Sunday, June 26, 2016
four days for days
Thursday! Thursday I worked. Laundry shift I think. It was a good day. Worked hard. Did good work. Ate curry. I think that was the day we were super duper efficient too. Everything got done with time and labor to spare.
And so I scooted over to Silverdale to kill time till I picked up dad at the airporter. I went to Target and suffered through over an hour of swimsuit shopping. Some had back clasps that were way too big and not adjustable for my sizing, so I had to pick one that tied. And I did find a super cute one that has a razer back, so it actually is a suit that doesn't dig into my neck like all the other bikini tops! And I tried on a bunch of bottoms and found one I liked. It was still a miserable experience, even though I like how I look.
Then I hopped over to Kohl's to see if they had anything that would work as a bridesmaid dress, and you know what! They did! In the 80% off clearance section too. I had no idea their clearance sales were so good. Okay they had a lot of awful stuff, but I found one great marine blue dress that's very smooth, and one that has this electric pattern that a new pal dubbed "energy demon" so now it's the energy demon dress, and I look so good in it (see above). It was also from JLo's line, which is hilarious to me. It's stretchy and still comfy and machine washable. And it doesn't ride up. And the two dresses totaled in at $30. Major deal. I will have to come back because at this point I was pressed for time. Seems like a good place to round out the dress part of my wardrobe.
The airporter arrived and Dad and I went back to Seabeck. We chatted and snacked and I saw pictures of the adorable baby Kaylee. My niece Kaylee!! YAY KAYLEE!!!!! I need to get a picture so we can have the two space ladies of the Spencer clan in one photo.
And at home I drew and went to sleep pretty tired.
Friday! Surprise party for Karen day! I slept a bit. Washed my new dresses. Ate curry for breakfast. Dolled myself up and headed out! The surprise was at Bremerton Letterpress Co. Marit had decorated with Ashley but Karen didn't know there would be a surprise party later. I drove in and parked RIGHT as Karen and Rob and Lily were walking in to the shop and I was like OHHH KAREN DON'T TURN AROUND AND SEE ME, and she didn't! I got in right after her when she was still all OH MY!! in happiness at the people there. She even cried a little bit, she was so happy with the party. The cupcakes were delicious. And the cookies. Mmm. I talked to Ashley and...I've forgotten her husband's name! Oh no! They are travelling around the US in an RV staying for a while here and there. We talked 48 states routes and National Parks. Great people.
A year ago Karen turned 29 and told me she was pregnant. She's gone from Nordstrom's to partner in a letterpress studio in a year! And there's a three month old baby and husband and house too. So much change and she is doing so well, I'm so proud and happy for her!
I hung around at the party for a while, even after it had died down. I changed out of heels into clogs but still looked fly in my dress. After we said our goodbyes, I got food at Central Market and went home.
Saturday! Actual Karen's birthday day, in which we made plans to hang so that I wouldn't let on there was actually a party happening. But of course I was going to stick to the plans.
I didn't leave till later in the day, so I had time to do my comic and chill and whatnot. I met Karen in Silverdale and the tail end of her birthday lunch with her family at Origami Sushi. Nice to say hi to her parents. They are a sweet folk. Then we (Karen and I) relocated to Goodwill for some walking, browsing, and chatting. I carried Lily in a carrier and she was as delightful as could be. She made some peeps, but all I had to do was bounce her a bit and she quieted down, and eventually fell asleep. I bought some earrings. Karen got some baby clothes. I made a quick Trader Joe's pit stop and then we went to Thea's parent's house (where Thea was). Thea is a friend of Karen's and we've met a few times and I think I forgot her name in previous blog posts, but now I know it! For sure! Thea!! She made a tasty dish with beef and potatoes and onions and carrots and other stuff. It was really good and just the right amount of spicy and we ate it on tortillas and all was awesome. We played some Cards Against Humanity with Masa and Mavis and Alonso. I pulled an early lead and then stalled. I got home very late.
Coworker was ill and I took her shift.
And I did some weeding too, and headed home! Well got some food and gas and then went home! Dad helped me (well I helped dad) change my transmission fluid. It didn't look bad, but it was good to change it! Oil will need a change soon too. I put so many miles on my poor car.
We nibbled on chicken and I heated up a small portion of my curry for dad to try and he really liked it! Hurray! He said I didn't need to change a thing.
Then we retired. I drew a comic. My computer continually overheated and shut down. Argh.
But here is what I've been up to! Awesome, huh?