Friday, July 31, 2009

Ms. Single Mama

Hi all,
I have posted a new button on my sidebar that you should check out!

Ms. Single Mama is one of my favorite bloggers and her e-book is awesome!

Check it out, just click on the right side on the button and you'll go right to the book purchase and you can download her e-book right onto your computer!!


xoxo Mrs. Pit

Furry Friday

Hi all!
First I want to thank everyone for the kind words. My Grandmother was amazing and will be truly missed by all that knew her. I thank you all for the support!

Also, Lauren Nicole is doing an amazing giveaway, so go here to enter! It's lots of Lilly stuff, go now!!

Last but not is the dog of the day!

Meet Erica!

Erica is a Portuguese Water Dog/Bearded Collie and is one of the cutest mutts I've seen to date. You can be just like the Obama's with your cute Porty mix...isn't she a doll?! She is just 2 years old and loves all other dogs, so take her home today!!

What is better for the first weekend in August than to get a dog to bring home? Nothing!! Erica is such a cutie, you'll be the talk of the town :)

Have a great weekend!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A legacy

My Grandmother died last night and my whole family, including myself is heartbroken.

She was an amazing matriarch and all around fun, loving, warm and caring person.

She and my Grandfather were married for 63 years and had 4 children, and 9 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren.

She was the light of the house and everyone who ever met her delighted in her presence.

I have nothing but fond, wonderful memories of my Nana and I will miss her forever.

Rest in Peace Nana, we love you!!

Halsey Ligget Potts 1925-2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Not much to post about, but I do have some more rants (as always!)

1. The Bachelorette...I think Jillian lost some brain cells on her flight to Hawaii because otherwise I don't see any reason that she should have picked Ed! And did you see the 'After the Final Rose' last night...could they BE more awkward?

2. JCrew's Fall catalog...ok, so this isn't a rant, but it's so darn dangerous to send me catalogs full of amazing clothes when I clearly have NO extra money to buy them! Not fair!!

3. The fact that it's only Wednesday. I feel like I have been at work continually since Monday even though it's far from the truth. This week is one of those weeks where I feel like I am playing "Whack-a-Mole" and can't hit any moles!

4. Um, yeah, I'm done...oh, and I didn't have any cavities when I went to the dentist today, so that's a rave not a rant, yahoo!! I have to floss more, but who doesn't!

Hope all is well with everyone, I am back to my 'Whack-a-Mole' game, I mean work!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Seriously Tory Burch?

Are you kidding me? You are selling this shirt for $150? And you think people will buy this?

I remember buying a shirt SO similar to this back in the early 90's, at a store that also sold Birkenstocks as well as bongs (they claimed they were 'water pipes') in the back. I think I saved my allowance for a few weeks in order for me to buy this hippie shirt for approximately $15...not $150!

Get real Tory. I know you. I know you lived just a few roads down from where I grew up when you were married. I don't care that you're a Main-Liner.


Ah, now that I have THAT off my chest, have a great day!!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Monday, July 27, 2009

WAY ahead of myself

I know I'm way ahead of myself...but since we get the Pottery Barn Catalog, we get the Pottery Barn KIDS catalog...and I couldn't help but go through it and find that they now have Peter Rabbit bedding.

It's like they were listening to my little inside voice WISHING that someone would design this and I wouldn't have to pay hundreds of dollars to get this stuff from England (apparently they carry it at Harrod's exclusively).

So, while I am NOT pregnant yet, I really really want to buy this just in case they sell out or don't make it by the time I that crazy...YES. Would I do it anyway...of course. But, Mr. Pit won't let me. Darn logic.

Oh, and I want a white crib, not a dark brown and our walls will be yellow not white and green...but hello, super cute!

This is when being a Virgo and planning EVERYTHING gets tough!!

AND I want this...but instead of the animals in the middle I want the name of our baby just like in the catalog (craft store, here I come!)

