Hello! 🙂 I am currently snuggled up under a blanket, spending my Sunday reading blogs and getting healthy meal ideas for lunch/dinners! It is a brisk 7 degrees here (warmed up from -2 this morning when I got up!) It has been a mostly relaxing 3-day weekend! I got a little off-track with my Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday routine already, but I’ll get to that. 😉
Friday: I worked a long week prior to, so I was off Friday! I slept in (a big 8:00am!) and then cleaned my house for what seemed like forever! We adopted a cat two weeks ago, Sophie, so I’m forever sweeping up her hair! Luckily for her, she’s adorable, so I don’t mind… too much. My friend and her kiddos came to visit for a little bit and I drank more coffee than a gal probably should in one day. I spent the evening binge-watching The Bachelor. I seriously started from Episode One and was almost up to date except one episode… my boyfriend took over the TV with his Xbox. A guy can only handle so many rose ceremonies.
Saturday: I woke up early to Sophie laying on my chest and licking my face. Seriously, she thinks she’s a dog! I made some coffee and hurried up to finish the last episode of The Bachelor so now I’m all caught up. 🙂 New guilty pleasure for sure! Now where the weekend took a slightly crappy turn. We decided to spend our Valentine’s Day making dinner at home and curling up in front of our wood-burning stove to watch a movie. Before we could do that, we had to go furniture shopping! I seriously got dressed up (red lipstick and all!) to go couch and grocery shopping. Only me. Anyways, we found a dining room table and a couch for really reasonable prices. We loaded up the furniture and stopped to buy steaks & scallops for dinner. As we get home, it starts to snow. Like really snow. We hurry up and get the couch into the garage and shut the garage door because the blizzard was coming into the room, which I haven’t gotten unpacked yet. At this point the plastic-wrapped couch was all slippery from being snowed on. We tried to move it into the basement and… it didn’t fit. Tried to turn it diagonally, nope. Tried to stand it up right and inch it in, nope. Looked up freaking diagrams via Google and came to the conclusion that unless we wanted to saw our new couch in half length-wise and glue it back together, the damn thing was not going to fit. It was then I remembered that the previous owner’s had a futon downstairs. Now I know why. UGH, fail. After lunch we go to retrieve the dining room table from the back of the truck. At this point it’s covered in an inch and a half of snow and weighing in at 177 pounds, wasn’t budging from the back of his big ole lifted truck. So, we open the box (it’s still snowing at this point) and take it out, piece by piece. Once everything is in the garage, I took all the chair and bench pieces to the dining area and we put it together. It took about an hour, maybe a little more. I was just getting over my disappointment about the couch when we went to the garage to get the actual table top. The table top, that as soon as we pulled it out of the box we noticed, WAS BROKEN. Well not broken, but somewhere along the line it had been dropped on the corner and it was all smashed. We took it out piece by piece to avoid this, so it wasn’t us. Now it’s like 5:00pm and I have no furniture downstairs to enjoy our fire on and no table to eat the $75 meal I was making. I will be the first to admit that when things don’t go my way, I have a tendency to pout. It’s just so annoying! Luckily, my boyfriend pulled me out of my funk and we put the table together despite it’s broken piece so we could at least enjoy our nice dinner. It was deeeeeelicious. Steak, scallops, asparagus and fried potatoes. Nom, nom, nom. We also had a glass of white wine, which put me promptly to sleep on the couch. 🙂
Sunday: Woke up to snow covered roads and -2 temps, so returning the couch and exchanging the tabletop has to wait until another day. After my eventful day the day before, I didn’t work out. I mean, moving furniture around was SOME kind of cardio at least, right? I know, no excuses. So I threw on my gym playlist and busted it out today. I tried to take progress pictures but the lighting in my house is not any better than at the previous place and honestly, I am just not good at taking them. I’m not sure what the Insta-famous gals have that I don’t, but I cannot take good pictures of my booty or any other muscle group for that matter. Maybe when I get a new phone and can let in some natural light, it will help. I do have some pictures from earlier in the week for comparison.
All in all, it’s been a good weekend. I still have the rest of today to lounge andddd watch the Bachelor special on tonight. I’ll be posting our dinner from tonight as well, once I figure out what the heck to make. Back to blog creepin’ I go. I especially like to get inspiration from Simply TaraLynn.
How have your weekends been? Anyone enjoying WARM temps?! If so, I’m jealous. Sooo, so jealous.