After all the art I could handle, we went to our favorite bar, The Peanut Barrel, where we sat outside and played Scrabble with Mike’s friend James. Now, this may have been the best part of the day. I actually beat Mike and James. Mike I have beat before, but James, NEVER! It was awesome. It came down to the very last letter and I won by one point! VICTORY!!!
Mike then went to play disc golf, and I spent three glorious hours walking around Barnes and Noble where I somehow came up with the idea that I now need a netbook for blogging on the go. I want something small, lightweight, Internet ready, lots of storage and fast enough to upload photos and blog. I don’t need any frills or extras. Now I need your help. Do you know anything about them? Are they worth it?
Mike and I visited the East Lansing Art Festival this weekend. It was really great to have some time with the hubs without having to travel 1.5 hours in the car beforehand. Now, don’t get me wrong. We love going to see our families, but at 31 weeks pregnant, I like to keep car time to a minimum (Speaking of which, I still need to fill you in on our road trip to NJ. Coming soon).
We went with Mike’s aunt Sis on Saturday, and grabbed some dinner with her afterward at Dublin Square. Turns out they have fantastic French Dips. Ahh they brought back memories of that time that I would only eat French Dips for an entire month. Mmmmm. I wasn’t even pregnant then. But, more about the art:
Here I am looking at some super cute button jewelry from Tallulah’s Satchels.
Sis and I taking a much needed break after walking all day. It was nice to sit outside the ol’ MSU English Office.
I would also highly recommend checking out Nicole Smith’s Family Trees. Kwang Cha was fabulous as well even though I am not normally a huge oil painting fan. And, for the men in your life, look up Dick Cooley.
After dinner, we headed back to Sis’s house where we had the best time indulging in my most bizarre pregnancy craving: clean smells! I’ve had sudden urges for certain foods here and there (remember the early morning fried fish and donuts), but my most prominent and strongest craving is to smell things. Is that weird? I don’t care.
Now, don’t freak out or anything. I haven’t started huffing glue or drinking Lysol. Instead, I have been craving good smelling body soaps, shampoos, fresh laundry, citrus….ugh I’m making myself crazy right now! It is absolutely the best craving because it has no calories and nobody has to run to the store at 3am so I can smell sunscreen.
So, back to Sis’s house. Sis wanted to figure out what types of scents I loved the most (turns out clean, citrus, lilac and lavender are the winners). Let me just give you a visual of a small percentage of what I was able to indulge in:
It was awesome! I am now the proud owner of that lot! Sis had all kinds of great smelling things, and we sat on the couch and tested them all while we ate chocolate. Doesn’t get much better than that! Thanks, Sis!
Sunday, I just hadn’t had enough of the sunshine and art, so we drove back to East Lansing, went to church and saw the other half of the show. I was able to do some more sniffing when Mike and I paused next to the lilac bushes. Heaven!