And don't worry, I was exactly like this for our wedding too (I had collected torn out pages of wedding magazines for YEARS) so Mr. Pit knows this is coming and he smiles and says 'whatever you want dear' like a good husband should. (Though this still doesn't green light me for buying anything, it does leave me hopeful that he won't object TOO much when the appropriate time comes either :)

That's my insane wishlist for the day, hope you're having a great Monday as well!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Friday, July 24, 2009

Furry Friday!

Meet Roja! Just a baby, this pup is going to get adopted SO fast!!

Roja is a Cocka-Poo (A mix of Cocker Spaniel and Poodle) so he doesn't shed and is hypo-allergenic, even better!!

Here is Main Line Animal Rescues write up...he's too cute to need a hard sell but here ya go!!

Roja could be the cutest and sweetest dog at MLAR right now - there is so much to love about him. First of all, he is just downright adorable. Secondly he could be the happiest dog ever - happy to see you, happy to play, happy to give kisses, happy to visit other dogs…Thirdly he is a great size, a great companion dog and he's still just a puppy! His coat is a beautiful reddish color (hence the name Roja) with just a bit of white on his face and chest. He can charm any volunteer who comes near his run, and therefore he gets out A LOT! Please fill out an application and ask to meet Roja - but make it quick, a dog like this will get scooped up in no time!

So, go visit Main Line Animal Rescue today and go pick yourself up a little red puppy!!

Mr. Pit and I are off to his parents house for the weekend and will be back Sunday to play golf if it isn't raining.

Have a great weekend!
xoxo Mrs. Pit

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Why oh why? I work here?

I just got SCREAMED at by a subcontractor who asked me if not only 'could I read' but 'how can I not understand what the contract says?'

And you wonder why I want to do something different next spring?!

I stole this from Erin's blog Prep-E Girl but thought it was neat.

I had to read a LOT in school, and our AP English class was one of the hardest classes I've taken ever, but well worth it!

I have bolded the ones I have read...

1 . Pride and Prejudice
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot
21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34. Emma - Jane Austen
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
38. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
39. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
40. Animal Farm - George Orwell
41. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
42. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
43. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
44. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
45. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
46. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy–
47. The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
48. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
49. Atonement - Ian McEwan
50. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
51. Dune - Frank Herbert
52. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
53. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
54. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
55. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
56. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
57. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
58. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon
59. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
60. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
61. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
62. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
63. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
64. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
65. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
66. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
67. Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
68. Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
69. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
70. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
71. Dracula - Bram Stoker
72. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
73. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
74. Ulysses - James Joyce
75. The Inferno – Dante
76. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
77. Germinal - Emile Zola
78. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
79. Possession - AS Byatt
80. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
81. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
82. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
83. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
84. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
85. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
86. Charlotte’s Web - EB White
87. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
88. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
89. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
90. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
91. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
92. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
93. Watership Down - Richard Adams
94. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
95. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
96. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
97. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
98. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
99. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

32 of 99...not great!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pit Bull Song

My friend M forwarded this to me on Monday and I am just posting it now.

It makes me want to cry and adopt ALL the dogs in the video at the same time. These dogs are SUCH good dogs and get SUCH a bad rap...eek, too cute!

Click HERE to watch!!

YAY for Pitties!


Thanks to all the bloggers with their helpful comments for next springs big launch.

I have a lot of great ideas that I will take with me to the gift show in a month, and then I will come back in the fall and get to moving on my business plan, commercial realtor and get this show on the road!

In other news, our garden is doing FABULOUSLY. Of course I don't have any pictures, but our zucchinis are going crazy as well as our greenbeans. They are all growing all on top of each other and it looks a mess, but let me tell you, once you can get in there and start picking, it's awesome!

Lil' Pup is also being a great rabbit deterrent (he almost got one the other night, that rabbit was pretty close to being dunzo! If Lil' Pup hadn't been tired from his walk earlier I think he would have caught him/her...but alas, all is well in the animal kingdom this week!)

