Hi guys, happy Sunday!
I’d be totally lying if I told you my weekend has been a blast. Because it hasn’t. Hubs and I started out Saturday bright and early with a little “tiff” that basically soured the milk, so to speak. I did escape and have some me time, which was great. I finally got a haircut:
I also bought those sunglasses and dropped some serious coin at Sephora and Ulta, which actually felt amazing. Then I treated myself to a delicious lunch at Lebanese Taverna:
I feel shiny and new, which is great. Today, Hubs is at the Ravens play-off game, and I’d be lying (again) if I said I was happy about it. You know how you know something isn’t a big deal, and it’s even nice for the other person and you totally want them to go and enjoy themselves – but like, on the other hand, shouldn’t they have cancelled those plans and spent the day with you instead? That’s kind of where I am. It really blows that we barely spent any time together this weekend, and tomorrow he leaves town again for three days. Things like this make me anxious to get to Pennsylvania already, so he won’t have to be away so much.
Also, lately (as in this weekend) people have been extra annoying to me. And I’m not PMSing! I just feel like everyone is forgetting that we have a kid, so we can’t just like, meet up at 9pm, randomly. Because the baby is sleeping. And you can’t just leave the baby sleeping, alone, in the house. Jeez. And it’s even more rude and annoying to invite my husband somewhere, when obviously, I’ll have to stay home. I’m extra awesome this weekend, that’s for sure. But so is everyone else!
In cuter news:
Right? He’s growing up so fast. Just running everywhere, trying to talk, learning new tricks (“Up!” for obvious reasons, using the dog stairs to get up on the couch, etc) and just being adorable. He’s still not able to sit still and cuddle me, as I request him to several hundred times a day, but he does do drive-by kisses and those are charming and sweet, too.
Anyway, tomorrow is Monday and I’ve got PLENTY that needs to get done. I think I’ll spend a few moments this evening making my priority list for the week. Just highlighting those things I really must get done, and then adding in the smaller things that would be nice to get done. A little organization feels like a good idea right now.
I hope your weekends have been better than mine! ❤
We really packed it in this weekend!
On Friday, this guy…
Took his first steps AND learned how to mash food into that mess of hair he has. We’re pretty excited about the walking thing – though he’s pretty underwhelmed. He’s kinda like, big deal! did you know bugs were edible?
So we had our fancy night out…
It was a lot of fun! We went to this event last year, when I was pretty much 9 months pregnant. Everyone remembered me sitting on a chaise lounge eating a plate of dessert that was propped up on my belly. Except for those people who didn’t recognize me because I’m clearly half a person smaller. I have to say that I did enjoy that. 🙂
I went with a smokey eye.
And since I went heavy on the eyes, I just did a nude lip gloss (Nars Orgasm lip gloss, my fave!)
On Saturday, we went to Eli’s buddy’s first birthday party. I took not one picture, because I was too busy enjoying gin and tonics made with a homemade tonic syrup infused with allspice berries. WOW.
And I drank coffee.
Suffice to say, this weekend Hubs and I hit the “indulge” button quite a few times. I’m really happy to be back to eating normally now. Both of us are. It’s fun to indulge every now and then, but I always wind up asking myself the next morning – was it really worth it? I mean, the Gin and Tonics were totally worth it. Totally. But we all know when you drink alcohol, your ideas surrounding a “good meal” kind of shift.
All in all, a pretty good weekend.
Now, I have a few days to prepare myself for my first solo venture in a LONG time. No hubs. No Eli.
What will I do?
Over here, it seems, at least temporarily, as though the crazy heat wave has broken. Triple digit temps have been the norm, and it just makes you tired and lazy. I’m looking forward to being outside more for sure!
This weekend was more active than usual. First off, I got a haircut!
I cut off a ton of hair, as it was down to the middle of my back. SO MUCH BETTER! Ahh.
Hubs and I had date night. We went to one of our favorite restaurants, Seasons 52. If you’re not familiar with this chain, they specialize in seasonally inspired cuisine and each dish stays under the 500 calorie mark. Everything there is delicious, usually, and they have a long list of creative cocktails as well.
We started out with our favorite summer martini – Strawberry infused organic vodka with basil and a touch of agave nectar.
I rolled with the Vegetarian Tasting Plate, which consisted of: “grains of life,” soft taco, chili relleno, vegetables, cedar roasted tofu, mango chutney.
The grains of life were amazing. Quinoa and bulgar I think, mixed with dried cranberries and fresh orange. Delicious. The chili relleno was also delicious, but gosh… so tiny. Like, two bite tiny. I was very disappointed with the tofu, which was barely seasoned and cold. The soft taco was good. I wouldn’t order it again. Instead I’d probably roll with the entree sized chile rellenos, because those never disappoint!
Sunday we finally made it to the Farmer’s Market. I’ve been trying to go for months, but something always happens on Sunday that prevents me from going!
So glad we went. Those tomatoes are absolutely as epic as they look. One of my favorite things ever is slices of fresh ripe tomato with mayo, salt and pepper, on toast. Mmmmm!!! I also signed up for a CSA share, so I’m really excited about that!
We had some good friends over Sunday afternoon, and our babies played and kept us busy chasing them. And we sipped on this:
Watermelon punch! I’m not posting the recipe because I think it still needs some tweaking. But in a nutshell, I scooped it out, blended it up with fresh basil and rum, and voila! I think next time I’m going to strain it so it isn’t as foamy. The vita mix really frothed it up. I may also use either vodka or a clear rum, like Bacardi, because I used a dark aged rum, and it’s so smooth and slightly sweet, so the rum taste was completely masked by the watermelon. Perhaps you like that? I really like to taste my booze. 🙂
Anyway, that was my weekend! On the agenda this week: Teach this little one how to sleep again.
Mommy is totally over it!
How was your weekend? Anything fun or delicious happen?