What a relaxing weekend filled with things that I love it was!
I’m back in the office right now, since it is Monday after all, and feel a lot better than when I was getting ready for work. I tend to get a little jittery and anxious about coming into work every Monday just thinking about the voicemails and scripts to be written and emails to answer, etc. but I was pleasantly surprised today when I had no voicemails and only a handful of emails to get through AND I’m caught up on the scripts I have to write…so far. So, before it hits 9 and the work day really gets buzzing, I’m going to reflect on my weekend filled with good friends, good food, quality runs, too many drinks, and lots of love.
Friday: After work, where we got out an hour early for having a stellar week, me and my friends went to happy hour at Acme where Collin met up with us and destressed, talked music and movies and had 2 for one drinks. Then a group of us traipsed to the Red Fern for their 1st birthday celebration where they had discounted meals and free mini brownies! We sat outside and talked, laughed, thoughtfully discussed, and goofed around. Everyone got to meet Collin and I finally felt completely like myself with my new friends. Afterwards, Col and I vegged out and fell asleep early instead of hitting the town and it was so worth it.
Saturday: My sister was supposed to visit, but she got kidney stones and couldn’t, so I had to change my plans and kept myself pleasantly busy all day! I went on not one, but two awesome sunny runs, cross-stitched my ass off since I haven’t had much time for it, discovered the Mindy Project thanks to my friend Beccah, and cooked a lot. I made a spaghetti squash lasagna with eggplant, zucchini, and homemade almond rosemary ricotta style vegan cheese! It was so delicious! The cheese made the meal! I swear this shit is better than regular ricotta. It’s nutty (duh), rich, savory and a bit sweet. Pictures are of the cheese ingredients and finished product. Col and I ended up going out with some of our friends to our favorite bars and though I had fun, I drank too much and had to call it an early night. I think I’ll lay off the vodka tonics for a while…
Sunday: Since Col had to work all weekend, I had a lot of alone time, which I needed. The week is so full I never get to just be with myself and this weekend I was able to. Even though I spent Sunday pretty hungover, I am not the kind to sit around. So, after a few hours in the morning of breakfast, coffee, cross-stitch, and Mindy on Hulu, I got ingredients for juices and berry crumble I promised Collin (pictured below), and went for a run to sweat it out. I cleaned the house, got rid of old mail and stupid junk, made an amazing post-run salad (pictured below), made us slow cooker curry, took a nap, and stretch A LOT. All in all, it ended up being a great end to my weekend.