Weekend Recap: I got excited over produce and a vacuum
June 8, 2014
I really need to stop making plans; even though scheduling and planning are embedded into my DNA now. Ha. They never work out! It's almost comical at this point. Why this weekend? The rain. Ugh.
Friday work was absolutely nuts. I ran around the entire day. When it finally ended, I took off to the gym for legs. I am ALWAYS deathly sore after my leg days so I strategically plan them so my rest day comes after. My legs are really strong, so I enjoy pushing them to the damn limit (insert Paul Engemann song here). Friday, it happened. After my workout, I was limping out of there.
I walked home, popped my Glutamine, downed a protein shake, then took a shower and got glam since my best friend Jennifer was coming down to spend the weekend with me. I was wearing one of my favorite shirts; a red tube top from Venus and guess what I noticed? Big, white bleach stains. How great is that? Not. I am assuming there is no way to take a shirt back from that?
Once Jen arrived we took off to a local spot I have been wanting to try: Elwood's BBQ and Burgers. It was really fun and the food was to die for. She and I both had pulled chicken. I am not a fan of pork so having the chicken substitution was great. There was also a guy singing and playing guitar. He did a cover of Kings of Leon "Sex on Fire" and it was phenomenal. I wish I knew who it was. Elwood's also had corn-hole. I can't wait to go back! After dinner we came back to my place and rented the movie "Endless Love" on demand. I have to say, it reminded me SO much of a cheap "The Notebook". It was OK at best and in no way worth the $4.99 to rent it.
Saturday morning Jen and I woke up ready to spend the day soaking up the sun and being lazy by the pool. However, the weather had other plans. We waited it out until 11 AM but it was still very cloudy, windy, and 40% chance of rain. We just decided to go ahead, take showers, and get ready, then spend the day out and about.
Of course after she and I were showered and made up, the sun came out. We went to the movies to see "The Fault in Our Stars". It was so touching - wow, what a good movie! The story line was real and raw, the acting was great, and there was wonderful chemistry with all of the characters. Grab your tissues and go see it!
After the movie we went to a local produce stand that I have been wanting to go to for a long time. I fell in love. It was adorable, great selection of produce, and SO cheap. All of that made for one happy girl. I always eat a good amount of fruits and vegetables but now I will be stepping it up a notch. I am happy to have that little gem in my neighborhood. Perhaps I am too excited about it. I am definitely getting old.
After our little produce adventure we went to Old Navy, Home Goods, and Marshall's (I scored some compression shorts for $12 bucks, yay!), Pet Smart, then picked up a sweet treat at a local bakery called "SAS". I have not had a cupcake from that place in a year so Jen and I decided to splurge! We both got vanilla with chocolate icing. It was delicious, but too much icing. Nonetheless, it is my favorite place to get a cupcake. I also really like the fact you can come in and just buy one at a time.
After we picked up our treat to save for later in the evening, we went to dinner. I took Jennifer to my favorite place; "Cantina 1511". She and I love Mexican cuisine and this place is super authentic and fresh - my keys for when I dine out. They buy nothing frozen. We had dinner on the patio since it turned out to be a beautiful night. I had my favorite drink; the strawberry and mint Mojito. I can't rave enough how refreshing that drink is. Yum!
Once we were stuffed from dinner, we went back to my place. We were hot and really tired. Shopping and errands are exhausting, ha! There I made her help me put together my new vacuum that I am over the moon about. Yep, I am so happy over a new vacuum. Another sign that I am not only a dork, but getting old. You all know I have the most lovable yet FLUFFIEST and hairiest cat of all time, and my old vacuum was not cutting it. The weather is getting hotter, I am slightly OCD with cleaning, and the hair was too much. This vacuum is the best, the difference was shocking.
We spent the rest of the night watching "Dirty Dancing" (it was my first time watching it! I know I am crazy) and talking until 2 AM. We slept in this morning, then around noon Jennifer left.
As she was leaving, I was packing my bag to go hiking. There was a 50% chance of rain, but there was also a chance yesterday and nothing happened. Thus I decided to go for it. Hiking at Crowder's is my happy place so I wanted to go. As I was getting in my car, the bottom fell out. Of course. I made a detour and hit the gym for cardio and a weight circuit instead. After I went to Earth Fare, came home, got all of my food prep, and cleaned.
Linking up with these fabulous ladies to share my weekend shannies!