Hi blog amigos! How was everyone’s weekend? I’m totally aware that today is Tuesday but a small tidbit about me…my week starts on Tuesday. Yes, I have a regular 9-5, Monday thru Friday job like the rest of you but my brain starts functioning on Tuesday. Monday’s are like the transition period back into the week and Tuesday is when I get moving. I barely ever make it to the gym on Mondays, I barely ever make it to work on time on Mondays, I hardly ever pull off a home cooked meal on Mondays, etc…
Monday’s are especially difficult after such a super fun weekend. You all remember what a drag last weekend was and how I hoped this one would be livelier? Well it was!
Here are the Top 5 things I did:
1. Took my 7 year old niece shopping for her 1st pair of Toms shoes. Apparently, all the kids in her school have them and her favorite uncle (my hubby) promised her a pair if she got a great report card. She’s in 1st grade, people. It ain’t that hard. 😉
So we took her to buy her shoes, had yummy dinner, watched The Muppets movie, and had a sleepover! Super fun, cuddly times. And if you’re keeping score of who owns Toms, it’s Niece-1, Auntie -0.
2. Installed a hammock! One of our favorite things about the new house is the backyard and all the fruit trees that we have. Someone gifted us a great hammock when we first moved in and the first weekend of spring seemed like a good time to install it. With the afternoon breeze and the shade of the fruit trees, swaying in the hammock was nothing short of heaven. Needless to say, once we went out there, there was no going back indoors. My niece was still with us and we all had a picnic, hoola hooped, played games and had a truly wonderful afternoon outdoors.
4. Saturday night we went out for drinks to celebrate a friend’s birthday. We had a great time in a new (or new to me) bar called Crave. The outdoor seating and ambience were perfect and the weather was delightful! I was sitting talking to a friend when I look across the street at some people waiting for valet and thought it was funny how much their silhouettes resembled that of my parents. I kept thinking, wow that looks so much like them. Except that wouldn’t be them because my parents don’t go to restaurants where there’s valet. They’re simple folks, my folks. But wouldn’t you know it..it was them! Funny run-in if you ask me!
Later that night, when our bar bill reached 3 figures (no food, JUST drinks) we decided it was time to go. And never, ever go out again.
5. Sunday was my sister in law’s birthday and we went to my brother’s house for a pasta dinner with the family. More play time with my sweet little niece!
Then it was back home to watch the Mad Men season premiere. Oh Don Draper, you just get more handsome by the second don’t ya? Can I please be your next secretary? Please?!
So that’s all peeps! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend too. Next weekend I think I’ll be back to house work (blah). At least we installed the hammock this weekend…that’s something productive right? Oh and got a small, small start to painting the living room with the chosen gray color.
I have some new Fabulous Finds Left Behind that I’ll share with you this week as well.
Have a great week!