Hey ya’ll! How ya been?
Coming to you from the comfort of my couch after a gorgeous (and windy) bike ride, followed by an indulgently warm shower.
I know it’s been awhile…we had a super busy week! I started off a little slow recovering from our weekend away. But still sporting my party nails : )
But by Thursday, I was up early for a run and Friday, I made it to a 6am yoga class.
We made it through the week and celebrated Friday night with wine! Saturday morning, I was at the gym alone since the BOY had a bachelor party. My trainer worked me HARD using heavy weights and lots of reps. I ran a few errands after the gym and then headed back home.
Although I would have much rather been playing with my friends, I had a long list of things that needed to get done on Saturday. I spent the day doing laundry, decluttering our house, finishing some computer based learning, and making progress on my anatomy power points. At 4pm, the BOY returned home and we took an hour long nap before heading back out. He was off to finish up the bachelor party (of his sister’s fiancé) and I was going to hang out with my sister in law while the guys were out being guys.
We ended up at a bar watching a Boy Band cover band which was pretty hilarious and brought back a lot of college memories! Then went back to her house to have some more wine and cuddle with the kitties! They are seriously so much fun!
The BOY returned back around 2am and back home we went where we immediately crashed! We didn’t sleep as late as we wanted this morning and I woke up with a sore throat, fearing that I had caught the BOY’s cold from last week. Since we were up, we did our weekly grocery store run. As you saw on Instagram, there are many benefits of Sunday morning shopping including TONS of cheese samples.
I sipped a green smoothie as we shopped hoping to take in some immunity boosting nutrients. After the store, we came home and made bacon and eggs for brekkie. Since I wasn’t feeling well, we didn’t make any plans for the day. I took a Musinex and finished up my last computer learning module. I know that I haven’t been sharing recipes recently, but it’s not because we haven’t been cooking and baking. We’ve just been sticking with some basics and old favorites. I made brownies and knew that they needed some home made ice cream to go with them. Typically, the BOY makes the ice cream so I don’t get many pictures.
But this time, I did the work, including chopping up all the birthday cake Oreos.
Which, FYI are amazing!!! I stirred them into the ice cream which was soft and smooth and tasted like a fresh made blizzard.
It took a lot of restraint not to dive head first into the bowl of ice cream, so I settled with a few bites before hiding it in the freezer. During this time, Cooper was no where to be found. Weird right?! Considering he is usually ALL over the ice cream maker! I searched everywhere high and low but couldn’t lure him out of hiding. We had to run out, so we left and I was thinking that he was probably napping after our late night out. I grabbed some Whole Foods deliciousness for lunch and the BOY came home and heard a noise in the garage. Turns out…Cooper was stuck with his paw caught under a bucket in our garage all morning. The BOY said that he ran upstairs immediately to the litter box and that his paw seemed just fine. I was relieved to hear it, but we still can’t figure out how and when he made his way into the garage?!
After lunch, the BOY (and Cooper) took a nap…it had been an emotional day for him…and I decided to break a sweat outside with a bike ride.
It was way windier than I realized and sadly our path was flooded so I did more of a back and forth ride than my typical loop. It felt wonderful to be out in the sunshine, even though it was not nearly as warm as I thought it would be.
You’ll note my amazing new sunglasses. They say ‘I heart Boy Bands’ on the side and were a freebie from last night’s concert. We are spending Sunday night in BBQing for dinner and watching a movie (while I continue to pack and work on slides). I definitely need an early bed time if I want to turn this cold around! So much to share this Sunday!!!
What are you sharing this Sunday?
Meal Planning 5/15/16
Monday: Crockpot Chili
Tuesday: Hotdogs and Chicken Burgers
Wednesday: Steak + Salmon
Thursday: Pasta Night