Welcome to another Monday!
It was a great weekend over here. Nothing too crazy went down, but it was just an overall good few days. I feel refreshed and ready to conquer a new week which always reassures me that it was a quality weekend.
I always consider the beginning of the weekend Friday evening. We headed out to eat at Red Robin since we had a gift card to use up. Going out to eat is a treat for us since we don’t make it a regular occurrence unless we have gift cards or have a special occasion to celebrate. I ordered a veggie burger on a whole wheat bun with a side salad and Cody enjoyed his beloved mushroom hamburger.
With full bellies, we wandered over to IKEA since it was on our way home. I’ve been researching various cribs that we’d like for when the baby comes, so I thought it’d be a good idea to check out some of the options IKEA might have. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much. They only had a couple different styles, and they all were rather cheap looking. Oh well. We still had fun wandering around along the “yellow brick road” as Cody calls the pathway they make throughout the store. At one point, I came out from the bathroom to this goofy guy. He makes my life too fun for words.
The peaceful morning began with no alarm clocks, a leisurely breakfast, and some blog reading. It was glorious!
I finally got my rear in gear and broke a sweat with this fun 45 minute cardio and strength workout video. It’s a little “old school”, but it’s a good way to break things up and do something different.
After my workout, the pups and I walked over to our neighborhood park to watch Cody play in his flag football game. It was a beautiful morning and the dogs were awesome cheerleaders.
The rest of the afternoon we started chipping away at our November To-Do List. We were both really happy with the progress we made. The basement got vacuumed and cleaned up, the office is looking less and less like a tornado went through it, and we took photos of our yard.
After chatting with both of my parents on the phone for awhile, we headed out to donate some books and clothes at our nearby thrift store and got our Costco trip out of the way for the week.
Later that evening we decided to use another one of our gift cards (I have no idea how we managed to accumulate all of these gift cards – ha!) and indulged in some ice cream at Coldstone. I got cookie dough mixed into their Sweet Cream ice cream in a waffle bowl. It was everything I had hoped for and more.
We rented The Avengers from Redbox, and I proceeded to fall fast asleep about twenty minutes into the movie. No surprise there.
The only thing I appreciate about this whole Daylight Savings business is the extra hour we got this weekend. I enjoyed it by getting a solid ten hours of sleep Saturday night and took my time to getting ready for church rather than rushing off like we normally do.
Church was another busy but great morning. I also had a lunch meeting that lasted until about 2:30 PM, and then we headed home to relax. I plopped on the couch, did some blog stuff, and meal planned for the upcoming week. The rest of the evening consisted of dinner, Netflix, researching baby items, and crashing early.
It was a good weekend indeed!
- How often do you go out to eat? What are some of your favorite restaurants?
- What did you do this weekend?