We got Burn After Reading in the mail from Netflix yesterday as well, so I think I know what our plans for tonight are, and last night we watched Weeds from Monday and watched 'Dating in the dark' from then too...what a crazy concept! I felt bad for the one guy who's date left without meeting him in real life, but the other two couples were cute!

ok, back to work for me, I just got busy all of a sudden and my desk looks like a tornado went through, lots to do!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Would you shop here?

Hi fellow bloggers, I need some help.

I have always known that I wanted to open a store one day, and I am lucky enough to realize that the dream may come true in 2010!

However, I need some help.

I am trying to get more of a FOCUS for the store (and for business plan purposes) and need something that will make us stand out from the other gift stores on the Main Line (of which there are LOTS)

Here is my question...what would you look more for in a store?

1. The ability to deliver gifts and gift baskets fully gift wrapped?
2. The ability to be open later in the evening allowing you to pick up a gift for a hostess into the evening hours?
3. What would you rather bring your host/hostess? A gift basket of food/flowers or smaller gifts? Or all of the above?

We are trying to make sure we stand out from the crowd, but by staying in the gift business, we are lumped in with them anyway...just looking for some advice!

What is your dream store for the Main Line?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Gift Show

I get to go here in August, yayayayay!!

I will be working for Bungalow for 1/2 the time I am there, and then the other half will be looking for items to stock in my store that I hope to open in the spring of next year!

I am so excited and SO thankful to Bungalow for giving me the opportunity to get my feet wet in the retail business first hand.

Best. Monday. Ever!


I have 8 Jonas Brothers tickets for this Thursday's show in Philadelphia.

I am selling them for $90 each (which is exactly what I paid for them, no upcharge or anything)

Email me at if you are interested!!

Since people have asked...we bought 16 Jonas Brothers tickets on purpose so we could sell them since we figured the show would sell out and we could make money. The show(s) have not sold out and we stand to lose almost $1000 on these tickets. Very sad, our own fault really, so now we're trying to sell them for face value just so we don't lose more than we have to! We had NO intention of going to the show!

Another fun weekend

Hi friends,
After putting about 700 miles on the Audi this weekend, we are back from upstate New York and as tired as ever.

Friday afternoon we made the EXTREMELY long drive up to Binghamton and arrived around 8 when we should have been there at 6:30 thanks to road construction on 81. We made it though and took a tour of our friends new house (the re-did the ENTIRE thing themselves, it's amazing!) and then settled in for some chatting and wine before finally falling asleep around 1.

Then we went to a yummy breakfast at a diner in downtown Binghamton, and then got on 81 again for the rest of our trip up to Rochester.

We arrive to the hotel just in time to do hair and makeup and for Mr. Pit to watch some British Open before we were off to the church and then to the reception.

The reception was fun since it was at the famous Oak Hill Golf Club and we even managed to get to the pro-shop before it closed (yes, we were awful wedding guests and left during the speeches) but we were glad to have made it to the landmark and get some loot as a bonus.
Then there was some fun dancing and all of a sudden it was over!

After a seemingly long night sleep (I got more sleep than Mr. Pit did since he went out to the pub after the reception) we were in the car again for the 6 hour drive home. We got home and promptly fell right asleep for 3 hours and then managed only to order Chinese food for dinner and watch True Blood and Entourage before going back to bed, again!

So, it was another whirlwind weekend and this weekend will be the same. We are headed up to New York state (again) to see Gavin's parents for the weekend (with pup in tow) so it will be even more time in the car, but we haven't seen them since Christmas so we are very much looking forward to it!

Hope you guys had good weekends as well, I don't have any pictures from the wedding since I left the camera in the car at the hotel, but my new purple dress (from NY&Co of all places) was a hit :)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Furry Friday!

Hi everyone! Friday is here at last and I for one am THRILLED to have made it through the week.

We are off to Rochester this afternoon for a wedding tomorrow and I am as ready as ever to get out of work. We technically have a half day today (the main office does at least, but I am on a jobsite) so we'll see if I can actually leave at noon or not. I certainly hope so!

