This weekend I...
1. Hosted a casual dinner for some of my girlfriends. I cooked them shrimp burgers (recipe here from a previous post) a 5 layer dip, and a key lime pie for dessert. My friend Mel made delicious butter beer for our drinks (along to having a bottle of chocolate wine another friend brought over) and was basically a great night that involved lots of laughter catching up on each other's lives and some good ol' girl talk.
2. Went to Frizzles hair salon located in Virginia to get my hair re-ombred. When I first got the ombre done on my hair almost a year ago, I had the pleasure of having the talented Barbara from the salon color my hair. I was so happy with how it turned out that I wanted her to redo my color again. Very satisfied with the results...again:)
3. Painted my nails with Essie's 'Pretty Edgy' from a nail polish set that Aquaphor sent over a couple of weeks ago. It's a gorgeous emerald green color that is vibrant to the eye. Couldn't resist modifying one nail with a different shade;)
4. Dined at Yechon, a 24 hour (!!) Korean restaurant in Annandale, VA to satisfy a craving for Korean food, specifically dol sot bibimbap. It's a beautiful, flavorful dish that involves a medley of pickled vegetables, marinated beef, and steamed rice that's all mixed together with a spicy hot pepper sauce called gochu jjang. It can be eaten hot or cold but I prefer mine hot served in a clay pot so that the rice on the bottom is still cooking and becomes crispy. Such a comforting meal. Major nom.
5. I bought Sheryl Sandberg's (COO of Facebook) new book, Lean In. There have been some unexpected but very good changes the past couple of weeks which involves my career. I had lots of restless nights from researching ways on how to successfully negotiate and trying to mentally prepare myself to take on a major leadership role. Coincidentally, that same week I happened to read an interview Oprah did on Sandberg for her O magazine on Sandberg's book and thought the timing was a bit eerie. The book is about women and their role in the workplace and touches upon subjects involving the lack of voice heard from successful women at work and the road/experience to get to that place of full potential. I began to question why I felt so much anxiety during the negotiating period and started to wonder if men go through the same feelings. Basically it came down to me questioning myself on what compelled me to initially hold back. Definitely looking forward to reading and utilizing this book as a stepping stone for better insight into these areas and to help me progress professionally in my career.
How was your weekend?