Friday night we celebrated Carol's birthday. By "we" I mean me, Sherri, Carol and Tracy. We have been a foursome for years and if you've been reading my blog for any period of time, you know I chat about these friends often. We started the evening at Social Gastropub in Edwardsville, Illinois. Fun place that we hadn't been to together before. It came to our attention quickly that they serve our new favorite liquor - St. Germain - so we ordered up some cocktails!
We had a great time sharing appetizers from their "Share" menu. Then there were presents and dessert.
We moved over to Wang Gang's for another cocktail and more chatting before calling it a night. Of course, we had to end the evening with a selfie and hugs all around. Happy birthday, Carol!
On Sunday, I FINALLY finished reading The Language of Flowers. I had seen it on several other bloggers posts and thought I'd give it a try. Interesting read. Can't say I totally fell in love with it, but is was a decent book. Have you read it? What did you think?
Here's the Amazon summary:
The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen and emancipated from the system with nowhere to go, Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But an unexpected encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning what’s been missing in her life. And when she’s forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness.
Just as I was finishing making dinner on Sunday night, Ian and Kayla called to see if we wanted to meet them for dinner. Well heck yes we wanted to meet them! So the dinner I had prepared will be eaten on another day and we headed out to meet them at Bailey's Range located in downtown St. Louis. Great place for burgers if you're in the area. Their burger menu has a multitude of unique burgers, great sauces to dip your fries into and wonderful shakes to have for dessert. I love being married to a man that is okay with being as spontaneous as I am! We had a great time with our dinner companions and were so happy they called us to come with them!
This will be a short work week for me because the company I work for is closed on Good Friday. Only four days until we get to have another weekend -- can't wait!! And here's a little something to help cure everyone's Monday blues -- me and some blog friends have a little something special for you all.
How about $125?
And how about from a group of super gorgeous gals?
No, seriously… check out these gals.
And then enter to win some cashola.
I think I just turned your Monday around.
Check out what others were up to this weekend.