with my meds for the past few weeks, so I made my way to Columbia for some Sunday “me time.” And I might have treated myself a little TOO much.
(A new jeans purchase from H&M, a (hot pink!) manicure, and a trip to Trader Joe’s (aka my other boyfriend) might have occured.)
I was in such good spirits when I got home that I made dinner. (Go ahead, pick your jaw up off the floor. I’ll wait.)
(And it didn’t involve the microwave!)
In fact, it turned out quite delicious if I do say so myself. Pork tenderloin, green beans, roasted potatoes, and garlic naan. (With a side of red wine, of course.)
How was your weekend?
Now I can’t end this post without giving a VERY special thanks to an even more special person. (Click that link, because it leads to her blog, and you KNOW you want to read every post she writes. Because she’s awesome.)
Heather has bowled me over with her sweetness and support over the last few weeks. Not only has she offered endless words of encouragement, but now she has pledged to walk for Great Strides in my honor.
I can’t even express how grateful I am. So please, go on over and donate. Or just let her know what an amazing and inspiring person SHE is. Not only to support CF, but to recognize Heather’s generous and incredible spirit.
So THANK YOU, Heather!