Hello from St. Pete!
I’m not here for long… Just making a pit stop to drop off Sadie at my parents’ house for the weekend since we’ll be out of town at a wedding. I’ll be leaving soon to carpool back to Ocala with my sister, so it’s a fly by visit.
The drive here wasn’t too bad. Traffic in the middle of the day is significantly less than rush hour, so less cars on the road meant I was considerably less self conscious about belting out the songs that popped up on my Pandora app.
I was a little too excited when one of my current song obsessions, Ingrid Michaelson’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” came on.
She has the voice of an angel and I told my sister that this needs to be the first dance song at her wedding. Not to creep her out or anything, right?
Another song that popped up on the car ride was “And I Am Telling You” by Jennifer Hudson from the movie Dream Girls.
I turned up the volume and tried to sing along with her and screamed my way through the best part of the song (starts at minute 2:40 on the above video). Turns out my voice isn’t meant to sound soulful and passionate and does better with moderate songs… like Christmas carols. It’s also helpful if the radio is on at full blast and you can’t exactly hear me. Just ask Sadie.
I made sure to plan my drive to St. Pete so I’d arrive in town right around lunchtime. I love raiding my parents’ pantry and fridge for new goodies!
After immediately eating a trail mix bar to fight my impending hunger a bit, I chatted with my mom for a bit.
Then it was time to make myself a ham sandwich on a whole wheat sandwich thin which I ate with a side of pretzel crisps, roasted peanuts and fresh blueberries.
Sorry for eating half of my sandwich before snapping the picture. Git in mah belly!
Time to hit the road again!
We have a fun dinner planned for this evening with Ryan’s dad, his girlfriend, my sister and another couple. Should be a great night!