I ended up buying THIS dress from Rue La La, and I am so excited for it to come. The estimated ship time is about 10 days (weird right?) but I don't need it until September anyway, yay!

and now...onto Furry Friday! Meet Stymie!

Stymie is a young boxer who is in need of a good home! I mean really, look at that face, and the head cock? You've got me sold :)

Here is MLAR's write up...sounds almost too good to be true, but knowing these dogs, it's not!!

Stymie is an incredible dog who is full of love, personality, and happiness. He is incredible with young children and other dogs but isn't so sure about the kitty thing (well, they look like they could be tasty!). Stymie has mastered the Boxer full body wag and will become an instant family member wherever he finds a home.He is a very happy dog who is easy to LOVE!!!

So, go out and get your puppy friend today? Wouldn't you like to come home to that face?!

Have a great weekend everyone!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Rue La La Final Sale

After perusing (quickly) all my options at the Rue La La Final Sale today, I have narrowed it down to three dresses.

1. Badgely Mischka $179

2. Nicole Miller Pink $99

3. Nicole Miller Raspberry $99

What do you think?

Oh, and this dress is for a formal (not Black Tie) wedding in September in Chicago at the Sheraton on the it's fancy but not crazy, it's our best friends so we want to look good (oh and Mr. Pit is in the wedding party and will be wearing a tuxedo, yum!)

I have all three in my shopping cart and that can stay there until 10:00 tonight...hmmm

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Do you know that the first email I get every morning when I come into my office?
Do you want to guess?

Nope, it's not from Mr. Pit saying he misses me already (remember, it's 7am and he's still asleep)'s from Ann Freaking Taylor. Every morning at 7 they are kind enough to email me some sort of coupon or promotion or sale or something and I am so tired of it! I don't however want to take myself all the way off the list because I do like being reminded of goings-on in their store, I just don't need it every day! Plus, they sell your name to all their sister companies so then you get LOFT, and ATL Outlet...I mean, come on...I know I like clothes but I don't buy them every day!

Anyways...not much going on at the Pit house this week. Mr Pit is FINALLY done school for the semester (yay!) and doesn't have to go back until September! So, we are taking some much needed US time in the evenings which include grocery shopping (I told you we were fancy) and dog walking (who needs a gym membership when you have to walk Lil' Pup 2 miles a day just to get him to sit down at night?!).

This weekend we are off to beautiful Rochester, New York for our 2nd of 5 weddings this summer and we get to go visit the ORIGINAL Wegmans! I know it's just a grocery story, and yes, I have been made fun of for being so excited about it, but I freaking love that store and I am SO excited that they are opening one near us in October :)

I also have a fab new dress to wear to the wedding, it's purple and I am going to wear it with green peep toe stilettos. I know my feet will hurt for the majority of the evening, but to me it's worth it for the complete ensemble.

I'm off to grab some lunch with some co-workers and then I'll try to declutter my desk this afternoon. Wish me luck!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Furry Friday!

Hi everyone! Meet Sarah!

Sarah is a Rottweiler and from the write up on the Main Line Animal Rescue website, she's quite the catch! Her temperment sounds ridiculously similar to Lil' Pups, so obviously I am a huge fan.

Here is her write up from the site, go adopt Sarah today :)

Sarah is a gorgeous girl, and quite photogenic too! She is a very nicely marked Rottie, with a sound temperament and a love for every person she meets - she even does the Rottie "lean" to show you how much she likes you! Sarah is tolerant of other dogs when walking near them or passing by her - but she is pretty picky with her friends when up close. For this reason she would probably be happiest as an only dog - but once you meet our girl Sarah you will realize there is no need for another dog with her around! Sarah walks amazingly well on a leash and listens to many different commands. Sarah is also totally potty trained and is what we call a "plug and play" dog - she is ready to go into many different homes and will ease right in = already house trained, already obedience trained, very affectionate, and past the puppy stage - what more could you ask for!

