Slightly out of order:
Saturday was my appointment to try on dresses at David's Bridal. Three hours in and only a few of the dresses I had eyed before were matching up to what I pictured... and still not completely. Mom and Sisters saw a fake-baked chicka in a dress they loved-- all I saw was the fake-baked chicka. Ew.
So, I tried on the dress. At first, I just couldn't shake fake-baked chicka from my mind. But luckily, we had potentially the worst saleswoman in the shop. She kept walking off and gave me a good 15 minutes in the gown, during which time I realized that I really did like the dress! It is pretty perfect for my venue-- a bit vintage and classic elegance. It's nothing like the dresses I dog-eared in the catalog, I actually skipped right past the page each time, but it's just exactly right!
After leaving David's Bridal, I ran by Target and proceeded to buy my first Yoga mat and a new Yoga DVD. When I was in Austria, I did Yoga twice a week and loved it. So, today -- thank you Presidents' Day -- I rolled out my mat and relaxed. Oh, Yoga, how I love thee.
Last but not least, I am spending my Presidents' Day trying to bake bread -- German-style. Another thing I love, love, loved in Austria was the bread (Semmel, Brötchen). They're a bit harder than all of the American-style soft mush that we call bread. However, I am not chef. How long do you knead the dough? What's it supposed to look like? Questions I should have googled BEFORE that step in the process.
UPDATE: Other than some awkward shapes (and too small..) my rolls turned out lovely! Tasty-- perfectly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside! Hooray!!