Yes, I am posting this on Friday and yes, I am going to try and back-date it to yesterday. I wanted to work on this last night but sleep won. I hope you will understand. On this throw-back Thursday, I didn't have to look very far back to get a picture. You see, last week was extremely busy for me and I hate that I have gotten so far behind in my blogging as well as my Everyday in May blog challenge. So, I am going to just throw us back to last Thursday - May 9th.
On that day, the prompt for the Everyday in May blog challenge was: A moment in your day (this can be just a photo or both a photo and words). Below is my photo:
You see, on this lovely day in May, I not only celebrated my 31st birthday, I also flew home from Pittsburgh, PA after a three and a half day work venture. The picture you see here is my view from the lovely airplane I was on as we were "parking" at home. It was so nice to be on the ground again. Nice to say, "We're here!". Definitely nice to say I was going to see Daddy J and J-Man in just another short hour. Absence does make the heart grow fonder and seeing my hubby and son for the first time after 3 1/2 days was joyous. Bocephus was pretty excited too.
The trip for work was nice. It was the first time I had ever been to Pittsburgh. Eventhough we didn't do a lot of site seeing, I learned a lot about the city in coversations with people at the office. I was able to meet people face to face that I had met over the phone months ago and I was able to spend time with my direct co-workers and learn more about them. Oh, and I worked some too. I will say that I never realized that Pittsburgh was such a sports nation. Sports was the topic of almost every conversation. It was fun listening to others bicker about who was going to win the hockey game and then the next day -- who actually one. Definitely a different culture up there.
Oh, and did I mention it was my birthday last Thursday? If you are in the Pittsburgh area or are planning to travel there, please make sure you visit Oakmont Bakery! Can you just say, "Wow"? For our team meeting Friday morning, we had donuts and muffins from there and I tell ya, I don't think I would ever go back to Dunkin or Krispe Kreme if I was near this place! Oh, and for my birthday, I was presented with one of these lovely cookie cupcakes...
That bad boy was to die for! It was even filled with the cookie cream frosting. My team sang Happy Birthday to me and I even blew out a candle that was flameless. After arriving home, Daddy J took me and J-Man to my favorite restaraunt -- Outback and then we came home to a bunch of my family to have ice cream cake. It was a nice day and I am glad that I was able to make it home for a good part of the day to spend my birthday with my family.