Last week I got sad. Then I stopped being sad and got awesome. Or at least that's what a Neil Patrick Harris/ Barney Stinson internet meme told me to do. And I wasn't sad so much as soul-crushingly disappointed. Why you ask? Well I had to cancel the Always Bloggy in Boston meet-up. If you'll remember it was supposed to be this coming weekend but after my email went out with all of our final details, a rush of cancellations poured in. Now I'm sure all were legit reasons (work, etc) but it doesn't change the fact that with so many people cancelling, it wouldn't make sense to make a big to-do for a handful of people. It wouldn't be fair to the people that were still planning on coming to get there and not get the full Always Bloggy experience (yep, it's an experience all right). So yeah, all my planning...for nada. Sucks doesn't it?
So after that decision, I decided that I deserved fair food. Because isn't that what fair food is for? To massage your feelings on the way down to your belly? I thought so. So we packed up the fam and headed to The Mushroom Festival, a huge festival celebrating all things shroomy in what I've heard is the mushroom capital of the country, Kennett Square, PA. My friend Bryn just moved to Kennett Square so we joined her and her husband and daughter, Gabe's little lady friend so that they could give us the lay of the land. We got there early and got our mushroom on.
Well the adults did. Between wrangling these tots, we sampled marinated shrooms, deep friend shrooms, jalapeno stuffed shrooms, shroom risotto, shroom hot dogs and shroom ice cream. FYI, cream of mushroom soup mixed with vanilla ice cream is sorrrrta gross. Corn dogs, however, are bangin.
And as much fun as shrooms can be, the kiddies got sick of it after awhile so we headed back to the school buses that would return us to the cars. I think they would have been fine if we just rode around town on those for awhile. Cries of "bussss!!!" permeated the parking lot as we dragged Gabe to the car. Then he got home and passed out for 3 hours. I'd like to mushroom fest every day if it means 3 hour naps.
The next day, I headed to a baby shower for an awesome lady and got to see a bunch of girls I went to high school with, including some admitted blog stalkers (hey Amy!) and admitted non-commenters (hey Em!) an of course, my bff (hey Kel!) I actually spent most of the day chatting with my friend Emily who I don't get to see nearly enough even though we have like everything in common. Maybe I can convince her to pop out some babes and move to the burbs? Maybe? Then we can sit around and craft and talk about blogs ALL day long.
Anyway, I had to head out early because it was actually John and my 6th anniversary! Luckily we had celebrated the night before. At the Olive Garden. Because we had a gift card. And it was awesome. Any time I get to hang with John is awesome though. Except when he reads blogs over my shoulder like he's doing right now. But for real, he is the awesome kind of husband I never knew actually existed and watching him be a dad makes my heart hurt, it's that good.
So now we're all caught up.