It will be a gorgeous weekend, go get a puppy friend today!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Mr. Pit and I share an online calendar through Google (seriously, is there anything that company doesn't do?!) and it's the handiest thing in the world.

For instance, yesterday I scheduled a vet appointment for Lil' Pup and could put it on the calendar while simultaneously emailing Mr. Pit of his new outing. They are there right now getting Lil' Pup his Bordatella shot since we are boarding him next weekend for the wedding we are going to.

We have so much going on the rest of the year, the only way we can keep it straight is with multiple calendars...on the computer, on the fridge, you name it, it's written down somewhere!

Take a look at what we have for the next 6 joke, it doesn't stop!

July 17-18 Wedding in Rochester, NY
July 25-26 Funeral in Southbury, CT
August 6-8 Wedding in Albany, NY
September 4-8 Virgin Gorda, BVI (Our birthday trip, yay!)
September 11-13 Wedding in Chicago, IL
October 16-18 Weekend in Chicago/South Bend for USC/Notre Dame football game
November 13-15 Weekend in Washington, DC for Bachelorette party/Redskin game
December 30-Jan 1 Wedding in Salem, MA

And those are just the events that we are traveling for! We have a ton of stuff going on in August on the weekend as well as July being completely booked up already save for this coming Sunday when miraculously nothing is on the calendar (yet!)

Good thing we are frequent fliers of Southwest AND use the credit card to get more points, yikes! But, I'm excited to be going all of these places and seeing all of our friends.

What are YOUR summer plans?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A little diatribe

OK folks, I don't normally rant...but I have to as I have just had enough.

Michael Jackson is NOT a hero. He was a great entertainer. His songs are great (I have routines to lots of them, Thriller, The Way You Make Me Feel, etc). I enjoyed and will enjoy his music.

BUT, he's also a creepy creepy weirdo who got seriously into drugs and being even weirder with kids that were alone in his house with him, um...GROSS!

So, pray tell, WHY is ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and all the other major news outlets giving him MORE press than when the Pope died? He is a celebrity for crying out loud, he's dead, move on. Stop being weird and sobbing in the street. For goodness sake people, it is not THAT news worthy!

I will probably get hate comments for this post and I don't even care. He was an entertainer. He didn't cure cancer. He didn't change the world. Maybe the world of music, but he didn't change the world, end hunger, violence, strife, government injustices...I just don't see it.

I am not trying to get up on my high horse, for I have no horse and don't think I am high and mighty (my favorite show is Gilmore Girls people!) I just am sickened that major news stations are sending reporters to the Staples center to report on his memorial when there is actual NEWS going on!

Ok, I'm done. A fun preppy post will come later.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Amazing Weekend

Hi friends,
sorry it took so long to post, I had an extended weekend and enjoyed every waking (and non waking) moment!

Friday started out fabulously with me sleeping until 11:30. Ah yes, that's college type sleeping for me and it was amazing. We then ran around and cleaned up the house before our houseguests arrived that afternoon, weeded and staked the ENTIRE garden, then it was off to the club for dinner and fireworks.

Saturday was a busy and early day and we were IN Yankee Stadium by 11:30 to watch batting practice and take a tour of the new digs. Mr. Pit caught a batting practice homerun ball IN HIS HAT! and the whole game was awesome. We all got a LOT of sun, and came home happy and very tired after a long drawn out 12 inning Yankees winning game. Saturday night was spent watching the 'Capital 4th' on PBS...yes, we watched fireworks ON TV, but they were still good and I especially enjoyed the Sesame Street gang singing for all the kids on the capital lawn.

Sunday was spent going to a delicious lunch at Classic Diner (YUM!) and then having a very healthy meal at 5 Guys for dinner, hee hee.

Yesterday was spent running more errands (including getting all my iTunes songs off of my old computer and on to the new) and basically being lazy.

