Lately I have been non-stop. I am busy every weekend from Friday night to Sunday night and although I am glad to be busy and enjoying time spent with others, I need a breather. But, it doesn't look like I am going to get one any time soon with the upcoming weekend filled with birthday celebrations and a Halloween party to christen the new CLE abode. This weekend started off with a little T.H.B. reunion (sans a few members, unfortunately). I met some of my best friends at my first job in Advertising. One of the hardest parts of leaving that agency was leaving my T.H.B.'s. Yes, we have a nickname for our group of friends. No, we aren't fifteen any more. A few of us T.H.B. ladies got together, with my favorite cousin in tow, and hit up Bier Market for drinks and dinner. It was so good to catch up. After a belly full of the best fries on the planet, we hit up Market Garden for drinks and continued chatting.
Saturday was filled with baking and prep for the Browns game viewing party at our new place. But, we made sure to make time to stop by an ah-mazing Clambake that evening. Friends, cider and great food made a rainy Cleveland night so much better. But, I knew we couldn't stay late due to the early morning drinking that was on the horizon.
Clams and gossip with the ladies. Photo Courtesy of A. Peltz.
Before I knew it my alarm was ringing and it was 7:30 A.M. and time to head off to the usual Breakfast of Champions pre-tailgate at Allison's. Pumpkin bread and mimosas were the perfect start to a beautiful day in CLE. The sun was shining, the weather was warm and all my friends were out in the lot to show our support for the Brownies by drinking excessively. What else would a CLE fan do to root for their team?
When the parking lots began to clear, we loaded up the car and headed back to the East side for homemade chili, cornbread, cupcakes, mac and cheese, pretzel jello, puppy chow, and again-- more drinking with cider and pumpkin ales. The original plan was to eat, drink, chat and carve pumpkins but, after celebrating the Brown's epic win, none of us were in a state to use knives safely.
So now, Nicole and I have six un-carved pumpkins on the porch of our new house. Looks like we are done decorating for Fall!
For the rest of this week I am going to try not to rip someone's head off while preparing for our first big Halloween bash, and studying for my first mid-term of grad school. Friends: apologies in advance for being a rude bitch. I don't mean any of it.