Happy Mother’s Day

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Matt was super sweet and got me Mother’s Day card from Bentleigh. Dog moms count on Mother’s day, right?

I wanted to give a shout out especially to my momma. I would not be the woman I am today if it weren’t for her and I owe just about everything I have and everything I am to her. She’s a great woman, mentor, teacher, mother and wife and I am so grateful that I had the ideal role model as I grew up. Thank you for all that you do for brother Matt and I and for husband Matt and I. Thank you for teaching me just about all of life’s most important lessons, but the most important ones have to do with kindness, compassion, patience, loyalty, perseverance and respect for others. Oh, and how can I forget about all those domestic lessons you’ve taught me, especially my cooking and baking skills 😉

I love you, Mom! We headed to the Joe on Saturday night to celebrate and it was so much fun. Go Riverdogs! 

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Weekend Things

Fabulous, wonderful things happened at the Tomsic household this past weekend. The Cooper River Bridge Run was on Saturday, which is pretty much opening day for tourist season here in the Low Country. Every year, 40,000 people flood into the city from all over to run 6.2 miles across the Cooper River into downtown. This year, a few of those 40,000 included one of my dear friends from college and her boyfriend, as well as my parents.

So when Jordan and Roy got here on Friday night, we did what any great Charleston host would do and shoved them in the car, drove straight to Taco Boy and poured margaritas down their throats. Eat tacos and drink margaritas: It’s what all the professional runners do the night before a big race. Also, they typically go out to another bar after tacos to drink beer and watch a country cover band, so we did that too. Just to be as professional as possible. 

We woke up bright and early Saturday morning and headed to the start line. Jordan was the most ambitious of us all and actually ran the entire race in like an hour, so amazing! Matt and I originally planned to train for the run after sitting on the sidelines last year drinking mimosas and eating waffles while thousands of fit, dedicated individuals ran by us. Unfortunately, my spinal fusion ruined all chances of that so my parents said they would walk the course with us as a consolation. So, it sort became my post-surgery goal to be able to walk the full 10k. So, about 2.5 hours after we started, Matt, Dad and I sprinted through the finish line (we started our sprint about 10 yards before the finish). Stops along the way include:

  • photo op at the start line
  • photo op in front of Shem Creek
  • photo op halfway up the bridge
  • Dollar store downtown for bug spray and shorts (yep.)
  • photo op just in front of the finish line

All completely necessary (and time consuming) stops. But in the end, we all survived. My feet and shins are still sore three days later, but it was worth it! It was such a beautiful day and we had a great time walkin’ and talkin’.

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We closed out the day with a few celebratory beers in Marion Square, and a few more down the street at Boone’s Bar on King Street. Yummy food, delicious drinks and great service. Best part of the day: realizing that it’s officially Bell’s Oberon season, y’all! I love spring and summer beers. 

Sunday was an even more beautiful day than Saturday was, so we spent most of it sleeping in eating brunch and walking around downtown. A few drinks on the rooftop of Vendue Inn was just about the best way to round out this fantastic weekend. Mmmmmmm yess, this really happened. Completely normal.

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ImageSuch a fun, crazy, sleepless, food-filled weekend with great friends! 

 

Weekend Things

We had a lovely St. Patee’s Day weekend here at the Tomsic household (see what I did there?). The weather was absolutely gorgeous here in the Lowcountry. I’m talking mid-70’s and sunny.

Friday night was Carolina’s first round of the ACC tournament, and Duke’s first AND last round of the tourny HAH. We were fortunate enough to watch the last half of their embarrassing loss at Mellow Mushroom while we waited for our to-go order. Sometimes a Duke loss is just a little bit better than a Carolina win. When we got home to watch the game, this happened:

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Slightly embarrassing, but it worked. We won!

I spent most of Saturday morning at Page’s Thieves Market in Mount Pleasant scoping out some great furniture and collectibles at theirIMG_0606 latest auction. Oh, how I dream about an empty house to furnish with lots of antique furniture and eclectic decor. How cool is that steamer trunk? I wanted somewhere to put it sooo badly. I think it ended up going for about 40 bucks. Such a steal. I wish I had taken more pictures, they had a great selectiIMG_0608on of furniture and other various pieces. I did take home an old Ukelele for $2.50 and a hand-carved statue of St. Francis of Assisi. There was no way I was passing him up after we just elected the first Pope Francis ever! Any locals out there should check out Page’s. They are a great locally run business and the auctions are super fun. I followed up the auction with a trip to Goodwill where I found this great bar cart looking piece (minus the wheels). That’s what the pros call it. Obviously. It was silver and rusty and $10. So I grabbed it, sped home, sanded off the rust, and polished it up with a single coat of gold spray paint. One coat and she was done. She’s going up in the office next to my study chair. Pictures soon.

After an eventful morning, Matt and I headed to the outdoor bar at Water’s Edge to enjoy the sunshine and watch Carolina play Maryland in the ACC tourny semi-finals. We were bummed when we showed up to find that the management recently decided to cover the exposed area surrounding the bar. So much for sunshine, but Carolina won so it was a wash. Perfect way to end the day? Chicken nachos and tequila with friends at Taco Boy.

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We woke up Sunday morning and headed to Charleston Bagel Company for some delicious bagels on their outdoor patio. Are you starting to see a theme to our weekend? And of course we had to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the good ole fashioned Irish way. Drinks at Red’s. Honestly, my Irish roots forced me to do it. My maiden name is Farley, so it just would have been a wrong to not have a beer. Don’t worry though, we went to church a few hours later to balance things out. Somewhere in here, Carolina lost the ACC tourny to Maryland and got completely screwed in their NCAA tounry bracket seed, but we aren’t going to discuss that.  IMG_0617                                                                               IMG_0620

I’m not sure how this post turned into one giant advertisement for like every business in the city of Charleston, but looking at this review of our weekend explains why our bank account was so low this morning. Curse you, St. Patrick!

In other news, since I haven’t had enough of needles or pain killers or doctors in the past few months, I’m getting my wisdom tooth out tomorrow. I’m desperately hoping for an experience as awesome as this one.

Is this real life? I have two fingers. You have four eyes. Is this gonna be forever?

xoxo, p