Tonight we are going out to dinner for my Dad's birthday...Happy Birthday Chawhee! (if you can name the movie in your comment I will be impressed!)

Then this weekend we have a whole lot of nothing planned except for some golf and a haircut for me.

What do you think, should I chop it all off or keep it below my shoulders??

All in all it was a wonderful 4 days. I got lots done around the house, caught up on lots of sleep and saw some great friends!

Now, back to the grind!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy Almost 4th of July!

Ah, I can't believe it's almost the 4th of freaking July! Where the heck has this year gone?

We have an amazing 4 days lined up and I can't wait.

Tomorrow morning we are golfing with friends and having lunch at the club, then coming home with a plan to nap and walk Lil' Pup, then we have friends coming up from D.C. to go back to the club with us for dinner and firework.

Saturday we're getting up early and going to a fun breakfast then hitting to road up to Yankees Stadium for the Yankees game at 1.

Then we'll get home whenever (I hate trying to guess how long it will take me to drive out of NYC, I am never right!) Saturday night we are having an easy dinner (read: lots of prepared foods from Whole Foods) and hanging out and hopefully catching more local fireworks displays.

Sunday will be more golf and relaxing and Monday I have an appointment at the Apple store to get all my pictures and music off my old computer and on to the new, yippee!

Should be a great weekend, but I know enough not to assume that anything will go as planned and can only hope for the best.

I'll do a Furry Friday post tomorrow :)

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Hi July!

First of all, I can't BELIEVE it's July 1st already, what the heck?! Where has the summer gone? Thank goodness we have two more months, phew!

I am back at work now after what turned out to be an amazing day yesterday. I got up around 8:30, took the pup for a LONG walk, came back, made breakfast, basically cleaned the entire house (it's what I do when I am nervous or anxious) and finally went to the testing site at 12:15. They let me sit early which is a good thing because I couldn't have learned anything in that last half hour anyway, and a mere 2 hours later I saw my score and had to stop myself from jumping up and down and screaming. There are tons of other people taking tons of other tests at these facilities, so I had to keep my cool until I was outside of the building. Then I called and texted a bunch of people and went to Mr. Pit's office to surprise him with my good news.

Sidenote: Prep-E Girl Erin asked me what LEED is. LEED is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and the test is given by the USGBC and GBCI (the U.S. Green Building Council and the Green Building Certification Insitute) Since a lot of new construction these days is 'green' and everyone wants to be environmentally responsible, it is a BIG deal to build green, and to build LEED (not necessary one in the same). LEED takes specific principles and strategies and applies them to a new or renovated buildings, and you have to earn credits to gain LEED certification and professionals who work on the project team need to be accredited in order to help the process along. So, that's what I've been studying the last 3 months, and I am so glad it's over!

So, on to the rest of the night...then we went to King of Prussia to check out the Apple store for my new computer. I did however, get sidetracked for a half hour at David Yurman (which is 2 doors down, with only Coach in between, it's nearly impossible to get through there!). I found some BEAUTIFUL jewelry that I had a great time trying on, but we decided that the computer would be a better 'prize' since we can use it every day and it will actually help us rather than sit pretty on my finger (OMG though, I am now obsessing about THIS ring)

Anyways, we went into Apple which was CRAZY crowded and ended up making a personal shopping appointment for later and went to dinner at California Pizza Kitchen- yum! We then went back to Apple at 8 and 1 hour later we left with a new MacBook, a new iPod Touch and lot's of warranties and help services as I have to transfer all my iTunes from my Dell to my Mac which I am told isn't the easiest, I am the proud owner of a Mac and can't wait to really get into it. It hooked right up to our wireless last night so I can sit in the living room and be on the computer, something I've ALWAYS wanted to be able to do :)

I also ended up getting a new chain for my new monogram necklace as well as a fabulous purple dress for the wedding we're going to in 3 weeks. What a night!

I hope your nights were as good as mine was!

Two more days of work and then a 4 day weekend, yahoo!!!