Weekend Things

If I had to sum up our weekend, I’d say it was an 11-miler and lots of lounging

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But there was also GORGEOUS weather (I love when it’s summer during fall!), lots of good food, family and re-arranging of my kitchen pantry.  On Friday, we headed over to my parents’ for dinner.  I told my mom I was bringing her a present… Not Your Father’s Root Beer!  Guys!  Have you tried it?!  It’s Root Beer BEER and it’s dangerously good.  Perfect for people who “don’t like beer” (what is that even??) and even those of us who do 🙂

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And it’s so good with spicy food.  I had it last week with curry and then my mom made jambalaya and they went together perfectly.  It’s like she knew!  The four of us almost killed the giant bowl of jambalaya, but there was a little bit left in the bowl which Joey volunteered to finish off, just straight from the bowl with the serving spoon.  I married this.

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I keep explaining to people that we’re so boring on Friday nights because of that whole half marathon training thing on Saturday mornings and this week was no exception.  My introverted homebody self kinda loves having a legit reason to be home and in bed early on Friday nights.  Our 11-miler went really really well and I felt so proud and excited and happy at the end.  Which is how I expected to feel after ten last week, so that feeling is a week late but I’ll take it.  All that’s left is the actual big 1-3 on Sunday.  I feel so ready!

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Afterwards, we headed out to a birthday party — serious question for parents: what percentage of your weekends are spent at other children’s birthday parties once you have children of your own?! — and for real, the weather could not have been nicer.  It was straight up hot!  Post-birthday and grocery shopping, we decided to walk down the street to pick up some pizza for dinner.

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Then we seriously parked it on the couch for the rest of the night.  The best!  We watched The Talented Mr. Ripley and I had forgotten just how creepy that movie was!  Joey had never seen it and I hadn’t seen it since it came out on… VHS?!  Oh my god, that just made me feel old.  Anyway, I couldn’t even remember key points in the plot so it was almost like watching it for the first time.  I didn’t even remember Phillip Seymour Hoffman was in it until he showed up.

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Um totally loving this sleep in on Sundays thing!  Joey suggested we go on a walk and I one-upped that and suggested we walk to get coffee and breakfast at Black Eye.  SOLD!  We walked past these flowers growing up a fence and they looked like a painting!  I was kind of mesmerized.  Nature, you’re so cool.  We sipped coffee and I ate a spinach-arugula biscuit and life was good.

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Joey was gone all day, watching the Cowboys lose football so I did what any normal person does when faced with a chunk of time to do whatever they want… not sit still for more than 5 minutes.  Seriously, when Joey is home, we can easily watch TV for hours upon hours but when I’m home by myself, I suddenly need to organize/clean/cook everything.  Is that normal??  Also, I did some yoga to stretch it out after Saturday’s run.  It felt sooo nice.  Oh and we made DIS for dinner and it was incredible!  Except the part where we had to cut up a whole raw chicken and it was NOT as easy as it looked on YouTube.

Happy Monday!

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