Hello and Happy Monday!
How was your weekend? We had a really good one. Did you catch my Bloganuary posts this weekend?
I’ve been wanting to do a Day in the Life post since January is a “slower” month, and decided to do a weekend post…and Saturday so happened to be my birthday.
So today’s post is: Day in the Life: Weekend and Birthday Edition
Ahhh…I “slept in” a bit, not waking up until after 8:00.
I woke up to all kinds of Facebook birthday love including this sweet pic from my niece and nephew:
I scrolled social media for a couple of minutes, and then poured myself a cup of coffee.
I’ve been on a Will & Grace (original) kick lately, and settled in for a couple of episodes before…
…writing my Saturday Bloganuary post.
By that time, we woke the kids because they had running practice (with Travis) at 10:30. **Travis was Super Dad on Saturday –he was Hayden’s personal chauffeur, running him to all the things (running practice, home, basketball practice, home, Transy (local university) basketball game with his team and then a few errands with Hadley…and then home)
Anyway, once they left to run, I read on my Kindle and had some one on one time with Homer.
Then, I washed my face, brushed my teeth, and made the bed. I got ready to …
…head to the gym. Honestly, I almost skipped my Saturday workout, but I also know that I feel better after a workout and there was pasta and cake in my future.
Then, I did grocery pick up and arrived home just as Travis and the kids returned from running.
Hadley helped me unpack the groceries since Hayden had to get ready for basketball practice.
Then, I made lunch. I’d made chicken on Thursday night and added it to some to arugula, parm, EVOO and lemon juice. Easy and delish lunch.
I watched some of the Mizzou game while Homer watched me eat my lunch. I swear…he’s the biggest beggar.
Then, Hadley and I ended up running a couple of “fun” errands. I decided to go to Kendra Scott for my 50% off item, and then Hadley went into a couple of stores as well.
Once we got home, I decided to read a bit more and take a nap. I love an Saturday afternoon nap. Nothing better. Kentucky basketball was on tv too.
**Yes –pencil trees are still up in my bedroom and living room. I always keep them up until my birthday…and sometimes even longer if we have a chance of snow. That being said, they’ll probably come down next weekend.
Then, it was time to get ready for dinner. We timed dinner just right. We picked Hayden up at 6:00 from the Transy game, and then headed to Frank and Dino‘s for dinner. We were a bit early for our 6:30 reservation, but we were able to be seated.
We had calamari, and I ordered the Fagottini Sinatra which is my favorite (pasta filled with mascarpone and parm cheeses and pears and tossed in a Gorgonzola sauce…so good!)
**Bonus – we all had leftovers to take home, so I didn’t have to cook last night!
We were home around 8:00, and I opened my gifts, and we had…
…cookie cake (per tradition). We usually get cookie cakes from Great American Cookie, but Travis got this one from Insomnia Cookies. Besides being delish, I like that it’s a smaller cookie cake…less leftover since I have zero will power! (Hadley put the candles on…no rhyme or reason for six handles…haha)
After cake, we watched some football, and then I went to bed around 9:45. I read my book (I was really wanting to finish my book (The It Girl) this weekend, and I did yesterday. It was really good. Anyway, I read for a bit, before falling asleep before 10:30.
While Hayden was super busy on Saturday, it was still nice to not have too much going on. The past couple of months have been non-stop, seven days a week.
Anyway, it was a great Saturday and a wonderful birthday…and now we have one more day off!
I hope you have a great week.
**linking up with Sarah and Holly for: