First of all – Happy St. Patty’s Day!
What an interesting week I have had.
I celebrated my 37th birthday with Mr. Muse in very low-key fashion on Tuesday, dining on leftover mini-cheeseburger sliders, some hand-cut oven fries and a most awesome cupcake from Bloom Bake Shop in “Salted Caramel”. I confess that I scraped the sticky crumbs off the paper with my teeth once I’d finished forcing myself to savor the delightful treat rather than eat it like Cookie Monster, which is really how I would have consumed it if I didn’t have such restraint. Mr. Muse laughed and said that the cupcake must have been really good. INDEED! Thank you to the most awesome folks at BLOOM!
I started to use Bitly to shorten up my links that I post so I can track on the clicks. Pretty neat tool since WordPress.com doesn’t allow me to do a lot of really neat things with this site like I’m finding that I want to do that I could with a site hosted elsewhere. Oh well, hindsight is 20/20 so they say.
I got my eyesight checked and thankfully there isn’t much change from last year. There is enough that I should really get a new pair of spectacles, so this year I’m opting to try out an online eyeglass site. The three that people I know have had experience with (good experience) are: Warby Parker, Coastal, and Zenni Optical. I think I’m going to go with Zenni Optical, even after I got the whole lecture on quality of the glasses, etc., from my eye doctor. I just can’t justify shelling out hundreds of dollars on plastic frames; heck I can’t justify shelling out that much on metal frames let alone complete sets of glasses. I’m a bit of a Scrooge when it comes to that sort of thing.
Wednesday, I got to shoot with a favorite photographer again, Joel Stensberg. He’s the man behind the camera for the photo on my About page and I always learn something new about modeling, wielding a camera, life, him or myself whenever I work with him. I’ve seen some image sneak peeks from my shoot with him and I can’t wait to see the final edits.
After my shoot I spent the afternoon with my Mom and she treated me to lunch at Plae Bistro in Green Bay. They are listed on Find Me Gluten Free and this was my second time dining there, this time for lunch. Both times have left me loving the food and the service. I highly recommend eating at Plae! We then ran some errands and stopped at, dare I say, one of the Western Hemisphere’s best chocolate shops, Seroogy’s. I bought more than I should have, but it’s all delicious. The evening was spent with my eldest niece and nephew and their mom, mostly chatting about going gluten free, as my niece may be venturing there herself (along with the rest of the family) on suspicion she’s a lot more like me than we all thought. We don’t call her “Mini-Me” for nothing.
Thursday was more time spent with my Mom and then I was off to a Meet-n-Greet lunch at Roasted Bistro with another favorite photographer, Michael Cooney, as well as a few other photographers from their photography club, including Jim Koepnick, Jeannette Merten and Ryan Clausen. What a fantastic group of people with whom to have lunch! Honestly, they were all a hoot and I’d love to spend more time with them. Roasted’s food was very good as well, however, they aren’t on Find Me Gluten Free, but should be; I should add them, no? They do have gluten free buns and bread, sometimes they have gluten free wraps, too.
Friday I threw out my back. That was fun. Okay, I’m fibbing. It wasn’t fun at all. I won’t dwell on it, but you can read about it here if you’d like.
Saturday I felt well enough to take a walk on the treadmill, do some stretching and go the whole day without pain meds, though I did take some night time pills… at night.
And there you have it. My whole week in review. I got to meet some awesome people, spend time with more awesome people and in spite of the back issues, had a pretty rockin’ week.
So what’s in store? Mostly figuring out what I want to do with my life and career. More on that soon enough.